Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

With a simple blend of oil, sugar and lavender, this Homemade Body Scrub Recipe is perfect for inexpensive gifts.

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Keep this Homemade Body Scrub Recipe on hand for those last minutes holiday gifts.  Or make a batch to pamper yourself with a spa night at home!

The sugar and oils are great for hydrating and exfoliating the skin.  While the lavender adds a calming scent and makes this homemade scrub extra pretty.

I love homemade scrubs, lotions and other beauty products.  In fact, I have an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to natural homemade products.

I used salt in my last Scrub Recipe, so I decided to make a sugar scrub this time.  I have tons of lavender left over from my Lavender Field Adventure earlier this year.  The lavender adds a lovely floral fragrance and makes this scrub super luxurious.

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Making scrubs at home couldn’t be more simple.  Mix the oil and sugar together, add any fragrances and you’re done!  Usually you mix the sugar:oil at a 2:1 ratio.  I used slightly less oil in this recipe but feel free to add an extra tablespoon of oil if you prefer.

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

I used some culinary lavender that I bought at the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms.  If you’re not lucky enough to have lavender growing in your backyard, you can Order It Online or check your natural/health grocery store.  Just make sure you are using lavender that hasn’t been doused in chemicals or pesticides.

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

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Lavender Sugar Scrub
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tb Unrefined Coconut Oil liquid state
  • 2 Tb Grape Seed Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Lavender
  • 5-10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil optional
  1. Mix the sugar and oils together with a fork or spoon.
  2. Add the lavender flowers and gently mix.
  3. Transfer mixture to Glass Jar.
  4. Sprinkle a few more lavender flowers on top and drizzle with a small amount of grapeseed oil.
Recipe Notes
I used grapeseed oil because it does not have an odor. Other liquid oils can be used, just keep in mind the aroma of the oil you decide to use.

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

How To Make Lavender Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Fill a jar with your homemade sugar scrub, add ribbon and a tag.  That’s it, you have an inexpensive homemade gift that your family and friends are sure to love.

Just be very careful if using this scrub while in the shower.  Nobody want to be slip-sliding around in the tub!  Yes, I’m a worrier.


Check out these Homemade Body Scrub Recipes:

Rose Body Scrub

Rose Scented DIY Body Scrub Recipe - This homemade sugar scrub has a delicate rose smell and real rose petals. The perfect gift for Mom. Or give the wife a luxurious spa day at home!

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee Body Scrub : Homemade Sugar Scrub : Easy and Inexpensive Gift Idea!

Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub

Easy Homemade Body Scrub: Vanilla Coconut - Sugar Scrub is the perfect last minute homemade gift idea!

Coconut Salt Scrub 

Coconut Salt Scrub

If you love lavender: Lavender Honey Lemonade

Honey Lavender Lemonade

I love a good party!  I’ve been known to share my delicious creations at THESE awesome parties!


  1. Does this go bad? Thinking of it s a gift, and if it goes rancid after a certain number of days/weeks, then I need to factor that into the preparation. Also, can i use lavender oil instead of fresh?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Amy! I have had my sugar scrub sitting around for several months without any issues. As long as it is kept in a sealed, clean container it will last for several months … and probably longer. Regarding the lavender oil, I’ve seen lotions and scrubs that do use the oil instead of dried lavender. Just make sure the oil you use is safe for using on on the skin. Good Luck πŸ˜€

  2. Wow, I had no idea it was so easy to make a body scrub (not like I have much experience in that area anyway, though). This could be a really nice idea for DIY holiday gifts!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I know, right!?! When I found out how easy it is to make scrubs at home I felt a little silly for spending $10-20 on them for years!

  3. I can practically smell the lavender! This would make great teacher gifts. Thanks Nicole!

  4. I have almost all the ingredients. I’ll be making this for Christmas!

  5. Francine Mitchell says:

    This looks wonderful! I was just curious if another type of oil could be used in place of the coconut? My son is allergic, and although he wouldn’t be using it, if he touches my skin he can have reactions. Olive oil? Thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Francine! Yes, you can absolutely substitute the a different oil for the coconut oil. Enjoy πŸ˜€

  6. Cory says:

    Hello. How much does this recipe make?


  7. Joy Argo says:

    I am going to make these in small decorated mason jars for bridal shower give always!….so easy, pretty! personal and inexpensive!…thanks for the recipe!

  8. Maria Geiger says:

    I was wondering, what kind of sugar do you use, or salt for that matter? The ones I have used before had rather large crystals.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Maria!I usually use plain white sugar or sea salt. You can use the finer grain or larger. Whatever works best for you πŸ™‚

  9. Olivia says:


    I was wondering how long will these beautiful body scrubs last for?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Olivia! I am still using a batch of scrub that I made over 6 months ago. It still looks, smells and works just a well as the first day! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  10. KD says:

    Do you need to use grapeseed oil? Is okay to just use coconut oil? Also, I have a lavender plant at home. Would I need to prepare it at all, or could I just pick the flowers and add them in?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi KD! Yes, you can use a different oil if you prefer. I think you could use your own lavender as long as there are no pesticides on it. You may want to pick some and let it dry. I’m not sure how fresh lavender would do in a scrub.

  11. Francine Pedersen says:

    Hi there! I used your recipe for this lavender scrub and i’m gonna give it to my ladyfriend. I noticed the coconutoil goes from firm to thin, but when you but it in the fridge it goesa hard like a rock. What can i do about this?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Francine! Yes, the coconut oil does harden when it is cold. I store my scrub in a glass jar and just run it under warm water before I need to use it.

  12. Can you use any thing else besides 1 Tb Unrefined Coconut Oil (liquid state)
    2 Tb Grapeseed Oil. Like instead of that.

  13. Hi Nicole, can I whipped the coconut oil and transfer the sugar and lavender slowly in the process?

    Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  14. amanda says:

    I have lavendar bath salts that i dont use, do you think i could use that instead of sugar and lavender?

  15. For your lavender body scrub, can I use the unrefined coconut oil in the solid state?

  16. franella says:

    where can I purchase the lavender ready to use?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Franella. You can buy lavender at natural stores, specialty food stores or, of course, online. I even saw some at TJ Maxx today.

  17. itpurt says:

    Hi Nicole!

    The pictures look like the grains of sugar are larger than what I normally find st the store.

    Specifically, what type of sugar or brand do you use. I would like larger grains for my scrubs.

    thanks so much.

    love you article.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi! I actually used plain ol’ sugar. I usually use C&H or Baker’s sugar πŸ™‚

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