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DIY Rosemary Mint Scrub

Rosemary Mint Sugar Scrub

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.
  • Sugar
  • 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.
homemade sugar scrub rosemary mint and printable card

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.
sugar scrub printable label
Click the image to download your own printable rosemary mint sugar scrub gift tags.


  1. Hello! Thanks for this recipe :) I made it with sugar, coconut oil, almond oil, and peppermint essential oil, and added some fresh rosemary that I dried. I made this 5 days ago and I opened the jar today and it smells funky!! :/ can't figure out why? Any idea?


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