Help your skin to glow with these 5 homemade sugar scrubs. The thought of putting sugar on your skin may seem strange, after all, it isn’t even healthy to eat! Although not the best inside of your body, sugar is fantastic to use as an exfoliator. Your skin will be left glowing after using one of these great sugar scrubs.

Not only are sugar scrubs great for your skin but they are also great for your friend’s skin too! Sugar scrub is a wonderful gift and very easy to make. Friends, family, your child’s teachers, and neighbors will be impressed by this gift! We have included a FREE printable “sugar scrub made with love” label that you can print for your jars of scrub. Available at the bottom of this article.

About Sugar Scrubs

Sugar is a humectant which means that it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Also, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that encourages cell turnover helping to generate fresher, younger-looking skin.

The small particles in sugar make an excellent topical exfoliant. Sugar scrubs are perfect for exfoliating dead surface skin cells to reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.

Are sugar or salt scrubs better? This is a question commonly asked when making homemade scrubs. Salt may seem better to use but the main advantage of sugar over salt is that it tends to be gentler on the skin. Of course, the above humectant qualities of sugar are also a great plus, especially when used on dry or dehydrated skin.

Sugar scrubs are super simple to make. Really all you need is sugar and a bit of skin-friendly oil and you have yourself a homemade exfoliant! These 5 homemade sugar scrubs have extra goodies added to make them even more amazing. So have a scroll through and click on the links to find your favorite homemade sugar scrub recipe.

5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs

5 homemade sugar scrubs

1. Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

You had me at lavender! Made with sugar, oil, vitamin E, vanilla and lavender essential oil this scrub is a real treat for your body. Lavender essential oil is great to eliminate tension, promote relaxation, relieve pain, and enhance blood circulation as well as having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Head over to Suburban Simplicity to get this fantastic sugar scrub recipe.

Super Easy Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub is quick and easy to make and uses just 3 everyday ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen cabinet. Containing cane sugar, brown sugar, and oil this scrub is the perfect quick scrub for face and body. This is a great single portion sugar scrub recipe. Visit Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen to get the recipe and to find out the benefits of using a sugar scrub.

DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

This DIY Mint Sugar Scrub is the perfect gift to make friends, family, teachers and anyone else this Christmas. It looks lovely and smells totally divine! Made with coconut oil, sugar, peppermint extract, and a drop green food coloring it is easy and quick to make up. Head over to Love Grows Wild to get the full recipe.

4. Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Made with both green tea bags and green tea powder this sugar scrub is a real treat for the skin. Head over to Savy Naturalista to find out more about this lovely sugar scrub.

5. Apricot Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub uses apricot oil which is great for naturally nourishing dry skin. We are loving the addition of the coloring which gives this scrub a truly apricotty feel! Visit A Pumpkin And A Princess to find out more about this scrub recipe.

Free Printable Label

sugar scrub printable label

Why not make a double batch of sugar scrub and give some away as gifts! Sugar scrub really is the perfect gift, it is easy and quick to make and looks really impressive. We have made these FREE printable labels for you to use. Simply print onto sticky adhesive paper, cut and then stick onto a clean jar.

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