{diy} How to make your own Sugar Body Scrub

Posted at 1:47 PM on Dec 22, 2013 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

Dec 22nd, 2013

Are you looking for a last minute gift idea? Here is a simple 4 ingredient Sugar Scrub that you can make right from your own home. I bet you won't even have to buy anything extra for this because you should already have everything in your pantry.

Welcome to this years Homemade Christmas Gifts Series.  We will feature nine homemade Christmas gift ideas over the next two weeks, so make sure that you stay tuned to learn how to make some of these great gift items.

This week we will talk about how to create your own Homemade Sugar Scrub – this is the perfect gift for someone without having to spend that much money!

I love body scrubs. They smell great, they exfoliate, and they leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth. I never realized you could make your own body scrub or how amazingly simple that process was. And then one day, I made my own body scrub and I loved it! So I decided to whip up another batch and bottle it up as a Crafty Christmas Gift.

For the sugar scrub, you’ll need some white sugar and brown sugar (about one-and-a-half cups of each), some olive oil and some vanilla extract (see recipe at the bottom of the entry). You’ll also need a jar. You can use a wide-mouth pint-sized Mason jar or a hinged lid jar like the one pictured here. Finally, you’ll need some cloth and a piece of ribbon.

Sugar Body Scrub

Add equal parts white sugar and brown sugar until it fills your jar about half to three-quarters full.

Sugar Body Scrub

Next, pour in some olive oil and mix it with the sugar until you achieve the desired consistency.

Sugar Body Scrub

Using a sharp pair of scissors or a rotary cutter like the one I used here (which works amazingly well, I might add!), cut a square of cloth to the sized needed to cover the top of your container. Instead of buying a whole yard of fabric, which is usually the minimum amount you can buy, you can save a few bucks by buying pre-cut fabric squares.

Sugar Body Scrub

Once you’ve got the cloth on top and the ribbon tied, you’re ready to give the gift of exfoliation. Like I said earlier, I used vanilla extract as the scent for this particular scrub, but feel free to use whatever extract you’d like for your own batch!

Sugar Body Scrub


Make sure you check out more of my frugal {diy} ideas here.


  • Christine says...
    Posted at 8:52 pm by I am THAT Lady: Christine
    Dec 03, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    What size jar do you use? I don’t want to get anything that will be to big. thanks

    • Christine says...
      Posted at 8:57 pm by I am THAT Lady: Christine
      Dec 03, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      I re-read it and found my answer. wide mouth pint size. thanks

  • Melissa says...
    Posted at 1:56 am by I am THAT Lady: Melissa
    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Thanks for sharong!
    So, what is the reason for using half brown sugar and half white sugar?

    • Lauren says...
      Posted at 11:14 am by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
      Dec 23, 2013 at 11:14 am

      It’s just for color and texture – you can use all white sugar if you want but it doesn’t mix as well.

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