21 Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes [step-by-step]


Sugar scrub is the perfect thing to use to exfoliate and repair dry skin.  It’s summer and time to hydrate our hands and feet with an easy to make homemade sugar scrub.  So here are 14  21 easy homemade scrub recipes you can try at home (post updated to reflect new sugar scrub recipes)! Some of the recipes vary only an ingredient or two, but I loved all different packaging ideas. So I’ve included not only a variety of recipes but ways to dress them up to give as homemade gifts as well. You are going to love these DIY sugar scrub recipes that can be made in just a few minutes!

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Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub

1. Make this Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub by Suburban Simplicity to banish dry, rough skin! It smells amazing and softens and moisturizes your skin beautifully without any harsh chemical ingredients.

pineapple sugar scrub

2. 3-Ingredient Pineapple Sugar Scrub by Wandeleur is an all-natural beauty product that I’m digging right now! This little DIY pineapple sugar scrub is easy to make and good enough to eat. It only uses 3 ingredients! {score}

lemon sugar scrub

3. I Heart Naptime made a great homemade scrub recipe with this Lemon Sugar Scrub! I love that this is a simple DIY gift idea that can be given year-round and it super easy to make.

snow cone sugar scrub

4. How cute is this snow cone sugar scrub recipe by The Gunny Sack? I think it would make a great gift for a tween or teen, or would be a great party favor, don’t you?

cherry almond sugar scrub

5. A Mom Stake really hit on a great idea with this Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub! It only uses 4-ingredients and would make a super thoughtful gift.

DIY mint sugar scrub

6. This DIY Mint Sugar Scrub probably works best around the holidays, but I think it would be great year-round because I always love the soothing feel of mint! Big thanks to Love Grows Wild for sharing her easy recipe!

Pina Colada Sugar Scrub

7. Perfect for the summertime, this Pina Colada Sugar Scrub is calling my name. This easy scrub can be made in less than 10 minutes and is a great way to get your skin ready for the beach! Thanks for sharing, Happiness is Homemade!

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Vintage Homemade Sugar Scrub

8.  You are going to love this Vintage Homemade Sugar Scrub from A Dance for Five!~ In addition to giving you silky smooth skin, this sugar scrub also works wonders with removing dry paint from your hands.

Homemade Sugar Scrub in Decorated Jars

9.  These Homemade Sugar Scrub in Decorated Jars from Maybe Matilda are darling! Mod podged jars with an easy homemade sugar scrub recipe are perfect for gift giving.  They were made as a baby shower gift and what new mama couldn’t use some pampering? {It appears that this blog is no longer online. Here’s another homemade sugar scrub we love by Seven Clown Circus! It even comes with a free printable tag.}

Sunshine Sugar Smoothing Scrub Recipe

10. This  Sunshine Sugar Smoothing Scrub Recipe from The Small Object contains sugar, almond oil, lecithin, lavender plus eucalyptus oils.  Rub it in the skin, rinse, wash and pat dry.{Unfortunately this blog appears to be online, but the idea is great, and maybe you can make your own batch with the ingredient list!}

Sugar Hand/Foot Scrubs11.  Take a look at these Sugar Hand/Foot Scrubs created by In Between Laundry. You’ll find three simple recipes a peppermint scrub, brown sugar and honey scrub, as well as a sugar cookie scrub. {Note: since this post was published, In Between Laundry has made her recipes only available via purchase. Here are tutorials for a peppermint scrub by Seven Clown Circus, a brown sugar scrub by Chaleur Life, and a honey scrub by Simply Shellie that are free!}

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How to make homemade sugar scrub

12.  If you are wondering How to make homemade sugar scrub, then Petit Elefant has you covered! Here are easy pictured instructions on how to make a homemade sugar scrub complete with a recipe and full tutorial from Allison.

Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub13.  Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub found on Paula Deen website is an invigorating exfoliate made in your kitchen for pennies compared to spa brands and will leave your skin glowing. Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub 14.  This Vanilla Brown Homemade Sugar Scrub by Stephanie Lynn is the perfect exfoliate for your heels, knees and elbows and great for your tan legs in the summer time too.

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Lavender Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

15.  Lavender Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe – This is a little more complicated recipe but also comes with a fun printable label and full instructions on how to make it. {It looks like this blog is no longer online so this Lavender Sugar Scrub by One Little Project is fabulous!}Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

16.  Lemon DIY Sugar Hand Scrub by Stephanie Lynn blog is a great recipe to rejuvenate your skin and bring your fingertips back to life. The sugar is an excellent exfoliate to remove the craft leftovers from your nail beds and cuticles too! Orange Dreamsicle Sugar Scrub

17.  Orange Dreamsicle Sugar Scrub – Another easy version of an effective sugar scrub.  Since this one is made with fresh juice, it’s probably a good idea to store in the refrigerator. {This blog is no offering her recipes for purchase, so here is an Orange and Apples Sugar scrub that makes a great gift!}Spiced Chai Sugar Scrub

18.  Really like this Spiced Chai Sugar Scrub created by In Between Laundry – This is like a pedicure in a jar and makes a sweet little gift.  With only 5 ingredients it’s easy to make as well. {Note: here’s another Spiced Chai Sugar Scrub with full tutorial by The Pistachio Project.}

Honey Almond Sleepy Sugar Scrub 19.  This article actually has three recipes including Honey Almond Sleepy Sugar Scrub, Vanilla Almond Brown Sugar Scrub, and Peppermint Sugar Scrub. {Post edited to note that this blog is no longer online. Here’s a Honey Almond Sugar Scrub by You Brew My Tea that we think you’ll love!}Sugar Scrub Tutorial and FREE Printable Tag

20. This Sugar Scrub Tutorial and FREE Printable Tag shared by the oh-so-talented Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs  contains her recipe for a scrub but also given us a free printable tag and paper canister printable!  These are Christmas themed and perfect for gift giving during  the holidays. Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

21. Loving this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub found at The Natural Beauty Workshop! The Creamy Shealoe Butter has been scented with peppermint and mixed into white sugar. Red Jojoba Wax Beads give this recipe an added flair of color! Shealoe Butter is a wonderful base for scrubs. It adds a thick texture, an even consistency, and it rinses away without any additional emulsifier.

21 Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes [step-by-step]

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  1. I love making scrubs! I need to make a citrus-y summer one soon!

    I’ve made a lime tea one:
    Autumn spice (be warned, this one is a bit messy):
    a lip scrub:
    and my favorite one is made with glycerin so that you can use it on your face too:

    Thanks for sharing all these great ones! I’m definitely going to have to try some!

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