I hope you like this sugar scrub recipe as much as I do. I love the way a good sugar scrub makes your skin feel so soft and silky. The best part is that when you make it yourself you know exactly what is in it.

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this 3 ingredient sugar scrub! It is a great homemade gift that is super easy to make and friends will truly appreciate. For more simple DIY gifts, be sure to check out my 25 Christmas Gift ideas. Each idea has a cute gift tag that makes gift giving so simple! If you are looking for more things to make you will love these homemade gift ideas.
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3 Ingredient Sugar Scrub Recipe

This versatile homemade sugar scrub recipe can be made with different essential oils.  I love Young Living peppermint essential oil. Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses while inspiring a sense of peace. It is perfect for a morning shower where the invigorating aroma will give you a boost of positivity!

The sugar and coconut oil exfoliates and moisturizes skin. It is the perfect body scrub. Such simple ingredients to make something so beneficial. Believe me, you can say goodbye to dry skin! You will be silky smooth. To use rub a small amount in a circular motion all over your body.

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Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix oil sugar and essential oil and put it into a little jar.  It is as easy as that to make your very own DIY sugar scrub recipe. Some people get fancy and add olive oil and or almond oil. I think this simple recipe is amazing!

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1  to 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 15-20 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  • jar
  • printable peppermint sugar scrub labels


  • Measure coconut oil when solid. Melt coconut oil and allow to cool. Stir in 1 cup sugar and 15 drops peppermint essential oil. Put the sugar scrub mixture into jars. Place label on top of jar.

During the winter I like to use 1/2 cup coconut oil to 1 cup sugar. My skin is a bit dryer and I love the extra moisturizer.  In the summer when my home is warmer and the coconut oil might not always stay solid I use 1/2 cup coconut oil to 1 1/4 cup sugar.  I always use at least 15 drops of the essential oils because I really want to take advantage of the aromatherapy benefits!


  • During the winter months, I have been using fractionated coconut oil. This is coconut oil that stays liquid.  It makes it super easy to scoop out of the jar and use when my house is cooler. I think the perfect mix is 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil, 1 cup sugar, and 30 drops essential oils.
  • Here are the labels and recipe for Lavender sugar scrub.

how to make sugar scrub

If giving as gifts place the sugar scrub into small mason jars. Small canning jars work great!

homemade peppermint sugar scrub

Download the free sugar scrub labels and print on any color of cardstock.  You can choose red labels or black labels.

free printable sugar scrub labels

Using a 2 1/4 inch circle punch (affiliate link) cut out the labels.  Glue the label to the top of the lid.  The labels can also be printed on one-up (a solid sheet) of label paper and then cut to make stickers.

peppermint sugar scrub free printable labels

How cute is that! What a useful gift that your friends will enjoy!

Looking for another great sugar scrub recipe?

Want to learn how to make sugar scrubs using different ingredients? How about trying a

  1. coconut lime sugar scrub – you can’t beat a coconut oil sugar scrub
  2. lavender sugar scrub – this is where you will find the labels for the lavender sugar scrub)
  3. sugar scrubs for winter – stay moisturized through cold weather
  4. sugar scrub recipes for summer!

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What is a Sugar Scrub Good For?

A sugar scrub is the best way to exfoliate rough skin on your feet and elbows. It’s also gentle enough to use on your face. The result is glowing, clean skin.

The coconut oil is a rich moisturizer to condition and repair skin. And a few drops of peppermint essential oil will invigorate your senses and open pores.

The grainy texture of the sugar is just enough to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs. Sugar is also a natural humectant, which means it brings in moisture.

How many times a week should you use a sugar scrub?

Sugar scrubs are best used two or three times a week. This can keep your skin looking fresh without irritating it with too much exfoliating.

Sugar scrubs work best when you apply them in a gentle, circular motion. Don’t rub them hard in a back and forth motion! Just apply gently and let the sugar grains do the work.

If you notice any irritation or dryness – and this is really true for any soap or moisturizing product – you should cut back how often you use it. Once a week might be enough for your own skin. Everybody’s skin sensitivity is different.

How much does a homemade sugar scrub cost?

If you look online, you’ll see a lot of fancy sugar scrubs that can easily cost upwards of $15. Some are little more than lemon sugar scrubs or scrubs using brown sugar, and some are high quality.

But you can make your own sugar scrubs at home for way less than that! A jar of homemade sugar scrub costs only couple of dollars to make.

Plus, you know exactly what’s in it. No artificial scents, dyes, or chemicals are needed.

How long does DIY sugar scrub last?

A DIY sugar scrub will last several months. There are a few ways to make sure it lasts a long time:

Store your sugar scrub in a dry place. The jars are pretty, but keeping it out the open in your bathroom can expose it to a lot of moisture.

Pick a jar with a good, tight-fitting lid. Keep the lid tight between uses.

Try to avoid getting water into your scrub when you’re using it. That will keep the mixture fresher longer.

Other Essential Oils Recipes

In our home we use essential oils daily….. you will always smell and see a diffuser and countless are the ways essential oils have impacted our lives. From helping our home to be peaceful and calm to handling colds, aches and even bunions oils have made a difference. And I almost forgot to mention the Thieves Cleaner! I would never use anything else!

I started by getting a Young Living Starter Kit. You can read all the details along with some fun diffuser recipes here. If you do sign up under me I would love to send you a reference guide so you know how to use all the oils!

This reference guide cuts to the “quick” on how to use essential oils to support health and well-being. It’s big enough to address any need yet small enough to carry with you. Easy to navigate too! You will find essential oil recommendations for over 600 health conditions. After you sign up email me at cindyhopper@gmail.com and I will send you a copy!

Here are some more ways we use essential oils:

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  1. I have used a variety of jars. The label does work for the small jam jars used for canning. The circle label is about 2 1/4 round. It will fit on the top. You can also print the labels on sticker paper and stick to the front of a jar. Hope this helps.

  2. No Jen, you can just mix it with the sugar no reason to heat since it is already a liquid.

  3. If I use the fractionated oil, do I still need to heat it before adding the sugar?

  4. Carolyn, I think a can would be okay if it was stainless. Aluminum or tin might rust with the moisture.

  5. Hi, thank you for the recipe and the stinking cute labels. Made a few bottles for gifts this morning and they turned out just adorable. I really love the feel of my hands after using the scrub. Good Job! and thanks for sharing, the little label totally seals the deal man! Appreciation from South Carolina.

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