DIY Love Scrub

I love sugar body scrubs!  I love feeling clean and soft  and smooth and pretty-smelling, but I don’t love spending thirty-five bucks for a tub of scrub!   That’s why I’m sharing this super simple, super quick sugar scrub tutorial with you!  You probably have all of the ingredients already in your kitchen right now.  Use this scrub as pre-Valentines pampering, or just as part of your weekly beautifying routine!

Time: 5 minutes

Skill level: None


  • White sugar- 1  1/2 cups
  • Poppy Seeds (optional)- 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Essential oil of your choice- 2 drops

Step 1. Mix the sugar and poppy seeds together in a bowl.  Stir with a whisk so that they’re mixed evenly and there are no sugar clumps.

Step 2. Add the essential oil to your olive oil.  Olive oil tends to have a strongish scent, so if you want your scrub to smell strongly of your essential oil try substituting the olive oil for sunflower oil.  Add the oil mix to the sugar/poppy seed mixture.  Mix thoroughly with a whisk and spoon.

Step 3. All done!  Now spoon your scrub into a jar, or other container.  Keep the container out of the shower (it looks quite pretty on the counter or on a shelf) and bring into the shower as needed in a small bowl.  In tiny jars this makes a really pretty gift!

post script: I used my scrub made from this exact recipe on Saturday, and it rocks!  My poor skin hasn’t had a sugar exfoliation all winter, but now I feel smooth and super soft, hubs noticed, too.  I should probably also mention that there are some poppy seeds still on the shower floor . . .  mostly just because I was in such a rush to pick Eric up from the airport!!


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