Lavender sugar scrub is a relaxing way to make your skin feel fresh and clean! It makes a great gift idea for your friends and family.
You guys have loved the homemade bath products lately, so I have one more recipe for you. This time I’ve got a quick lavender sugar scrub.
Sugar scrubs are a great way to treat yourself to a little massage and exfoliation and are super simple to make. This one has just 4 main ingredients, making it a cheap splurge to pamper yourself or a frugal gift for your friends and family.
Do you know anyone who’d turn down some pampering?
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Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup white sugar (brown sugar works too)
- ¼ cup fractioned coconut oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Soap colorant (optional)
To make this lavender sugar scrub, all you need to do is combine all the ingredients in a bowl. That’s it!
You can adjust the vanilla and lavender to your liking. I personally don’t like the lavender to overpower the vanilla, so I found the ratio above to work great.
I used fractioned coconut oil because it stays liquid at room temperature. Otherwise, the sugar scrub will start to harden once it sits in the container. Fractioned coconut oil also doesn’t have the strong coconut scent that unrefined coconut oil can have. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can also make the lavender sugar scrub with olive oil by replacing it in equal parts.
Soap colorant is optional. I stirred in a little red and blue to the sugar scrub until I got the light shade of purple I was looking for.
I found my container with the cute little wooden spoon at Hobby Lobby. You can find similar ones on Amazon.
Lavender Sugar Scrub Benefits
I had no clue what sugar scrubs were used for when I first came across them, so don’t feel bad if you aren’t familiar either. Lavender sugar scrub is used to soften and exfoliate your skin. Take a handful and gently massage it in a circular motion over your skin for 30-60 seconds.
Once you rinse away you will have soft and silky skin. Lavender essential oil has a relaxing effect, making it good to use in the evenings.
You can use this on your body, hands, feet, and face. If you are using it on your face, brown sugar is softer than white sugar for using on your face or other sensitive areas.
I keep this lavender sugar scrub in a glass container on my bathroom counter and have a container in my shower full of Pumpkin Vanilla DIY sugar scrub. You may need to stir your sugar scrub every few days as the oil seeps to the bottom of the jar.
If you use this in the shower, note the humidity will make it wetter than if kept elsewhere. The coconut oil is also slick as you rinse it off, so be careful not to fall.
As simple as this lavender sugar scrub is to make, you can take care of everyone on your Christmas list. Just don’t forget about yourself!
Looking for more easy homemade bath products? Check these out:
- Pumpkin Vanilla DIY Sugar Scrub
- Lavender Shower Soothers
- Eucalyptus Shower Melts
- Energizing Shower Steamers
- Peppermint Bath Bombs
- Bath Bombs for Kids
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