DIY Brown Sugar Scrub
Homemade brown sugar scrub that is made with only 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes. Perfect for exfoliating dry skin and giving your skin that natural glow.
I’m excited to share this simple gift idea for you today. I was trying to think of something easy and inexpensive for the holidays and thought this homemade sugar scrub would be perfect.
This DIY body scrub really is so easy to make and is a fraction of the cost of ones you’ll find in the store. You can use this as a body exfoliator for your whole body, hands and face. It will help to remove any dead skin and give your skin a little glow. I love that the oil makes your hands super soft and the brown sugar helps to exfoliate them! My hands get so dry in the winter, so this really helped.
2 simple ingredients!
- Brown sugar
- Coconut oil
How do you make brown sugar scrub?
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this scrub and you probably already have everything you need in your pantry.
- Combine: It really is as simple as mixing brown sugar and melted coconut oil in a bowl.
- Customize: You can change the smell by adding in honey, vanilla or essential oils.
- Store in an airtight container for maximum results. If you want the scrub softer, add an extra Tablespoon or two of coconut oil.
How long do sugar scrubs last?
This scrub (if stored in an airtight container) can last up to 2 months. Make sure to use a dry clean spoon when getting it out of the jar for optimal longevity.
Can you use a brown sugar scrub on your face?
Yes, you can use this as an exfoliator for your whole body, hands and face. It will help to remove any dead skin and give your skin a little glow.
Perfect for gifting!
This diy brown sugar scrub makes the perfect gift for a friend, neighbor or family member.
- Pour the scrub into an airtight container (I used a small mason jar).
- Add a fun ribbon or bow.
- Place a label on the top. You could even include the expiration date (2 months from the date made).
Brown sugar scrub recipe
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or olive oil) , melted
- Optional: 1 Tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon essential oils
- Combine the brown sugar and oil in a medium size bowl. Mix together until well combined (you may need to use your hands).
- Store in an air tight container.
That’s it! This brown sugar scrub is super easy to make and is a fun Christmas gift or Valentines for your girl friends.
Looking for more pampering ideas?
Sometimes it’s nice to pamper yourself and your friends. Here are some more ideas to do so. Enjoy!
- Make this lemon sugar scrub, vanilla sugar scrub or lavender scrub
- Soak in the tub with Orange bath bombs
Love this idea! Linked to it from my Facebook page 🙂
Thanks for sharing this…couldn’t you use olive oil instead of mineral oil? Gentler I think. I havn’t tried adding vanilla…..mmmmm.
I’ve made it with coconut oil too, and it’s fantastic! Add a little lavender essential oil.
This would be a great little gift for my Visiting Teaching ladies!
I have wanted to try this for gifts Jamielyn! I seriously want to try this for B-day gifts for my friends. Thanks for sharing!
Yes olive oil and baby oil would work great too!
Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing! I will try this one!!
I’ve never tried to make my own before. But this sounds easy! Thanks for sharing!
I made these at Christmas http://jacolynmurphy.blogspot.com/2011/12/oh-sugar-secrets-of-scrub.html
SO fun and easy 🙂
Oh my goodness! Those are SO cute!! Love the different layers, so fun!! Thanks for sharing, just pinned them!
Not yet, but this SURE makes me want to try!!!
You totally should! It’s so easy! You could make some yummy cookies to go with it and have the BEST Valentines! 😉
I never made one before but i could use some :D.
I love sugar scrubs! They are awsome in the winter. I tend to go to fruity scents probably because I miss the summer so much. I love how they slough off all the dead skin and leave it feeling so smooth.
This really would be better to use olive oil, almond, oil, anything other than mineral oil. Mineral oil does not really get absorbed into your skin like other oils do. I recently made a body butter with shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil it it is LOVELY!! I think this recipe sounds perfect with coconut oil!
Will this sugar scrub keep or should it be used right away? I want to make it for a friend but won’t be able to get it to her for about a month.
Hi Katie. It keeps for a few months, you’ll just need to stir it up if it starts separating before then. Have a great weekend!
I just made this and it is super easy. Thank you for this recipe.
I made it with seaseme body oil and it smells super good. My question is can you use any type of body oil for this recipe?
Is it supposed to be super greasy?
Hi Katie! No not really. It is a little bit because of the oil, but it should definitely be more sugary than oiley. You could pat it down with paper towels to take out the oil.
Mineral oil is petroleum based. A plant-based oil is safer for our bodies (coconut, almond, olive).
Hey love your post, I was just wondering what and where you get the small tablet like containers that you have put your scrub in?
Hi Alysia! I used recycled baby food jars… but I have seen the small containers at Walmart too.
How many does this make of what size container? I.e. is it 6 of the 4 oz containers?
Hi Em, It made about 8 4oz containers. Hope that helps! Have a nice Sunday!
Do you have to use Dark Brown Sugar or will Light Brown Sugar be ok? I am going to use this recipe for a craft night. We have 25 people coming so I’m trying to keep the price down…the Dollar Tree has 16 oz box of Light Brown Sugar for $1.
Hi Alison! Yes, you can definitely use light brown sugar. Hope your craft night goes well! 🙂
Adorable! Where did you get the little containers in the basket?
They are actually plastic gerber baby food jars! I had been saving them and washing them and this was the perfect use! 🙂
I LOVE THIS
Thanks for stopping by Debra, hope you enjoy the brown sugar scrub! 🙂
What is the product you used to round the edges of your label?
Hi Marisol! I’m not sure what the tool is called but you can find it at any scrapbook store. 🙂
Hi, the tools used is a corner rounder punch. Hope this helps. I cant wait to make this! x
I love this recipe…so simple and yet so practical and thoughtful!
Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite gifts to give people! 🙂
Hey just wondering how long do these last, are they external? I’m making it for a friend and was wondering what to write for instructions(guessing just use like a normal scrub) and when to use by? Thanks 🙂
This scrub should last at least 2 months! Yes, it is used like a normal body scrub. 🙂
Love your website. I find myself always on it while looking for fun things on Pintrest.
Thanks Jennifer! So glad you stopped by! 🙂
Do you have any suggestions for doing this at Christmas with those type of colors and maybe a scent?
You could put it in a small mason jar and attach a cute Christmas printable too it! 🙂
Try peppermint oil for Christmas. Just make sure it’s an oil you can use on skin,not fragrance oil.
Sounds delicious!! 🙂
Adorable as well as useful!! What I want to know is where you got the wood looking container the little baby food tubs are in!!!! So cute! Did you make it or buy it? If made, any chance of a DIY? Thanks for sharing!
Can you use any kind of extracts or does it have to be vanilla?
I think any extract should work! 🙂
So admittedly so I had no clue what this was so with the guidance of my wife, lol, we made it and used it and it felt amazing! My skin was so soft and I just love how it’s 2 natural ingredients and it’s so easy to make!
I mixed up a batch and I have to say, I am obsessed! Everyone I know is getting a jar of this!
I love making these for teachers gifts. They definitely deserve a bit of pampering.
Wonderfully easy! This is such a great idea for gift giving!!
Safe to scrub with and it doesn’t matter if it finds its way into your mouth! hehe Awesome idea, Jamielyn, thanks for sharing! 🙂