DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub – Treat Yourself, Treat a Friend!

Disclosure AffiliateThis DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub recipe is easy to make starting with coconut oil and white sugar. Add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil - strawberry, cinnamon or lilac - for a luxurious bath experience!

What’s better than a nice bath or shower with luxurious bath products? One with luxurious bath products you made yourself like this DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub! If you have ever looked at the label of most bath products there is a looooong list of all kinds of chemicals. By making your own, you know exactly what’s in them and what you’re putting on your body. We already love a basic sugar scrub, but this whipped sugar scrub makes a fluffy, smooth scrub that’s really a treat to use.

DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

Homemade bath products also make great gifts! When you mix up a batch of the whipped sugar scrub for yourself, make a second batch to share with your friends and family. Since this is such a nice, basic recipe, you can play around with scents and colors to make it suitable for any holiday. We love a red tint with strawberry scent for Valentine’s Day, with cinnamon for Christmas or with lilac scent for Mother’s Day! The scents are easy to add with just a few drops of essential oil.

Your whipped sugar scrub can be stored in any closed container, but I’m a fan of glass jars. They look pretty and keep your scrub close by and ready to use every day.

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DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe

¼ C Coconut oil (solid form)
¾ C White sugar
1 drop of red food coloring (optional)
Several drops essential oil – cinnamon, strawberry or lilac (optional)

Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer if that’s what you have), whip coconut oil for 30 seconds. Place in freezer for 3 minutes. Whip again for 1 minute. Add sugar and whip for another minute. If using food coloring, add and whip until thoroughly combined.

How to Use:
Use a small amount and gently rub onto skin. Rinse.
**tip: if your coconut oil is too liquid, place in freezer until firm.

DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe

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  1. I didn’t realize making your own scrubs could be so easy! I’ve been paying about $5 a tube for a face scrub at Walmart!

  2. I really need to make me some of this! I had no idea the simplicity of making it myself!

  3. I love making DIY bath and body products at home – it saves so much money and also means that I know EXACTLY what goes into each product. Being able to customize the recipe with your choice of essential oil is pretty cool too! Thanks for this scrub recipe!

  4. My oldest girls have been asking me about trying to make our own scrubs because we spend so much money at many bath and body places. I like that they can be given out as personal gifts to friends and family plus they don’t look like they are really hard to create. I have many essential oils here in my home, I may try this the weekend. Thanks again!

  5. Desiree Lopez says:

    If you find a good thing you should definitely share it with a friend! This sugar scrub looks so easy to make that I can’t wait to try it. It’s nice that you can personalize the scent also.

  6. Made a double batch but it is too hard. What did I do wrong and how can I fix it?

  7. shelly peterson says:

    This looks like a great scrub to try out. My daughters would like this.


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