This is an easy way to create your own sugar scrub at home and a great gift idea for the holidays. The possibilities for customization are endless with the type of oil you use and the scents that you choose. I made this with what I had on hand, baby oil and lavender essential oil. You can use Olive Oil or Coconut Oil and other scents like citrus peels, citrus oils, vanilla bean, and others. Make sure the oil you use is high quality as this will remain on your skin.
The possibilities are really endless on what type of sugar scrub you want to create. This is one of the best ways to exfoliate your skin while in the shower or bath. Just make sure to wash out the oily residue so the next person in the shower/bath doesn’t slip as this does make it a little slick.
To use, I keep mine in my shower and open the jar, swirl to mix the oil with the sugar, and then apply a generous amount in your hands. Rub on the areas you wish to exfoliate like legs, arms, or feet. Rinse well! Towel dry and enjoy your moist and soft skin.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Oil
5 drops essential oil (I used Lavender but you can use any scent you want)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in a glass air tight container. It is not advisable to store in plastic containers so I found some inexpensive glass jars at Hobby Lobby. You can also use a similar jar that is available at Amazon.
I created the label at Picmonkey and then printed it on clear sticker paper to place on the jar. If you are going to keep the jar in the shower, you may want to get water proof labels.*This post may contain affiliate links. Clicking on those links might earn a commission for this site which is used to keep the content free. For detailed information, please check my Disclosure policy.