November 18, 2017

Quick & Easy Homemade Scrubs

There is nothing like homemade!  Especially when it’s easy and quick and something you can use at home or turn into a gift for others.

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These two scrubs have ingredients most of us have right in our cabinets!   Here are two recipes for homemade scrubs you can you use on our face or other areas of your skin that you need to exfoliate and are perfect for summer or winter.

Homemade Sugar Scrub


  • 2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract



Measure out 2 cups of brown sugar.


Next, melt 1/4 cup coconut oil.


Mix in coconut oil and vanilla.


Press firmly into an 8 oz. Mason jar.

The next scrub is very similar except it is made with lemons!  Try this one out as well!

Easy Lemon Scrub



First, pour 2 cups of sugar into a large bowl.

Then zest one lemon. (Reserve the lemon itself.)


Then melt 1/4 cup coconut oil and pour over sugar and mix.

Next take the lemon you zest and cut in half and take out seeds.

Squeeze all the lemon juice out of it.  (This smells so good!)


Pour the lemon juice and all the zest into the bowl of sugar, then mix.


Pack the sugar mix in the jar.  Pictured is an 8 oz. jar, and I actually filled two 8 oz. jars with this one recipe.

Both of these recipes are SO easy, you can do them with your kids or have your kids make some up for gifts for their teachers or family members.  We use both of these recipes at our home and we love the way these scrubs make our skin feel.   Enjoy!!

What are some of your favorite homemade scrubs?


  1. great ideas! how long would these scrubs last and what is the best way to store them? thanks.

    • It depends on if your using it daily or just a few times a week. You don’t need a lot to scrub your face. I keep mine in a plastic jar with lid or the mason jars which are shown. They will keep for a long time if they are stored in room temperature. Hope that helps!

  2. When I saw the title of this post I thought, “Oh fun! I should make some for my kids for Halloween or dress up.” My husband just started his intern year of residency today so I was thinking of medical scrubs that he wears in the hospital. When I saw the first picture I started laughing. That was not the kind of scrubs I was thinking of!! Maybe I should make some of these for myself or for gifts. Thanks for the recipes!

  3. Since there is liquid on the sugar, will it grow bacterial ? What is the best way to preserve it without chemicals?

    • I’ve never had one get moldy. 🙂 To help avoid that, though, try to not get added water into jar when using in shower. 🙂

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