Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe is crazy easy to make, has only 5 ingredients and a whole lot of benefits for you and your skin.

Boost your skincare routine with our DIY Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub recipe. This simple yet effective scrub uses natural ingredients like white sugar, coconut oil, lavender, eucalyptus essential oil, and dried lavender flowers to exfoliate, moisturize, and invigorate your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe beautifuly presented in a har with the lid decorated with craft paper and twine plus a cute label on the jar. Cover image with title text overlay

Eucalyptus Lavender Homemade Sugar Scrub

There’s something deeply satisfying about making your own skincare products in your own kitchen. Sugar body scrubs are a simple yet effective way to pamper your skin and elevate your self-care game.

Sugar scrubs are good for your skin in many ways. With their gentle exfoliating properties, they help remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated. Exfoliating can help your skin look and feel fresh.

What makes homemade eucalyptus lavender sugar scrub recipe different from those bought in stores? First, you can choose what goes into your scrub and make sure it only has the best and most healthy ingredients. You can make your scrub your own way by using natural ingredients like coconut oil, essential oils, and dried flowers.

It’s so easy to make a batch of sugar scrub at home. You can make a spa-worthy treat with just a few pantry ingredients and a few minutes. Why wait? So why not?

overhead view of teh Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe in the jar with a spoon

Benefits of Homemade sugar scrub

  • Sugar scrubs provide a gentle exfoliation by removing dead skin cells, revealing smoother and more radiant skin underneath. Sugar is gentle enough for sensitive skin types, unlike harsher exfoliants.
  • Sugar has natural humectant properties, which help to retain moisture in the skin, leaving it hydrated and supple.
  • Homemade sugar scrubs often contain moisturizing ingredients such as coconut oil, which further enhances their hydrating effects.
  • Improved circulation can be achieved by massaging a sugar scrub into the skin, which stimulates blood flow, leading to a healthier circulation and a natural glow.
  • Sugar scrubs are highly customizable, allowing you to customize them to your specific skincare needs and preferences. You can adjust the ingredients, scents, and textures to create a scrub that works best for your skin type and desired results.
  • The cost-effectiveness of preparing your own sugar scrub at home is frequently superior to the commercial products. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry can create a luxurious skincare treat that beats expensive spa treatments.
  • Homemade sugar scrubs usually contain natural, wholesome ingredients that are free from harsh chemicals and additives. This makes them safer and more environmentally friendly for both your skin and the planet.
  • The use of essential oils such as lavender or eucalyptus in homemade sugar scrubs not only imparts a delightful fragrance but also provides therapeutic benefits. These calming scents can help reduce stress during your skincare routine.

How to Make Eucalyptus Lavender Body Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White granulated sugar – gentle exfoliation and has natural humectant properties, which help to retain moisture in the skin.
  • Coconut oil – has exceptional moisturizing properties due to its fatty acids, particularly lauric acid, which helps to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.
  • Lavender essential oil – calms and soothes, reducing stress and inflammation while protecting and healing the skin. 
  • Eucalyptus essential oil – refreshes and invigorates, clearing congestion, relieving inflammation, and promoting skin health with its antimicrobial properties.
  • Dried lavender flowers.

Equipment:

  • Spatula or spoon
  • A bowl
  • An airtight jar.
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Directions:

1. Firstly, soften coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds before measuring.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine white sugar with coconut oil.

3. Add 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil and 5-6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the mixture.

4. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

5. Gently fold in a handful of dried lavender flowers for added fragrance and visual appeal.

6. Transfer the scrub into a clean, airtight container for storage.

7. To use, scoop a small amount of the scrub onto damp skin and massage in circular motions.

8. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.

9. Enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of your homemade Sugar Scrub.

10. If you are making this as a gift, then I have a cute idea for you.

11. Get a piece of craft paper and a fruit bowl. Use the bow as your guide to draw a circle and cut it.

12. Cover the lid with the paper craft circle you cut and secure it in place with a string of baker’s twine or a ribbon.

13. There you go! You have a cute and very thoughtful gift!

The Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe ready for gifting.

14. You can even the extra mile and add a super cute label to make it even more personal. I created some really adorable ones in case you want to snag them and use them.

15. The labels come with blank space for you to add the celebration (I did it for Mother’s Day) and the scents/flavors. Snag the labels here.

Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe free labels

16. Enjoy your Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe!

Tips

  • When heating the coconut oil, aim for a low heat setting and just a few seconds at a time to preserve its natural properties. High heat can degrade the oil, reducing its effectiveness in moisturizing the skin.
  • While dried lavender flowers add a lovely touch to the scrub, consider using fresh lavender blooms if available.
  • Play around with the texture of your scrub by adjusting the ratio of sugar to coconut oil. For a coarser scrub, increase the sugar content, while adding more oil will result in a smoother consistency.
  • Get creative with additional ingredients to tailor the scrub to your preferences. Consider adding a few drops of other essential oils like peppermint or lemon for a unique twist on the scent profile.
  • You can choose how much essential oil to add. I enjoy opening a jar of sugar scrub and smelling it right away so might use more essential oil than what the recipe calls for more often than not.
  • You can add some food coloring to make it look more colorful.
  • The DIY sugar scrub in an airtight jar has life of several months.
  • Any brand of organic coconut oil will work.
Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe in the jar and also scooped in a cute spoon on the table

Making your own sugar scrub is an easy and inexpensive way to pamper your skin and give it a natural, glowing glow. You can make a scrub that suits your skin by using simple ingredients like sugar, oil, and essential oils. Sugar and oils help remove dead skin cells and make your skin feel soft and hydrated. Making your own sugar scrub not only lets you control the ingredients you use on your skin, but also gives you a self-care experience that results in beautiful and healthy skin.

The Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipein the jar and a hand scooping a small scook

Ways to use the sugar scrub.

  • Keep a jar by the sink and use it regularly.
  • Sugar scrub makes a lovely birthday or Mother’s Day gift as a special spa day!
  • Makes a nice hostess gift.
  • It’s a great gift for teachers who always have dry hands.
  • Give this to your best friend, and she will love you forever.
  • Sugar scrub is a great way to make your hands look great for special occasions.
  • Use sugar body scrubs to treat your knees and feet.

Alternatives and Substitutions

Alternatively to coconut oil, you can use Canola or vegetable oil, Avocado oil, Sweet almond oil, Olive oil (keep in mind your scrub will have a light green tint), Jojoba oil, or Vitamin E oil.

Instead of white sugar, you can use brown sugar but it might get coarser so I recommend adding a bit more coconut oil.

Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe in a jar with a spoon inside surrounded but props like a tawel, suggar and a plant

Storing and Packaging

Once you have your scrub mixed together, store it in airtight containers. I’ve used 4 and 8 oz. You can use ball mason jars or any other type of jar as long as the mouth is big enough to scoop out the scrub with your fingers.

Cut circles of kraft paper and tie them around the tops of the jars. I used a fruit bowl as my template and then used my hands to smooth the circle over the jar. Use a spoon to scoop the sugar scrub out of the jar.

The last thing you need is a custom label. The labels are available for you to grab them here. I left the scent blank so you upload it to Canva or your favorite editor to add your own personal touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best sugar to use?

I like white sugar, but brown sugar is also good. Another good substitute for the sugar is either Morton’s salt or kosher salt, making homemade salt scrubs.

How do I know if the coconut oil is melted enough?

There’s no need to completely melt the coconut oil. You just need to soften it enough so you can mix it with the sugar more easily.

Can I use fresh lavender flowers instead of dried ones?

Yes, you can use fresh lavender flowers if you prefer. Just make sure they are thoroughly dried before adding them to the sugar scrub mixture to prevent excess moisture.

How long will the sugar scrub last?

When stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, homemade sugar scrub can last for several months. However, it’s best to use it within 2-3 months for optimal freshness and effectiveness.

Can I use essential oils other than lavender and eucalyptus?

Yes, you can customize the scent of your sugar scrub by using different essential oils. Some popular options include peppermint, lemon, orange, rosemary, or tea tree oil. Just be sure to dilute them properly and avoid using oils that may irritate the skin.

How often should I use the sugar scrub?

It’s generally recommended to use a sugar scrub 2-3 times per week to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. However, you may need to adjust the frequency based on your skin type and sensitivity.

Can I use the sugar scrub on my face?

While sugar scrubs are generally safe to use on the body, they may be too abrasive for delicate facial skin. Instead, consider using a gentler exfoliant specifically designed for the face to avoid irritation.

Will the coconut oil make my skin feel greasy?

Coconut oil is a lightweight moisturizer that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated without a greasy residue. However, if you prefer a lighter texture, you can use fractionated coconut oil or adjust the ratio of oil to sugar in the recipe.

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Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe beautifuly presented in a har with the lid decorated with craft paper and twine plus a cute label on the jar. Cover image.

Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

Camila Rojas
This Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe is crazy easy to make, has only 5 ingredients and a whole lot of benefits for you and your skin.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Gifts, Holidays, Self-care
Servings 1 Jar

Equipment

  • Spatula or spoon
  • A bowl
  • An airtight jar.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 8 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Dried lavender flowers

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, soften coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds before measuring.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine white sugar with coconut oil.
  • Add 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil and 5-6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the mixture.
  • Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Gently fold in a handful of dried lavender flowers for added fragrance and visual appeal.
  • Transfer the scrub into a clean, airtight container for storage.
  • To use, scoop a small amount of the scrub onto damp skin and massage in circular motions.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
  • Enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of your homemade Sugar Scrub.
  • If you are making this as a gift, then I have a cute idea for you.
  • Get a piece of craft paper and a fruit bowl. Use the bow as your guide to draw a circle and cut it.
  • Cover the lid with the paper craft circle you cut and secure it in place with a string of baker’s twine or a ribbon.
  • There you go! You have a cute and very thoughtful gift!
  • You can even the extra mile and add a super cute label to make it even more personal. I created some really adorable ones in case you want to snag them and use them.
  • The labels come with blank space for you to add the celebration (I did it for Mother’s Day) and the scents/flavors. Snag the labels on the blog..
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Body Sugar Scrub Recipe, Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe, Eucalyptus Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe, Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe, Sugar Scrub Recipe

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