3 Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

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Making a homemade sugar scrub doesn't just save you money - it's also healthier. 

Many commercial skin scrub products contain micro beads, which are dangerous for both you and the environment.

These simple DIY sugar scrub recipes offer an affordable and healthy alternative and can be used on your face or body. They can also be used as a sugar foot scrub.

Plus, you will love the luxurious feeling your skin will have after using these scrubs. Who knew that basic sugar and oil left your skin so moisturized and exfoliated!


Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe

This is a simple, no-frills recipe. If you’re just looking to keep your skin healthy, without any added fragrances or flavors, the basic scrub will get the job done.

Total Time:

10 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Use 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Scrub skin in shower as needed.

DIRECTIONS

See? I told you it was simple. This recipe should yield one full jar of basic sugar scrub, at a fraction of the retail price.


Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe is festive for the winter months and makes a great holiday gift. The peppermint oil adds a minty aroma. This scrub also will help boost your bathroom décor.

This recipe can easily be altered for a different scent - just substitute your preferred essential oil!

Total Time:

10 minutes

Easy?

Effective?

Overall:

INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Use 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Scrub skin in shower as needed.

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix sugar and oil together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil to mixture (depending on preference), mix with spoon.
  • Store in container.

Another very simple recipe – this peppermint scrub follows the same template as the basic scrub, with a little extra flavor. Feel free to add some festive flair with some red and white twine tied around the jar, and a candy cane attached.


​Sugar Scrub Cubes

Sugar scrub cubes offer a cute alternative to the bottled scrubs, with individual single serving cubes. A mason jar filled with cubes and accented with some colorful features will always make a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and Mother’s Day.

Total Time:

30-40 minutes

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Effective?

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INGREDIENTS

USE

  • Use each cube as a single serving.
  • Scrub skin in shower as needed.

DIRECTIONS

  • ​Shave bar of soap with cheese grater.
  • Combine oil and soap in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 10 seconds, stir, and repeat until soap melts into oil.
  • Add 4-5 drops of essential oil.
  • Add sugar to mixture and quickly pour into ice cube tray or mold.
  • Freeze cubes for about 30 minutes.
  • Pop cubes out of tray and cut into smaller portions, depending on preference.
  • Store in container. Add flair as desired.

This recipe is a bit more complicated than the previous two, but the aesthetic qualities of the cubes make it well worth it. Your bathroom will look extra classy with a mason jar or two of these cubes.

Experiment With Your Own Recipes

Making your own homemade sugar scrub will save you money and keep you healthier than store-bought alternatives. There is also a ton of room for experimentation – just follow our basic recipe and add in your preferred essential oil or other ingredients for some added scents.

Let us know about your favorite combinations in the comment section!

Written by Ashley

Chief editor here at Nontoxic Reboot. I'm passionate about providing you with the best and easiest ways to make your world healthier and a little less toxic.

Making a homemade sugar scrub doesn’t just save you money – it’s also healthier. Many commercial skin scrub products contain micro beads, which are dangerous for both you and the environment. These simple DIY sugar scrub recipes offer an affordable and healthy alternative and can be used on your face or body. They can also be used as a sugar foot scrub.

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