Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

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    This homemade vanilla sugar scrub takes only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So simple and will leave your skin silky-smooth.

    Have you ever made a homemade sugar scrub before? I make them every winter. My hands get so dry, so I’ll rub the scrub on them every few days to exfoliate and help moisturize them. The brown sugar scrub, peppermint scrub and lemon sugar scrub are also some of my favorites.

    vanilla sugar scrub in a jar with roses

    This vanilla sugar scrub would make the perfect homemade gift for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day! All you need is 3 simple ingredients: coconut oil, sugar and vanilla. You can add the roses for a pop of color and extra scent too.

    How to make vanilla sugar scrub

    You only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe and you probably already have everything you need in your pantry. I added some roses as well for color, but you definitely can leave them out.

    1. Mix: It really is as simple as mixing sugar, melted coconut oil and vanilla in a bowl.
    2. Customize: You can change the smell by adding in the roses, honey, or essential oils.
    3. Store in an airtight container for maximum results. If you want the scrub softer, add an extra Tablespoon or two of coconut oil.

    how to make vanilla sugar scrub with roses

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    Then print onto card stock paper with a colored printer. I used my favorite circle punch to cut it out and then used a adhesive to stick it onto the jar.

    Sugar Scrub pink tag being cut

    I finished off the gift with a simple ribbon and it was ready to go in no time at all!

    Vanilla sugar scrub in a mason jar with green ribbon

    More homemade gift ideas

    Vanilla sugar body scrub recipe

    Course: Gift
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Servings: 1 cup
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This homemade vanilla sugar scrub takes only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So simple and will leave your skin silky-smooth.


    • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil ,melted
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract , more if desired

    Optional: 1 Tablespoon honey, rose petals


      • Combine the sugar, oil and vanilla in a medium size bowl or food processor. Mix together until well combined (you may need to use your hands). Add honey or chopped rose petals if desired. Add more coconut oil if needed.
      • Store in an air tight container.


      Shelf life 1-3 months. Scoop with a spoon to prevent germs.
      Note: You could use coarse sugar, or a combination of fine and coarse sugar for variation.

      Homemade sugar scrubs make such a great and inexpensive gift.

      Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try it out :)

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