Improved Skin: How To Make Easy Brown Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are simple to make and the ingredients in this Brown Sugar Scrub recipe are easy to find.

Especially during the winter months, our skin gets dry and itchy. Sugar breaks down those layers of dry skin buildup to give you a baby soft surface. It’s an easy fix to rehydrate your skin and keep it conditioned and moisturized.

Scrubs should definitely go in your self-care regime, and they make the perfect little gifts.

Use it on your body, lips, or face. The brown sugar is soft and gentle, and the coconut oil is smooth and creamy….so you won’t have to worry about this scrub being too harsh for any part of your body.

Plus, if you use it on your lips, you’ll have a pleasantly sweet velvety taste left on your lips afterward!


Brown Sugar

Softer than salt, brown sugar is a natural exfoliator and gets rid of outer dry dead skin. This ingredient is what will give you smooth glowing skin after your scrub session. Using this scrub regularly also keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy, due to brown sugar’s unrefined anti-bacterial properties.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of nature’s best moisturizers. It’s full of fatty acids that reduce inflammation and keeps your skin moisturized. It also treats acne and creates a barrier that protects your skin from unwanted bacteria.

You can opt for olive oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil instead, but coconut oil really makes it the most beneficial to your skin.

Make sure to get organic and unrefined.

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From vanilla beans, this extract has important antioxidants with anti-aging benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe your skin from irritants and damage. It even works to lessen wrinkles and heal weary skin that needs a pick-me-up.

Because of the sweet, warm scent, it’s known to calm your mind for overthinkers and stressed-out days.

Essential Oils (Optional)

You can add any citrus essential oils to this scrub to give it a stronger scent. Some floral oils work in this scrub also.

Experiment with the scents that suit you the most. You can make several different scrubs with different combinations and give some to friends, family, and co-workers. Many of the suggested scents are perfect for Christmas!

If you do a combination of essential oils, evenly distribute the number of drops to 16 total drops between each oil. (Example: If you use orange and peppermint, you’ll have 8 drops of orange and 8 drops of peppermint).

Some suggestions are….


  • Sweet Orange
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Bergamot


  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ravintsara
  • Geranium
  • Ylang ylang
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Tea tree (good for acne)

Combination Ideas:

  • Orange and peppermint (For focus)
  • Orange and lemon
  • Clove and orange
  • Ginger and lemon
  • Ginger and lime
  • Ginger and orange
  • Lemon and lime
  • Orange, lemon, peppermint (great to clear sinuses and helps with respiratory issues)
  • Bergamot and lime


3 Ingredient Brown Sugar Recipe for Glowing Skin

Ideal to use after you've bathed or showered. Apply to towel-dried skin for best results.

Note: Can be used as an in-shower step as well, if you have less time.

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  1. Add all three ingredients into a small mixing bowl.

  2. Mix together until all ingredients are incorporated.

  3. Divide the scrub mixture between two 4 oz. mason jars, or jars/containers of your choice.

  4. How to Use:

  5. With your hands, use circular motions to massage a quarter-size of the scrub into your skin.

  6. Avoid areas with any irritation, wounds, or rashes.

  7. Rinse and enjoy glowing skin!

Use 1-2 times per week for sensitive skin, 2-3 times per week for normal skin, and 3-4 per week for oily skin.

Good for one month. 

Make sure to keep a lid on the jar if stored near water.

Keep your room temperature in mind. It may melt some in warmer temperatures and harden in cold temperatures. So you may need to put it in a place where you can adjust the temperatures if need be. 

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Kat & Blossom is a Birmingham, AL, U.S. based cruelty-free lifestyle blog created by me, Ally. My goal is to help you live your best life by incorporating more DIY and sustainable options into your daily routines, using clean beauty, haircare tips, and practicing self-care.

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