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 SuppliesTo 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
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 ScrubIt’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.