Easy DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

Updated on January 31, 2018
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Lynsey loves trying out beauty tips and products, often making her own products and enjoys sharing anything useful that she finds!

I love having smooth, silky skin, but I don't love paying through the nose to get it! I will show you how to make a huge tub of sugar scrub for 20% of the cost of a leading-brand version. Not only will you get about six times as much, but it's also more effective and will scrub away all of your dead skin build-up!

you will need...
you will need...

You will need...

  • Baby oil
  • Sugar
  • Essential oil, if desired
  • Empty, clean jars
half fill with oil
half fill with oil

5 Minutes to Perfect Pins

1. Find a container. A mason jar or a few old body butter jars are ideal. Wash them out to ensure no contaminants will interfere with your mixture.

2. Half fill the container with baby oil. (Keep your eyes open for BOGOF deals on this, especially if you want to make big batches.) I like to use the lavender or camomile varieties as they prevent me from having to add my own scents later on.

top up with sugar, then mix
top up with sugar, then mix

3. Top up with sugar- just plain white, granulated sugar. (supermarket own brand or pound shop bags just as well as the posh stuff!) Add enough to ensure that there is no clear separation between the ingredients when mixed together.

4. Add a couple of drops of essential oil if required. Personally, I think the baby oil smells good enough! Mix together with a spoon or spatula until you can no longer see separate ingredients- you may have to top up with a bit more sugar. (See photo for perfect consistency.)

Proceed With Caution!

For super smooth legs, I shave, scrub, shave and scrub again. Using a new razor will help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs. Don't lean too hard when using the scrub- it exfoliates nicely with a soft touch. Rinse off the sugar to prevent any sticky situations, and the oil will double as a nice moisturiser too. If you repeat this routine weekly, your legs will remain smooth at all times!

To make the best of your new product, I recommend using it in the bath- but be careful, it's slippy! I recommend washing the bath/ shower down with an anti-grease soap afterwards- washing up liquid works well!

Your scrub is best used within a month, but considering it is so cheap to make, you will easily be able to use it up in that time.

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    © 2012 Lynsey Harte

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      • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

        Lynsey Harte 

        3 years ago from Glasgow

        You're welcome. It's super easy and super effective! Enjoy !

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        Davina H 

        3 years ago from UK

        Great scrub recipe! Thanks for this :-)

      • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

        Lynsey Harte 

        4 years ago from Glasgow

        I actually have a hub on this topic! Go to my home page and you'll find it!

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        Gb 

        4 years ago

        I get horrible ingrown hairs, and they r getting worse... What do u recommend?

      • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

        Lynsey Harte 

        5 years ago from Glasgow

        No problem, it's the only scrub I use now, and my skin feels much better for it!

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        Anil 

        5 years ago from Kerala

        Hai, I don't the ABC of cooking but it gave a nice feeling. Thanks for sharing

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        Randi Benlulu 

        5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

        Thank you! You don't know how right you are about that. Just got healed from a broken foot!

      • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

        Lynsey Harte 

        5 years ago from Glasgow

        cheers! Thanks for the support! enjoy the scrub, and don't slip!

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        Randi Benlulu 

        5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

        Sounds good! I will give it a try! Congrats on the challenge!

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