This DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe is the perfect, 4 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.
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. This can also be thought of 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
- 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.
DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons lavender buds
- 20 to 25 drops drops lavender essential oil
- 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 and lavender essential oil. Stir again. Package in air-tight containers. Glass mason jars or metal jars with a screw top lid work best.
Once you have your scrub mixed together, package it in air-tight containers. I use wide mouth 8 oz. Ball jars but any sort of jar would work as long as the mouth is big enough to scoop out the scrub. This two cup recipe makes two 8 oz. jars of scrub.
I used Young Living 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 Young Living. I am very happy with Rocky Mountain Oils and can purchase them through my Prime membership on Amazon. They are significantly less expensive and arrive so much faster. I will provide a list of sources at the end and include three different price points for lavender essential oil…that way you can decide which one is best for you.
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DIY Lavender Body Scrub Recipe Sources:
Sugar Scrub Tags
2020 Update: 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 Lavender. Current email subscribers can download everything from the Members Only Library. Not a member? Click the button below!
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