Homemade Sugar Scrub

I so love Christmas, but  I am not really a huge fan of the winter:(

So…this year I am making and gifting some sugary sweet scrub.  I think it’s the perfect fix for your tired, cracking winter hands.  It’s affordable too, these jars are from Wal-mart, the labels are a free printable gift tag, and the ribbon is leftover from somewhere.  Not only that, most of these ingredients are probably in your kitchen pantry.  Make sure you give it and use it sooner rather than later, there are no preservatives…But who wouldn’t want to use this immediately?!?!

Honey Almond Sleepy Sugar Scrub:

Mix about 3 parts white sugar and 1 part honey.

2 Tablespoons tea (I brewed an extra strong cup of  Sleepy Time tea)

(ps-use this more quickly, since the tea won’t be good forever)

1 Teaspoon almond extract.  You could also use an essential oil here instead.

The consistency: Not oily runny everywhere, like the honey won’t mix all the way in.

Not breaking apart and lumpy like there is too much sugar:)

Vanilla Almond Brown Sugar Scrub:

Mix about 3 parts brown sugar and 2 parts olive oil (or sweet almond oil)

2 packets instant oatmeal (or about 1 cup oats)

Handful of almonds

1 teaspoon almond extract or an essential oil

Mix all in a food processor, or beat a bunch with a spoon (and chop the almonds)

This consistency will be more grainy than the last recipe, but should still have a little movement in it.

You really can’t mess this up…if in doubt, use it yourself and see if your hands feel too oily afterwards.

If so, add more oats or sugar…

Peppermint Sugar Scrub:

Mix 3 parts white sugar and 1 part olive oil or sweet almond oil (look for that same consistency and add where necessary)

1 teaspoon peppermint extract or essential oil

Now spoon them into a container, dress them up with a ribbon and a sweet note.

You’re done!



Oh and PS, thanks to my sweet husband and his brand new camera for taking photos.  Aren’t they fabulous!


  1. Kristine 1 year ago

    Made the peppermint tonight with sugar, olive oil, and peppermint extract. It smells very strongly of the olive oil and i even tripled the peppermint extract. Any thoughts? I’m planning on giving these as gifts but would like them to smell better…

    • Denise 2 months ago

      Hi Kristine, I have found that a lighter oil such as
      sweet almond or grape seed oil tend to work better and there is no overpowering oil smell.

  2. Teresa 6 months ago

    I just made the peppermint scrub with 1/4 cup coconut oil, 3/4 cup sugar, & a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Smells great! The shower was a little slippery afterward, so be careful! :) I plan on using the scrub within a day or two.

    Teresa from Mama Muse Me Blog


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