3 Ingredient Sugar Scrub… Choose your own scent!
My favorite, super simple… 3 Ingredient Sugar Scrub is perfect to get your skin ready for summer. Other than being super easy, it’s super customizable – which I love. Make it any scent you love! This homemade sugar scrub is a great gentle exfoliation and makes great gifts.
I have dry skin naturally and in Southern California, we don’t get a lot of moisture, even during the winter. So my skin craves a good scrub. And I love a DIY project that you can use on your skin. I love storing it in a mason jar and keeping it in the shower. This is a great way to get those dead skin cells off.
Sugar Scrub Ingredients List
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- 2 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup baby oil or coconut oil
- 1/4 cup body wash
- mason jars (clear, blue, green, purple)
How To Make Sugar Scrub
Add all your ingredients (sugar, baby oil or coconut oil, and body wash) into a bowl and stir the mixture until combined to make this DIY sugar scrub. If you use coconut oil you need to get it to liquid form. A few seconds in the microwave and you’ll have the coconut oil melted. Right now I’m loving Beautiful Day’s body wash from Bath and Body Works… so that’s what I used in this batch. It’s a green-toned body wash, but you really can’t even see the green tint once it’s mixed all together. If you wanted you could add food coloring to match the scent you’ve got going on.
You could emphasize a scent in this sugar scrub recipe by using essential oils. Some body washes have no scent or minimum scent so using essential oil is a great option. Sugar body scrubs are a great natural exfoliant, which when you live 80% of the year in flip-flops you definitely need. Some great essential oil scents would be lavender, grapefruit, lemon, vanilla, or coconut. Lots of great sugar scrub variations you can make.
I’ve been storing my sugar scrub in a pretty blue mason jar.
These scrubs make great Christmas gifts, so start planning now.
Other Great Homemade DIY Ideas
Thanks for stopping by friends, here’s a few other skin care items you’ll want to check out!
Taking care of our skin is one factor that we must also consider. Nice tips you shared.
Is this able to be used on your face?
Bookish – I’ve never used it on my face. If your skin is sensitive you might not want to try. You could lower the amount of sugar also, to make it less abrasive.
can I use coconut oil instead of baby oil?
Here’s another scrub recipe of mine where I use coconut oil: https://www.domestically-speaking.com/homemade-body-scrub-recipe-vanilla-lavender/
does it have to be refrigerated
Girl Scouts are doing this for Mothers Day!
Love the idea of homemade beauty! I’ll have to try this sugar scrub on my next mother/daughter at home spa day.
Oh, Maryann ~ this sounds so fabulous ~ I get the driest skin this time of year. Adding to my ‘to make’ list for the week. Thanks so much sharing.
I need to spread this all over me, then fly to CA to get some SUN. I look like a white redheaded prune. lol
I love making scrubs too!
Thanks for your recipe and I’m going to give it a try!
I am so going to try this! I have the worst dry skin!
My skin has been so dry,I cannot wait to try this!
This is definitely a fun blog tour/hop/showcase and I cannot wait to try this. I am sure your skin feels just like a baby’s and I so need this!! Thanks for sharing.
love that beautiful blue jar!
Aren’t they gorgeous… I hear they are coming out with green for spring… eek!
I love that you can choose your own scent with this recipe! Love the blue jar!!
Thanks Jennifer! Me too.
This sounds awesome, Maryann! Love using blue jars too! Beautiful photos!
Maryann, your sugar scrub sounds delicious. I think it is great to have on hand any time of the year. It’s summer here and I find it great for rough heels and after gardening. Thanks for sharing a great natural homemade recipe.
Oh yes.. I’m in Southern California and we’ve been having flip-flop weather so my heels have been needing it too.
I love sugar scrub but never thought of making my own. I think I can handle this 😉
Cannot wait to try this! Thanks Maryann!
You’ll love it Becca! Thanks for stopping by…
This sounds great! I’m sure it does have a wonderful fragrance with the body wash in it. I did a scrub, too… my skin is so dry this time of year. Having such fun with the Showcase tour!! Going to pin yours now! Blessings… Sondra
Thanks Sondra! I hear you about that dry skin!
Thanks for the quick and easy scrub. I did a lip scrub for the tour. Linda at Crafts a la Mode
Your lip scrub looks amazing Linda – can’t wait to try it!
I love making my own sugar scrubs!!! This is perfect!
Me too! SO easy!
What a great idea to use body wash for the scent…and what a nice way to get rid of dry skin! I am having so much fun checking out all the homemade products on this tour! Hugs…Debbie
This sugar scrub sounds wonderful. My skin has really gotten dry this winter and this is sure to solve my problem. I think Ball should make plastic versions of their jars for projects like this.
What a great idea Paula… you should pitch your idea to them 🙂
I just recently started making my own body scrub, and I love it! I haven’t seen a recipe with body wash added. So my next batch I will add the body wash and give that a try. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Pinning!
I love it because it’s so easy to customize the scent!
This is great! I have sugar and body wash on hand, and have been wondering what to do with my baby oil. (Which I used when my kids were tots.) Will give this a try – the winter is drying out y skin!
Oh you’ll love it Lauren. My skin feel so soft afterwards with the baby oil.