Christmas Sugar Scrub – Easy last minute Gift Idea

Looking for a quick and easy wonderful last minute gift? Try making some homemade sugar scrub. It’s easy, fast, and wonderful.


Here is what you need (this is enough to make 4-5 jars, depending on your size of jar):

  • 3 1/2 cups coconut oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 10 drops of essential oils
  • 1 TBSP of Grapeseed oil

Place the coconut oil in the blender and mix for 1 min, then gradually add in the sugar a cup at a time and continue mixing. Add in the essential oils and grapeseed oil and blend well. Spoon the mixture into a glass mason jar and pretty it up with a gift tag and ribbon.


For this mixture I used the following essential oils:

  • Cinnamon Bark Oil (8 drops)
  • Black Pepper Oil (4 drops)
  • Frankincense Oil (4 drops)
  • Lemongrass Oil (4 drops)

You can use what ever mixture you like depending on who or what occasion you are gifting it for. I choose this combination for great skin care and for more of a warm/spicey smell (mostly from the cinnamon) since it was for Christmas. Please also note you should use therapeutic grade oils. To see what brand I use click here.

For the containers I used the Half Pint Mason Jars from Ball. I find the wide mouth jars work better for usability. I also laminated the labels before sliding them in the jar top. since more then likely the scrub will be used in the shower it’s great to have the label water proof.


Click here to download a PDF of the top label I used. Please note if you choose to down load the file you agree to use this for personal use and not sell the image.


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  1. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir on December 23, 2015 at 1:34 am

    What a brilliant idea.

  2. Mark Warren on December 23, 2015 at 2:33 am

    thanks for sharing!

  3. Brigid OHara Koshko on December 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I wish I saw this post earlier! I was scrambling for gifts for teachers/friends and this would have been perfect. I will save for next time.

  4. April monty on December 23, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Wow to make something homemade and have it be so good for your skin,is awesome and so inexpensive ,I can’t wait to try this.

    • marsha on December 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I am looking to try this out too. thank you

  5. Dovile on December 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, you can make that yourself!

  6. Lisa Brooks on December 23, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    This looks great

  7. laurie damrose on December 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Thats a nice gift for any time.

  8. Tami Lewis on December 24, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Since I make these scrubs on a regular basis im happy to find a new recipe!

  9. Indrani Biswas on December 25, 2015 at 3:07 am

    nice exfoliator

  10. sandra on December 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    a peppermint oil might make a nice Christmas scent as well.

  11. Beverley Cousins on December 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    This would have been lovely to give to my family as well as my sons teacher, just wish i had saw this earlier..but at least i have more ideas next year! 🙂

  12. Sandra Roll on December 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    What a great site!

  13. Candis Belin on December 26, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    what a great gift idea!

  14. jorexgamer on December 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

    This soothens our skin nice gift idea indeed

  15. Kushal Ramolia on December 27, 2015 at 9:14 am


  16. tima on December 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    these look great. i need to make these!

  17. Ange on December 28, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Wish I had have seen this in time to make for gifts for Christmas! Saving for next year

  18. Lauryn R on December 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    This is such a great gift idea, I love body scrubs! Vanilla and sugar make amazing scents for them too! I can’t wait to try making some, thanks! 🙂

  19. Courtney Alcantara on December 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I’m so bookmarking this so I can try that. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Brandy Monday on December 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Great idea, I always struggle with gift Ideas so this will help out!

  21. Jerry Marquardt on December 29, 2015 at 3:40 am

    I think that this is a truly brilliant idea and a great gift giver all year long.

  22. Heather Bridson on December 29, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Such a great idea! I have a friend who has a birthday coming up, and I think this would be perfect to go with the little candy dish I made her 🙂

  23. Olivia on December 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    This is so cool and helpful!

  24. steve weber on December 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I make these scrubs on a regular basis – this one looks amazing

  25. Molli Vandehey on December 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    i love this, super easy and fun present

  26. Dee Lafrenz on December 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I cannot wait to make some. Love sugar scrubs! I took down the recipe and kept the link for the labels. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Serena Rosemary on December 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    this looks great! super easy too

  28. June M on December 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Great gift idea and easy to make!

  29. Trish F on December 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I had the idea to make sugar scrub and bought the sugar and coconut oil, gathered jars and sponges and then I didn’t get to it. I’m going to try it now that I can do at my leisure.

  30. Lily Kwan on December 30, 2015 at 6:44 am

    This sugar scrub recipe looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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