Easy DIY Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

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This is an easy DIY Sugar Scrub recipe.  The base of the recipe is so simple, you probably have all the ingredients in your cabinets.  The essential oils you add are up to your preference, or your needs.

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Super Easy Recipe

For stress you can use Lavender, Clary Sage (Do not use during pregnancy), Chamomile (Roman or German), or Marjoram to ease the days stress away .  For energy you can use Peppermint, citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Rosemary or Spearmint to give you an extra shot of pep in the morning.  For depression you can use Bergamot, citrus oils, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Patchouli, or Vetiver to uplift you while keeping you grounded.  For pain you could use Lavender, Copaiba, Marjoram, Lemongrass, Clove, Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, or Rosemary to ease general aches and pains, muscle tension, sprains and strains.

I know this recipe seems super easy and that’s because it is.  You probably have all the ingredients in your cabinets right now.

Easy Sugar Scrub Ingredients

  1. Sugar-you can use any kind of sugar you prefer.  White sugar is better for full body scrub and brown sugar is better for a facial scrub.
  2. Oil-this is also your preference.  I use this fractionated Coconut Oil but you can use any oil you want.  I even used olive oil once, didn’t smell that great though lol
  3. Essential Oils-below I will give you a list of all the oils you could use.  It’s really up to your personal preference-stress relief, depression, energy, or pain blends will be listed.  I use a variety of oils from many different manufacturers.  It is your decision on what oils you want to buy.  Here’s a link  Lavender
  4. Containers-I use Wide mouth mason Jars but if you’re concerned about breakage these Plastic containers can also be used.  The recipe is based on a 8 oz container, if you use a bigger one just double it.

This recipe should only take a few minutes to make and should last 2-3 weeks.  I use it 3 times a week and it usually only lasts 3 weeks.  This sugar scrub is amazing.  The sugar will work to eliminate dead skin while the coconut oil moisturizes.  You can even shave immediately after without any shaving cream!!  It’s also the perfect gift for friends, co-workers, or teachers.


Please be careful after using this scrub, the coconut oil with make the tub or shower extremely slippery.  Rinse shower or tub with hot water after using.

Essential Oil Recipes to Try

You can literally use any combination of essential oils you prefer in this sugar scrub.  You can use just one oil, such as Peppermint for some added spunk in the morning.  Here are a couple of recipes to try.

Stress Relief (based on an 8 oz. container)

12 drops Lavender

8 drops Clary Sage (Not to be used in pregnancy

4 drops Marjoram

4 drops Orange

Energy (based on an 8 oz. container)

15 drops Orange

10 drops Peppermint

Depression (based on an 8 oz. container)

10 drops Bergamot

8 drops Sandalwood

6 drops Tangerine

Pain Relief (based on an 8 oz. container)

10 drops Rosemary

10 drop Eucalyptus

10 drops Peppermint

Super Easy Right?

So, there you have it.  Let me know in the comments what you think of the sugar scrub and what you want to see next week in the Creative Corner.