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Homemade Sugar Scrub

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This simple DIY sugar scrub recipe exfoliates and moisturizes all at once. Massage a small amount into your skin in circular motions for 20 seconds. Rinse with water and gently pat dry. Your skin will feel brand new and incredibly soft and luxurious. This sugar scrub makes a great gift for others when given in cute little glass jars that can be reused.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I use organic cane sugar)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons citrus zest (such as orange, lemon or grapefruit) OR 10 drops of your favorite essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus etc.
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil


  1. In a small glass bowl stir to combine room temperature coconut oil with sugar using a spoon or fork. Add the optional zest, essential oils or vitamin E oil if using.
  2. Transfer to an airtight container, seal tightly and store at room temperature for up to two months. If you use the citrus zest it will have a shorter shelf life.


To keep the sugar scrub fresh do not introduce moisture or anything to the jar.  Use a spoon to portion it out in your hand and do not double dip it.  Always seal it tightly.  

Homemade Peppermint Body Scrub

Recently one of my readers shared these adorable mini wooden scoopers that they tied to the jar of gifted sugar scrub.  They pair perfectly with the scrub.

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Category: self-care
  • Method: Stir