Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar Scrub Recipe

October 06, 2023

Do you love body scrubs? If yes, why not try making your own sugar scrub!

Sugar scrubs are really easy to make and don't require a lot of ingredients. Read on for two of our favourite sugar scrub recipes.

Why make a homemade body scrub?

Sugar scrubs are great for their gentle exfoliating properties and are suitable for rough skin, sensitive skin and dry skin. The exfoliation helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface, leaving you with soft skin.

Commercial sugar scrubs contain a long list of additives that aren't necessary or good for the skin. Some body scrubs can be too harsh for certain skin types and cause irritation or redness.

When making your own DIY body scrub, you can control what goes in and how much. It can be customised with your favorite essential oils or carrier oils.

Homemade body scrubs are also really easy to make and you only need a few ingredients. Our body scrub recipes contain natural carrier oils and essential oils to nourish the skin.

Read on to find out how to make sugar body scrub...

Basic sugar scrub recipe




Coconut oil and peach kernel oil

1. Weigh the coconut and peach kernel oil

  • Weigh the coconut oil and peach kernel oil into a bowl.

  • Gently heat the oils in the microwave or in a pan over boiling water.

coconut oil mixture and essential oil

2. Add the essential oils and polysorbate 80

  • Weigh the orange essential oil and polysorbate 80.

  • Mix the ingredients together until combined.

  • Add these ingredients to the coconut and peach mixture and mix.

Sugar and oil mixture

3. Mix in the sugar

  • Weigh out the sugar and add to the oils.

  • Mix all of the ingredients together until fully combined.

  • Place the mixture into the fridge and mix every 30 minutes (the oils will start to solidify, so this helps keep the sugar evenly spread)

  • Once the sugar is evenly distributed across the mixture, the sugar scrub is ready to use!

Homemade body scrub 


Whipped soap sugar scrub recipe

If you're looking for a scrub that is lighter and leaves less residue on the skin, our whipped sugar scrub is the perfect option. Not only does it exfoliate but it also cleanses the skin.



Whipped soap

1. Weigh the soap base

  • Weigh out the whipped soap base

  • Cut it into small cubes and place into a mixing bowl.

  • Whisk the base using an electric whisk or mixer.

  • Start at a low speed to help loosen the base (don't keep the speed at low as this may result in a poorly whipped product)

  • Turn up the speed to high and mix for 3 to 4 minutes or until it becomes light and fluffy.

Whipped soap and sugar

2. Add the sugar, essential oils and mica powder

  • Weigh the sugar, lemon essential oil and sunflower yellow mica powder.

  • Add each item to the whipped soap

  • Mix them all together at a low speed until they are fully dispersed.

Whipped homemade sugar scrub

3. Add the mixture to a container

  • Once the sugar scrub is combined, add the mixture into a small container.

  • Now your whipped soap sugar scrub is ready to use!


How to use a sugar scrub?

Homemade body scrubs can be applied in a bath or shower with warm water. Gently rub the body scrub over the skin to help it remove any dead skin cells on the surface.

We recommend applying the sugar scrub once or twice a week. Make sure not to over use the body scrub as this may cause irritated and itchy skin.


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Now that you've learnt how to make a homemade sugar body scrub, why not take a look at some of our other blog posts?

Did you try making your own homemade sugar scrub? Comment below and let us know how you got on!

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