DIY sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oil

May 9, 2018 12:34:08 PM | DIY gifts Make the COOLEST DIY Sugar Scrub [VIDEO] |

White cane sugar, coconut oil, and gentle essential oils make this sugar scrub mild enough to use on the face and body.

How to Make the COOLEST DIY Sugar Scrub [VIDEO] | ACHS

Every year, Mother’s Day takes me by surprise. I get so hyped up for spring and summer, I forget…I need a special gift for the incredible woman who made this wonderful life possible. Mom! 

Are you in the same situation? It’s okay. Breathe. You still have four days until Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13). Let the #DIYLife soothe your stress, and give Mom an intentional, wellness-themed gift she’ll love: The “I’m a Cool Mom!” Sugar Scrub!

This recipe is quick and easy to make, and you can grab the primary ingredients in one trip to your local natural health food store or the Apothecary Shoppe. With white cane sugar, coconut oil, and gentle essential oils, this sugar scrub is mild enough to use on the face and body (if you’re a highly sensitive person, check with your doctor or esthetician before using on your face). DIY sugar scrub ingredients

“I’m a Cool Mom!” Sugar Scrub Recipe


White cane sugar 1/2 cup

Coconut oil 1/2 cup

Grape seed oil 1/4 cup

Ground almonds 2 tablespoons

Organic honey 1 teaspoon

White clay powder 1 teaspoon

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 4 drops

Geranium Pelargonium graveolens 2 drops

Peppermint Mentha ×piperita 1 drop

How to Make

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until the mixture is moist and makes a paste. Use a whisk to help blend and smooth. Jar and store at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

DIY sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oil

How to Use

Gently rub onto wet skin—arms, legs, torso, etc.—for a rich, luxurious body scrub. Rinse thoroughly. For the face, use a small amount and gently rub onto neck and face. Rinse thoroughly. If you’re a highly sensitive person, rub a small amount on your arm for one minute to check for any sensitivity before using on the face and/or check with your doctor or esthetician before use.

The measurements above will give you an oily sugar scrub; so if you’re looking for a coarser scrub, add more sugar, ground almonds, and white clay. For a coarser body scrub, you can use brown sugar. For an even coarser foot scrub, try raw sugar or sea salt.

This sugar scrub isn’t just great for Mom, but it’s an easy breezy gift for office holiday parties, birthday presents, baby and wedding shower favors, and general “I love you!” occasions.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Cool Moms out there! 

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.

Renee Long

Written By: Renee Long

Renee is a creative writer and the content development manager for ACHS. She holds an MFA from Florida Atlantic University. She loves finding new ways to communicate and tell stories, and she enjoys writing about holistic methods that can bring others wholeness and total healing. Her perfect day would include her loved-ones around a campfire on the beach, a warm mug of tea, and her journal.