Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub


Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub – So easy to make, and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin!

Hi! It’s Kara from Creations by Kara with a DIY recipe for all-natural sugar scrub that you will love! I don’t know about you, but during the winter months, my skin gets dry, itchy, and dull looking. I started using sugar scrub a couple weeks ago, and it has made a huge difference in the way my skin looks and feels!
Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub - So easy to make, and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin!

I’ve made other sugar scrubs before, but this time I decided to try adding cucumber. It’s full of antioxidants, and is very soothing to the skin. There’s a reason why people are always placing slices of cucumbers on their puffy eyes! I figured if it’s good for the eyes, it’s gotta be good for the rest of your skin as well. :)
Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub - So easy to make, and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin!
I also added some peppermint essential oil to the sugar scrub. I love the invigorating scent, and I think peppermint goes just perfectly with the green color of the cucumbers. This cucumber mint sugar scrub is a new favorite!
Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub - So easy to make, and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin!

This sugar scrub is so easy to make, you can whip up a batch in about 5 minutes. I store mine in the refrigerator, and it thickens up quite a bit. But don’t worry, it works just fine. If you want, you can take it out a few minutes before you want to use it so it will soften up a bit. I usually just scoop about a tablespoon into a small plastic bowl and take it into the shower in the morning. It’s a refreshing way to start the day!


Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes


1/4 cucumber, unpeeled (about 4 slices)

3/4 cup white sugar

2 Tbsp coconut oil, softened

8-10 drops peppermint essential oil


Puree cucumber till all the skin is in tiny flecks. Add the sugar and coconut oil and blend till oil is absorbed. Stir in peppermint oil. Store in an airtight container.

Because of the fresh cucumber, it is best to store this sugar scrub in the refrigerator. I just scoop out what I'll need into a little plastic bowl a few minutes before I'm going to use it.


Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub - So easy to make, and a great way to soften and revive dry, sluggish skin!I can’t even tell you how fabulous this stuff smells. And I know you’ll love the way it makes your skin feel! One word of caution – the oil can make the shower floor a tad bit slippery, so be careful not to slip. (No bustin’ out the dance moves!)

Thanks Kara!

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Kara Cook

of Creations by Kara

Hi! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara. I'm addicted to all things creative, and I love inspiring other women to unlock their creativity. I blog about DIY projects, home decor ideas, craft tutorials, and yummy recipes. Whether it’s in the garage, the craft room, or the kitchen, I believe anyone can make something beautiful to be proud of. If I can do it, you can too!

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  1. Heather Mills posted on February 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm (#

    This looks amazing! I am going to have to make this for myself this week! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Sylvia posted on February 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm (#

    This is probably a dumb question but is this for your face or body?


  3. My Handmade Space posted on February 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm (#

    Nice! I’ll try this recipe. 

  4. fiona posted on March 17, 2016 at 11:19 am (#

    Thanks for sharing this recipe for homemade skin scrub.  Will definitely give this a try.

  5. Kitty posted on March 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm (#

    Love a great scrub and cucumber and mint is always a winning scent combo. Thanks!

  6. Nataly Beyer posted on May 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm (#


    Thanks so much for this recipe.

    How long does it usually keep for?


    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 12, 2016 at 8:06 am (#

      I use mine up within a week (due to the fresh cucumber).

  7. kisha posted on June 30, 2016 at 9:02 am (#

    can i use Epsom salt instead of sugar?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 30, 2016 at 9:47 am (#

      I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you’ll only be using it on your feet. (The rest of your skin is more delicate and cannot handle the roughness of Epsom salt being scrubbed on the skin.)

  8. Jan posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm (#

    Wondering if I can use fresh mint??

    • I Heart Naptime posted on July 13, 2016 at 7:46 am (#

      Yes! You could! Make sure you finely mince in; it would be lovely with the fresh cucumbers.

  9. Kelsey posted on July 23, 2016 at 9:58 am (#

    Hi! If I were to make the scrub now, do you think it would stay fresh until Christmas time? 


    • I Heart Naptime posted on July 23, 2016 at 10:34 am (#

      Hi Kelsey! If you made the scrub only using essential oils and stored it in the fridge, it should still be fresh at Christmas (maybe make an orange-mint or vanilla-mint scrub?).

      I’m afraid there’s no magic available that would make a fresh cucumber last that longer than a few weeks without pickling it, and I don’t think that’s what you’d want. :)