DIY: Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

This is such a great scrub recipe! If you love body scrubs, you are going to love this Olive Oil Sugar Scrub!
Check it out and then make some for your friends!

DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub


DIY: Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

Whether you are looking for a great gift in a jar idea or just want a way to banish dry winter skin, this olive oil sugar scrub is for you! Made of a few simple ingredients, this scrub is not only easy to make but quite frugal too! Take a look below at how you can whip up a batch in just minutes, and in no time be enjoying all of the benefits that olive oil and sugar have to offer!

DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub



Supplies needed:
2 cups of white sugar
1 cup of light olive oil. Don’t be afraid to use a generic brand as it will work just fine.
2-3 drops of essential oil of your choice. We used lavender but you can use any oil of your choice or no oil at all.
1 teaspoon of dried herb of your choice. Mint, rosemary, lavender, and sage are all great choices!
Glass jar with lid
Scrap fabric

1. Begin by pouring the oil into the jar first followed by the sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the optional essential oil and dried herbs. Mix together well.
3. Pour the essential oil and herb mixture into the jar.
4. Use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture well. Some settling will occur, and this is ok!
5. Cut a small square of scrap fabric to fit over the lid. This is a great way to dress it up.
6. Screw the lid tightly onto the jar. You do not want any air getting in to dry out the mixture.

When you are ready to use your scrub, simply apply it generously to your skin avoiding your eyes and other sensitive areas. Massage it in a circular motion before rinsing clean with cool water. The oil in the scrub will moisturize and protect your skin, while the sugar will slough away dead skin and impurities.

If you choose to give this scrub as a gift, be sure to include directions for use on a small index card attached to the jar.

This winter, enjoy giving this olive oil sugar scrub as a gift or as a way to treat yourself. You won’t be sorry!


  1. I’ve been looking for a homemade scrub, thanks for linking this with us at Marvelous Mondays. pinned to my party board

  2. I love this! What a great way to treat yourself but not spend too much! I’d love it if you’d link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. It looks like a lot of your posts would fit right in with our theme!

    • Carrie,

      Thanks so much for the compliments! I’ll be sure to stop by and link up other post with you!

      This has to be one of my favorite DIY post because it is fantastic for yourself or as a gift!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Perfect gift idea. These would be great to give a bride to be at a bridal shower. Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesday.

    • Thanks for hosting the linky party!

      This would be a wonderful bridal shower gift idea!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Fantastic scrub I need to make some ASAP. I am obsessed with essential oils right now

  5. I love lavender and herbs together would be nice and relaxing.

  6. What a wonderful homemade gift idea! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper.

  7. Oh my gosh! This looks fabulous, especially this winter! I’m pinning for sure. Thanks for sharing at Share It Sunday.

  8. Hi Erica! This sounds like a great scrub and a wonderful gift idea, too! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – have a happy Sunday and a great week!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing on the Wednesday Roundup!!! I look forward to giving this scrub a try!!!!! Angela ~ LeMoine Family Kitchen {}

  10. How perfect, this would make a great sugar scrub. I bet the oil makes it work much better and easier to work with.

  11. Erika this looks like a great idea for hands and feet. Living in Arizona I always need to moisturize my feet, especially during sandle season! I found you through Sweet Sharing Monday and have a great week!!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  12. MomMaven says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve pinned this.

  13. I love that you’ve added some herbs to this. It must smell heavenly. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  14. I’ve been looking for a recipe exactly for this! A friend gave me some she bought at a craft fair, and I loved it so much I’ve run out and need more, lol. Now I can make my own! I’ve pinned this for sure.
    I wanted to also say thanks for linking up to the Lovely Ladies link party, and to let you know I’ve included it in my features this week. You can find that here if you’d like-
    Can’t wait to see what you link up this week πŸ™‚
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  15. Many thanks for sharing this ‘recipe’ for Olive Oil sugar scrub at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I’ve just pinned this and shared the post on Google+

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  16. Crystelle Boutique says:

    This sounds like such a fabulous recipe for fabulous lotion. I must try this….. πŸ™‚
    XoXoX Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  17. Sounds great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays πŸ˜€ Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  18. Awesome! πŸ™‚

  19. Very cute!! I made a few of those for Christmas last year and they were a hit. I like the addition of fabric to the top.

  20. Oh how cool!! I must give this a try. Btw, I’m coming to you from Wake Up Wednesday; I’m one of the co-hosts. Pleasure meeting you & thanks for sharing this awesome post.

  21. I love homemade cosmetics and this one looks amazing! Again, thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned on our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

  22. A simple to make idea that would make great hostess gifts. Thank you!

  23. I’ll have to try this. I’m already getting dry skin now that the weather is cooling off.

  24. I love simple-to-make DIYs. And something like this would be perfect for the harsh, winter cold.

  25. I hopped by from Motivation Monday to see your DIY: Olive Oil Sugar Scrub and I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to make this! Pinning and sharing!

  26. I love it, and it makes a perfect homemade gift too!
    I would also love is you could come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (

  27. I love sugar scrubs, and I love olive oil scented beauty products even more! Thanks for sharing this, I’ll be sharing as well!

  28. Maddie says:

    Luv the scrub! Thx 4 sharing!!!

  29. That’s a great idea – for myself as well as gifts!

  30. Yes it is!

    Thanks for stopping by Karen!



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