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DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub. Easy recipe, that is perfect for mother's day!

DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub. Easy recipe, that is perfect for mother's day! I have been brave lately and have been making more DIY essential oil recipes (keep your eyes peeled as there are more to come)! I can promise you that any diy post I share will be super easy because… well, my patience for diy projects doesn’t last very long! This recipe for my lime essential oil sugar scrub is super easy and takes about 3 minutes to make and uses only 3 ingredients! See… easy right?!

This essential oil sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling super soft! I recommend hopping in the shower, apply the sugar scrub and rinse away with warm water. This scrub is easy to make and easy to use, what more could you want?! If you are looking for an easy DIY gift for mom this mother’s day, I would definitely make her up a batch of this sugar scrub, she will love it!

Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

What You Need:

1 cup of white sugar

1/4 cup of a carrier oil such as grapeseed oil, fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil or olive oil. I used grapeseed oil

6 drops of the essential oil of your choice. I used lime essential oil

A glass jar for storage


How to Make the Scrub:

1) Pour the sugar into a mixing bowl. Break down any sugar clumps with a spoon.

2) Add the oil and essential oil of your choice to the sugar.

3) Fold the ingredients together until it is well mixed.

4) Pour the mixture into a glass jar for storage until you are ready to use it!

5) Enjoy!

It really is super simply to make this scrub!

Essential Oil Suggestions:

The essential oil you choose to use in your scrub will vary based on the outcome you are hoping to have. Here are some suggestions:

Relaxation: I would suggest using oils such as lavender, cedarwood or orange essential oil

Invigorating: Use a citrus oil such as lemon, lime, grapefruit, bergamot or orange. Here are some safety precautions to consider when using citrus essential oils.

Energy: Use 3 drops of peppermint and 3 drops of orange in your scrub to help give you an energy boost while making your skin super soft!


Of course you are able to use any essential oil you would like, these are just some suggestions. If you choose to use more than 1 essential oil in your scrub, just make sure the total doesn’t exceed 6-8 drops of essential oil… less is more!

Now that you have the recipe, where do you plan to store it? On a scrap of paper? Pinterest? Written on whatever was near you at the time? I was always finding great essential oil recipes but didn’t have a place to store them! This resulted in scraps of paper that often got lost or pinterest pins that got buried on my boards. So I decided to solve this problem by creating my Essential Oil Toolkit & Recipe Journal! Take a sneak peak at the video below and if you like what you see, purchase your copy as a paperback book or PDF printable HERE!

There you have it, my super simple diy essential oil sugar scrub!

Which essential oil will you use in your sugar scrub?

23 thoughts on “DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

  1. My daughter enjoys making sugar scrubs. When she shares them with me, they don’t last long because I enjoy using them too. They make your skin feel so nice.

  2. I’m always amazed to see that sugar is a great scrub! I always would have thought that it would cause break outs. But I guess not 🙂 Looks like a fun DIY!

  3. I bought some essential oils at our Native American festival last week and I’ve been looking for a good sugar scrub recipe. I can’t wait to try yours with my oils. I want to make some to give as gifts as well.

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