How To Make THE BEST Sugar Scrub | Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe


How To Make Sugar Scrub

Here is an easy sugar scrub recipe to use after crafting or gardening. 

Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make, you will never buy store bought again.

There is nothing sweeter than soft, smooth, moisturized skin and one of the best ways to achieve this is by using a homemade sugar scrub.

A natural, DIY sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and can be tailored to your favorite scents!

Plus, who doesn't love a homemade gift? Homemade sugar scrubs make fantastic presents any time of the year. 

DIY sugar scrubs can be used on the face, hands, feet, and whole body. Sugar scrubs also look lovely sitting on the side of your sink or tub in a sweet little mason jar.

Let's get to the easy sugar scrub DIY tutorial.


best sugar scrub recipe

Sugar Scrub Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar: white, raw or brown sugar works.
  • 1/2 cup of oil of your choice: you can use any soft oil to make a sugar scrub, which means it is liquid at room temperature such as olive oil, almond oil, grapeseed. If you want to use coconut oil it works just as well, you will have to melt it for mixing.
  • A container of your choice with a lid to keep the sugar scrub in. You can use a wide mouth mason jar for a hand scrub and if you are using in a shower, then use a plastic container.
  • 15-20 drops of NOW essential oilsdepending on how much fragrance you like your sugar scrub to smell like.

best sugar scrub recipe

Sugar Scrub Directions:

Step 1

In a bowl, add your sugar and give it a stir to make sure there are no clumps.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, add 10-15 drops of the essential oil you want your sugar scrub to smell like to your oil and stir together. You can add all from one kind of essential oil or make a custom blended scent for your sugar scrub recipe.

Step 3

Add the oil to your sugar, stirring as you go. Stir until it is all incorporated. 

Here is where you would also add your food coloring to your sugar scrub recipe after everything else is blended if you want added color.

Also, keep in mind that a vanilla essential oil will be a dark brown color which will be reflected in your scrub. Maybe you want that look, or you don't. Just something to keep in mind.

Step 4

Spoon the sugar scrub into wide mouth jars. If you plan on using this homemade sugar scrub in the shower, you may opt to use a plastic option in case it falls.

Plastic sugar scrub jars on Amazon

This homemade sugar scrub recipe should adequately fill one 500mL jar of your choice, which is what we used for this sugar scrub recipe.

best sugar scrub recipe


The best jars are wide mouth mason jars or plastic jars. Use mason jars for beside the sink and plastic jars for the shower. If you like the idea of using plastic jars for in-shower use, make sure you find some BPA-free jars.

Plastic Cosmetic Jars Check Prices On Amazon


The best brand of essential oil from Amazon is Now Essential Oils, because they are 100% pure essential oils.

They do not dilute their oils and they have rigorous physical and physicochemical testing techniques that they use to ensure quality and purity.

Know that all essential oils are not created the same way. You want pure oils when making products for your body.

These are some essential oils you can use for your sugar scrubs.


best sugar scrub recipe


If you want to make this as a gift to give away, this recipe will fill four 4oz jars. You can double this recipe if you want to fill eight, and triple the recipe to fill 12 jars. 

You may have to adjust the oils a bit, so make the sugar scrub recipe and then add more oil if needed. Using 4oz mini mason jars are a good solution if you are looking to make several to give away. 

You can find a pack of 25 on Amazon for a really fantastic price here.

Homemade sugar scrubs also make an excellent wedding favor or give away gift for guests. For every hundred guests, buy four of the above pack of 25 jars and 6x the recipe.

You can label your sugar scrub jars with cute little labels like these ones from Amazon which come with a chalk marker. Plus, for getting almost 100 labels you can't go wrong with this amazing price.

best sugar scrub labels

You can also download FREE labels for your homemade sugar scrub jars. They fit beautifully on 500mL lids of mason jars.

Download FREE Here

best sugar scrub recipe

free sugar scrub printable labels

best sugar scrub recipe

Sugar scrubs make wonderful homemade gifts. Tie a pretty ribbon around the lid and give it to someone special.

And depending on the time of year, you can do different sugar scrub blends with your essential oils for different seasons and label them with really creative names.

For example, you can use a mint and sandalwood blend and call it "Winter Cabin" or "Soft Falling Snow" if it is a winter birthday gift or a Christmas gift.

Or if it is warmer weather, you could make a "Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub" or "Sweet Lime Sugar Scrub". The ideas can be endless here.




Best Bath Bomb Molds

Best Bath Bomb Sets To Buy Online

We hope you loved this post and had fun learning how to make sugar scrub!

Be sure to Pin our Pinterest Pin below to your favorite homemade or DIY Pinterest board so you can find it again! We would appreciate that.

best sugar scrub recipe

4 Responses

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

July 20, 2020

This homemade sugar scrub has a shelf life of around 6 months, depending on how clean you keep it. Try to keep the lid on whenever it is not being used, and use clean tools or hands to take the scrub out of the jar with. You will know when the scrub goes bad if it has a different or an off smell to it. The nice thing about making your own homemade sugar scrub is that you can easily make another batch when this happens :)

Angelina Brooks
Angelina Brooks

July 20, 2020

Does this scrub go bad?

DIY Craft Club Admin
DIY Craft Club Admin

May 04, 2020

Thanks for your comment. Since the essential oil is mixed with a carrier oil first, this recipe is good to go for the shower or tub. Glad you enjoyed the recipe! We have more information about carrier oils here. https://diycraftclub.com/blogs/idea-room-1/what-is-a-carrier-oil-which-carrier-oil-is-best

Heather Collins
Heather Collins

April 30, 2020

Thanks for the recipe! Already tried it and loved it. Did have a word of warning – essential oils shouldn’t be used for the shower or bath unless they have been solubilized. The oils will separate when exposed to water, increasing the chances of direct contact with the body – increasing the chance of irritation and sensitization. Here’s the link with more information: https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/aromatherapybaths.asp

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Crafts & DIY

Best thermal label printers
Best Printers for Making Personalized Labels At Home

Choose the best thermal printer for your craft!

Continue Reading

How To Draw Lavender
How To Draw Lavender | Easy Step By Step PLUS VIDEO

How to draw lavender. Easy step by step instructions.

Continue Reading

Our 5 FAVORITE Products From JDiction: Resin DIY Ideas!


Meet JDiction resin for all your resin crafting needs!

Continue Reading