Effortless Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Learn how to make the easiest and most nourishing lavender sugar scrub you have ever used. It has 3 simple ingredients and is perfect for sensitive skin.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

An Easy Sugar Scrub

Maintaining healthy skin can be as simple or as laborious as you make it. The most important thing to remember is to treat your skin with kindness. Only use simple ingredients.

This sugar scrub is one of the easiest beauty recipes I’ve ever made. It only has 3 ingredients. But every single ingredient has a specific task.

The best thing about this sugar scrub is how your skin will feel afterwards! It is so gentle on sensitive skin. It removes the dead skin while also calming it and nourishing it at the same time.

The entire recipe is at the bottom of the post. You can scroll down to check it out. But first I’m going to answer some common questions about sugar scrubs and lavender.

What does sugar scrub do?

A sugar scrub gently exfoliates your skin, removing the dead skin cells and leaving behind smooth, glowing skin.

When you use a sugar scrub, the sugar granules rub against your skin. The dead skin rinses off with the rest of the scrub.

This is why it is so important to choose the ingredients in your sugar scrubs carefully. If you have sensitive skin, use something that will calm your skin after the exfoliation.

How to Use A Sugar Scrub

To use a sugar scrub, follow these steps.

  1. Begin with wet skin in the shower
  2. Allow your skin to soften from the warm to hot water
  3. Apply the sugar scrub in circular motions
  4. Do not rub too harshly, be gentle – the sugar scrub will do most of the work
  5. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

What are the benefits of LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL?

Lavender essential oil is known as a calming oil. The most common benefits are:

  • Better sleep – There is actually clinical research that shows using lavender oil can help you sleep better.
  • Reduced anxiety – Since lavender is such a calming oil, it can relax your muscles, steady your breathing, and reduce your anxiety.
  • Helps with wound healing – The oils from the lavender plant can help minor wounds (like scratches and burns) heal faster.
  • Reduces pain – Applying lavender oil to sore muscles or minor skin issues can reduce the amount of pain you feel.
  • Contains antimicrobial properties – According to a scholarly overview of the oil, it contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can be used in addition to common medicines.

Lavender Sugar Scrub Ingredients

This sugar scrub only has 3 ingredients:

I used granulated sugar. Some people use brown sugar. Either one will work just as well as the other, it all depends on which one you prefer.

DIY Gift Ideas

Sure you can keep this all to yourself. But it also makes a super easy – and totally gorgeous – DIY gift idea. Here are just a few of the best times/occassions for giving it as a gift:

  • Teacher appreciation gift
  • Christmas present
  • Birthday gift
  • Part of a home spa gift basket
  • Pamper gift to a new mom
  • Bridal shower gift (relaxation before the big day)

I’m sure you can think of many more! Basically, if you know someone that could use some relaxation or pampering, this make a very thoughtful gift.

When you give it as a DIY gift, presentation is key. Decorate the jar with ribbon. Personalize the jar with their name. Add a few trinkets to the gift – like a wooden spoon, a washcloth or loofa, and a fluffy towel.

How to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

Here is the recipe. Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it later. There is so much wonderful information here.

How to Make Lavender Body Scrubs


UPDATE – There were a few comments from people that live in different climates. Climate will change the recipe because coconut oil is solid below 76 degree F.

If you use coconut oil that is solid at room temperature in your home, add 1 tsp of filtered or bottle water to the mixture. However, if you use fractionated coconut oil, you will not need any water. 

coconut oil for body scrub

As you can see from the package, coconut oil is solid at 76 degrees. If you live in a warm climate or keep your home at 76 degrees or warmer, you will not need the water either. If this is a gift, you might want to add the water just in case. 


Sift through sugar to remove lumps. 

Blend together the coconut oil and sugar in a bowl. 

How to Make Lavender Body Scrubs

Once the sugar and coconut oil are combined, add the drops of lavender essential oil and mix again.

Lavender essential oil

Add water if you need to based on the temperature of your climate. At 76 degrees or cooler, you will need 1 tablespoon of filtered water. 

Add a few drops of purple soap coloring if you want to make the scrub lavender color.

Purple Soap coloring
How to Make Lavender Body Scrubs

Spoon the scrub into air-tight mason jars.

That’s it! Mix up some of this luxurious scrub for yourself and give some away as a gift. This is about to become a bathroom staple.

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34 thoughts on “Effortless Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe”

  1. I made this recipe and it was wonderful…….however, I ave a question….a week later I opened a dry and it was really dry….just sugar……..there was no moisture in it at all. The first day I made it, it was nice and creamy looking…..did I so something wrong?

    • What kind of coconut oil did you use? All sugar is not created equal and climate sometimes case mess with the formula. I live in a humid warm climate. You might need more oil in your mix and make sure that the container you are using is air tight. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks.

    • Hello! I’m making this today for a bday present.
      Can you use food coloring to make the lavender color, or a cake color?

  2. Hi there,
    If you are using 40z jars to store these how many jars will this recipe fill up using 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of coconut oil?

    • I think you need to double the recipe to fill up a 40 oz jar. It is not an exact science since the coconut oil changes based on temperature. If you have a jar of coconut oil, they never fill it to the top as the size of the coconut oil change when it goes from solid to liquid. Sometimes the coconut oil will be partially liquid and partially solid. Hope this helps some.

    • I have used both, but the best result is with the liquid type. You need to add some water to make the solid type work. I remade this a few more times and will be adding extra tips on how to use either.

  3. Hi – So i did not melt the coconut oil before mixing in… was I supposed to? It seemed from the recipe like you could use either solid or liquid oil and it would be fine. But mine has a very creamy consistency and there are chunks of the unmelted coconut oil solids throughout. (I used brown sugar, so I can see the white pieces.) I have it in an airtight mason jar and it slowly slides around inside when I turn it….. Eek! Will it harden up?

  4. I would like to ask how long can this scrub keep in normal situation?
    When i finish it looks very beautiful but after around 2 week it turn into white color what’s happened? can i still use it ?

  5. Can you use a mixture of solid coconut oil and liquid coconut oil together? Will the 2 coconut oils blend together well or will they separate after time?

  6. I am planning on making these for Mother’s Day brunch (Party favors). Planning to do them in 4 oz jars. How many would I get from one batch (as per recipe)

  7. Using solid coconut oil will clog your bath drain over time. It solidifies and gets compacted (speaking from experience). Fractionated coconut oil is a much better option for anything you use in the shower.


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