How to Make Sugar Scrub Soap


Our skin sheds dead cells every day and can start to feel dry, especially during wintertime. Commercial bath products can be expensive, and some contain ingredients that can irritate the skin. Sugar scrubs clean and exfoliate the skin, and also moisturize and leave a healthy glow. You can make your own sugar scrub in your kitchen at home for a very low price, and customize a mixture and scent.

Things You'll Need

  • Brown sugar
  • Oatmeal
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Honey
  • Jojoba, grape seed or sweet almond oil
  • Essential oil (for fragrance)
  • Kosher salt
  • Lemon
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Caster sugar
  • Sea salt

Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Scrub

  • Use a mortar and pestle to grind ½ cup of oatmeal (not the instant kind).

  • Mix the ground oatmeal with ¾ cup brown sugar in a large bowl.

  • Add ¼ cup pure honey and mix well.

  • Drizzle 2 tbsp. jojoba, grape seed or sweet almond oil over the mixture and mix well.

  • Drizzle ¼ tsp. fragrance oil over the mixture and stir well.

  • Spoon the mixture into a 6- or 8-ounce wide-mouth jar, and seal for storage.

Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub

Honey Sugar Scrub

  • Pour ¾ cup honey into a medium-size bowl.

  • Add 1 cup caster sugar; stir.

  • Add 1 cup of sea salt a little at a time, mixing as you go.

  • Add ½ tsp. jojoba oil and ½ tsp. essential oil of your choice and stir well.

  • Store in a jar with an airtight seal.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment with different fragrance oils until you find your favorite combination.
  • Test the mixture on a small area of skin, then wait 24 hours before using the scrub on your whole body.

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