This DIY lavender sugar scrub will take you less than five minutes to make and will leave your skin feeling super soft in the shower.
I promised that I would do a lavender series when I made my exfoliating lavender soap and my lavender bath soak, and today the series continues. I just love sugar scrubs and would purchase them in the store until I found out that I could literally make my own. By far, sugar scrubs are one of the easiest things you can make, and by simply changing up the essential oil, you can make a different scrub. There are also coffee scrubs that my daughter likes for me to prepare for her as well. Those are another of my favorites, and I promise to share our simple recipe with you for that as well.
For my sugar scrubs, I tend to alternate the oils. While my favorite is sweet almond oil, I also like to use jojoba and fractionated coconut oil as well. I also only use organic sugar and high-quality oils that are skin-safe and good for soap making, however, you can use whatever oils you have at home. Also, my colorant is soap colorant and is much different than food coloring, which I recommend you use only for food. Soap colorant is skin safe and won’t leave a color residue on your skin, compared to food colorant.
Now, as I mentioned earlier, this sugar scrub is effortless to make, and once you make a batch, you’ll never purchase another again. You can experiment with different fragrances and oils, skip the dried flowers, or even add different ones or more for extra exfoliation. This makes a fantastic (and frugal) gift for any occasion.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1cup White Sugar
¼ cup Sweet Almond Oil (you can also use another carrier oil of your choice, such as fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil)
6 – 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil (or an oil of your choice)
1 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds (optional)
4 drops Lavender Soap Colorant (optional)
2 – 8oz Mason Jars
Glass Measuring Jar
STEP 1: Pour your sugar and the lavender buds in a mixing bowl. If there are any clumps in your sugar, break them down with a spoon or your hands.
STEP 2: In the glass measuring jar, add your sweet almond oil, lavender essential oil, and your lavender color and mix together. Your color won’t mix thoroughly into the oil, but that’s ok.
STEP 3: Add your oil mix to the sugar in the mixing bowl.
STEP 4: Fold your ingredients together with your hands or a whisk until it is thoroughly mixed. You’re leaning towards a light lavender color for your scrubs, which is a lot different than what you’ll want for your soaps.
STEP 5: Add your sugar scrub mixture into your mason jars until ready for us.
That’s really it! Can you believe how easy it was to make this very simple scrub? Consider adding a cute label and some twine and add to a homemade gift basket. Gone are the days of me spending exorbitant amounts of money purchasing sugar scrubs in the store. Now I just make my own, and all is right with the world.