The 21 BEST Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes on Earth

These sugar scrub recipes are GORGEOUS and would make the best gifts for teachers, friends, family, or anyone - at livingthenourishedlife.comIf you’re looking for homemade sugar scrub recipes, you’re in the right place.

I’ve scoured the web for some of the best and most creative (and yes, the prettiest!) sugar scrub recipes, and I’ve compiled a list of my absolute favorites. These make the perfect gifts for teachers and friends and family — but don’t forget to spoil yourself too! There’s plenty of sugar love to go around. 😉

Which one of these will you try?

PS: Several of these recipes contain coconut oil — one of my favorite oils, inside the body and out! You can order virgin coconut oil HERE to eat or use in these awesome recipes.

21 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

1. DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars from Happy Mothering



2. DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub from Mommy Musings



3. Antioxidant Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil from The Coconut Mama



4. Homemade Chocolate Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by How Sweet It Is


5. How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes from Hello Natural


6. Lemon Honey Sugar Scrub from Homemade Mommy


7. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub from Love Grows Wild


8. Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub from Mommy Mentionables


9. Peach Passion Sugar Scrub from Savy Naturalista


10. Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub from Thank Your Body




11. Cranberry Sugar Scrub from Imperial Sugar


12. Homemade Green Tea Sugar Scrub from Living Chic on the Cheap


13. DIY: Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub from Saving with Shellie


14. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub from The Kitchen McCabe


15. How to Make a Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub from DIY Natural


16. DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub from Bespangled Jewelry


17. Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub from The Idea Room

18. Homemade Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub from Salt Lick Lessons


19. Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub from Happiness is Homemade


20. DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub from Bella Limento



21. Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub from Shaken Together Life

Whew! Did you make it through all those nifty sugar scrub recipes? I hope you enjoyed my list and found the right sugar scrub recipe for you! Have a scrub-a-licious day!!

Bonus recipes: here’s a great Cinnamon Vanilla DIY Body Scrub recipe to try, too!

Plus, I can’t forget to add my famous lemon hand scrub recipe to clean and deodorize your hands. And you might want to try my beach body mineral polish while you’re at it.

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  1. Elizabeth, thanks for assembling all those great recipes! I love sugar scrubs. I feel so pampered after using them. You saved me the time and trouble of figuring out what to give all the women on my Christmas list this year. Now I just have to get all the cute bottles collected. PatWash

  2. Wow! Thanks so much for including my raspberry lemon scrub with all these amazing recipes :) These all look so awesome! I’m especially excited to try the cranberry one and the eucalyptus one. Happy Holidays!

  3. You mentioned the green tea doesn’t have a long shelf life because of water used. How long would you say the shelf life is?

  4. This is a wonderful website. Now I can entice all of my friends and treat them to an economical spa day treat, but I can do it logically and with fresh ingredients! What a deal! Thanks to all the editors and providers of the information herein!

    Grateful Bet

  5. Thank you for sharing! I have recently started a little bit of a scrub making spree. I recently made a wonderful rose scrub that smells delightful and is great for shaving! Super pretty in color too. Love the ideas you have given me and I think I will be trying the mint scrub soon!

  6. Love it… Made some earlier 2day and just tried it in shower… Only problem is if you get your hair in it…then it’s super greasy when dried…but that happens with all sugar scrubs because of the oil in them. I would rate it 5/5

  7. Great recipes I just came here for one of the scrubs but then for hooked up! Now I have heaps of things to try! Thank you :)

  8. This would be my first attempt and I am working a recipe

    What if I replaced the sugar with salt

    Or Combined both with salt in a higher quantity

    Would that potentially extend the shelf life with salt acting as a preservative?

    Thanks for the help :)

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  10. Can you please advise where or how you got the amazing tags for the jars…. green burn out edge with lemon mint stamp. Did you get a special lemon mint stamp or have them printed? Thank you!

  11. I used coconut oil to make my sugar scrubs according to the recipes (I made the cranberry one). When I tried to use it today it was really hard. Is there something I can do to keep it soft?

  12. Can’t wait to go shopping later to buy some essential oils. Excellent post, loved all the recipes, don’t know which one to try first!

  13. Greta flavor ideas! Question- if someone hates coconut oil but sill wants a more firm scrub like where the oil and salt don’t separate as much what would you use? I’ve heard of vegetable shortening for candles but any advice for scrubs? Thanks!!

    • You can also use shea butter or cocoa butter. They are very firm, you you might need to melt them with a liquid oil like jojoba or sweet almond to keep them from being too firm (1/3 liquid and 2/3 shea or cocoa butter is about right).

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