DIY: Sugar Scrubs


DIY: Sugar Scrubs

“Craft and Wine Night” continues and the holiday season has proved to have some of my favorite nights this year! Last Saturday, us gals got together to make some homemade sugar scrubs! We attempted to follow some different recipes we found online and decided to just wing it and make up our own! We had a blast, take a look!


Dreamcicle Sugar Scrub



  • 1/2 c of cane sugar
  • 1/4 c of coconut oil
  • 3 drops of red food dye
  • 5 drops of yellow food dye
  • 1 tbsp of orange extract
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Made: 2 half pint jars. You guys, this one was one of my favorites to make. It was quick, easy and tasted amazing! They kept teasing me because I kept taste-testing the ones that were edible. It also smelt amazing. This one I covered with a circle of orange cloth to complete the look before gifting it!




Cupcake Sugar Scrub



  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder


  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Made: 2 jars of double, extra was used for additional scrubs. The chocolate scrub was probably my FAVORITE. It tasted amazing (see, again with the taste testing) and smelt heavenly. I split them in different bowls and put them in so that they were both in the same to look like cake. I toped the lids off with cupcake fabric to really seal the deal. πŸ™‚







Chocolate Orange Sugar Scrub


  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of orange extract

Made: 2 half pint jars. Another favorite! We always get a chocolate orange in our stockings every year and this was one I knew I wanted to try and tackle!



Candy Cane Peppermint Sugar Scrub


  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of peppermint extract
  • 3 drops of pink food dye (half of mixture)

Made: 2 half pint jars. This one smells amazing and I tried to get the candy cane look to go with it! The food dye on all are light so they don’t stain your skin (I’ve had quite bad experiences with some when making the stained jars and ornaments, oops!) and I like that the stripes don’t look perfect, it makes it really look homemade! Again, it tasted good, just like winter!


We all made a ton of different jars and scents! The yellow one above was a hazelnut scrub. I intended for it to be a lemon meringue one, however, I used oil instead of extract and didn’t smell as such, so it turned into a hazelnut one (not edible). The purple had lavender in it, the tan one was a honey and lemon. There was another that was honey and lavender, both smelt great and not overly powerful (both not edible).

Crystal made some scrubs using the Dial Hand Soap from a pin on pinterest and that one was awesome! She made two different scents and had a lot left over so she gave us all a jar to take with us!

We traded some with each other so we had a TON of different types of scrubs in the end to give away for gifts this year! I mean seriously, LOOK:


This was just what I took home! That’s twelve jars!


Zoe decided to assist and organize all the jars into her “masterpiece”. We used her to be our sniff-tester for a couple to make sure she approved of the scents. … She did. πŸ™‚



If you are looking for some quick and awesome giveaways for the holidays, I definitely recommend this! Again, it was fun and extremely simple! Also, for some reason any animals or kids get a hold of these, it won’t be detrimental if they nibble (hell, I nibbled all night!) because they have extracts (most of them) instead of oils! The extracts were a great substitution as oils can cost a pretty penny and you probably have a ton of extracts already in your home from baking! And they’re great for exfoliating your skin for those dry spots we all get this time of year!

ETA: If you notice the sugar and coconut oil mixture is too hard, add either a little bit of olive oil or warm up the sugar scrub under warm water before using.

I’m dying to make a couple more of these with some coconut and other fruity flavors. I hope everyone loves these as much as we did making them!


7 thoughts on “DIY: Sugar Scrubs

  1. Angela Harvey says:

    Hi…all your scrubs call for cane sugar…is it possible to use granulated? I have used it in scrubs with coconut oil before with basically the same ratio but was wondering if it would change the outcome any.

    • heyheyheatherk says:

      Sorry it took me so long to reply! You might be able to, I haven’t tried with granulated but I think some of the other ladies used it during this craft night, so it should! If you used it let me know how they turned out! πŸ™‚

      • Angela says:

        No Worries…I did use the granulated sugar and it worked splendidly! I made several and gave them all as gifts for Christmas. Since granulated is slightly finer than cane, the exfoliation is a bit more intense so I would recommend a lighter touch when scrubbing but other than that it was perfect!

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