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Homemade Sugar Scrub {Recipes}

 

 Sooth dry winter skin with an easy to make homemade sugar scrub .  It can exfoliate and repair dry skin for only pennies to make, and dress them up for a beautiful homemade gift anyone would love to receive.

Sugar Scrubs

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I’m not all that crafty. I love small projects. I like simple and quick. I get too impatient for projects that are too involved. That’s why I was just thrilled when Domino® / C&H® Sugar contacted me about making something from the homemade gift section of their site.

I hadn’t given much thought to using sugar in a gift unless it was for baking something yummy! So, it seemed only natural to give their homemade gifts a try. Domino® / C&H® Sugar was kind enough to send me a $20 gift card to help with the cost, as well!- now who could turn that down?!

After checking out their gift ideas, I instantly knew I wanted to try their Sugar Scrubs!

These easy-to-make sugar scrubs can have all the glamor of a luxurious spa gift. Add a glittery ribbon, a scented candle and a soothing music CD as the perfect complements to your gift basket. It’s just the right way to relax after a long day of baking!

Sugar Scrub Recipes

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

(Adapted from White Cane Glimmer Sugar Scrub)

1 cup – C&H® Pure Cane Sugar
1 cup – light olive oil
4-5 drops vitamin E oil
5 or 6 drops – of cinnamon essential oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 16oz. – glass container with lid

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Using a spatula, transfer mix into the container and secure lid. Contents will settle, mix before using. Scoop a teaspoon or two of the scrub on your hands and gently massage in circular motions onto your skin. Leave on for 3 to 4 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. The scrub will tighten on your skin.

Sweet N’ Spicy Brown Sugar Scrub

1 cup – C&H® Dark or Light Brown Sugar
1 cup – C&H® Pure Cane Sugar
¾ cup – light olive oil
2 tsp. – cinnamon, powdered
2 tsp. – ginger, powdered
2 tsp. – nutmeg, powdered
1 16 oz. – glass container with lid
Cinnamon sticks, optional

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Be sure to break up any lumps from the brown sugar or from the spices. Spoon into the glass container and secure with lid. Scoop a teaspoon or two of the scrub on your hands and gently massage in circular motions onto your skin. Leave on for 3 to 4 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. The scrub will tighten

FYI:  I have no idea about shelf life, we used them up fairly quick.

Be sure to visit C&H Sweet Ideas Page for more edible and non edible ideas they even have these wonderful gift tags you can download for free and print!

Who couldn’t use a little pampering around the holidays? Let me tell you, Allison and I both tried this, she was pretty skeptical about it and has very dry hands……she LOVED it! It made our hands very soft and silky!! – now she wants a jar of it! LOL

Disclosure: C& H Sugar provided me with a $20 gift card to help me with expenses in this project.

If you’re looking for another gift idea, and this would even be great packaged with a sugar scrub………

the last few years I burned some CD‘s of our favorite Christmas songs, and Amy at Living Locurto designed this great cover that I used last year, and she has it on her blog to download and print for FREE!! Thanks Amy!! 

free printable Christmas CD cover

 

Here’s how I packaged the CD’s for gift giving last year.
I didn’t have a clear cello bag large enough to fit the cd, so I just used the roll of Christmas cello I have. I placed some green crinkle paper on the cello tied it up around the cd with some pretty red and green ribbon and tied on a cute ornament!

 

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

137 Responses to “Homemade Sugar Scrub {Recipes}”

  1. Ann posted on December 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm (#
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    I absolutely LOVE these–now to get someone to give ME one for Christmas- haha!!

  2. Ann posted on December 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm (#
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    I absolutely LOVE these–now to get someone to give ME one for Christmas- haha!!

  3. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm (#
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    Oh how tempting to go make some now and scrub away.
    Thank you thank you thank you for posting.

    Ceri

  4. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm (#
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    Oh how tempting to go make some now and scrub away.
    Thank you thank you thank you for posting.

    Ceri

  5. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am (#
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    Thanks Cheryl you got over before I got over to let you know.

    Cheri

  6. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am (#
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    Thanks Cheryl you got over before I got over to let you know.

    Cheri

  7. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:53 am (#
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    Where did you get your essential oils?

    Cheri

  8. Its So Very Cheri posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:53 am (#
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    Where did you get your essential oils?

    Cheri

  9. Jen posted on December 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm (#
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    Those look good enough to eat and are on my list of things to make next year.

  10. Jen posted on December 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm (#
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    Those look good enough to eat and are on my list of things to make next year.

  11. Marci @ All Things Wonderful posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm (#
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    Oh, love this idea!

  12. Marci @ All Things Wonderful posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm (#
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    Oh, love this idea!

  13. The Royal Family posted on December 29, 2009 at 11:18 am (#
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    Visiting from TJ show and tell, AWESOME!!! can't wait to try them out! Love sugar scrubs!!!
    the Buzz,
    Brandy

  14. The Royal Family posted on December 29, 2009 at 11:18 am (#
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    Visiting from TJ show and tell, AWESOME!!! can't wait to try them out! Love sugar scrubs!!!
    the Buzz,
    Brandy

  15. Bob Monk posted on January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am (#
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    Christmas Gift Basket has the absolute best products, which will convey the class and true feeling, select the gift basket from the best purveyor of Gourmet Foods, Giftswish.com. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-christmas-gift-baskets.html

  16. Bob Monk posted on January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am (#
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    Christmas Gift Basket has the absolute best products, which will convey the class and true feeling, select the gift basket from the best purveyor of Gourmet Foods, Giftswish.com. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-christmas-gift-baskets.html

  17. Bob Monk posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:27 am (#
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    Thank you gift baskets are perfect for any one and every one including your clients, colleagues, friends and family who deserve to be remembered and thanked. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-thank-you-gift-baskets.html

  18. Bob Monk posted on March 10, 2010 at 1:27 am (#
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    Thank you gift baskets are perfect for any one and every one including your clients, colleagues, friends and family who deserve to be remembered and thanked. Visit here: http://www.giftswish.com/gift-baskets-thank-you-gift-baskets.html

  19. Amy: Homemade Bath Products posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm (#
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    Those are beautiful gift baskets. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  20. Amy: Homemade Bath Products posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm (#
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    )

    Those are beautiful gift baskets. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  21. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe posted on November 30, 2010 at 8:27 am (#
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    I love these scrubs, Cheryl! They make such fantastic gifts. Thank you so much for linking this up to Homemade Christmas!! :)

  22. Jeanette posted on November 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm (#
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    What a nice homemade gift for the holidays – I’ve heard sugar scrubs work really well. I’ve only tried salt scrubs.

  23. Lisa [With Style and Grace] posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm (#
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    i’m all about the homemade gifts – love all the ingredients in this sugar scrub!

  24. Brenda posted on November 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm (#
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    Not to be a scrooge, but burning songs onto CDs and redistributing them is unethical and against copyright law. It deprives the rightful owners and creators of their royalty income.

    • TidyMom replied on November 22nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      I’m not selling the cd’s only gave them as gifts. I owned the original cd

  25. Carrie@My Favorite Finds posted on November 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm (#
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    So, I am going to make these for Christmas gifts. Perhaps different varieties, but my question is this….how far in advance can I make them? I made a peppermint foot scrub and an orange vanilla body scrub this summer, and they seemed to last awhile, but I was using them a few times a week, so they were getting stirred up a little quite often….not just sitting in a sealed glass jar. What are your thoughts? I was thinking I should whip them up right before giving, but making them ahead would be nice. Thoughts?

  26. Teresa posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:09 am (#
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    I decided to make this for my mother-in-law for Christmas. I wanted to use it before I gave to her as a present. I love it!!!! Just made my 2nd batch for ME! I hope she loves it as much as I do!

  27. Terra posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm (#
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    What is the shelf life on these scrubs and how much does each recipe yield? Thanks! Terra

    • TidyMom replied on November 29th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Each recipe calls for 1 16 ounce jar……….so each recipe make 16 ounces

      I’m not sure about the shelf life, we used it up pretty quickly

  28. erin posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm (#
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    What is the consistency of the Brown Sugar one supposed to be? It seems the oil/sugar ratio is smaller giving it a thicker consistency than some other recipes I’ve seen. Just want to make sure that’s right.

  29. Jenny posted on February 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm (#
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    I’ve wanted to make some of these for a long time now! Where do you find your Vitamin E oil and the cinnamon essential oil?

  30. Faythe posted on March 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm (#
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    Thank You.
    I think I willk make this for my 2 daughters for easter..LOL

  31. Kate posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 am (#
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    These are really nice. I have 2 questions. Is the sugar you used just plain white sugar? Also, where did you get your jars?

  32. Marcela posted on June 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm (#
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    )

    OMG ! I have a new best friend!!! You are the best!

  33. Happymomma posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:39 am (#
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    Thank you so much for this recipe I have two little ones and spend most of my day chasing them around by the time they are in bed I am very tired the sugar scrub has been a great friend in the evening to help me relax and unwind from a busy day. Thank you very much :-)

  34. Cynthia Avery posted on December 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to try some of these.

  35. Johanna posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:02 am (#
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    Where you do you buy the vitamin E and cinnamon essential oil? I might have to try this!

  36. Cheryl Jones posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:27 pm (#
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    )

    I found your page through a ‘Pin’ looking for ideas for homemade holiday gifts. The ingredients in the brown sugar scrub should prove to be wonderfully fragrant. It’s a bit early to make the gifts, but I will be testing them out…on myself! 
    I like your presentation, too. Simple, yet festive. 
    Have already subscribed to your newsletter to keep updated!
    Best,
    Cheryl 

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