DIY Lavender Sugar Body Scrub Recipe with Essential Oils

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I’ve been making this simple all-natural lavender sugar body scrub for years. I use it on my legs right before shaving and on my body during my coveted at-home self-care spa nights.

The recipe is so simple you can make it fresh right before use or make it in batches and store it or gift it. You can also have some fun with the ingredients and switch up which essential oils you use and which moisturizing oil you choose. I typically stick with lavender essential oil and extra virgin olive oil because I always have them on hand.

Benefits of lavender essential oil for your skin

There’s a reason you find so many lavender-based products in beauty products and in spas. Along with offering a calming dose of aromatherapy, lavender oil does wonders in natural skin care routines.

Pure lavender essential oil:

The important thing to remember is never to put lavender oil directly on your skin without first diluting it in a carrier oil, like olive oil.


Skin-nourishing nutrients in olive oil

Olive oil is something most of us keep in our kitchens for cooking, but it can also be used to make homemade natural remedies and beauty and self-care products. It acts as a natural moisturizer and is rich enough for really dry skin.

Extra-virgin olive oil:

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Fights bacteria
  • Offers vitamins

Lavender Sugar Body Scrub Recipe Ingredients

  • 100% pure lavender oil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sugar

You can also swap the lavender oil for another scent or blend. I recommend peppermint oil, patchouli oil, or sweet orange oil, depending on your preference. If you want to try different oils, coconut, apricot, and almond make great options. When it comes to sugar, the important thing is to use a fine grain so it’s easy on your skin. Sugar crystals can be a bit rough, especially when you have sensitive skin.

Lavender Sugar Body Scrub Recipe Supplies

  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Fork or whisk
  • Funnel
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Label + pen

Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups of sugar in the bowl

  2. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil

  3. Whisk gently

  4. Add 6-8 drops of essential oil

  5. Whisk gently again

  6. Funnel into mason jar

  7. Add lid and shake

  8. Secure label

Personally, I love the natural look of this scrub, but I know Pinterest is all about those bright colours. You’ll see a lot of scrubs with added food dyes that catch your eye, but I prefer to do without. That being said, it is a nice touch to add a few dried lavender flowers to this mix and tie it up with a lavender ribbon.

You can get creative and blend lavender oil and lemon oil and add some dried lavender flowers and dried citrus zest or do a rose oil with dried petals. You really can’t go wrong as long as you keep the base recipe the same.


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