Recipe: Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub

by Cate on November 20, 2016

An easy-to-make, luxurious body scrub that smells as good as it feels.


Last night, I taught a Teen Night workshop and we made several different items, two of which focused on things we could use to pamper ourselves.

Because who doesn’t need a little more pampering?

This Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub was one of the items the girls made, and it was super simple to make. There are a million scrub recipes online, each one easier than the next, and I tweaked one that I found in my searching. Using simple pantry items that you likely have on hand, you can be pampering yourself in no time flat. The only item I needed to buy was the grapeseed oil (you want an oil with minimal scent, at best). Other than that, I was good to go.

Once the batches of body scrub were made, the girls portioned it into the jars I provided and then went to work decorating the jars with ribbons and gift tags. I also bought a package of small wooden spoons from Hobby Lobby (although you can find them online as well), and we tied them onto the side of the jar, which makes it easy for the recipient to just scoop a little bit of the scrub out when they’re going to use it.

The workshop space smelled amazing when we were done, and a few of the girls were tempted to eat the scrub. Because, yes, it smelled THAT GOOD. And, honestly, the ingredients ARE all natural and edible so…

It reminds me a bit of one of the scrubs I used to buy from Origins a million years ago, and I can now make this one for a fraction of the cost. A few of the girls tried the scrub on their skin and reported how super soft it made it feel after it was rinsed off, so everyone left very happy … and with a few gifts checked off their Christmas list!

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekend Photos in Review.

Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined, and portion into small mason jars for gift giving.

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B November 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Love that idea — and I have all the ingredients. Thx!

Love mason jars, but me, slippery hands, shower …. I’ll go for something nonbreakable.

Can’t wait to make it.


Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) November 21, 2016 at 12:07 am

Oh, wow — Paige would LOVE this. Going to have to try making it!
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