DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

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!

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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. 

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“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. 

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DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe: supplies needed

  • sugar
  • 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.)
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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!

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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.

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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.
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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:

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DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub

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!
4.84 from 50 votes
Course: Craft
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 8 oz. jars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Packaging Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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.)

Instructions

  • 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.
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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!

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265 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the sugar scrub information. I plan to make this for my bookclub members.

  2. Great gift idea! Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I made your Lavender Sugar Scrub and shared it with my Best Girlfriend to cheer her and she loved it! I halved the recipe, no problem. Didn’t have a cute wooden spoon, so I tied a sterling butter knife with a ribbon. When I finally got around to using the remainder of the scrub…Nice!

  4. Susan Sieg says:

    5 stars
    A delightful gift idea that is super easy and charming to boot!!!!

  5. Amanda Tonar says:

    Love it!! Will have to try it out!

  6. Thanks so much for the recipe! I’m going to put it on my TO DO list right now so it will be ready for giving!

  7. 5 stars
    Cutest containers and packaging!

  8. What a neat idea! My hands are always dry….this would do the trick.

  9. I just love a sugar scrub! I should do it more often. Thank you for this sweet and simple reminder!

  10. Amy Kaminski says:

    Had no idea this would be so simple. Can’t wait to try for an upcoming girls weekend!

  11. Julie Laws says:

    Lavender is my favorite scent. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the lavender scrub. Love your posts.

  12. Diane Westbrook says:

    Ooh…just like you,I love lavender! I need to make some of these for gifts. I have some of the sachets that I keep in my drawers, as well. Congrats on 300 posts!! And thanks for the giveaway…

  13. Codie guidry says:

    I can’t wait to try the scrub! Love your posts! ❤️

  14. Arlene Mallek says:

    Thank you for sharing so many of your lovely ideas with all of us. You make my Wednesday s sparkle (not to mention smell nice!).

  15. Hi , such a great post. I always wanted to try making a scrub. This looks very easy.

  16. Thank you for sharing the lavender sugar scrub recipe. I love lavender and these will make beautiful gifts.

  17. These are absolutely adorable and would make the cutest gift for teachers!

  18. Such a sweet and simple gift idea!

  19. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. We recently had a lavender festival in a neighboring town and I missed it unfortunately. They sell wonderful fresh lavender and lavender products, among other things, so I wasn’t able to purchase some of the things I love.

  20. I’m going to make some for myself and my daughters!

  21. Great gift ideas. If you follow my100yearoldhome, she has posted pictures of huge lavender fields from her recent trip to France.

  22. Thank you for the scrub recipes. It sounds like the perfect takeaway for a summer party.

  23. Karen Darland says:

    I love lavender! Looking forward to trying this one. Keep the emails coming, I love them!

  24. Juraye Moran says:

    I am growing lavender in the ground this year around my roses. I just love the smell and have three different kinds that I’m hoping will do well this summer in my Massachusetts soil. I never know what to do with my potted lavender and will use some of your ideas to prolong the season

  25. DeeDee Clark says:

    5 stars
    Such a cute idea for gifts. I love lavender!

  26. Carol Kindt says:

    I too absolutely adore the scent of lavender. My garden lavender is blooming right now and I’m cutting it to dry indoors. Thank you for the lavender scrub recipe. I will have to try that as it will make great gifts for friends.

  27. Can’t wait to try the sugar scrub recipe. I have some friends that will love this for gifts.

  28. Nancy Itson says:

    Congratulations on 300!
    Thank you for the Sugar Scrub recipe! Can’t wait to make that for gifts!

  29. LOVE this idea for gifting gal pals. Thanks for sharing!!

  30. Lynda Fraley says:

    Always love your ideas.

  31. 5 stars
    What a wonderful idea for a small gift and your presentation is perfection!

  32. Emily North says:

    Thanks so much for all of your creative post. My dad goes to a dementia daycare through the week to help give my mom some free time. We are always looking for ideas for the ladies that take such good care of him, they are going to love this!! Perfect timing

  33. Sharon Favre says:

    LOVE the smell of lavender and a friend just grew a bunch of it so….

  34. Kate Wilson says:

    Thank you for all of the delightful and do-able inspirations you share with us. So many lovely yet achievable ideas packed into your posts to help enhance our homes and treat ourselves. Thank you for all of this! I’m looking forward to future inspirations!

  35. Carla Toppass says:

    300?! All I can say is WOW! That is a wonderful accomplishment. Here’s to 300 more. Keep up the good work. Your readers so enjoy your content. Thank you on a job well done.

    1. tracey clark says:

      thank you for sharing this great gift idea! Im looking forward to making them for family and friends.

  36. Going to give these a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  37. This recipe comes at a perfect time! I need a gift for an event coming up and I grow a lot of lavender, too. So doable! Thank you! I really appreciate your blog. Hugs

  38. Congrats on the 300! I love sugar scrubs and enjoy making them for my gift baskets, too. Thanx for doing the giveaway!

  39. 5 stars
    I love your blog! Over the years, I have followed you, it has been great seeing your ideas and using lots of them. I can’t tell you how many recipes I have made that you have featured.
    I look forward to continuing to read your blog.

  40. Edna Smith says:

    There really is something about lavender that appeals to the senses. I enjoy reading Home Style Saturday and look forward to it each week. Thanks for all you share with us.

  41. What a wonderful idea for Christmas gifts. I think lavender is a heavenly scent. I have tried unsuccessfully to grow this. It would be a wonderful trip to visit the many fields of lavender in Provence, France–what a peaceful dream. Thanks for your numerous ideas.

  42. Mary Alice Brasher says:

    I have been using a lavender sugar scrub when I get in from working in the flower and vegetable garden. It seems that no matter what style work gloves I use I still have some soil under my fingernails! The scrub helps get rid of it, plus makes my hands feel so good. Thanks for the receipt, I will make some this week to use and share with gardening friends.

  43. I definitely have dry feet. Thanks for the recipe.

  44. Ann you always come up with something new for me to try, love it! I just learned to actually grow some lavender in a pot and it’s doing well (I tended to baby it with too much water) and it loves dry rock and sand..who knew, right? so since I use a self tanner for my very pale skin all summer a scrub is a must for exfoliation. This is a recipe I will try. Thanks for the all the helpful posts! Much appreciated!

  45. Deborah Turner says:

    My 14 year old daughter and I are loving this! She has already started gathering the materials to make this for her school friends and teachers!! Thank you.

  46. Thank you for sharing your simple easy to make lavender scrub recipe for us! I can use my lavender that I have to make this. Lavender is such an awesome plant to have. Congrats on 300!

  47. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe for the lavender sugar scrub.What a nice packaging idea. Congratulations on reaching 300.

  48. Love your blog and all the gret ideas and fun recipes.

  49. Ann, you always have the most beautifully packaged gifts and fun recipes! Thanks

  50. Caryn Buchhorn says:

    Great gift idea! I love lavender! There is a festival in June in Blanco, TX.

  51. Ruth Newton says:

    I love the idea of this sugar scrub. I love the smell of lavender as well and always enjoyed going into Crabtree and Evelyn. But what I love the most about this most is the cute packaging you used. It is very inviting, especially the cute wooden spoons. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  52. I absolutely love anything lavender. I have several plants in my garden which are delightful. I use it in cooking, crafts, in the chicken coop, to decorate with, to simply look at and now can’t wait to make this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  53. 5 stars
    I love your easy and very useful scrubs and the labels you’ve made over the years are the icing for all my gifts.
    Thank you so much

  54. Cynthia Sirois says:

    What a great idea for a beautiful gift for girlfriends, daughters, Mother’s Day, etc. I love lavender and who couldn’t use a little bit of help for dry skin, right? Thank you for such a nice idea and recipe!

  55. I’m always the last one to jump on the bandwagon as such with essential oils. It seems I’m about to start with lavender! Baby steps, right? 😊

  56. Aly Bowthorpe says:

    My lavender is blooming right now. Thanks for the ideas

  57. Leslie Reesing says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’m planning a baby shower and have been looking for a gift for the attendees!

  58. Thank you for the sugar scrub recipe! It couldn’t have come at a better time, we are having a sidewalk put in front of our house and we had to move a giant flower bed and my hands are toast!! Thanks for sharing! Paula

  59. Regina Simpson says:

    Ann
    Your blog was one of the first i started following when I retired and this post today is why. I love lavender but can not grow it. Am going to try the scrub using essential oil. Looking forward to the next 300 Home Style Saturday. Thanks Ann
    Regina

  60. Stephanie says:

    Ann, lavender is one of my favorite fragrances. Thank you for always sharing such reasonable and useful yet such lovely ideas.

  61. phyllis henry says:

    Ann: your attention to the packaging and presentation details are what makes this such a special gift. Congrats to the team on so many wonderful and useful posts.

  62. Karin Prunty says:

    Oooh….this is such a great idea for a hostess gift! Or teacher gift! Thank you.

  63. Anne Marie says:

    Lavender is my all time favorite scent – thanks for the ideas.

  64. Lauri Scheurich says:

    I love this recipe idea! My lavender plant is close to blooming and I enjoy drying some for projects just like this. I can’t wait to try it on my “garden” feet! 😉 Thanks so much!

  65. Love this simple, homemade and useful gift!

  66. Charlotte Sammons says:

    Lavender is so beautiful as is your lavender scrub! I will definitely be making some. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  67. Hi Ann,
    What a great gift to give. My patients would love this. Looks pretty and smells nice!
    When it comes to decorating, my mom would always say “Be calm and Hire a Designer”
    My adorable husband always says, “Be Calm and look at Ann Drake’s affordable and great ideas”

  68. Scent-sational idea! Happy 300th–Home Style Saturdays is my favorite weekend “me time” read.

  69. Betty Wimmer says:

    I just took a trip to a beautiful Lavender Farm in Virginia. We had lavender ice cream…..delicious……bought lavender room spray and lavender simple syrup to add to my lemonade. I could make all this at home. Maybe next time…..

  70. Love the scrub and the jars that you used.The entire presentation is beautiful to give as a gift.

  71. Kristi Flournoy says:

    Congratulations on the 300th! I think I’ve read every one :-)

  72. 5 stars
    I absolutely love everything you share with us. Thank you so much for taking the time. You make my life even happier than it already is.

  73. Ann, Congrats on 300. Lavender reminds me of our 2 week trip to Provence. This lavender scrub will be on my list to try, once I get some essence of lavender to make it. If I start now , I will be finished by Christmas. HEHE.

  74. MaryClaire Petro says:

    Love, love, LOVE lavender! I have grown it and am planning a new lavendar patch when we move into our new home. Thanks for this simple gift idea!

  75. I love lavender and plan on making this to use on my hands.

  76. I plan on making this scrub and using it on my hands.

  77. Excited to try this scrub! As a healthcare provider and constant handwasher, my hands take a beating and I think they could really benefit from this scrub! Love your blog! Long time reader and so appreciative of your printouts!

  78. What a wonderful gift idea! I too, love the smell of lavender. I’ve already ‘pinned’ this. Thank you, Ann.

  79. Debra Funkhouser says:

    What a fun idea for gifts throughout the year! Always enjoy your blog and learn something new!

  80. Love your blog- congratulations for all the success!

  81. Joanne W. says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful posts!

  82. Kay Blaauw says:

    This seems like a good recipe to try since I have never tried this. Thank you

  83. I made a scrub holder out of oyster shells when I was on the Alabama coast. I love the scent of lavender and can’t wait to make my own. My half bathroom will smell so good.

  84. Great idea. I love lavender. I can’t wait to make this.

  85. Great idea! I love lavender. I can’t wait to make this.

  86. Great idea, will make some for gifts. Love reading your posts! Thank you.

  87. Thank you for another great idea. I follow you and look forward to reading your blog, we seem to be on the same page in a lot of
    Decorating idea s. Also love your new home!

  88. I love the smell of lavender! I live in Colorado and used to grow lavender in a rock garden in my yard..Just walking by the plants made me happy – and the bees loved it too! I have not tried Rocky Mtn essential oils but will check them out. Happy Summer!

  89. Diane Pianfetti says:

    This sounds like a wonderful gift and I love how to package it!!

  90. Love your sugar scrubs. I’ve tried the lemon version and the lavender one. My favorite is the lavender. Thanks for sharing!

  91. Robin Defenbaugh says:

    Such an easy idea for a special gift! Thank you so much!

  92. What a wonderful idea for a sweet addition to a gift basket. Love reading your emails daily with my morning coffee…..a perfect way to start the day. You have provided so much inspiration……please keep it up!

  93. Sara King says:

    5 stars
    Looooove this idea!!

    Looking forward to making this for friends and family. What a beautifully simple and thoughtful gift!

  94. What a great gift idea. I will be making this for girlfriends!

  95. Barbara Fletcher says:

    Ann
    I have enjoyed and recommended your post for a few years now. Your recipes are simple and delicious and I have created several of your projects, including the sugar scrub. I also added lemon oil and a bit of zest as I like the combination of lavender and lemon. I ordered the wooden spoons and used Oui yogurt jars for a very cute gift.
    I enjoy your decorating ideas and love seeing your home. Yours is the only blog I follow – you cover all the bases I look for!
    Barbara

  96. Such a cute idea and the packaging is spot on!

  97. Thank you for all the wonderful posts over the years. I so enjoy them. The lavender scrub does make lovely gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  98. Carolyn Carr says:

    5 stars
    We moved back to our hometown in Florida less than a year ago after being gone for five years. I reconnected with all of my old friends and they have been hugely supportive as we settled our teens into new schools and started a major remodel on our home. I am having my friends for brunch and this lavender scrub will make a perfect little gift of appreciation to all of them. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  99. Ann,
    I can smell it already!

  100. I will make this today! Giving to a Best Girlfriend idea grabbed me ~ as she needs a special pick-me-up and this, I’m sure, will be perfect!

  101. Angela Smith says:

    5 stars
    Definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  102. Congratulations on 300 episodes, I look forward to it every week!
    That being said, sugar scrubs are the best thing for your skin. It not only exfoliates the dead skin cells off, but it allows your serums and lotions to penetrate faster and better into your skin. Ultimately you want your serums and lotions to go deep into the skin instead of setting on top of your skin. Regular exfoliating will not only keep your skin constantly renewed, but also looking younger. Ultimately, isn’t that what we all want! One word of caution for those with sensitive skin, you might not want to use it on your face. I would try it on a small spot on the inside of your arm and see if you have a reaction. If not, I would precede with caution, and avoid aggressive scrubbing. This is a wonderful scrub and it makes fantastic gifts.

  103. What a lovely gift to give a friend! I have some vanilla sugar scrub that I use from time to time but lavender sounds so much better. I love that smell….so calming!

  104. Love the scent of lavender!

  105. Thanks for this interesting DIY idea!

  106. Durenda Hardy says:

    I have to forward this to a friend who distills lavender oils from her own plants.

  107. Ramona M Chester says:

    My daughter and I made these as gifts for her baby shower. I am always amazed at how soft and moisturized they leave your skin feeling after you use them. Thank you for the reminder that we need to make some more!

  108. Deana Brannan says:

    5 stars
    What an informative article. Never thought of a scrub being moisturizing!!! Loved the packaging and all the ideas for gift giving!!

  109. 5 stars
    Love this idea, both as a Gardner and as a teacher. My hands get so dry. Can’t wait to make this! Thank you.

  110. I am so happy for you. Great achievement!!!. I am growing lavender in my porch and hope to make this scrub very soon…for myself and as a gift for my friends.

  111. Deborah D says:

    Love your scrub recipes. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on the 300th episode.

  112. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and have used it before. Lavender is my favorite but I have also used lemon or grapefruit essential oils in this. Your packaging makes the gift extra special.

  113. Vicki Shotwell says:

    Love this blog and all the great ideas. The Lavender scrub will make great gifts can’t wait to make them
    Thanks

  114. I love lavender! I’m going to try this. They’ll make wonderful gifts. Thanks for the recipe.

  115. Lavender is wonderful. Hopefully mine does well so I can try this with the buds. Thanks for posting this.

  116. What a great gift idea. I used to get reflexology on my feet every week. It always started with a nice foot soak and then a sugar scrub before the session began. Such pampering is addicting. I grew lavender when I lived in WA state, near Seattle. A friend there had big, beautiful clusters of it in her yard. It is a favorite of the bees. Thank you for sharing this nice idea.

  117. 5 stars
    I love all your simple scrubs and have been using them for years.
    Thank you

  118. We made this for my daughter’s bridal shower! I love lavender!

  119. I loved your rosemary sugar scrub so I will give the lavender version a try. Thanks for all the inspiration and a great big smoochy to Millie😘

  120. Karen Tavolacci says:

    My climate is perfect for growing lavender, so we have lots of lavender plants. I will definitely be trying this recipe! If I like how it works, I’ll also make it for gifts.

  121. I love to garden so will definitely try this one out!
    Thank you!

  122. Peggy B Wilson says:

    Oh, lavender! The scent is both beautiful and calming and I love it so much that I have it everywhere in my house. Thank you so much for the recipe and tag. Now I can go to sleep with the scent on my body and sleep so much better.

  123. I have made and love your sugar scrubs!

  124. Lavender is a wonderful plant, my daughter has some in her yAre.
    Thanks for this recipe.

  125. I’m pinning this to make stocking stuffers for Christmas! Love this!

  126. Teddee Grace says:

    Congrats! And thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a gift card. This scrub does sound refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

  127. May Lee-Jarvis says:

    Lavender is such a wonderful fragrance.

  128. What a great idea! Congratulations! By the way, I just painted our front door navy blue (very similar to yours) and I just love it! Thanks for the nudge out of my comfort zone, it made a big difference! I really enjoy your blog!

  129. Kate @ Southern Home and Hospitality says:

    Lavender is one of my favorites too. What a lovely and easy gift idea…thanks for sharing Ann!

  130. I always get so many ideas from your blog. Thank you and congrats on 300!

  131. You have a wonderful blog! I use a lot of your printables, especially the calendar.

  132. Thanks for the instructions!

  133. Jan Kinman says:

    Hi Ann,
    Congratulations on reaching 300! I have been following you for about 4 years now. I love the peace I feel while reading your thoughts & ideas. I made this scrub for my girls as gifts this past Christmas, 2021. I ordered the lavender & spoons from Amazon. They all loved it & appreciated I made it!
    Thank you for taking the time to share all you do.

  134. Rose Mills says:

    What a sweet and fragrant little gift!

  135. Sheila Sopher says:

    Can’t wait to make this, and the packaging is lovely!

  136. Linda Smith says:

    What a fabulous idea and the little spoon and gift tag make them extra special! Thanks,

    Linda

  137. Going to try your sugar scrub looks so easy to make.

  138. Ellen J Sorce says:

    Ann, I made your scrub last fall, with lavender I grew. I love to garden and hate gloves, so this is perfect to clean my hands. You have the BEST ideas!

  139. Beverly Troup says:

    Lavender is such a soothing herb. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

  140. Sara Ross says:

    I Love this! I was trying to think of a recipe like this I could make for my daughters in law for Christmas. This was perfect timing. I post most all of your recipes! Thanks for this!

  141. Love the recipe! Enjoy your blog!

  142. This could not have come at a better time–my hands have ever needed this more. We’re renovating our basement and are at the “mudding and taping” stage on the drywall. (Don’t ask why two 70+ yr olds are hanging drywall). I’m handling the taping so my hands are really in need of pampering. This fits the bill. Thanks, Ann.

  143. Kimberly Absher says:

    How decadent! I used to make sugar scrubs all the time. Definitely want to try this one since I love lavender.

    Congrats on 300! Thank you for the opportunity to win the gift card.

  144. Babette Thurston says:

    Hello and thanks for this! I’ve just planted English lavender in my garden and it’s starting to do well! I can’t wait for it to get bigger so I can use this recipe! Also, thanks for the giveaway! So exciting!

  145. Janis Byers says:

    5 stars
    I love lavender anything, including in scones.
    The scrub will be made this afternoon for these gardening hands! Thanks for sharing this.

  146. Mary Stevens says:

    Interesting I’ll have to try it!!!

  147. Norma Rolader says:

    Love the lavender sugar scrub! Especially since was sunburned and peeling! Lavender is a great healer for your skin in so many ways

  148. Tina Sipe says:

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea with us! I’m smelling the lovely scent through my phone!!

  149. Donna Jacobs-Cancik says:

    Luv luv the sugar scrub. So easy to make. Lavender has always been one of my favorite smells / thanks for posting & keep up with all the other great posts.

  150. 5 stars
    Loved this idea for hostess gifts throughout the year. Now I just need to find some cute jars!

  151. What a great idea for gifts! Lavender is my favorite!

  152. Lynda Lamon says:

    I’ll be making these for family and friends. What a lovely gift idea!!

  153. Nancy Chambliss says:

    5 stars
    Ann what a great gift to have on hand for multiple ocassions! I really enjoy reading your blog, you have a very approachable easy way that is warm and friendly!

  154. What could be more relaxing than lavender! Thanks for sharing this. I am enjoying your new home! Marjorie

  155. Cynthia Parnell says:

    What a wonderful gift idea for a group. Thank you for the idea. No to find some cute little jars!

  156. Kathy Lux says:

    5 stars
    Love this idea for shower gifts for people who attend! Thanks for the links to buy supplies!!

  157. Kate England says:

    I’ve used your sugar scrub recipe for years and love, both for myself and for gifts. It keeps my feet looking fresh all summer long!

  158. Dora Burnor says:

    5 stars
    I must try this recipe for sugar scrub, and oooh la la, the printable! In fact, a huge thank you for all the printable links you’ve provided over the years, I’ve used so many of them. I love your blog, Ann.

  159. Great gift idea! Love that it is so simple!

  160. I will be making this. So glad I planted Lavender this year. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  161. Laura Burghorn says:

    5 stars
    Thanks, Ann, as always a classy, usefull idea!

  162. Great idea! I love lavender!

  163. Betty Ellis says:

    Love the smell of lavender and scrubs and now I have the capability of making my own.
    Thank you for the directions, source list, and even the printable gift tag.

  164. A perfect gift for friends!

  165. I am throwing a baby shower next month and I think these would be perfect take away gifts for our guests! Thank you!

  166. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I am going to make this for myself and my girlfriends. Perfect for our upcoming girls getaway.

  167. francis c moore says:

    There is a lavender farm in southern Indiana. It is a beautiful place to visit. I don’t particularly care for the smell of lavender. Congratulations on your long running blog.

  168. Gail Prowant says:

    Wonderful diy! I love lavender and this would make wonderful gifts. Thank you for your blog! God Bless, Gail

  169. Jennifer Nelson says:

    We have lavender plants in our garden here in the southwest. I will try this! If you use the optional buds, how much do you recommend mixing in?

  170. Annmarie W says:

    Thank you for this Sugar Scrub Recipe. I’m going to make this today! I love your posts and look forward to reading them everyday.

    Blessings, Annmarie W

  171. I will be saving this idea. Thank you!

  172. Great idea to give these as hostess gifts. Lavender essential has so many benefits for your skin. Also, you always have such cute packaging. I love that you included the little spoons! This makes me want to plant some lavender!

    1. Linda Hannen says:

      Such a pretty and thoughtful gift idea. My lavender has gone gang busters so will definitely be making this. Enjoy your weekend! ☀️

  173. Jenny Bolt says:

    Thank you for all your great diy projects. I love taking something I have made as a hostess gift.

  174. What a great and thoughtful gift for anyone!

  175. I am still looking for a lavender plant for my garden and the right place to put it. Thanks for the recipe, Ann.

  176. Diane Noe says:

    these are so fresh looking! they would make lovely gifts!

  177. Ah, the lavender is just blooming! I’ll have to try this! Thanks.

  178. Lavender is my favorite fragrance. Thanks so much for all the information.

  179. Ah, the lavender is blooming now! I’ll have to try it! Thanks.

    1. Kate Bombardier says:

      What a lovely gift this will make! Thank you for sharing!

  180. I’m going to try this. Perfect timing – I’m meeting with a few neighbor ladies next week and this will be a great gift idea.

  181. Elena Rupert says:

    Will be making some today!!

  182. I will be making this! Thanks for the post!

  183. Can’t wait to make this, just sounds delightful. Thank you

  184. I love your sense of style!

  185. Tonya Baker says:

    I love lavender. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  186. Wendy Jenkins says:

    So excited to try this! Thank you for sharing.

  187. I love lavender. Some of my scrubs are too oily when I prepare them even using recommended proportions. I’m wondering if the type of sugar contributes to that? Any thoughts?
    Thanks for this great scrub!

  188. Anne Morgan says:

    As always I appreciate all of your wonderful ideas! Thanks so much for your hard work. When I see your message in my inbox it makes my day!

  189. These are charming and will be wonderful favors for the next shower or party that comes along! Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration over the years! Your blog is a blessing!

  190. Leslie Larkin says:

    I am going to try this and use as gifts. It smells wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tammy Bennetts says:

      Ann, you think of the best ideas! And do everything but make it for us. Love your blog!

  191. I SMELL Christmas! LOL Perfect!

  192. Arlene Mallek says:

    Thank you for all the lovely ideas you have shared over the years. Your personal touch makes this a must read for me.

  193. This recipe is wonderful! I took a class in essential oils and the instructor called lavender the ‘Mother Love’ herb because it creates serenity, calm, grace, devotion, silence, and purity and heals, like a Mom.

  194. Thank you for the recipe.

  195. Colleen Jo Howell says:

    I love sugar scrubs and more, thanks for the sharing I will make this for sure

  196. Judy Chastain says:

    I love the scent of lavender. I used to buy the Yardley lavender soap. I’m looking forward to trying this sugar scrub for my very dry skin. Thank you, Ann!

  197. Susan Dickman says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely love lavender! Your idea for using this scrub on hands after gardening is such a wonderful idea. I plan to make this with my granddaughters. I think they will love it as well! Thank you!

    Susan

  198. What a great way to use the ONE thing in my garden the deer won’t eat! Many thanks

  199. Janet Mueller says:

    Ann, what type of string or twine did you use to tie on the label? Is that butchers twine?

      1. Janet Mueller says:

        Thank you, Ann. I plan to make this tomorrow to give as gifts.

  200. 5 stars
    Made this for a hostess gift today. It was so easy and smelled divine!

    Thank you for the simple recipe.

    1. I always love your presentation, so pretty!💕

  201. I love lavender! This is actually something I think that I could do!

  202. Cynd Galazzo says:

    Can I make this in August or September and will it still be okay for Christmas gifts

  203. Rebecca M says:

    I really want to try this scrub! So excited! I’m not finding where to find those cute tags though?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      There is a form at the end of the post…fill it out and the sugar scrub PDF will arrive in your email. The tags are included with the PDF. The explanation is at the end of the post! Enjoy!

  204. Hi I was wondering where the tags would be plz am I missing some thing as can’t seem to see them

    1. Ann Drake says:

      There is a form at the end of the post…fill it out and the sugar scrub PDF will arrive in your email. The tags are included with the PDF. The explanation is at the end of the post!

  205. 5 stars
    Muchas gracias. Adoro la lavanda

  206. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing! I love lavender like you do. Can’t wait to make my own. I have a sugar scrub that has dried out a bit. Can I “refresh” it or is it a lost cause?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Teri! If the sugar scrub is made with coconut oil, you can try adding some extra to see if it helps soften it. Also, before you add the coconut oil, heat it in the microwave for just a few seconds to warm it up.

  207. Talia Hafez says:

    I have two questions, is this safe for pregnant women and is it ok if I don’t have lavender buds??

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Talia…I am not a medical expert, so I cannot answer the first question. It’s perfectly OK to leave out the lavender buds. The scrub will actually have a longer shelf life.

  208. Andrea Smith says:

    Can you adjust the recipe for a 6oz jar?

    1. Gayle Minkus says:

      Cutting the original recipe in half for an 8 oz jar results in 1/4 cup oil to 1 cup sugar in a half recipe. Since 6 oz is 3/4 of the 8 oz sugar, the oil should be 3/4 of the quarter cup oil–or 3 Tablespoons. At least that’s my math.

    2. Gayle Minkus says:

      Ooops–essential oil: 8 to 9 drops (half of 20 drops is 10 so 3/4 of 10 rounds up to 8; and the 25 works out to about 9).

      1. Susan Yagiela Williams says:

        I have a real problem with scents. Can lemon or orange essential oils be used instead of lavender?

  209. How long do these sugar scrubs last?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      If you leave any fresh ingredients out, and include just coconut oil, sugar, and essential oil, they last for months. I have used jars that were going on a year old and they were perfect. Just make sure they are in a tightly sealed jar. Enjoy!

      1. Thanks. I have one more question. Does the coconut oil have to be melted or does it just have to be a solid but softened a bit?

        1. Ann Drake says:

          It doesn’t have to be melted. It just needs to be soft enough to mix in with the sugar. Thanks!

  210. 5 stars
    Thanks, just made this for Valentine teacher’s gifts. Nice because I had all the stuff and some cute jars to use up. My daughter used the leftover on our hands when cleaning up and our skin feels great.

  211. Ann Hardy says:

    Hi Ann, very timely as I have lots of lavender ready to harvest. Do you wait until the buds are dry on the stem or do you use purple buds? Making sugar scrub today!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Ann…it’s best to use dried buds. Enjoy!

  212. Your email came just in the nick of time when I was trying to think of something to give the secretaries at my grandsons school. The scrub went together fast and it went perfectly with the lavender candles I already had for them. Thank you.

  213. I had a garden guy tell me to treat lavender lavender like a ex husband. Ignore it and cut it down often!! I started doing it and have beautiful plant’s now, LOL

  214. Carrie Geller says:

    Where can I find real frankincense and myrrh oils?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Carrie…I did a quick search on Amazon and both oils are available. My favorite brand is Rocky Mountain Oils. Both RMO oils are for sale on Amazon…they are pricey though!

    2. Tiffany Smith says:

      I found frankincense at Walmart in the oil section.
      The Home and something brand is pure frankincense oil. Not the Walmart brand. Look at the ingredients before buying.

  215. Michele (Finch Rest) says:

    Thanks, Ann! I used to have a HUGE lavender bush and still have lots of organic buds left.
    Sadly we had to dig up the bush for two reasons: the meter reader dude was threatening us b/c it kept getting bigger and more difficult for him to get behind it to read the dumb meter…….but the REAL reason was I found out the hard way there is such a thing as underground bee hives.
    I was watering the bush and must’ve stepped on it or something cuz the next thing I knew I was completely attacked by a billion stinging bees. It was BAD – I ended up getting an infection from some of the bites on my shins and to this day carry scars! I had to go get a tetnus shot too! So that is my unhappy story of the tiny little cheap plant that grew so fast in its sunny dry spot and grew to be humongous and gave me much much pleasure. Sniff.
    Oh and you mentioned your first time smelling lavender – first time I ever did I had the same reaction – what IS that scent?????????? I happened to be in Provence just before lavender harvest time – and was driving through fields of it. I freaked. Every time I smell it I think of that experience! So thank you for your recipe, and for the tags and for inspiring me. I think I will make some tomorrow since the weather is so awful.

  216. You also may be able to buy lavender buds at World Market.

  217. Sheila DelCharco says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I made 8 jars to give as gifts this Christmas season and I used your affiliate links to purchase some items!

  218. Clara M. Hunter says:

    Great ideas especially at this time of the year!!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

  219. Sounds interesting but could I make this without the lavender buds?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Sure! You can also use any type of essential oil you want or have on hand. Enjoy!

  220. I made this and it is really nice! Thanks so very much! I purchased 8 small PLASTIC “Mason” type jars (small) at Michael’s for $5.00 to put the scrub in. I didn’t want people to have to take glass into the shower/bath.

  221. Linda Jewell says:

    Hi Ann
    Thank you so much for the Lavander Sugar Scrub. I volunteer to do the hospitality each June for VBS at our church St Joachim’s. I always make the volunteers gifts for their service. The scrub was a hit. Actually, I need to make
    another batch for the staff.
    Thank you for this great idea!

  222. Kathy Fowler says:

    I adore your lavender recipes Ms. Ann!! Thank you for sharing with us!!!

  223. Hi Anne have you experimented with different sugars? I’m wondering about raw instead of plain white sugar.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      No I’ve never tried raw sugar…but if the granules aren’t too big I think it would work fine!

  224. Thanks for this great idea, Ann! I just made this as a birthday gift for a friend who loves lavender. I wanted to provide some feedback based on my experience. The recipe was spot-on and made a nicely textured scrub, and it made my hands so smooth! While I love the smell of coconut in baked goods, I felt that the coconut oil aroma masked/conflicted with the lavender smell, so I ended up using a lot more lavender oil on that batch. I used olive oil on the second batch, which had a milder aroma, but as you mentioned, it made the scrub yellow (plus it reminded me of all the salad dressing I make with olive oil!) I used canola oil on the last batch, which was the most neutral and didn’t compete with the lavender. Of all three, I liked the aroma of the canola oil batch the best, but I found the coconut oil to feel the most luxurious on my skin. I hope this feedback is useful to your readers.

    1. JoAnn Weimer says:

      Is the coconut oil a “solid” that needs to be heated to liquid or is it a liquid form to start i.e. olive oil or canola oil?

      1. Ann Drake says:

        The coconut oil is a soft solid. You can microwave the jar of coconut for a few seconds to soften it before measuring.

        1. Great. Thank you for your reply

  225. Just made this last night as birthday gifts for 2 of my girlfriends. They’re going to love it! And my kitchen smelled so good!!!

  226. Nancy Baldridge says:

    Thank you for sharing Ann”s Sutton Place lavender sugar scrub recipe. I definitely am going to make this for little gifts for friends. I live about an hour away from any craft store (other than Walmart) and shop on Amazon Prime, also. I bought some essential oils from Piping Rock but might try Rocky Mt. due to your recommendation and the reviews. Are you familiar with Piping Rock? Your advice, good ideas and pretty pictures are a pleasure to me and brighten my day.

  227. I think I should dry some lavender and think ahead for gifts to have on “hand” for pampering the recipient. My friend and I were talking about simple hostess gifts that don’t seem to be given like they used to. Now this would be a useful yet special gift to give !! Love it. I’m pinning it.

    1. Love lavender! For me it can be both calming and invigorating. Thanks for the easy scrub recipe!

  228. Mickey Wood says:

    What a great gift idea! This is something I will do with the grand kids as a craft that the can give their moms for mother’s day. Thanks, Ann.

  229. I am having a problem printing the tags. Is there some place I need to “HIT” to get them to print?

  230. Debbie Burton says:

    As always, I look forward to receiving your email. You are such an inspiration to me, even if I don’t make you ideas. It makes me.happy just to see what you think up next.

  231. Debbie Manno says:

    I just happen to have all these items on hand! I may have to try this. What a great Mother’s day gift this would make too Ann. Thank you for sharing.

  232. My coconut oil is solid at room temperature. How do you get it to mix with the sugar?? Love sugar scrubs

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Nanci! I just put my jar of coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen it up a bit. Maybe 10 to 15 seconds. It will sort of pour right into your measuring cup.

      1. Great gift idea!!! And…easy!