Make it Monday: Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

brown sugar scrub

     Here is a really simple recipe for a homemade brown vanilla sugar scrub. Sounds yummy doesn’t it? And it smells awesome! Sugar scrubs make your skin soft by getting rid of dead skin cells. It makes a lovely gift, is not really expensive, and odds are you already have what you need.      You will want equal parts white and brown sugar. Then you will want 3 parts sugar mixture to 1 part oil. Olive oil is great, but it might smell too strong. I used grapeseed oil, but you could make do with canola if it’s all you got. You can a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract to a cup. Almond would work too.
     First, mix the white and brown sugars. You will probably want to mix with your hands to get it really well blended.

     Add the sugar mixture to the jars you want to store/give it in. I used these 16 oz Ball jars, but if you keep your jars (PB, jelly, etc.) you can just use those, if you like.
sugar scrub recipe

     Add the oil to each jar. For example, I put 1 1/2 cups of sugar mixture in each jar and added 1/2 cup oil. Try to add your extract before the oil has all sunk into the sugar.
     The oil will eventually saturate the sugar.

brown sugar scrub recipe

     You give it a few jabs with a spoon to “fluff” it up, but it’s pretty much ready to go. Tie it with a pretty ribbon and give it as a gift. Don’t forget to keep some for yourself!

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  1. I’m always amazed at how much money people spend on things are so cheap and easy to make at home!

  2. Boy, that sounds really easy! I definitely need to try this!!

  3. Sounds like this would be easy and helpful and like you said it’s stuff you already have around. Thanks.

  4. Will definitely have to try this one. Sounds simple enough and I love sugar scrubs.

  5. Vicki Hale says

    I have been wanting to do this, but I thought it would be too difficult, you have made it sound fairly easy.

  6. This is so neat 🙂 I will have to try this 🙂

  7. I’ve been making scrubs for years. Even when I was working, someone would come to me with dry hands and heard I could help them. I grabbed a packet of sugar and some sort of oil or hand lotion.

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