Sugar Cookie Scrub

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The best part about this recipe is it can be used to make two gifts, and requires no equipment! We love a good sugar scrub, and this recipe can be scaled up or down for a lip or body scrub. Even better, it smells like the best kind of cookies: sugar cookies! Sorry gingerbread, we gotta respect a classic.

Sugar scrubs are fantastic for your skin, especially during these winter months when everything gets pretty dry. The combination of coconut, sweet almond, and vitamin E oils packs a powerful punch of skin-healing moisture that will leave you glowing like a sugar plum fairy.

As you may remember from our blog (check it out here), we covered a few all-natural exfoliants, and sugar is one of the most gentle, easily obtainable options out there. Exfoliating is important even when your skin feels dry, because it removes that built-up dead skin that can crack and cause major damage to the skin beneath it.

So let’s get started!


What You’ll Need


Mixing bowl

Jar or other container


1 cup cane sugar (1 tablespoon for lip scrub)

1/2 cup coconut oil (½ teaspoon for lip scrub)

1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (1/8 teaspoon for lip scrub)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon for lip scrub)

1/2 teaspoon almond oil (1/8 teaspoon for lip scrub)

  • substitute olive oil if you have a nut allergy



step one

Melt your coconut butter! This can be done in a pan on low heat, or in a microwave for 30 seconds at half power. Let cool until it is just barely warm to the touch.


step two

Add your oils to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.


step three

Time for sugar! Add your sugar and stir together with the oils until it has the same consistency as wet sand. If your scrub is too runny, add more sugar.

Sugar scrubs do best in a glass jar, or a plastic container with a lid. Wrap it up in a little bow like we did, and you’ve got yourself an Instagram-worthy gift to anyone (even yourself).

Giving this sugar scrub as a gift?

Download and print these festive gift tags.