Have you ever made your own sugar scrub? It’s so easy to make – and you can dress it up a million different ways. I wanted to make something to get ready for summer – and the smell of limes and coconuts is the scent of the season for me. With every day ingredients, you can make this easy sugar scrub in just a few minutes. Plus, if you want to make them as gifts, I’ve even included a free set of labels to make it perfect for gift giving.
Summer Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons lime zest
- 1 tablespoon coconut extract
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend it together until well combined. (See, told you it was simple!)
Want to make some pretty labels for it? First, click on the printable label sheet below and save it to your computer.
Print out the label sheet with a TONER based printer (if you only have an ink jet printer, then take the print to a copy machine and get a copy made.) I printed mine on card stock to give it a little more stability. If you want to gold foil them, you’ll also need a Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Foil Machine* (that’s my affiliate link via Amazon, but you can also find it at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns). While there are other ways you can do it, this method is super easy and the fastest way I know of. You’ll also need some gold foil, a sleeve, scissors, a jar and a pencil.
First, take your print and cut a piece of gold foil that will fit the page.
Layer the sheet (gold side up) on top of the print and put them in the sleeve.
Run the sleeve through the Minc machine, I used a setting of 3 – it worked perfectly for this project.
Once it has ran through the machine, then you can peel it up and your print is now gold.
Take a jar and trace around the label with a pencil, then cut it out slightly inside the line so the label will fit on top of the lid and put the ring on top and screw it onto your jar of sugar scrub. Super easy – and it looks so pretty!
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*Thanks to American Crafts for partnering with me on this post.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to making my own.
Dana @QueenofmyCastle3 says
These are lovely! I am going to make these for the bags for my daughters 27th Birthday party later this month.
Such a great idea! It looks really amazing and lovely 🙂
Kathleen Flynn says
Thank you for this recipe. It is easier than a number of scrubs and I think that the lime will be a big hit.
Do these need to be refrigerated because of the fresh lime?
Gina Luker says
Most commercial sugar scrubs also contain fresh citrus juice and no refrigeration is necessary 🙂