Sugar scrubs are a wonderful budget-friendly way to treat yourself at home. Not only do they have so many great benefits for your skin, they smell fantastic too. These homemade sugar scrubs are easy to make and the options are endless. They are great to give as gifts as well. The DIY sugar scrubs will help you have glowing skin all year round.
Pictured above, this homemade sugar scrub is perfect for fall with the aromas of vanilla and pumpkin spice. It’s a great all-natural addition to an home spa session. With only four ingredients, it takes less than ten minutes to pull together. I love this one by the kitchen sink to keep my hands refreshed.
Pumpkin benefits: According to the “Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation” (yes, that’s a real thing), pumpkin scent has been shown to lift spirits, especially in men. Give this one as a gift to a favorite man in your life.
There are quite a few benefits to this awesome brown sugar scrub. The brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant and naturally helps to remove bacteria, the coconut oil helps to re-moisturize the skin. The Cedarwood and Lavender essential oils carry their own list of benefits as well (not to mention they smell amazing!). Use this sugar scrub before a warm shower or bath to wind down after a busy day.
Lavender benefits: Lavender is known to have a gentle sedating affect. It is great for stress relief and calming a busy mind.
Cedarwood benefits: Like lavender, cedar wood scent provides a soothing affect. Think of the warm, woodsy aromas of a cedar chest of closet. It’s known as a great skin smoother too.
Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is the perfect addition to your routine or, the perfect holiday gift. It is so easy to make (only five ingredients). The cinnamon essential oil gives it such a warm fall smell making it perfect for the changing seasons.
Cinnamon benefits: cinnamon has natural antibacterial. It’s a great one to gently exfoliate acne-prone skin. It’s also known to help with general pain relief when massaged into aching muscles. The scent is also said to sharpen your mind and boost brain function.
This orange sugar scrub is the perfect pick me up on those long winter days when you long for spring and summer. It is also a nice and light refreshing way to brighten your skin during the spring and summer months.
Orange oil benefits: Like cinnamon, orange oil is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. So this scrub is also great for sore muscles. Orange scent is also said to life your mood so use this one if you are feeling blue.
Chocolate lovers will love this sugar scrub. With only three ingredients you will have the perfect gift for any chocolate lover on your list no matter the occasion.
Benefits of chocolate: Did you know that eating chocolate gives pleasure nearly equal to orgasm in some women? The aroma can have similar mood-lifting qualities without the added calories. It is also known to have skin rejuvenation qualities.
There aren’t many things that scream fall to me but, apple scents sure are one of those things. This Red Apple Sugar Scrub sure won’t disappoint. Not only will it give the expected crisp apple smell but, also the soft smooth skin you have been looking for as well.
Benefits of apple: Have a headache? Break out this scrub to help relieve it. A study at Yale University showed that an apple scent helps reduce stress by lowering blood pressure as well.
Winter can be pretty brutal on your skin. What better way to replenish the moisture to your skin then this whipped coconut sugar scrub. The sugar helps to exfoliate your skin while the while the whipped coconut oil will help to seal in that much needed moisture.
Benefits of Cocount: Inhaling this scent helps you to relax. Even if you do not live in tropical areas, users often envision time on the beach or in a relaxing tropical climate.
If you are a coffee lover, this homemade sugar scrub is for you. Three ingredients are all it takes. Whether you are making it for yourself or, as a gift I don’t think it could get any better than this. After all, nothing says relaxing like the aroma of coffee.
Benefits of coffee: Ever smell coffee and feel invigorated? It’s a proven effect! The caffeine found in this scrub helps increase blood flow and may reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Peppermint DIY sugar scrub reminds me of the Holiday season. The peppermint sugar scrub with coffee is great for that time of year. All of the ingredients work together to help rebound your skin from the harshness of winter.
Benefits of Peppermint: Peppermint oil has properties that helps provide clearer and revitalized skin. It’s anti-bacterial properties help with acne and Vitamin C and A help even out skin tone.