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27 Sugar Scrubs to Make and Give as Gifts

Inside: Here’s a handy list of easy, smell-good sugar scrubs for your body and lips. These make great DIY gifts in a pinch, especially if you’re on a budget.

It’s down to the wire now. You need a gift FAST. Maybe you need several. Oh, and you’re on a tight budget. Yikes!

Not all hope is lost.

We’ve made a big list of easy-to-make sugar scrubs that are perfect for gift-giving. They smell great and can be made in about 10 minutes or less in most cases.

All you need are a handful of ingredients, some small containers, and a little time to whip up thoughtful gifts for all the women on your list.

Let’s get started!

collage of sugar scrub recipes

Body Sugar Scrub Recipes

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Gift by Mommy Made That is easy to make and so much fun as a DIY gift. The peppermint oil leaves an invigorating feeling and leaves you feeling pampered and fresh.

peppermint sugar scrub

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

This whipped gingerbread sugar scrub is a fantastic last minute DIY holiday gift idea. The recipe by Beauty Crafter only takes a few minutes to make and comes with free printable gingerbread sugar scrub labels so you can have these homemade Christmas presents ready for gifting in no time!

gingerbread sugar scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

This 3-ingredient brown sugar scrub by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops is easy and inexpensive to make with just 3 all-natural ingredients.

brown sugar scrub

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

This DIY Sugar Cookie Body Scrub by Sugar and Soul is made with sugar, coconut oil, and fragrance oil. You’ll love how easily this 3-ingredient DIY gift comes together! Add it to a holiday gift basket with slippers, nail polish, and chocolate for a fun foot spa-themed gift!

sugar cookie body scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Fall and winter are the perfect times of year to use this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub from About A Mom. It only takes a few minutes to make but lasts for weeks when stored properly.

pumpkin spice sugar scrub

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Learn how to make the easiest and most nourishing lavender sugar scrub you have ever used. It has 3 simple ingredients and is perfect for sensitive skin. Maintaining smooth, healthier skin is easier than you think! By April Golightly

lavender sugar scrub

Cranberry Sugar Scrub

Save some of those holiday cranberries in your freezer and use them in this simple DIY cranberry sugar scrub recipe by Simply Stacie! This Cranberry Sugar Scrub feels amazing on skin.

cranberry sugar scrub

Piña Colada Sugar Scrub

This DIY Piña Colada Sugar Scrub by Happiness is Homemade is the perfect way to keep your summer skin refreshed and ready to show off!

pina colada sugar scrub

Chai Vanilla Sugar Scrub

An easy homemade sugar scrub recipe you can make in minutes with simple ingredients like cane sugar, grapeseed oil, chai tea, vanilla extract, honey, and essential oils. Apply this warm & cozy DIY Chai Vanilla Sugar Scrub by The Rising Spoon to your body after a long day and you’ll feel pampered in no time!

chai vanilla sugar scrub

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

This homemade Grapefruit Sugar Body Scrub by April Golightly is made with grapefruit essential oil is refreshing smelling and helps with awakening the senses.

grapefruit sugar scrub

Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub

Our lemon mint sugar scrub is very popular! The fresh citrus scent of the lemon paired with invigorating mint is the perfect shower pick-me-up.

lemon mint sugar scrub

Unicorn Sugar Scrub

Whip up a batch of DIY Unicorn Sugar Scrub by Happiness is Homemade in under 10 minutes. Not only does this make a great gift for tweens and teens, but it’s a great gift idea for them to make for their friends as well. It’s the perfect DIY gift for all occasions!

unicorn sugar scrub

Cotton Blossom Sugar Scrub

This heavenly-smelling cotton blossom homemade sugar scrub by The Soccer Mom Blog leaves your skin baby soft, and costs a fraction of the price of store-bought beauty products!

cotton blossom sugar scrub

Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub recipe by Suburban Simplicity is an easy DIY to pamper yourself or give as a lovely gift. A homemade sugar scrub that’s all-natural and smells wonderful!

lavender sugar scrub

Vanilla Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

This fun, candy cane striped sugar scrub by Creative Green Living is easy to make and makes a great gift for the holidays.

vanilla candy cane sugar scrub

Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

This Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub by A Magical Mess smells like a thin mint and will feel just as decadent when you massage it into your skin. You’ll love using this smell-good recipe in the bath.

chocolate mint sugar scrub

Rose Sugar Scrub

This Rose Sugar Scrub is even better for the skin than most DIY scrubs. The recipe by Beauty Crafter not only includes coconut oil, rose hip oil and rose absolute in a jojoba carrier oil, so it’s ultra-moisturizing. Now you can nourish and heal your skin while smelling like roses!

rose sugar scrub

Coconut Lime Mint Sugar Scrub

This coconut lime mint sugar scrub by Moms Who Save is a great exfoliator thanks to the sugar, but the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. You’ll love the refreshing fragrance, too!

coconut lime mint scrub

Coffee Body Scrub

Simple to make coffee scrub that helps to reduce the appearance of the cellulite. The recipe by DIY Beauty Base is moisturizing but non-greasy due to carefully selected oil.

coffee body scrub

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

This Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub recipe by Suburban Simplicity smells good enough to eat plus it’s super easy to make! A simply perfect homemade DIY!

vanilla brown sugar scrub

Citrus Nectarine Scrub

This Homemade Citrus Nectarine Exfoliating Body Scrub from Homemade for Elle has moisturizing properties from coconut oil, and exfoliating properties from sugar. The fresh, citrus scent is amazing!

nectarine body scrub


Lip Sugar Scrub Recipes

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. This Honey Lavender Lip Scrub by The Rising Spoon only takes minutes to whip together a small batch with inexpensive pantry ingredients & makes a thoughtful homemade holiday gift.

honey lavendar lip scrub

Vanilla & Honey Lip Scrub

If you’re not exfoliating your lips, now is the time to start! This Vanilla & Honey DIY Lip Scrub by The Soccer Mom Blog is an easy way to keep your lips healthy and hydrated.

vanilla honey lip scrub

Popcorn Lip Scrub

For a lip scrub that smells and tastes amazing, you have to try this copycat Popcorn Lip Scrub from About a Mom. This would be a fun one for your daughters to make for a sleepover!

popcorn lip scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

This lip scrub is made with honey, brown sugar and orange essential oil for super soft lips. By Steph Fortune.

brown sugar lip scrub

Rose Petal and Mint Lip Scrub

This rose petal and mint lip scrub recipe by Simply Designing uses rose petals and a delicious mint oil to make your lips feel divine! It feels and smells luxurious!

rose petal and mint lip scrub

Sweet Orange Lip Scrub

Use this sweet orange lip scrub by Divine Lifestyle whenever you want ultra smooth lips and an amazing fragrance to enjoy whenever you use it. It’s so refreshing!

sweet orange lip scrub

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