DIY sugar scrub recipe

My house still smells like mangoes after this project and I have no complaints about it. I had some of the young women from my church over last night to make some Mother’s day gifts and we made mango sugar scrub. This was such an easy project and one that the mother’s will love. (I’m a mother, so I know these things.) Make your mama some sugar scrub and she’ll think of you every time she uses it.

DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

We prepped our gift by applying the vinyl to the jar first, before the jar got all oily from the coconut oil.

The DIY Sugar Scrub recipe is one that we just kind of made up on the spot. I looked for a recipe online but we ended up combining several to get what we wanted. The recipe fills about 1 1/2 16oz mason jars. These squat little wide mouth mason jars are just about the cutest thing. We found the soap scent, soap coloring and mason jars all at Hobby Lobby. The mango smells delicious!


1 cup coconut oil (melted)

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

One cap full of soap scent or 5 drops of essential oil

10 drops soap coloring

1. Place the coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 20 seconds.

2. Mix in soap scent or essential oil.

3. Add the sugar and mix.

4. Add the coloring and mix well.

5. Scoop into jars.

DIY sugar scrub recipe

Once we filled the jars we added rolled felt roses to the tops of the jars and hot glued them on. I’ll share a felt rolled rose tutorial tomorrow, so you can add them to your jar if you’d like.

Such a fun little gift for all the women in your life!




1 Comment on Mother’s Day Gift: DIY Sugar Scrub

  1. Joanna
    April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely project Michelle and I can almost smell the amazing scent of the scrub. I like the idea of the vinyl lettering which would ensure in our house that everyone would know that it is only for MUM and not for the younger female in the house to use!!!
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