DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub #2

Because I have such sensitive skin, I've always been wary of skin products and body washes that contain crazy chemicals.  It creeps me out that all of those weird ingredients are being absorbed in to your skin.
I used up the last of some really great sugar based body scrub and have been on the search for an inexpensive way to make my own.  It couldn't be any easier to make, and so I'm sharing it with you!


  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Organic or Regular)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Vanilla Essential Oil (Optional)
All you need to do is mix the oil (slowly) into the sugar.  If it is too grainy for you, add some more oil, and if it is too oily, add a bit more sugar.  It is not rocket science!  You can use it as is (it has a light brown sugar smell) or add in a few drops of essential oils.  You can even use plain sugar instead of brown sugar.  

Brown Sugar Scrub

It is a great exfoliator - I wouldn't use it more than once or twice a week though!  Better yet, it is under $1 to make a whole tub!



  1. I've been wanting to try my hand at homemade sugar scrubs. I might just have to now. Thanks!

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  2. This is fantastic! I'm going to make some for myself, thanks for sharing!


  3. Oh my goodness, I have to make that! Awesome.

  4. Where did you find the tubs? I've been searching like mad for some...

  5. Wow, what a great recipe! I must try.

  6. Thanks guys!
    Jackie - the jar i used here is actually a canning jar that I picked up at fleet farm - I'm sure they'd have them at any big box store though. If you are using it in the shower, I wouldn't recommend the glass jars, I'd use plastic.

  7. looks so good!! I'm a big fan of using baking soda as a body and facial scrub. not as moisturzing, but very alkaline, and my skin seems to enjoy.

  8. This is awesome!
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