December 12, 2017

Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub |

Oh my goodness!  This stuff smells good enough to eat!

In fact, you could actually eat this homemade body scrub if you so desired (although I don’t recommend it).

But for the sake of staying on the topic of body scrub, I can’t stress enough how effective this mixture is for exfoliating dry skin.

I absolutely LOVE this recipe that I adapted from Stacy’s wonderful e-book, Simple Scrubs to Make and Give.  This is probably my favorite, although I can’t be sure yet, since I haven’t made them all.

Here’s the recipe for this easy, yummy delicious-smelling concoction that is sure to leave those arms and legs summer ready with a silky glow!

DIY Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub |

Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub



  1. In small bowl, mix together brown sugar, melted coconut oil, sweet almond oil, then vanilla.
  2. Store in airtight half-pint mason jar.




  1. I just made this body scrub for our Sister’s Weekend which starts tomorrow, for my sister, mom, and sister-in-law. It smells divine! Can’t wait to give it. Should it be stored in the fridge at all? And, how long is it “good” for?

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Yay! I have been using other body scrubs and body butters that I made 2 or 3 months ago, and they are still fresh. I would say that since there are no icky preservatives in them, that they should be fine for a few months, depending on the ingredients.

  2. I was wondering if a substitution can be made for the coconut oil. I’m highly allergic to anything coconut.

  3. Does the scrub get hard like the coconut oil is?

  4. Hi! This is a fantastic idea! Is there anything I can sub in for the almond oil?

  5. can’t wait to male this…i love your jars…where do u get them?

  6. I made a couple jars up and it looks like the coconut oil in it has hardened up. Do you have to microwave this before using to soften the oil back up?

    • I do not. If you scoop some out and then apply directly to skin, it should melt easily and be the perfect scrub consistency. 🙂

  7. Would pure almond extract work in place of the almond oil?
    I picked up the wrong thing.

    • Oh, Tina! No, it’s not the same. Almond extract is for flavoring. The almond oil is different. Don’t worry, though. Instead of almond oil, you can just use whatever unscented oil you have on hand….Do you have any grapeseed oil? That would work great!

  8. How much does the recipe make? How many mason jars would it fill? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. I just finished making this awesome scrub for Christmas gifts and was wondering if it is supposed to smell like molasses? I personally like the smell but was just wanting to make sure. Thanks!

    • No, it’s not. But I am sure it’s just due to varying levels of molasses in brown sugar…..It makes sense. 🙂

    • Uh-oh…could it the almond oil? I couldn’t find “sweet almond oil” at Whole Foods but found “refined expeller pressed almond oil.” Is sweet almond oil found in the baking aisle or is it in the body aisle?

  10. audrey corporon says:

    brandy you have the best ideas

  11. Are these ingredients safe for the septic system?


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