Gift This: How to Make a Fragrant & Colorful 5-Minute Sugar Scrub

Find the easy steps to make a sugar scrub that’s fragrant and pretty too. Ready to gift or use in just five minutes!

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 Raise your hand if you love an easy craft project that comes together quickly and also makes a beautiful and fragrant gift! This DIY Simple Sugar Scrub checks all the boxes and can be customized using the fragrance and colorant of your choice.

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It’s also affordable to mix up for wedding shower or bridal party gifts, ‘thank you’ gifts for teachers or to share with friends, family and neighbors. Your dry skin and feet will thank you and appreciate a little TLC from this moisturizing and exfoliating sugar scrub too!

 5-Minute Sugar Scrub Recipe | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #diy #craft #easy

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This sugar scrub recipe starts with granulated sugar and coconut oil. I used fractionated coconut oil, which remains in a liquid form and is fragrance-free and moisturizing. Alternatively you could use olive oil, avocado, sunflower or grapeseed oil to mix up a batch of sugar scrub if that’s what you have.

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The standard recipe and ratio of a sugar scrub is 2:1, sugar to oil. Example 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup of coconut oil. I prefer a scrub that’s a bit more ‘sugary’ in texture with slightly less oil, so I used 1/3 cup of coconut oil to 1 cup of sugar, which is still plenty moisturizing.

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Here’s the fun part, customizing your sugar scrub with fragrance and color!  Add some essential or fragrance oil and colorant, a few drops at a time and mixing until you reach to your designed shade and fragrance. I used some Lavender and Rosemary Oil that I had leftover from my DIY Bee-utiful Soap.

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About 6 – 8 drops of oil was all I needed for a fragrant scrub, along with 4 – 5 drops of colorant. Oils and colors vary so mix sparingly at first, as you can always go back and add more. I added a teaspoon of dried lavender buds to the sugar scrub to add some additional fragrance and pretty texture. If you’re adding larger botanicals, like dried rose petals, you can give them a whirl in a spice/ coffee grinder or mini chopper before adding them to your scrub, so they’re more fully incorporated.

Note: Make sure any colorant or fragrance you use is designated as safe to use on your skin.

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To make an easy and pretty label for the jars of sugar scrub, I used some note cards I found at Dollar Tree, tracing around the lid and placing the pattern under the outer band to screw on the jar tops. Scrapbook paper or wrapping paper would also be an affordable way to add some pattern and decorative design to your jar tops.

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I mixed up several batches for gifts in an assortment of sizes, filling pint, half pint, and 4 oz. mason jars.

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My inner gardener did a little happy dance when I found these shovel spoons!

Easy 5-Minute Gardener's Sugar Scrub Recipe | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #diy #craft #easy

I thought they would would make a cute addition for a just a few dollars each, tying them on to the pint jars for my gardener friends. . .

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 Both fun and functional to scoop out the scrub and nod to gardening season!

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  20 comments for “Gift This: How to Make a Fragrant & Colorful 5-Minute Sugar Scrub

  1. Rita C.
    May 10, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Those are really cute, Mary. I love that you found the fragrance free coconut oil so you could add your own, non-competing fragrances. The shovels are adorable. This would make a great gift for not only gardeners, but anyone who DIYs or just cleans house!

  2. Cindi
    May 10, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Love it! Definitely on my to do list. Will make a great gift for family when I start visiting again! Thanks for all your creative ideas.

  3. Kathy Fleming
    May 10, 2021 at 6:55 am

    I just love all of your ideas! You are an inspiration! Also, thank you for purchasing suggestions! I bought some berry towels the other day!

    • Clara
      May 10, 2021 at 9:17 am

      Mary, Your sugar scrub DIY is a wonderful idea. They’re so pretty. Love the little shovels! Using note cards as the lid decoration is so clever. Love this idea! Enjoy your week. Clara ❤️

  4. Ann Woleben
    May 10, 2021 at 6:58 am

    A great idea and attractive packaging! Thank you.

  5. May 10, 2021 at 7:38 am

    What a wonderful idea and great for gift giving! The packaging is so lovely. Happy Monday, Mary!

  6. May 10, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Beautiful to the eye and fragrant to the nose!! Thank you for another useful idea!!

  7. May 10, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I swear I can almost smell the lavender and rosemary! The shovel spoons are darling, great find Mary, and such a sweet and fabulous gift idea! The jars with the Dollar Tree card lids are so pretty!
    Jenna

  8. Deb
    May 10, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I love the little shovel spoons and the note card idea! Also fragrance free is the way to go. I will be making these for Christmas gifts.

  9. KathyP
    May 10, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I’m loving this Mary! So many ways to customize this scrub and so wonderful for gifts! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Jerrie Stanton
    May 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    So so pretty Mary! Using those notecards to decorate the lids is brilliant. Thank you for sharing the links at the bottom for the supplies too. Jerrie

  11. Teresa Cline
    May 10, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    I swear you are so creative! Those little shovel spoons are adorable as a tie on for garden gals! Only you would come up with those :)

  12. May 10, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Well this is fun and timely, had my first mani/pedi since covid and I opted for a lavender scrub, who knew how simple it is to make at home! Now what would I have to tip Scott to scrub me! Great post 😁

  13. Janet
    May 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing Mary! You have the greatest ideas!!

  14. Debra
    May 10, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    So beautiful and doable too!

  15. May 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Ooh la la, Mary! I have made sugar scrubs, but have never used coconut oil that remains in liquid form. Your are beyond beautiful! I also love how you decorated the lids so prettily. I always get great ideas from you. Thank you! 😘

  16. Darlene
    May 10, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    What a darling Idea!
    I’m making some up for shut in’s and recently widowed women.
    You have made it so easy to get supplies just one click!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. Sue
    May 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for the idea to use notecards to make pretty labels!!

  18. Sandra L Lee
    July 10, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Cute. I usually make brown sugar and olive oil mixture for Saturday night facial.

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