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Rise & Shine – Homemade natural sugar scrub recipe!

Want to make your own sugar scrub?

When it comes to skincare I am very fussy about what I put onto my skin. It is the same with food, I am, in general, fussy about what I put onto and into my body. Having run out of my favourite peppermint sugar scrub recently (and it is no longer on sale – shock, horror!) I decided that it was time for me to jump in and make my own, knowing all I would need essential oils (which I already have and love), a carrier oil and some sugar! While completing this project I was also making some relaxing bath salts at the same time, so I knew that I wanted to try a sugar scrub that would be perfect for that morning shower, something to brighten your day and wake you up.


Essential Oils?

While I was looking through my ever-growing collection of essential oils I came across “Boom” and immediately knew that this was the one that would be perfect for a project like this. Boom is the perfect essential oil for days you just need to get up and go – when you need a little extra get up and go! It has sharp peppermint tones as well as citrus notes that will help you feel wide awake, refreshed and ready for whatever the day is about to throw at you. I love these essential oils by It Works because they are 100& pure, uncut and unadulterated oils, meaning they are 100% what they say they are, contain naturally occurring ingredients and do not have any synthetic chemicals of substances.

It is really simple to make your own homemade sugar scrub and all you need is a few simple ingredients. Once you have made one batch you will want to try more – I promise, it is addictive.


So, let’s get to the main event, how to make your own sugar scrub.


  • 1 ½ cups of sugar (you can use any type, I used caster sugar because its fine).
  • ½ a cup of coconut oil as a carrier oil. I used this coconut oil.
  • 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice. I chose the It Works Boom Essential Oil.
  • A clean, dry container to store it in.

All you need to do is weigh out your ingredients and mix them together until you feel confident that everything is well mixed together. When all mixed, decant it into your container (I chose a glass container) and use a couple of times per week.


Why are we loving this sugar scrub?

Sugar scrubs are great on your skin when used 1-2 times per week. They are easy on your skin (and less rough than a salt scrub – however you can make your own bath salts, more on that coming soon) and helps you to remove the dead skin cells and this will help you to achieve smoother skin. For the skin coconut oil is an excellent moisturiser, helping to keep your skin smooth and soft. It is also naturally antibacterial and antifungal too. The essential oils are organic compounds which are extracted from plants and provide a number of different healing properties, from physical to mental to emotional health.


Have you ever tried making a sugar scrub before? What are your favourite essential oils to add into it? If you try this recipe let me know how it turns out in the comments below.

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  1. Jenifer Tong
    October 1, 2017 / 11:13 am

    I love homemade sugar scrub! Where can I purchase the Boom essential oil?

    • Amy Pigott
      October 6, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      You can take a look here: Amy’s It Works Store and you can see all the different Essential Oils 🙂

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