DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub - My Plot of Sunshine

DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub

August 8, 2016

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You guys, I have a problem. I love DIY projects, but as my husband will tell you, I take on too many, leave half of them unfinished and leave a mess everywhere. What can I say? I’m super ambitious. 😉 Surely, I can’t be the only one, right? Well, today I have a DIY project that is so easy, you will have no choice but to finish it. Plus quick and easy way to clean up afterwards! It is a DIY lavender sugar scrub that is perfect for a homemade gift or just for mamas that want an inexpensive way to relax after chasing your toddler all day.

I looooove the scent of lavender. It’s feminine, not too strong, and so relaxing, so it was a no brainer to pick that scent for my scrub. But you could just as easily switch it out for another fragrance if you prefer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started making your own lavender sugar scrub:

(makes three small jars, as pictured, worth of sugar scrub)

  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. dried lavender
  • mason jars + ribbon
  • a few drops food coloring (optional)

sugar scrub essentials making sugar scrub

  1. Start by cleaning your work surface and washing your mason jars out and making sure they’re clean with Scotch-Brite™ Brand sponges and Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Soap Dispensing Dishwand.
  2. Then warm your coconut oil in the microwave just slightly. I’m talking like no more than 10 seconds. Mix your coconut oil and sugar together in a food processor or blender. (You can totally mix by hand too but your dried lavender won’t get as combined.)
  3. Add your dried lavender and pulse the food processor/blender.
  4. Start adding your essential oil in 5 drops at a time and mix. If you prefer a stronger smell, add more. If you prefer just a light scent then don’t add as much.
  5. Lastly, add your food coloring to get your desired shade. I used the gel kind so that I didn’t have to worry about mixing red and blue to get the right shade, but you could do that as well. And I only added 3-4 drops because I wanted a really light color.
  6. Spoon your sugar scrub into your mason jars and tie with a pretty ribbon!
  7. Clean up time so that your my hubby doesn’t get mad! Enter the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge and Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge to the rescue!

Super easy, right? And it smells soooo good, leaves your skin soooo soft, and I love knowing exactly what’s in it. This is definitely one to pin and save for a DIY Christmas or Mother’s day gift!

lavender sugar scrub DIY lavender sugar scrub

Clean up was a breeze with Scotch-Brite sponges. I use the dishwands for the smaller, hard to clean dishes and I use the blue sponge for my granite countertops because it’s non-scratch. Then, I use the green for the heavy duty stuff like pots, pans, sinks, etc. because it cleans tough messes 50% faster. Which is what I need when I have a little one saying up, up, up and begging me to hold her!

cleaning lavender sugar scrub with scotchbrite scotchbrite lavender scrub

And don’t make fun of my hot pink rubber gloves, I wash a lot of dishes by hand and I’ll do anything to protect my manicure! 🙂 Save now on Scotch-Brite® Scrub Sponges at Target with this Cartwheel offer and find them in the dish soap aisle. And you can also visit this site to see what other bloggers have done with their Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponges!

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  • Ashley Markwood August 8, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I totally need to make this! Thanks for the recipe 🙂 xoxo!

  • JeeYoung August 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Love this recipe. I LOOOVE lavendar!!

  • Annie August 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This looks phenomenal! I cannot wait to try it!

  • Shannan Panganiban August 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    That looks awesome!!! And your photos are flawless as always!!!

  • val August 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Pinning this – would make a perfect gift!

  • Eryka August 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Oh I love that! How fun! Now I’m going to go make some!

  • Nicole Banuelos August 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Well this is just the most awesome DIY tutorial, EVER!

  • Suzanne Hines August 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This seriously looks SO relaxing right now!!!!

  • Chelsea McKinney August 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Lavender is the best! Such an easy DIY product! And Scotch is THE only sponge that enters this house!!!

  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor August 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    This sugar scrub sounds amazing!! And love the Scotch Brite sponges…they’re fantastic! [client]

  • Tina August 12, 2016 at 12:02 am

    What can I use other than coconut oil? I am allergic to it.

    • Lauren August 15, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Tina! You could also try using olive oil, argan oil, avocado oil, or maybe even shea butter! Good luck! 🙂