Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe – A Delight For Your Senses

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Hey there, wellness enthusiasts and DIY aficionados! Are you ready to pamper your skin with something that’s not only indulgent but also incredibly beneficial? Well, you’re in for a treat because today, we’re diving back into the world of DIY sugar scrubs with our star recipe: the Lavender Sugar Scrub!

Imagine combining the sweetness of sugar with the soothing touch of lavender – sounds dreamy, right? This scrub isn’t just a delight for your senses; it’s a powerhouse of skin-loving goodness. Each scoop of this scrub promises to gently exfoliate, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.

DIY lavender sugar scrubs


I just love using body scrub recipes – they’re one of the best ways to combine cleansing and exfoliating for ultra-soft and smooth skin. In fact, this particular formulation has been a hit among my friends too! They can’t get enough of its soothing and rejuvenating effects.

“But wait,” you ask, “what makes this scrub so special?” Glad you asked! We’re using a mix of ingredients that are not just easy to find but are also incredibly beneficial for your skin.

We’ve got the classic white sugar for that perfect exfoliation, jojoba oil to nourish and hydrate, a dash of vitamin E for its antioxidant properties, and, of course, the star of the show – lavender essential oil, known for its calming and soothing effects. And hey, if you’re feeling extra, throw in some lavender buds for that added touch of luxury!

So, whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day, give your skin some extra TLC, or just share a fun DIY project with friends, this lavender sugar scrub is your go-to. Stay tuned as we dive into each ingredient in the next section and explore why they’re the perfect blend for your skincare routine. Let’s get mixing and create a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your home!

Ingredient Insights


When it comes to rejuvenating your skin, the choice of exfoliant is crucial, and in our DIY lavender sugar scrub recipe, we start with the basics: sugar. This natural exfoliant is a skincare champion, gently removing dead skin cells and dirt, revealing a smoother, fresher skin surface. Its granular texture makes it perfect for scrubbing away the old and making way for the new.

If you’re feeling adventurous or just out of white sugar, brown sugar or fine sea salt can step in as substitutes. While brown sugar is softer and gentler, sea salt offers a more vigorous exfoliation, perfect for those who prefer a bit of extra scrubbing action.

Moisturizers and Nourishers

Jojoba oil enters the scene as our moisturizing hero. It’s not just any moisturizer; it’s a master at hydrating and softening the skin without leaving any greasy residue. Think of jojoba oil as a nourishing blanket for your skin, providing essential hydration.

If jojoba isn’t your thing or it’s not on hand, don’t worry! Sweet almond oil, olive oil, or sunflower oil can also play this part beautifully, each bringing its unique benefits to the table.

combine oils and sugar for a lavender body scrub

Antioxidants and Preservers

Now, let’s talk about Vitamin E. This isn’t just an antioxidant; it’s a guardian for your skin and the oils in our scrub. It helps keep the oils from going rancid, extending the life of your scrub while adding a kick of moisturizing properties.

In a pinch, you could swap in a tiny bit of rosemary CO2 extract, but remember to keep it to a minuscule 0.05% to avoid overpowering the scrub.

Aromatics and Extras

Lavender essential oil is the queen of this formulation, providing a soothing and calming aroma, making it ideal even for sensitive skin. It’s not just about the scent; it’s about the experience. If lavender isn’t your cup of tea, feel free to experiment with other essential oils.

Combining lavender with mint for a refreshing twist or sweet orange for a citrusy zing can create a whole new sensory experience. And for an extra touch of charm, sprinkle in some lavender buds to make your scrub not only feel but also look luxurious.

Each ingredient in our Lavender Sugar Scrub works in harmony, creating a symphony of benefits for your skin. From exfoliation to hydration, from preservation to sensory delight, this scrub is more than just a skincare product; it’s a testament to the power of natural ingredients in harmony.

Quick Substitution Guide

Exfoliant (White Sugar): Substitute with brown sugar for a gentler scrub or fine sea salt for a more vigorous exfoliation.

For Moisturizers and Nourishers (Jojoba Oil): This can be replaced with sweet almond oil, olive oil, or sunflower oil, each offering unique nourishing properties.

For Antioxidants and Preservers: If unavailable, a tiny amount (0.05%) of rosemary CO2 extract can be used, but be cautious with the quantity to maintain balance.

For Aromatics (Lavender Essential Oil): Feel free to experiment with other essential oils. Combinations like mint and lavender or sweet orange and lavender offer delightful alternatives.

DIY lavender sugar scrubs

A Powerhouse Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe

Skin-loving goodness, that gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 200 g
Author: Angela Wills

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  • Place the sugar into a good-sized mixing bowl.
    150 g White Sugar
    sugar for a lavender body scrub
  • In a separate container, mix the Jojoba Oil, vitamin e, Lavender essential oil, and preservative.
    40 g Jojoba Oil, 2 g Vitamin E Oil, 2 g Lavender Essential Oil, 2 g Preservative
    oils for a lavender body scrub
  • Now we can combine our wet and dry ingredients. Pour the oils into the sugar and stir well until thoroughly blended.
    combine oils and sugar for a lavender body scrub
  • If you prefer your scrub to be more runny you can add a little more jojoba oil. For a dryer scrub, you can add a little more sugar.
    If using, sprinkle in your lavender buds and stir again.
    sprinkle lavender buds
  • Spoon into a suitable container, PET, glass, or aluminum jars are perfect. Store in a cool dark place ready for use.
    Cosmetic Jar 8oz
    Spoon scrub into a suitable container

How To Use

Using a scrub can be as easy as pie. Simply start by making the skin damp with warm water. Then scoop out a generous amount and apply to the skin, massaging using circular motions. You want to try and target those rough areas on the skin, like the knees or elbows. 

After you exfoliate, you can rinse it off with warm water, then pat the skin dry. It helps to do a lot of it in the tub or shower. However, take extra care not to slip, and be sure you’re using a nonslip shower mat. 

You’ll want to use this lavender sugar scrub around once or twice a week. 


Creating your own customized body scrub is easier than you might think. If lavender isn’t quite your thing, there are plenty of other delightful options to explore.

  • For a sunny, uplifting twist, try incorporating Calendula essential oil and petals. Calendula is known for its soothing properties and can be especially good for sensitive or irritated skin. The petals not only add a beautiful, natural touch to the scrub but also gently aid in exfoliation.
  • If you’re a fan of classic floral scents, rose is an exquisite choice. Adding rose buds to your scrub not only infuses it with a luxurious fragrance but also makes each use feel like a special treat. However, when it comes to the rose aroma, using a fragrance oil might be more practical. The dermal limits for rose essential oil are quite low, around 0.1%, which translates to just 0.2g in our recipe. Fragrance oils can safely provide that rich, rosy scent without the risk of skin irritation.

These simple swaps or additions can transform the whole experience of your scrub. Whether you prefer the sunny touch of Calendula or the classic elegance of rose, each variation brings its unique benefits and fragrances, making your skincare routine a truly personal and enjoyable experience.

Remember, the key to a great DIY sugar scrub is not just following the recipe but making it your own. Feel free to experiment and find the combination that works best for you!

Final Thoughts

As we wrap up our journey into the delightful world of homemade body scrubs, it’s clear that the Lavender Sugar Scrub is more than just a skincare product; it’s a gateway to a world of creativity and personal care. Whether you stick to the classic lavender recipe or venture into variations like Calendula or rose, each scrub you create is a testament to your personal touch and understanding of what your skin loves.

Remember, the beauty of DIY is in its flexibility and the joy of crafting something uniquely yours. Each ingredient we’ve discussed not only brings its own set of benefits but also offers the opportunity for customization. Don’t be afraid to experiment and adjust the quantities or ingredients to suit your skin type and preferences.

Through this process, we hope you’ve not only learned how to make a fantastic scrub but also gained a deeper appreciation for the natural ingredients and their synergies. The Lavender Sugar Scrub is more than a recipe; it’s a starting point for endless possibilities in your natural skincare journey.

So, go ahead, mix, match, and create your perfect scrub. And most importantly, enjoy the process and the luxurious, skin-loving results!

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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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