Not only is it incredibly easy and fast whip up a batch of homemade sugar scrub for yourself, jars of homemade sugar scrubs make great inexpensive gifts for any occasion. This homemade sugar scrub recipe is something you’ll want to take note of for the upcoming holiday season, but don’t forget to pamper yourself once in a while too!
Homemade Sugar Scrub Supplies
To make a batch of homemade sugar scrub for gifting purposes you’ll need just a few things.
- Kosher or Epsom Salt
- Carrier Oil
- Pure Essential Oils
- Pretty Jars
- Ribbon and/or tags
I like a combination of sugar and salt in my scrubs, but you can use all salt or all sugar if you desire. The choice is up to you. I like the cute little Weck Jars for gifting, but you can use any canning jar as a cute container when gifting homemade sugar scrub. If the finished product is for yourself, you might like Ball Plastic 8-Ounce Freezer Jars for practical shower storage.
What is a Carrier Oil?
A carrier oil is a base oil that is added to homemade sugar scrub recipes. Carrier oil options include oils such as fractionated coconut oil (liquid, not solid), sunflower, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable oil, or light olive oil. I like fractionated coconut oil that I purchase through doTerra, but you can use whatever carrier oil you prefer or a combination of a few.
Pure Essential Oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil because they are too strong to use full strength to moisten the sugar/salt scrub portion of the mixture alone.
If you are using this homemade sugar recipe for gifting purposes, please be aware of your your receiver’s personal and/or family allergies when choosing carrier and pure essential oils.
How to Make a Homemade Sugar Scrub
It’s simple to make homemade sugar scrubs! In a bowl, combine the sugar/salt with the oil in a 2:1 ratio. Meaning, for every 2 cups of salt or sugar (or a combo) you’ll add 1 cup of your choice of carrier oil. Stir those well, then add a few drops of your desired pure essential oil or oils until you achieve the scent strength you want.
Package the scrub in a pretty jar, tie it with a bow and attach a tag or label (if desired) and you’re ready! It takes just a few minutes.
It is fun to come up with different scent blends by combining small amounts of different coordinating essential oils. I love this invigorating blend of rosemary and mint to help energize my body during my morning shower.
For this particular batch I chose Rosemary Mint as my scent combo. Mint and Rosemary combine for a pleasant aroma and are invigorating to a tired body in the morning.
Click the image to download your own printable rosemary mint sugar scrub gift tags.
Disclaimer: Copyright GoodLife Eats. For personal use only. These Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub labels are shareable, however I ask that you please credit appropriately and link directly to this post – not the printable file. Thank you for understanding!
To Use: Print the rosemary mint sugar scrub labels on card stock, cut out, and attach the label to the jar with a pretty ribbon through a punched hole or print on Avery® White Full-Sheet Labels,cut out, and stick to the jar.
More Homemade Gift Ideas:
- Homemade Lemon Kitchen Hand Scrub
- Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
- Kitchen Gift: Homemade Pancake Mix Jars
- Simple Homemade Hostess Gifts
- Vanilla Scented Sugar Recipe
Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Kosher or Epsom Salt
1 cup Carrier Oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil
5-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
5-10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and fractionated coconut oil. Stir until well mixed. Add 2 drops each of rosemary and peppermint pure essential oil. Stir until the scent is evenly distributed throughout the sugar and salt mixture. Add the scrub to a jar and tighten the lid to seal.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Peppermint Essential Oil are available for purchase via www.mydoterra.com/katiegoodman (click for a free sample)