This lavender sugar scrub smells heavenly and will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Made with only 5 ingredients, it’s an easy handmade gift idea for the holidays or any season.
If you follow along on Instagram, then you probably already know I had the best lavender garden ever this past summer. Chalk it up to a very hot and dry season, I guess.
Needless to say, my other plants suffered. It’s okay, though. I harvested bundle after bundle of the lavender sprigs and dried them upside down in our basement storage room. It smelled heavenly, I must say. Quite unusual, too, since most of the time it’s more like a locker room. That’s the downside of having hockey players in the family, but I digress…
I decided to take some of those dried flowers and tuck them into drawers and closets and storage bins. Perfect for keeping those pesky bugs away too! Do you love the scent of lavender as much as I do? It’s so pretty to look at, isn’t it?
Of course, it can be used in countless other ways. In the past, I’ve made lavender sugar to sweeten tea and I even baked lavender shortbread cookies. Be sure to check out my tips for growing and drying lavender!
Lavender Sugar Scrub Gift
With the upcoming holiday season, I thought it was the perfect time to make some jars of lavender sugar scrub to hand out as gifts to some of my friends and family members. They’re easy to whip together once you have some simple ingredients on hand. They’re natural, too, which means you don’t have to worry about what’s being absorbed into your body.
And since it tends to be cold and dry this time of year, everyone needs a little hand remedy, right? This lavender sugar scrub recipe will leave your hands feeling silky and smooth. The sugars gently exfoliate, while the coconut oil moisturizes. Lavender is also known for its calming and relaxing qualities, which makes it perfect for the busy holiday season.
I don’t know about you, but after putting up the Christmas tree, baking cookies and wrapping gifts, my hands always need a little pampering. Okay, a LOT!
Don’t forget to take a jar of this DIY lavender sugar scrub to each of your holiday parties. Hostesses will love and appreciate this gift so much. We all know how hectic entertaining can be!
Of course, you’ll want to use it year-round. This lavender sugar scrub is a great gift for gardeners and teachers. It’s also easy to tuck into stockings.
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Note- Ensure your hands and tools are clean prior to preparing the scrub to keep it free from bacteria. As well, make sure your lavender buds are fully dried before using.
- Combine both sugars in a medium bowl. Add coconut oil. Stir to combine thoroughly (soften in microwave for about 10 seconds if the oil doesn’t begin to soften).
- Add lavender essential oil, followed by the lavender buds. Mix well.
- Transfer to sterilized, airtight jars.
How to Use Sugar Scrub
Note- Test a small amount on skin first and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Stir the lavender scrub with a clean spoon before using if mixture has separated. Add a scoop to moistened hands and gently rub over entire surface (mixture will loosen as it warms) in a circular motion. Rinse hands thoroughly under warm water and pat dry.
It’s best to use sugar scrub 2 to 3 times per week. If you have sensitive skin, once is probably enough.
Other Sugar Scrub Uses
So, what else can it be used on? This scrub works well on rough elbows and feet too.
Use it as a body scrub for smooth, glowing skin. It’s also great for prepping the body before applying self-tanner or shimmer lotion.
How Long Will Sugar Scrub Last?
Use this sugar scrub up within 4 to 6 weeks. It will last even longer if you store it in the refrigerator in an airtight jar or container.
I like to keep a tiny jar by the sink for easy access. Use a small spoon or scoop to ensure the jar doesn’t become contaminated.
Gift in a Jar
To finish off the jar, tie some jute twine or ribbon around the lid followed by a couple sprigs of lavender. Such a simple and pretty handmade gift idea!
It makes a great gift on its own or along with a beautiful hand or kitchen towel. Check out my simple gift wrapping tips if you’re looking for ideas.
Be sure to pin this lavender scrub to your recipe or handmade gift boards on Pinterest.
Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 12-15 drops lavender essential oil adjust to your preference
- 3 teaspoons dried lavender buds or grow and dry your own
- 2 medium sterilized jars 8 ounce or 4 small
- Note- Ensure your hands and tools are clean prior to preparing the scrub to keep it free from bacteria. As well, make sure your lavender buds are fully dried before using.
- Combine raw sugar and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Add coconut oil. Stir to combine thoroughly (soften in microwave for about 10 seconds if the oil doesn’t begin to soften).
- Transfer to sterilized, airtight jars.
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Enjoy your day,
This handmade sugar scrub recipe was originally published November 2017 and updated with new photos/ideas November 2021.