Lavender sugar scrub

I made a lavender sugar scrub for my sister in law for her birthday and also for Mr Ecochick’s aunt who is visiting us at the moment. I love this sugar scrub as it’s made from ingredients in your kitchen and can be made in a few minutes which is fantastic especially when you need a gift in a hurry.


Brown sugar
Any type of oil will do – though I found olive oil had too strong a smell for my liking I might buy some vitamin E or sweet almond oil to use in the future.
Any essential oil of your choice I used lavender as I love the smell.
A jar


Fill the jar completely to the top with brown sugar. Add a small amount of oil – shake the jar or use a knife to mix the oil through the sugar. Keep adding more oil and mixing until the sugar is completely coated in oil. Add drops of essential oils until you have the desired strength of smell.
I know these instructions are really vague but it all depends on the size of your jar. Basically you keep adding oil until the sugar is saturated with oil. For my jam jar I added 130g brown sugar, 60ml olive oil and 15 drops lavender oil. I also added some lavender petals but if I had more lavender I would have put some whole stems in as I think they look pretty.
You could pretty much make this sugar scrub with any type of sugar or any oil or any scent. I love that this recipe is quick, looks great, is a wonderful gift, is super quick and super easy to make. I’ve even made this with using salt, oil and lemon juice. So I think you can make a sugar/ salt scrub with whatever you have in the home. You could even make it difficult colours with food colouring if you wanted it. It’s quick, easy, people love it and it makes your skin feel amazing I really much make some for my shower.
What variations have you made or do to think you’d like to make?

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6 thoughts on “Lavender sugar scrub

  1. Michelle
    January 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Awesome idea for a quick and easy gift! I’m a vanilla girl. Growing up we had lavender all around the farm and I use to love the smell. But when I was in labour mum got me a heat pack and it ended up being a lavender one. When I was giving birth all I could taste was lavender, like I had eaten a plant. it made me so sick. I couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth, was horrible, so now the smell of Lavender isn’t so nice 🙁 xo

    1. November 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Oh no that’s no good. You could make this with any scent you like. How about makign it with vanilla? Mx

  2. January 5, 2012 at 10:09 am

    what a great idea 🙂 love it! it is so easy to make as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. November 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

      You’re very welcome. It is a lovely easy gift. Though you can also make it for yourself no need to give away all your wonderful creations. Mx

  3. taonga
    November 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great idea! Do you think it will work with white sugar too? I have heaps left over after I stopped eating it and I don’t want to waste my brown.

    1. November 22, 2014 at 8:25 am

      I am sure it would work with white sugar after all brown sugar is just what sugar with molasses added. I don’t buy brown sugar anymore so I guess I’ll have to make it with leftover white sugar as well. If you wanted to you could add flowers or some colouring if you didn’t want it to be white. I’d love to hear how you get on. Mx