Homemade Sugar Scrub

Sunday, February 2, 2014

There is nothing worse than the dry cracked feeling of winter skin and with the weather we’ve had all over the country I’m sure many of us have been dealing with it.

In an act of desperation this past weekend I whipped up a batch of soothing lavender sugar scrub. I had forgotten how simple and fast it is to make.

Unlike the scrubs you find in drug stores, department stores or in beauty supply shops, homemade scrubs are much better for your skin, don’t contain chemicals and are much, much cheaper. The part I like best is my ability to tailor the fragrances to match my mood or the season. If I want a soothing, relaxing scrub I use lavender oil. Early spring days, when the sun shines and the weather warms call out for a bright orange vanilla scented scrub. And, after a day of work in the garden or cleaning out the barn something from the mint family is perfect for those tired sore muscles. With the number of essential oils available the possibilities are endless. So—choose your favorites and enjoy!

Basic Sugar Scrub

Materials & Supplies

2 cups coarse sugar

1 cup olive oil

15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil or oil blend

1 clean glass lidded jar


  • Combine ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to combine.
  • When mixed well pour into lidded jar.
  • Use homemade sugar scrub to slough away dead skin and moisturize skin.


NOW—sink into a hot tub and pamper your winter skin!

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