Do-it-yourself lavender sugar scrub is gluten-free and soy-free. With just five ingredients, it’s also easy to make and ready to go in 10 minutes or less!
Stress relief in a jar. Relaxation at your fingertips. A day at the spa without leaving your house. This sugar scrub is AMAZING. And the girls? Well, when the now 12-year-old was in first grade, she informed me that she couldn’t get enough of it. “I think I’ll need some sugar scrub in my bath tonight because I need to get out the old energy to make room for the new energy.” Dying. Dead on the floor over here. How is it even possible to keep a straight face with conversations like that?
But, she was right. This stuff IS game changing. Long day? Sugar scrub. Favorite tv show got cancelled? Sugar scrub. It’s Friday? Sugar scrub. Would there ever be a reason not to use this delectable concoction? No. No there wouldn’t.
One word of caution, though. You may find yourself wanting to eat it. Or maybe that’s just me. So, this isn’t actually cookie batter? Roger that. To stay chill and in stealth mode, I use organic raw sugar. It is coarser than regular sugar, which makes the scrub more effective. It also isn’t as sweet as granulated sugar, which means I’m less likely to forget myself and start eating it straight out of the bowl. Stay cool, Morgan, is what I have to tell myself. Don’t lose your crap over sugar scrub. #strugglebus
So, you may be wondering, does it actually work or is it just really pretty? It does actually work. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s gluten-free and soy-free but still works like it’s supposed to. Your skin will feel super soft, and equally super is the fact that it’s super cheap to make. Super.
Lavender Sugar Scrub ingredients
- Organic raw sugar
- Coconut oil
- Vegetable glycerin
- Olive oil
- Lavender essential oil
Raw sugar, coconut oil, and olive oil are available at most grocery stores. I found the jars pictured here at Target and everything else at Whole Foods. (Store mentions are for info purposes only and aren’t paid mentions).
Also, as I mentioned, raw sugar is coarser than regular granulated sugar, which is perfect for this scrub. And if you want the essential oils to stand out, then look for a coconut oil with a neutral scent. Lastly, vegetable glycerine may contain soy. It’s a good idea, if that’s relevant to you, to check labels or contact companies to find out how their glycerine is sourced.
- Lavender and lemongrass combo (one of my faves!)
- Lemon and Lime combo
The mixing and match options are endless! If you want to try different scents, just switch them out. The basic recipe stays the same. And speaking of basic recipe, you can adjust the consistency of the scrub to your liking. This sugar scrub is “crunchier” (meaning a little more sugar). But you can reduce the amount of sugar if you want a softer, gooier scrub, which would also totally work.
- Scratch-resistant mixing bowl (or a bowl you don’t mind scratching)
- Small jars for sugar scrub storage
So, Spiriteds, enjoy this amazingness in a jar! Take care and know that I’m glad you’re here!Print
Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 1 1/4 cups organic raw sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup vegetable glycerine
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2–3 drops essential oil
- Pour sugar into large mixing bowl.
- Add melted coconut oil and stir with a fork until blended.
- Add vegetable glycerine, olive oil, and essential oils.
- Mix well and pour into glass jars.
- Use in showers, baths, or when washing hands.
A few favorite essential oils for this recipe are lavender and lemongrass. I like to combine them, too, for a springy scent. The combination of orange and Texas Cedarwood is also enjoyable.