Save Money With This Wonderful DIY Brown Sugar Scrub
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Sugar scrubs from fancy boutique stores can cost an upwards of $30. But having soft skin doesn’t have to come at such a high price. Make this fragrant exfoliator at home for only a few dollars a jar. It’s a perfect way to pamper yourself or give away as gifts.


*Money Saving Tip: Substitute 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil or sweetened almond oil.


  1. Combine all ingredients (except brown sugar) in a mixing bowl and stir.
  2. Add one cup of brown sugar and mix well with a wire whisk or hand mixer (be sure to break up any lumps as you stir)
  3. Stop when the mixture resembles moist sand; if the mixture feels too dry, add more oil a few drops at a time, and if it feels too oily, add more brown sugar until the mixture reaches the moist sand consistency.
  4. Put into a jar or container than can be sealed tightly.


Rub a small amount into your skin using circular motions. Once the sugar is rubbed in, leave on for a few minutes then rinse under warm water. Pat dry then apply your favorite lotion for extra smooth skin.

Sugar Scrub Tips

  • Store the brown sugar scrub in an airtight container for up to three months.
  • Note that contents will settle, so mix the scrub before using.
  • Sugar scrubs are not usually recommended for the face.

Want to make a batch and give away as gifts? These 4-ounce Ball Jelly Jars are the perfect size. When you order them on Amazon, they’re only about 70 cents each (they come in a pack of 12). Wrap some colorful string around the neck and you’ve got a pretty and useful gift.


Ball Jar Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Quilted, 4-Ounce, Set of 12, $8.47


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