Sugar scrubs have always been my luxury item. Because they usually come at a seriously luxury price.
For too long I either denied myself any sugar scrub treats at all or I made do with cheap, inferior ones.
And then I found the frugal way to have as many sugar scrubs as my heart desires – make my own! Now there is no stopping me. But I don’t just make them for myself, that would be rather selfish don’t you think?
Sugar scrubs are the perfect gift at Christmas time and for a beautiful birthday treat for your girl friends and family. They smell great, they look great and they feel great. They are a little bundle of greatness, fullstop.
And always one to keep an eye on effort, I love the fact that making a sugar scrub doesn’t take too much time nor do you need a ton of weird and wonderful ingredients.
Why not choose 3 or 4 and make them for your family and friends this Christmas? They will be over the moon for such a sweet smelling pot of gorgeous sugar scrub and won’t believe how easily you made it.
I have collated these 15 easy to make recipes all in one place as your go to resource for a pot of loveliness.
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DIY Exfoliating Coffee and Sugar Scrub
The coconut sugar used in this scrub lends a toasty, caramelized scent while the coffee helps wake you up. Caffeine is known to be great for your skin as well and this coffee scrub is a great way to get it!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub DIY
If you are looking for a quick and easy homemade gift or maybe something to treat yourself then this is the scrub for you. This peppermint sugar scrub is a decadent indulgence. The DIY uses ingredients you already have in your pantry and only takes a minute to make.
DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub
This DIY Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub will give you that feeling of just-sit-down-and-relax anytime you want! The relaxing scent of lavender combined with the sweet aroma of vanilla make this lip scrub capable of taking you away for just a moment as you scrub your lips!
DIY Honey Lavender Lip Scrub
A gentle, non-toxic DIY lip scrub recipe that will exfoliate, nourish, and moisturize your lips all at the same time. It only takes minutes to whip together a small batch with inexpensive pantry ingredients & makes a thoughtful homemade holiday gift.
Homemade Christmas Gifts: DIY Spa Treatments
There’s always something special about the love, effort, and time that go into homemade Christmas gifts. If you want to give more than a sugar scrub then these DIY spa treatments are easy to make and fit the bill perfectly.
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe - Our Crafty Mom
This Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub is so good you may want to make extra for yourself! It is easy and inexpensive to make and the combination of essential oils can be changed with this same combination. It makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers and really anyone on your list.
It’s Not All About Sugar Though
Sugar scrubs are perfect for gifting but sometimes you want to switch things up a little. Especially if family or friends have sensitive skin, scrubs might not work for them.
If a sugar scrub isn’t right for them then these gorgeous smelling alternatives are sure to be a winner this Christmas.
How to Make Silky DIY Body Lotion in 5 Minutes (with Coconut Oil + Aloe)
This silky DIY body lotion made with all natural ingredients is super moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. And it only takes 5 minutes to whip up. You’re going to fall in love with this DIY lotion recipe!
Fizzing Mermaid Bath Salts - Easier to Make Than Bath Bombs!
These delightful mermaid-inspired bath fizzy sprinkles are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use! Just sprinkle the dry bath sprinkles over a warm tub of water for a fun and fizzy experiment! A perfect gift for your younger folk.
Making an Easy, Basic Beginner Soap, and Then Making it Fun!!
Making soap for the first time may be intimidating, but it isn't difficult. This quick and easy beginner soap recipe comes with fun ideas for personalizing it by adding exfoliants, essential oils, etc. Perfect for Christmas gifting.
How to Make a DIY Pedi in a Jar Gift (Including Free Printable Tags)
DIY Gifts are not only thoughtful but thrifty too. It seems like everyone loves a Jar Gift these days and what better way to be frugal than repurpose old jars into a lovely gift. This is a fun DIY Pedi in a Jar Gift and would make a great gift for Christmas.
Rosemary, Orange & Thyme Flavored Herb Salt
This is a simple citrus & herb-infused salt flavored with fresh rosemary, orange & thyme. It's perfect for seasoning & finishing foods like poultry, fish & vegetables and makes a wonderful homemade gift for the foodies in your life. You can even use it for natural personal care products like salt scrubs & bath soaks.
Gorgeous DIY Christmas Gifts
I love that these sugar scrub and body recipes are not only so easy to make but also with a few little trimmings are more beautiful than anything you could buy in the shop.
And significantly cheaper too. Give your family and friends a little pot of love today, they’ll know it came from your heart, not your wallet.
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