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Basic DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe is a super versatile mixture that you can tailor to your own likes, or the likes of those receiving it as a gift.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Keyword: beginner, body scrub, easy, sugar scrub
Yield: 1 cup


  • bowl
  • silicone spatula
  • plastic dropper (optional)


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 10-20 drops essential oil your choice, can be split between 2 or 3 if you'd like
  • 10 drops vanilla use real or a fragrance oil
  • 2-3 drops vitamin E oil


  • Put sugar in a bowl
  • in another bowl, add all of the liquids and mix thoroughly.
  • add wet mixture to dry and incorporate well.
  • transfer to airtight container(s).


Essential Oil Combinations to try:
  • Peppermint, 10-12 drops + Vanilla, 6-10 drops
  • Lavender, 10-12 drops + Lemon, 6-10 drops
  • Orange, 10-12 drops + Clove, 4-6 drops
  • Ylang Ylang, 10-12 drops + Rosemary, 4-6 drops
To add flowers to your sugar scrub:
  1. To your already made scrub, add crushed dried petals to your mixture.
  2. Stir together with a few drops of fragrance oil (preferably that matches the flower) if needed, then spoon into jars or tubs.
  3. Place a couple full petals to the top of the mixture before closing.