One skincare routine I can't miss is exfoliating with my favorite sugar scrub. I use sugar scrubs on my body, face, hands and feet to give my skin a little TLC and to free it from dead skin. Since sugar scrubs are also moisturizing, they're perfect for turning dry skin silky smooth.
Sure, there are great sugar scrubs to buy from the store or spa, but let's face it, they're pretty darn expensive. And some are even loaded with preservatives. No thanks. Instead, go the all-natural route and whip up your own homemade sugar scrub made with simple ingredients.
Check out some of our favorite sugar scrub recipes below-they're sure to leave your skin feeling like brand new.
12 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes
1. Brown Sugar Body Scrub
This Brown Sugar Scrub has just three simple ingredients that you probably have in the pantry right now- brown sugar, olive oil and honey. The olive oil is a moisturizer while the honey evens out your complexion and the brown sugar is coarse, so it acts as an exfoliant.
The three work together beautifully as a sweet sugar scrub. Get the recipe here.
2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is refreshing and makes a wonderful gift idea. Again, made with three simple ingredients-granulated sugar, sweet almond oil and peppermint essential oil, you'll never want to buy a sugar scrub again!
3. Zesty Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
Fresh and zesty, this Grapefruit Sugar Scrub might just be tempting enough to eat. Made with white sugar, grapefruit juice, grapeseed oil, honey and grapefruit zest you'll always want a mason jar of this scrub on hand. Get the recipe here.
4. Coconut Sugar Scrub
5. Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub
With the calming scent of lavender essential oil and the sweetness of vanilla extract, this sugar scrub is like having the spa brought to your home. The addition of vitamin E oil is also full of benefits for your dry skin.
6. Homemade Body Scrub with Sugar & Sea Salt
Sea salt scrubs are great for removing dead skin cells, but why not combine both sugar and salt for the ultimate experience? Get the recipe here.
7. Exfoliating Lemon Sugar Scrub
This refreshing, homemade scrub is all-natural and smells so fresh. Grapeseed oil or jojoba oil works best in this and if you don't have lemon essential oil, you can use your favorite essential oil instead.
8. Coffee Sugar Scrub
9. Cucumber Mint Scrub
What could be more refreshing than cucumber and peppermint? I can't think of anything better! Get the recipe here.
10. Orange and Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
Don't forget those lips! If you suffer from dry, chapped lips you'll really appreciate this simple lip scrub recipe.
11. Matcha and Green Tea Facial Scrub
This easy face scrub will nourish and soften your skin and is full of benefits. The matcha powder is filled with antioxidants and when combined with coconut oil, sugar and green tea, you have an incredible DIY scrub.