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4 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

Learn how to make an exfoliating sugar scrub recipe with different types of sugar. Who knew sugar could be so good for your skin?
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Keyword: sugar scrub
Yield: 2 applications
Author: Daria Groza
Cost: $5


  • Bowl
  • Small wide-mouth glass jar with lid


Soothing Brown Sugar Scrub with Chamomile and Bee Pollen

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1 teaspoon chamomile
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil

Heather Vanilla Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 10 drops sweet orange, jasmine, or rose essential oils
  • 1 vanilla bean (seeds only)
  • 1 tablespoon dried heather blossoms (you can also use lavender or rose petals)

Ginger Circulation-Boosting Coconut Sugar Scrub

Turbinado Sugar Foot Scrub


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. 
  • Apply the mixture to your skin and massage in a gentle, circular motion to remove flakes. Rinse well. Store any remaining scrub in the refrigerator for up to a month.


If you have sensitive skin, grind your herbal ingredients into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder. Otherwise, toss them in whole and be gentle around any irritated areas.