Luxurious Sugar Scrub and Body Butter – DIY

Looking for an inexpensive way to pamper yourself or a friend? Try these super simple DIY projects. The recipes can be halved, doubled, tripled – whatever you’d like. Once again, thank you Pinterest.  I sent these to Jenny for her birthday!


Lavender and Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This DIY is the easiest thing you can do to treat yourself after a long day a work, a hard workout, or anytime! I use it probably 4 times a week, minimum. I got the idea from The Beauty Department, but I usually don’t love rose scents, and can’t get enough of lavender and peppermint, so the swap was a no-brainer.

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Round up your ingredients. If you can’t find something at a grocery store, check a local health foods store, or Amazon. You’ll need:
– 4 ounces coconut oil
– 4-6 ounces raw sugar (or brown sugar)
– 2 ounces almond oil (or olive oil)
– Essential oils

Grab a clean jar with a lid – I usually use small mason jars or twist top Rubbermaid containers.
Add a large scoop of coconut oil to the bottom of the jar. Add in your essential oils and stir well. I used 9 drops each of peppermint and lavender. Pour the raw sugar on top of the coconut oil. Then, add a small amount of almond oil to the mix. If the scent doesn’t seem strong enough, add 2-3 drops of oil at a time until you’re satisfied. That’s it! Stir well before use, and enjoy! If the ratios seem a bit off for your liking, add more sugar or oil as you see fit.

*Be sure to make sure your essential oils are safe for skin contact before use!
*This can make your shower slippery – be careful!

Lavender and Peppermint Body Butter
This recipe is a little more time and effort intensive – but equally as decadent! Maybe more so. And it makes a lot of lotion. The recipe is originally from Rawmazing.

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For the body butter, you’ll need:
– 8 ounces shea butter
– 4 ounces coconut oil
– 4 ounces almond oil
– Essential oils

Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.

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Let the mixture cool slightly. Add coconut oil and essential oils. Again, I used 9 drops each of lavender and peppermint oils. Next time, I’ll probably use a little more to get a stronger scent.

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Place oil mixture into the fridge or freezer until it partially solidifies – this should only take a few minutes. Remove mixture from cold, and whip for a few minutes with a handheld mixer. This reminded me of whipping egg whites – it goes from liquid to semisolid to solid like magic right before your eyes!

Partially solidified – before whipping.

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After about 2 minutes of whipping on medium-low.

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After another 2-3 minutes of whipping. Peaks should form and hold.

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Transfer to your clean, dry container and enjoy! This will harden as it continues to sit at room temperature.

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It doesn’t take much to moisturize with this body butter. I only use it at night because it leaves your skin oily for a few minutes – but it’s completely worth it! Again, make sure your essential oils are safe for skin contact.

If you try these recipes, please let me know how they turn out! Enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Luxurious Sugar Scrub and Body Butter – DIY

  1. Pingback: I could be prosecuted + Jenny’s birthday | She Wines Sometimes

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