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Honey Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe
Happy Friday, friends! How was your Valentine’s Day? We had a great day with the kids and an evening out alone. We went to our favorite Italian restaurant then out for a little shopping. My store of choice was of course Lowe’s for a few DIY projects I’m working on. I’m a little sad that Valentine’s Day is over but I’m already looking forward to Spring and Easter. Today we’re switching gears away from holiday crafts and I’m going to share with you how you can create your own spa-like experience at home with this Honey Brown Sugar Scrub recipe.

Brown Sugar Scrub

Scrubs can be pricey but with only a few ingredients found in your pantry you’ll be hooked on this easy to make sugar scrub!

Last week I shared the “spa at home” gift I made for a friend and you may have spotted the sugar scrub in there. Since then I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe.

I found this brown sugar scrub recipe in the recent Sandra Lee magazine. I’ve tried basic sugar scrubs before but this recipe called for honey and cinnamon, both of which I haven’t tried in a scrub before.

The original recipe was great and left my skin feeling soft, but I didn’t like how oily it was. It called for two cups of brown sugar but I increased mine by a quarter cup. Start with 2 and increase the amount of brown sugar based on your preference. :)

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe:

2 1/4 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

In a bowl combine all ingredients until fully mixed; store in an airtight container. In case you’re wondering I found these jars at Hobby Lobby. Tie the jar with bakers twine, add a wooden spoon, and you have the perfect sugar scrub gift!

Update: I’ve had a few people ask about adding a preservative to the scrub to make it last longer. I recommend adding 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to your scrub then storing them in a tightly closed container. :)

Sugar Scrub recipe

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. I bet this smells great too! I’ll have to try it… I have the worst dry skin!

  2. This sounds awesome!!! I love making sugar scrubs!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. The one time I made sugar scrub, it was too oily. I will make sure to do what you did with the brown sugar. It would be a great Mother’s Day gift, or just a me gift!

  4. What a great idea! I found you through Thee Networking Blog Hop and I love your blog! I’m your newest follower! I’d love to have you drop by Moose Mouse Creations sometime!

  5. I want to make this! I love natural things lately. Awesome recipe!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!

  6. I can’t wait to try and make some!

  7. Will be making this soon!!! Love a good scrub!!!


  8. I love this! It looks beautiful!! Your blog is beautiful too! I came over from Tuesday Talent Show….I would love for you to come over and share your talent at my Tuesday party! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/winners-and-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

  9. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky – it’s brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

  10. Oh boy, I bet this smells divine! I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  11. I love that you added honey and cinnamon! I bet this smells like a dream….Perfect for gift-giving, in my opinion!

  12. Wow! This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  13. What a great idea, and a great present! Will give this a go (and try not to eat it at the same time!). Thanks for sharing.

  14. This looks wonderful! It would make such a wonderful gift. I love the presentation, too.

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  15. I bet it smells amazing!! Thanks for sharing : )


  16. Oh! I need some of this so bad! So making this scrub this afternoon!

  17. Sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

  18. Oh – I really want to try this! I love bath goodies! :) Pinned!

  19. patricia fisher says:

    Does it clog the drain?

  20. Hi, I have a question tht might sound stupid but when you talk about vanilla and cinnamon, are you talking about essential oils or extract?
    Thank you for your answer :-)

    • Sabrina » Hi Sabrina, its not stupid at all! I used vanilla extract and cinnamon powder. I bet you could used essential oils as well though! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  21. This looks divine and I bet it smells awesome too! Would love to soak with some of this scrub this weekend :D

  22. I need to try that … it sounds so simple to make! We all have that nasty wintry dry skin and we all could use a little scrub!

  23. What is the shelf life on this? It looks amazing :)

  24. Oh, I can just smell it! The scrub sounds great :)

  25. I’m so excited I saw this on Pinterest! I have been purchasing a very pricey brown sugar scub from a popular in home company, and I can’t believe I haven’t thought of making my own. Thank you thankyou.

  26. Oh I love this! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m pinning for later!

  27. How long does this last?

  28. We love this….doesn’t last long with two of us….the honey is enough to preserve it ,it has those properties. Thanks for sharing it!

  29. Could you use Coconut oil, in place of the olive oil?

    • Leah » Definitely! I really enjoy using coconut oil in my scrubs. Melt the oil for about 30 seconds and then mix it with the other ingredients. I hope that helps! :)

  30. Deb Harris says:

    I just found this site & love all these great scrubs. We recently installed a a jetted tub. I would love to use these in the tub. I thnk it would be fantastic to have that experience. But I wonder( worry ) about wether they would clog the jets. Has anyone tried it? Any thoughts about it or advice? Thanks

    • Deb Harris » Hi Deb, I’ve never had an issue with it clogging. The scrub is thin and doesn’t clump up. You can also add a little more oil to help thin it out. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  31. I’m going to make this for Mother’s Day!

  32. Hi Crystal

    How do you apply this scrub, I’ve never used body scrubs.

    • Jackie » You’re in for a treat, Jackie! Simply massage the scrub onto your skin and rinse off. The sugar exfoliates your skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  33. Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try this! Do you know if it would work as a lip scrub?

    • meghan » Hi Meghan I haven’t tried it as a lip scrub but it might work since the ingredients are straight from the pantry! Let me know if you try it, thanks for stopping by!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    I was wondering where u got the wooden spoons from?

    • Elizabeth » Hi Elizabeth, I purchased the spoons at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking aisles. The brand is called Spare Parts and it’s located next to the brads. Thanks for stopping by!

  35. Could i use coconut oil rather than olive oil?

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