DIY Sugar Scrub

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Lemongrass & Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup olive oil

8-10 drops lemongrass essential oil (or lemon extract)

Lavender & Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

8-10 drops lavender essential oil

Combine ingredients and stir well. Store in any container you choose. To use, massage about two teaspoons all over your hands, taking care to get your cuticles, in between your fingers and the backs of your hands. Rinse with HOT water then towel dry. No need to use soap to wash off the oil, your skin will absorb it!


  • Sugar scrub does not have to be stored in an airtight container. I have some in my guest bath in a little crystal dessert bowl.
  • Feel free to use other types of oils. I prefer olive oil as I think it leaves my hands a bit silkier than other oils.
  • The color of the Lemongrass & Olive Oil Sugar Scrub pictured above is 100% about the olive oil (your scrub will be the color of the oil you use).
  • I think using lemon, vanilla, orange or almond extracts would be great to use in place of the essential oils too.
  • You can add a drop or two of food coloring to tint your scrub if you like.