Sugar scrubs are amazing and they’re so great for your skin— especially in the dry winter months. Unfortunately they can be pretty expensive, so when I discovered how easy and cheap it is to make sugar scrubs at home I was excited to try it out.

The body scrub formula I used is incredibly simple: 1 cup exfoliate (regular white sugar), 1/2 cup liquid (coconut oil) and just a few drops of add-in scents (extracts and/or essential oils). Since it’s getting close to the Christmas I thought it would be fun to try making some sugar scrubs with holiday-inspired scents to gift to family and friends. The final result was amazing and only took a few minutes to make!

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Sugar Scrubs
Recipe Type: Bath & Body
Author: Evermine
Prep time:
Total time:
  • Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub (makes 1 small jar)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • Peppermint Scrub (makes 1 small jar)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • a few drops of peppermint essential oil (New Seasons has an enormous selection of essential oils)
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  1. First gather all ingredients, along with a medium size bowl, a glass measuring cup and large metal spoon
  2. Put dry ingredients into bowl
  3. Spoon a few scoops of coconut oil into measuring cup (it is a solid in cool weather)
  4. Heat up the measuring cup of solid coconut oil at 15 second intervals until the coconut oil turns to a liquid form (this will take a total of approximately 30-45 seconds)
  5. Add the liquid coconut oil to the bowl and stir into the dry ingredients
  6. Stir in the vanilla or peppermint


• mason jar + lid

• Bonjour Fancy Diamond Hang Tags in Champagne (customize your own here)
• Bonjour 2″ Circle Labels in Deep Red (customize your own here)
• photo Button Magnets (customize your own here)
• thin ribbon or string

• Sprig of evergreen foliage

• mason jar + lid

• Iconic Christmas Fancy Diamond Hang Tags in Champagne (customize your own here)
• Iconic Christmas 2″ Circle Labels in Champagne (customize your own here)
• Photo Button Magnets (customize your own here)
• thin ribbon or string

• sprig of evergreen foliage


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For more body scrub recipes and endless variations check out the lovely DIY beauty site Hello Glow. You’ll find lots of information there about all of the benefits of many of the different bases, liquids and add-ins you can use. You can completely customize the perfect formula for your skin type!


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Josephine Guicciardi is the nom de plume of our creative Evermine blogger. With romantic connections to Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” love letters, it is in keeping with the blog’s themes of love and joy. The great composer writes the famous words “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours” to a woman who remains a mystery to this day. Two of the most likely objects of his adoration are Josephine Brunsvik and Guilietta Guicciardi, and it’s from these two women that Josephine Guicciardi draws her persona.


  1. Hi Tabrina I didn’t with these (they will keep well for a few months in an airtight jar in a cool dark storage area), but if you would like to lengthen the shelf life of your products I would recommend adding in a few drops of Vitamin E.

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