3 DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs You Must Make This Winter!

14 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

You’ll love giving away these DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs because they are simple, affordable, and useful…yes even for men too, whether you think so or not. Just put one in the shower, see if your husband leaves smelling like peppermint.

To make this DIY project even better, we’ve designed three  FREE beautiful labels as well as three different gift tags you can use for this project or for any other Christmas or Holiday gifts you might be giving this season.

Think of how great it’ll be when you have gifts all ready to go for your family, friends, coworkers, or maybe that person you forgot to add to your list… whoops!

This is a super simple and fun craft you can easily do by yourself or with a group of girlfriends while drinking wine or maybe some spiked cider, yum!

You can customize your sugar scrubs to fit your wants and needs! With using different kinds of sugar crystals you can utilize their granule sizes for different purposes. If you’re making a face scrub, you’ll want white fine grain sugar crystals. But if you’re making a foot scrub you’ll want more coarse granules like cane sugar or even sea salt!

Additionally, if you can’t stand the smell of peppermint, then don’t use it! With hundreds of choices for essential oils, you can easily blend scents together to fit what you like and what suits you best. Just make sure to do your research to make sure that the particular oils you want are skin-safe and should be used for your end goal in mind.


Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This peppermint scrub makes me think of Christmas! You’ll get a lovely cooling sensation when using this scrub that’ll leave you feeling fresh and ready to cozy up in your holiday jammies!  Peppermint essential oil is great for improving circulation and for aiding with coughs or congestion that come so frequently in the winter. Let’s cross our finger’s that that’s not the case for you!

Ingredients: Makes two 8oz jars of sugar scrub



  • 2 mason jars
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter (optional)


Directions



  1. Mix 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup turbinado sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup coconut oil together in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Pour into your mason jars and stir in 15 drops of peppermint essential oil into each.
  3. Print off your labels on cardstock or an Avery template. Place the circular label on top of the mason jar lid.
  4. Glue ribbon around the lid and tie the gift tag label with twine.
  5. Sign and deliver!



Vanilla Spice Sugar Scrub

Mmm vanilla! Who doesn’t love the smell, especially when mixed with the sugar and spices, your scrub will smell good enough to eat! Clove spice or oil is also an antiseptic, so feel free to use this gentle scrub on your face as well.

Ingredients: Makes two 8oz jars of sugar scrub



  • 2 mason jars
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground clove
  • 15 drops of vanilla essential oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter (optional)



Directions



  1. Mix 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup turbinado sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp clove, and 1/4 cup coconut oil together in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Pour into your mason jars and stir in 15 drops of Vanilla essential oil into each.
  3. Print off your labels on cardstock or an Avery template. Place the circular label on top of the mason jar lid.
  4. Glue ribbon around the lid and tie the gift tag label with twine.
  5. Sign and deliver!



Frankincense Sugar Scrub

This scrub is an awesome scrub for legs and feet, especially with the added natural dead sea salt! Frankincense is a great oil for skin care, is used to treat stiff muscles (perfect for those aching feet) and is also used in many perfumes and colognes. It is advised that pregnant or nursing women do not use frankincense.



Ingredients: Makes two 8oz jars of sugar scrub



  • 2 mason jars
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup natural dead sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 15 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter (optional)



Directions



  1. Mix 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup seas salt, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup coconut oil together in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Pour into your mason jars and stir in 15 drops of frankincense essential oil into each.
  3. Print off your labels on cardstock or an Avery template. Place the circular label on top of the mason jar lid.
  4. Glue ribbon around the lid and tie the gift tag label with twine.
  5. Sign and deliver!
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Georgia
    Georgia
    on Dec 19, 2019

    Where do you get turbinado sugar

    • Debbie
      Debbie
      on Dec 29, 2019

      Sugar in the raw is the same thing if it’s not called turbinado

  • Terrya
    Terrya
    on Dec 31, 2019

    Is the coconut oil in liquid form or are you using the cooking kind that is solid in the jar?

  • Sharon H
    Sharon H
    on Nov 13, 2020

    I can't wait to make these scrubs for holiday gifts. But, I did not receive the email confirmation to access the gift labels. Can I email you directly to get this? Thank you!

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