Homemade Sugar Scrub DIY

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

A few weeks ago I wrote all about how much I absolutely love LipSense (which you can read about here). And soon after that I decided to become a distributor myself! It’s been such a fun journey, and I have loved every minute of it. There’s something so fun about helping ladies find lip colors that they will rock, and trying out new ones myself. LipSense is amazing (hellooo 12+ hour color!), and my lips have never felt so hydrated before.
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One of the things I’ve found that helps my LipSense color last all day is exfoliating my lips. If you didn’t know, our lips naturally exfoliate every few weeks, and when you use the LipSense Glossy Gloss, you actually speed up the process. That’s why within the first few days of using it, your lips go through a pretty rough stage, with dead skin flaking off and whatnot. During this exfoliation process, my saving grace was some lip scrub that my friend Jordan sent me. By scrubbing my lips every night before going to bed, I was able to remove all the dead skin that my waxy chapsticks had left behind, and now my LipSense stays on all day long, without flaking off or fading away. 

So today, I thought I’d share all about why I LOVE sugar scrubs, and some tasty recipes for some scrubs that you’ll go crazy for! 

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Benefits of Using Sugar Scrub

Did you know that sugar scrub is actually great for you? Before I began using LipSense, I had seen them in stores, and enjoyed the occasional scrub while getting a pedicure, but I never actually realized just how awesome it is until recently. A few of the benefits of using sugar scrub include:

  • Helps reverse the signs of aging: when you rub the sugar scrub on your skin, it creates a gentle abrasion that evens out your skin tone and reduces skin dullness caused by pollution, dirt, stress and UV rays. It also helps prevent wrinkles by increasing skin cell regeneration! 
  • Cleans up your skin: Using a wash cloth or loofah doesn’t always get the job done. Sugar scrubs remove accumulated dead and damaged skin that is caused by sun exposure, pollution and day-to-day activity. 
  • Enhances blood circulation: when you massage the sugar scrub on your skin, you increase blood circulation to those areas, which in turn increases your collagen production and helps repair skin cells. 
  • Prevents skin blemishes: excess dirt, oil and dead skin are the major contributors to causing acne, blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts. When you exfoliate your skin using sugar scrub, you remove those bad guys without drying out your skin.
  • Can decrease the symptoms of skin diseases: since sugar scrub has a moisturizing effect on the skin, it can help diseases like eczema and psoriasis. 
  • Softens skin: sugar scrub is gentle, but abrasive enough to help soften tough skin and callouses on your feet, keeping them soft and smooth. This is one of the reasons it’s so popular in nail salons!

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

So for this DIY, I thought it would be fun to share an easy sugar scrub recipe that you can make in no time at all with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen! Not only is it quick to make, but you can save lots of $$ by making your scrubs at home. And best of all, the scrub can be used for so much more than your lips! It works great on rough knuckles (especially during cold weather months), to get smooth and silky legs after a shave, or to exfoliate dry areas of your body, like your knees or elbows. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

And the best part about this sugar scrub recipe is that it is SO versatile. You can add different oils or extracts to the base recipe to make all kinds of flavors and smells. Below I’m sharing three of my favorites: Coconut Vanilla, Vanilla Latte and Sweet Orange. 

Base Sugar Scrub Recipe

1 cup sugar (white or brown)
1/4 cup oil (olive or coconut)

In a small bowl, mix the ingredients together and you have a basic sugar scrub that is ready to use! Add in extracts or essential oils to make different flavors and smells. 
*You can change the recipe up as needed, but remember that it needs to be about 80% sugar and 20% oil to make it work*

Coconut Vanilla Sugar Scrub

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract 

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Sweet Orange Sugar Scrub 

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
7 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
1 tsp orange zest

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
Have you ever tried a sugar scrub before?
Are you interested in giving LipSense a try?

This homemade sugar scrub will be your new best friend! Also, read all about the benefits of sugar scrub, and why I love it so much! | read more at happilythehicks.com

Resources:
http://homemadesugarscrub.net/homemade-sugar-scrub/

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  1. Kirstin Morabito

    February 17th, 2017 at 8:05 am

    These looks great! I think this would also be a great gift for some ladies!

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I agree!! I had a LipSense party at my apartment that next weekend, and gave away some of the scrubs as door prizes!

  3. Candy Kage

    February 17th, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I was looking for an idea for our young women from the church to make and enjoy. They are all into makeup and these scrubs would be perfect.

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    That sounds like such a fun idea for a ladies evening! I’ll have to suggest a DIY sugar scrub “buffet” to my women’s group at church. So fun!

  5. Chelsea Jacobs

    February 17th, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Ooh the coconut vanilla one is one I want to make!!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    That’s the one I’m using right now and I LOVE it. It smells so good (and tastes delicious as well haha!).

  7. Moriah @ A Recipe for Disaster

    February 17th, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is so easy! I feel bad for buying it now.

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Girl, don’t feel bad! Buying sugar scrub is what got me into it in the first place :) But you should definitely try making your own. It’s so easy!

  9. Jackie

    February 17th, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I love making my own sugar scrubs! Coffee and coconut are my favorites!

  10. ThrivingGirl

    February 17th, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Years ago, sugar saved me from a horrible bout of adult acne. However, I never tho thought to add coconut oil or other things. I can’t wait to try! Plus, I see coffee will work too??? So, trying that one as well! Thanks!

  11. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Wow that’s amazing! And yes- COFFEE. It’s amazing, and smells divine.

  12. Lindsay @ The Flynnigans

    February 17th, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Totally pinning this. I’ve been entertaining doing a scrub for a long time but have yet to do so. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  13. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Now’s the time to try it! It’s inexpensive and oh so easy to make your own sugar scrub! :)

  14. Jessica Bradshaw

    February 17th, 2017 at 10:37 am

    So fun!! I pinned this because they all sound so wonderful. Your photos look SO GOOD, girl!

  15. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for pinning, Jessica! And you are SO sweet. I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures for posts lately :)

  16. Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    February 17th, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I love sugar scrubs and would definitely try some of these out! Pinned to return to later. :)

  17. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Yay! I know you’ll love them. Thanks for pinning!

  18. Leah

    February 17th, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Love this! Pinning to my natural beauty board.

  19. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Leah! :)

  20. Hanna J Smith

    February 17th, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I LOVE Sugar Scrubs! I make a grapefruit one and an oil cleansing one for my face! The coconut and orange sound great though!

  21. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Mmmm that sounds so so good. I think my next flavor is going to be a citrus one, with grapefruit, orange and lemon! Invigorating and exfoliating!

  22. Sophia Reed

    February 17th, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I have been seeing this every where I really need to try it.

  23. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    You should! It’s such a fun and easy project to try.

  24. KenyaRae

    February 17th, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I love scrubs and they can be so expensive in store. I said i was gonna start making some so this is right on time. I will be pinning this to come back to!

  25. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I KNOW! It’s insane how pricey they can get when you buy them from the store. Hope you’re able to give them a try!

  26. Ashley | Far Beyond Love

    February 17th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Oh, I’m making these! I don’t use essential oils but I have the other stuff so I’m making at least one of these tonight. I ran out of sugar scrub and never bothered to make my own but that’s so simple.

  27. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Yay!! How did it go? Which flavor did you decide to try? :)

  28. Rachel @ STCL

    February 17th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    How cool! I’ve always wanted to make one of these!

  29. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    You should give it a try! They are super easy to make. It took me about 30 minutes to make about 8 of those mason jars.

  30. Bailey

    February 17th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I can’t wait to try to coconut one! Sugar scrubs are my favorite.

  31. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I love sugar scrubs too! You should definitely try that one out- it’s SO good, and smells amazing.

  32. Emily @ Em Writes

    February 17th, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Ooo, I love sugar scrubs! The coconut vanilla one sounds amazing.

  33. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Girl, it SO IS. I’m using that one right now and it is delicious and the perfect lip scrub. I feel like I’m pampering my lips every night!

  34. GLADYS RIOS

    February 17th, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    i am obsessed with sugar scrubs!! coffee, coconut oil…these are awesome recipes. I will definitely be giving them a try ♥

  35. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Awesome! Let me know which one is your favorite :)

  36. Jewels Rhode

    February 18th, 2017 at 3:07 am

    I’ve never tried sugar scrubs before! But I have the majority of these ingredients in my house. Sounds like a nice weekend project for me.

  37. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    You should definitely give it a try. I actually didn’t have to go to the store to make these because I already had all the ingredients too. And it’s fun to try making your own smells and flavors!

  38. JamesAnna Williams

    February 18th, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I have never tried making sugar scrubs before, this is awesome. The ingredients are simple and I already have most of them on hand. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  39. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I honestly never tried making my own because I thought I would need some crazy ingredient or that it would be too hard. But it’s SO simple, and easy to make. You should definitely give it a try!

  40. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    February 18th, 2017 at 8:25 am

    i am so excited to try that latte scrub. i have never made one at home and will occasionally only try scrubs at home. thank you for listening all the benefits.

  41. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Yes! It seriously smells SO GOOD. Just like a latte, but in sugar scrub form haha.

  42. Charlotte

    February 18th, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I have a lip scrub from Lush that I absolutely LOVE but I never thought to make my own–love that they’re so exfoliating, but more importantly, safe for sensitive skin (which is something I always struggle with!). Thanks so much for sharing!! These all sound delicious :)

  43. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    A lip scrub from lush is honestly what started me on this love of sugar scrub! I have the chocolate peppermint one, but don’t even use it anymore because I love these homemade ones so much haha.

  44. Jennifer

    February 18th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I use a scrub that is basically just the brown sugar and coconut oil… I’m so excited to add these ingredients! All of them sound amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  45. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love that simple scrub! I’m sure it smells amazing. It’s definitely fun to mix it up with other ingredients, too.

  46. Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom

    February 18th, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I love using sugar scrubs, too! I haven’t ever made my own! I bet they smell so good!

  47. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    You should try making your own! It’s so so easy, they last forever, and it’s way cheaper than buying them at the store! :)

  48. Kelsey

    February 20th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Becca,

    I LOVE sugar scrubs! I usually buy them, but you have made me want to try to diy them! The coconut vanilla scrub has my name all over it!

    Loved this!

    Xo,

    Kelsey

  49. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Definitely make some of your own!! It’s so much cheaper, and you can control what ingredients go into your scrub.

  50. Amanda | Life With Grace

    February 21st, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I love sugar scrubs and these are all awesome scent combos! I Cant wait to try some!!

  51. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Girl, you should definitely try it out! The flavors are so yummy, and smell delicious. I’m using the coconut vanilla right now and it’s delicious!

  52. Annie Marie

    February 21st, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I love love love sugar scrubs and they make the perfect gift. I’m definitely going to make these soon :)

  53. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    March 8th, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Awesome!! You’ll love them. I’m using the coconut vanilla one right now and it is SOO awesome.

  54. heatherfearnside

    December 16th, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Have been looking for a sugar scrub recipe and these look amazing and oh so easy…thanks…. just wondering how long they last…like does the sugar ever end up dissolving into the coconut oil?

  55. Happily the Hicks

    December 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I’m so glad you like the recipe! To answer your question, no the sugar doesn’t dissolve into the oil. I have some that’s about 6 months old and it’s the same texture as the day I made it! :)

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