Homemade Holiday Sugar Scrubs


My kids and I like to make homemade sugar scrubs as gifts for teachers and other people during the holidays.  You can make any scent you like, but our favorites are peppermint and lemongrass.  These are very easy to make!


For each 12 ounces, use:

~ 2.5 cups of granulated sugar

~ 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

~ essential oil of your choosing in the desired amount (by the drop)

~ small mason jar


Mix until smooth and distribute into mason jars.

Tie a decorative ribbon on each jar.

On the peppermint ones, I dangled a peppermint mini ornament.

For the lemongrass one, you can add a dehydrated lemon slice for decoration.

I covered the lids with a cloth scrap (lemongrass scrub) or a cupcake liner (peppermint scrubs) and some glue. I had some cute scrapbook paper ready to use but decided that I liked my cupcake liners better!


See our post here to see more homemade holiday treats!




  1. 1

    These are so cute and such an easy inexpensive thoughtful gift! My husband is now trained to know to save any glass jar before putting it into recycling to see if I can use it for my scrubs!!

  2. 2
    Sherri Lewis says:

    So cute! And it would make a great gift for any female on your christmas list!

  3. 3
    Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh how fun! I have never made a srub before at home! This looks like something I could do…not being a very crafty person! LOL Cant wait to try it!

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