How to make a sugar scrub

This simple sugar scrub recipe is environmentally friendly and makes the perfect homemade gift

Homemade sugar scrub

Shop bought body scrubs can contain harsh chemicals, and the single-use plastic bottles they come in can take years to break down. Here’s an environmentally friendly alternative that uses natural ingredients and jars that you already have.


You Will Need

  • Granulated sugar (100g)
  • Brown sugar (85g)
  • Coconut oil (2 tablespoons), melted
  • Vanilla extract (1 tablespoon)

Step 1

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 2

Transfer to a jar with an airtight lid and store in a cool, dry place.


To use the scrub, apply to wet skin in the shower. Rub in a circular motion, rinse away, and dry skin by patting with a towel.