DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (2024)

Sugar scrub is something I have always thought about making. It’s easy enough and I knew I most likely had all the ingredients, I just never really gotten around to it! Today I decided to give it a chance and create my own DIYSugar Scrub Recipeto share with all of you! I love getting rid of the dry skin. There are two recipes below, so make sure you scroll down to get both!

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DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

I am all about inspiring the at home novice and making a sugar scrub at home requires little to no skills. If you have a spoon to stir with, you can now move forward! This first recipe is more in-depth with 6 household ingredients.

Before we go into this easy recipe, let me state that I picked up these adorable jars with lids and spoons at Hobby Lobby. They were about $2.50 (this varies on the jar and size) and I picked out the perfect size for the kitchen.

You could also use a bowl, a large shell, a mason jar – the possibilities are endless. If you put this jar by the sink in the bathroom or kitchen just take care that it has a spoon and is high enough to keep moisture out of the jar naturally or your scrub can clump.

What you need to create your homemade sugar scrub:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar *you can use brown sugar*
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup shaved (not packed) Shea butter
  • (optional) favorite Essential oilDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (2) for topical usages
  • (optional) favorite color liquid coloringDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (3)
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • storage jar

TIPS: Consider flavors/smells like lavender, peppermint or lemon depending on what you are using this for.

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How to make homemade sugar scrub

Pour 3/4 cup white fine grained sugar into a bowl.

Because I was using this for the kitchen, I also chose to add 1 tbsp baking soda to help with the cleaning properties.

Use a cheese grater to grate out 3/4 cup of Shea Butter shavings. I really like Shea butter for how soft it makes your hands and is a must in this recipe!

You can see that I did not pack it down when measuring. I also shaved it on a piece of paper thinking it would make it easier to dump, but since it’s a soap consistency, all it really did was stick to the paper.Shaving it on a glass plate or parchment paper would probably be smarter.

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Tip: You can buy Shea Butter in block form (as well as many soap kinds on Amazon or hobby lobby. My large block was $12 but I used a craft store coupon to get it down to just over $6).

Now pour 2 tbsp of Olive OilDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (7)or Coconut OilDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (8) on top of your sugar scrub.

Personally, I like fruity smells when it comes to the kitchen, but many like peppermint, almond, vanilla, or citrus. This choice is yours! I put about 7 drops of the oil onto the top. I used grapefruit oil, but there are a lot of essential oilsDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (9) that can really help here. Make sure you read about the strength of each oil so you do not overdo it!

Add approx 5 drops of yellow liquid food coloringDIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands! - Momdot.com (10) to spice up the color a bit and make it more “kitchen” like. This is totally optional and is for looks only. If you choose to use a scent, you can add a more appropriate color to “match” your scent (like peppermint and red, etc).

Mix all your ingredients together. I found this easiest by just using your hands to mix it up. Once mixed up just scoop into your jar with a spoon.

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All Done and now you can make tons of your own sugar scrubs in any flavor – lemon, grapefruit, and orange is so fun for the kitchen!

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Ready for more?

You can also make a 2 ingredient homemade hand scrub!! As a parent, I can without a doubt tell you that your kids will LOVE washing their hands when there is a scrub at the sink.

Not that the above sugar scrub recipe needed to be any easier, but it can be! This 2 ingredient version is great for a gift and perfect to add in every bathroom of the home- as a bonus, this scrub can also be used in the tub and in the shower!

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Homemade Hand Scrub

For some people that do not want to use essential oils or any coconut oil in the recipe, this works better and is just as easy.

  • 2 bars of Soap (used here was Mandarin Dove, whatever flavor you get will be the flavor your scrub is)
  • 1 1/2 cup of Sugar

Tip: You can soften this up by adding organic coconut oil

You can start with our easy to understand DIY Sugar Scrub Video- this is the 2 ingredient version.

How to make Homemade Hand Scrub

Shave your Dove soap bar down to little spirals. You can use 1 or two bars, just adjust your sugar as necessary.

I always find shaving soap pretty fun. You could easily leave these shavings in their own jar for an easy scoopable soap directly but, in this case, we are going to add 1 1/2 cups of sugar to our mixture to get that exfoliation property.

Simply use your hands to mix the two ingredients together.

Your spirals will break apart even further and leave you with finer granules of soap.

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