Sugar scrub is a super easy gift that your friends will love! Wrap up a heartfelt and useful homemade gift or make this sugar scrub for yourself (I do!).

Lavender sugar scrub in a small mason jar with a label including a list of ingredients. Sugar, Coconut Oil, and Essential Oils. -Skip To My Lou
Sugar Scrubs are an easy homemade gift.

Only 3 ingredients and super easy to make. This lavender scrub will leave your skin super soft and silky.

Related: If you love making gifts as I do, please take a look at all my handmade gift ideas.

Gift-giving made easy! Your friends will love this invigorating scrub.

What is a sugar scrub good for?

A sugar scrub exfoliates and moisturizes the skin to reveal smoother, glowing skin. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid,  that penetrates the skin and encourages cell turnover generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Coconut oil moisturizes the skin.

How do you use a sugar scrub?

While in the shower gently rub small amounts of the scrub in a circular motion on the wet skin. Sugar granules could irritate and even tear sensitive skin so rub gently. Rinse. Say goodbye to dry skin, you will love how silky your body feels.

How often should you use a sugar scrub?

Use sugar scrub a few times a week. It is for sure a sweet treat for the skin. No worries it doesn’t make you sticky! Sugar scrubs typically offer gentle yet effective exfoliation, however, this varies by the type of sugar you use. While I use this recipe not only on my body but also on my face, a brown sugar scrub might be a softer face scrub.

Being held is a lavender sugar scrub in a small mason jar with a label including a list of ingredients. Sugar, Coconut Oil, and Essential Oils. -Skip To My Lou

Sugar Scrub Ingredients

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Supplies for sugar scrub. Coconut cold-pressed oil in a measuring cup, jar of coconut cold-pressed oil, Young Living Lavender essential oil bottle, and a mason jar. -Skip To My Lou

Sugar Scrub Recipe

This sugar scrub is a mix of essential oils, sugar, and oil. The sugar is an inexpensive but super-effective exfoliator and the coconut oil is wonderfully moisturizing.  Add in the benefits of lavender essential oil and you have made amazing sugar scrub.

Lavender Essential Oil

The scent of lavender is wonderful, but the best thing about lavender is it has a wide range of health benefits. Lavender essential oil soothes the body and mind by relieving anxious thoughts and balancing the mood.

Sugar scrub on spoon with clear glass bowl. -Skip To My Lou

How to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

Melt coconut oil and let cool. Stir in 1 1/4 cups sugar.  Add 15 drops of good-quality essential oils. Essential oils can be adjusted according to your liking. I often add around 20 drops.

Place the sugar scrub into a small canning jar.  My labels will fit on the top of most canning jars or stick them on the front of a cute jar.


  • While solid or liquid coconut oil works great 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 when the air temperature is cooler.
  • Olive oil can also be used instead of coconut oil. Pick one that doesn’t have a heavy scent. You might also want to experiment with other oils like sweet almond oil.
Homemade lavender sugar scrub in mason jar with the top off. -Skip To My Lou

Sugar scrubs make a great DIY gift! Just put them in a cute jar and add my printable tag. It is a  pampering and useful gift for moms, friends, or Christmas gifts!

Download and print the sugar scrub labels on cardstock.  I love the natural look of kraft-colored cardstock. Use a 2 1/4 circle punch to easily cut out the labels.

Brown Craft paper with printed lavender sugar scrub label homemade with love with ingredients: sugar, coconut oil, essential oils being punched out with a round hole punch. -Skip To My Lou

Place the label on the top of the jar. Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar and you have a darling gift! You can even tie on a wooden spoon for them to scoop out the scrub with!

Image of mason jar from the tip with Lavender Sugar Scrub Label. Homemade with Love, Ingredients:  sugar, coconut oil, essential oils with a purple twine bow. -Skip To My Lou

Homemade Scrub Recipes

  • Feeling fatigued? Make a lemon sugar scrub. Use the above recipe with lemon essential oil instead of lavender for an energizing scrub.
  • Peppermint Scrub recipe – another energizing and invigorating scrub
  • Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub only uses FOUR ingredients, and it smells amazing.
  • 5 Summber Scrub Recipes are simple and useful!
  • Winter Scrubs are simple to follow and perfect for anyone who loves treating themselves to a spa day at home.
Peppermint sugar scrub recipe in a mason jar with homemade label with holly and berries and tied with a red and white twine. -Skip To My Lou

Want the lavender-colored labels below? Get them for or buy them with 16 other gift-giving labels. Learn More.

Mason jar of lavender sugar scrub with homemade label and list of ingredients tied with a purple ribbon.  -Skip To My Lou

More Gift Giving Ideas

Do you love making homemade gifts?  I have some really cute holiday gift tags to make gift-giving easy!

Multiple homemade gifts with printable labels.  -Skip To My Lou
So Many Homemade Gift Ideas To Choose From!

Which sugar scrub did you make?

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  1. Hi, hope you are well. Sending greetings from South Africa. Thank you for recipes and free printable. Quick question on printables…especially the lavender and peppermint is it possible if you could load an editable print….to change the peppermint/lavender wording to like orange..vanilla..cinnamon or greentea.

  2. Ruth, I am not sure, my oily skin has turned drier as I have aged. You might try something with charcoal in it. I don’t feel like the coconut oil leaves my skin too oily though.

  3. Going to make several Sugar Scrubs for holiday gifts. Think I’ll try several scents and maybe give them a small jar of each! THANKS!

  4. This is such a fantastic idea for gifts for friends and teachers! Thank you!

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