This DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe is the perfect, 3 ingredient answer to dry hands and feet. Use any time to restore moisture and clear away dead skin. Easy and fast!
I remember the first time I smelled the scent of lavender. I was maybe 15, and had walked into a Crabtree & Evelyn store without knowing what it was. I still remember thinking that I wished I had a bunch of money so I could buy one of everything! As soon as I sprayed on Lavender Eau de Toilette, I was smitten. It is still, to this day, my favorite scent. That’s why one of the very first things I made when I opened my online shop was lavender sachets. I have not had much luck growing lavender myself, but I will never give up trying. Just the very thought of having my own lavender is all the incentive I need. So…in the spirit of sharing my lavender obsession, up today is a DIY lavender sugar scrub.
“As rosemary is to the spirit, so lavender is to the soul.”
If you’ve never made a sugar scrub, you are in for a treat. They are the best thing ever to restore moisture to dry hands or feet. I always use sugar scrub on my hands after gardening. It really does work miracles on abused hands. The recipe featured today can also be used as a lavender body scrub. It is safe to use on your body. Personally, I don’t use it on my face, because I don’t need that much moisture. If you carefully avoid the eyes, and rinse well, this lavender body scrub can be used on the face.
DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe: supplies needed
- coconut oil
- lavender essential oil
- lavender buds (optional)
- some sort of container. (I use mason jars. If you want to give a jar as a gift, I’ve included a handy tag printable at the end of the post.)
The ratio for any sugar scrub is 1 cup sugar to 1/4 cup oil. I prefer coconut oil, but any kind of oil can be used. Canola and olive oil are good choices, but keep in mind the olive oil adds a light green tint to the scrub. To soften the coconut oil, microwave the jar for a few seconds before measuring. I literally put the whole jar of coconut oil in the microwave!
Lavender Sugar Scrub Packaging
Once you have your scrub mixed together, package it in air-tight containers. I used 8 oz. Ball mason jars, but any sort of jar would work as long as the mouth is big enough to scoop out the scrub. The two cup recipe in the recipe card makes three 8 oz. jars of scrub. For this post, I doubled the recipe (4 cups sugar/1 cup coconut oil) and got six jars of sugar scrub.
To make the packaging extra special, I cut circles of kraft paper and tied them around the top of the jars with string. It would also work well to simply use paper lunch bags, or any brown bags you have on hand. I used a fruit bowl for a template, and then fit the circle to the jar with my hands. I also tucked in a little wooden spoon to use for scooping the lavender sugar scrub out of the jar. The final touch was a custom, printable tag. Get the details on how to get these tags at the end of the post.
Ways to Use Lavender Sugar Scrub
- Makes a very special hostess gift.
- Perfect as a favor for bridal or baby showers.
- Use as a teacher gift…teachers always have dry hands!
- Tuck in Christmas stockings or Easter baskets.
- This lavender sugar scrub makes a beautiful, homemade Mother’s Day gift.
- Give this to your best girlfriend and she will love you forever.
I used Rocky Mountain Lavender Essential Oil for this post because I had it on hand. My honest opinion is that a less expensive oil would work just as well. As I have become more comfortable with essential oils and their uses, I’ve tried brands other than Rocky Mountain, although it’s still my favorite. Rocky Mountain Oils are wonderful, and I can purchase them through my Prime membership on Amazon. Rocky Mountain falls in the middle when it comes to the price of essential oils. There are more expensive, and less expensive brands, and many times I can’t tell the difference. I have listed a few different lavender oils at varying price points, so you can decide for yourself what you want to use.
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DIY Lavender Body Scrub Recipe Sources:
- 8 oz. Ball mason jars
- dried lavender buds (optional)
- Rocky Mountain Oils Lavender Essential Oil
- Healing Solutions Lavender Essential Oil
- Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil
- organic coconut oil
- small wooden spoons
DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 20 to 25 drops drops lavender essential oil
- 2 teaspoons lavender buds (optional…I usually don't use them.)
- Soften coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds before measuring. Combine sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl. Stir until completely mixed together. Add lavender buds (if desired) and lavender essential oil. Stir again. Package in air-tight containers. Glass mason jars or metal jars with a screw top lid work best.
Get the Complete Guide to Sugar Scrubs
Available now is an easy-to-download eBook titled The Complete Guide to Sugar Scrubs. It includes all the information in this post, along with more tips and details. Also included are updated tags for three different scrubs: Rosemary, Eucalyptus & Mint, and the Lavender tags featured in this post. Current email subscribers can download everything from the Members Only Library. Not a member? Just fill out the short form below. The eBook will arrive in your email inbox in just a minute or two!