How To Make Your Own DIY Brown Sugar Body & Lip Scrubs

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DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes

DIY brown sugar body scrubs can be oh-so-simple to make, and most of the time, everyone has the ingredients already available in their pantry cupboards. So here is a collection of brown sugar scrubs you can use on your body and lips.

Many people find salt body scrubs harsh or irritating, so if this applies to you, the best solution is a brown sugar scrub instead! If you have dry skin, a salt scrub can end up with a burning sensation (like pouring salt on a new cut).

Please be aware that sugar is the primary cause of yeast overgrowth, linked to many skin problems, like acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, 'chicken skin,' etc. So with this in mind, perhaps limit how often you use this scrub if any of these conditions apply to your face, and don't apply them to your body too often.

NOTE: When using these Body Scrubs in the shower, be careful, as the oil will make your shower slippery! So take care!

exfoliating body scrub recipe

DIY Cinnamon Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe For Feet & Hands

Use as a refreshingly brisk scrub for both feet and hands. (Not for use on broken skin.)

Yield: 1 Application for hands and feet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Shelf Life: 1-2 weeks. Keep refrigerated


  • Juice one lemon (remove seeds)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. milk or cream
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a whisk.
  2. To use, scoop out with your fingers or a scoop. Then, massage the scrub all over your hands and feet. Doing this in the bathtub makes cleaning up much more manageable. However, the olive oil could make the tub slippery, so be careful.

DIY Basic Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub


  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Pack brown sugar into a bowl.
  2. Then, pour olive oil over brown sugar, and mix to form a paste.
  3. Add vanilla extract (optional for scent), and mix well.
  4. Finally, make sure to keep it refrigerated.

DIY Brown Sugar Lemon Body & Lip Scrub

Make this excellent lemony sugar scrub for the shower or your lips in under 5 minutes.


  • Organic coconut oil
  • Brown sugar
  • A few drops of your favorite carrier oils, like jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • Lemon essential oil


  1. Mix up your ingredients in a small container
  2. Add a tiny amount to your lips and scrub gently.
  3. In addition, it can be wiped off or licked off of your lips.

DIY Honey Brown Sugar Body, Face, and Lip Sugar Scrub

The brown sugar exfoliates the skin. Lemon juice contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids that also aid in exfoliating and will help lighten the darkening caused by sun damage. Olive oil is a natural emollient and will both soften and moisturize skin. Honey also aids in moisturizing, but it's the best benefit as an antioxidant; it helps protect from harm caused by free radicals and premature aging.


  • 4 tsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Honey
  • Empty glass jar cleaned thoroughly. (Use whatever container you have handy that seals well.)


  1. In a dish, mix all ingredients until just combined.
  2. Spoon into a jar or container with a lid.

Article Contributed by Danielle Lewis

Make DIY Homemade Brown Sugar Body & Lip Scrubs

Fun Holiday Sugar Scrubs for the Body

Fall and winter are excellent times to exfoliate your whole body. There is no better way to keep your skin looking spring-ready all year round. Scrubs remove dead skin cells and reveal smooth, silky-soft skin.

Here are a few recipes to tantalize your senses with holiday fun. Both festive colors and scents liven up traditional scented scrubs.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

halloween pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe


  • 1 1/2 c. Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Libby Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 c. Organic Coconut Oil from Trader Joe's
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Spice
  • 2-4 drops Plant Therapy Cinnamon Essential Oil


  1. In a glass bowl, add all ingredients and mix until just combined.
  2. Spoon into airtight containers.


To make a "Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Scrub," add two teaspoons of coffee grounds.
Further, for a "Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub," add 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.

Pumpkin Mask Recipe

If you can't get enough pumpkin this fall, consider making a facial mask.


  • 1/4 c. Libby Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Allspice


To make a "Pumpkin Spice Latte Perk Mask," add two teaspoons of coffee grounds.
For a "Heavenly Scented Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Facial Mask," add 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.

Hot Apple Pie Scented Scrub

We recommend using fragrance oil for this scrub's baked apple pie scent. Furthermore, find natural, toxin-free fragrance oils that are phthalate-free.

  • 2 c. Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 c. Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Apple Pie Fragrance Oil


Blend all ingredients until mixed thoroughly and scoop into jars.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub

3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub


  • 2 c. Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 c. Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Plant Therapy Peppermint Essential Oil


Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and mix until combined. Spoon into an airtight container, such as a glass baby food jar.


To make a "Striped Peppermint Scrub," follow the above recipe. First, split the mixture into two parts. Next, add 1-2 drops of red food coloring to one of the parts and stir until pink. Then, add a 1-2 inch layer of the white mixture to your container. Finally, layer 1-2 inches of the pink mix. Repeat until the jar is full.