Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub smells good enough to eat and it’s super easy to make! This DIY beauty scrub will help you get silky smooth skin for the cost of just a few pennies.
If you love relaxing with a good sugar scrub on your hands and feet, be sure to try our Citrus Sugar Scrub and Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub – they are both amazing!
Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are a simple way to pamper yourself and smooth out any rough spots on your skin. This particular recipe happens to be one of my favorites.
It’s made with 3 simple ingredients that you can keep in your pantry, it smells AMAZING, and it comes together in just a few minutes. (My daughter helped me make this batch and she couldn’t believe how easy it really is!)
Sugar Scrub Ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Coconut oil – almond or olive oil will work too
- Vanilla extract – pure vanilla is better than imitation, but feel free to use what you have on-hand
- Vitamin E oil – this is completely optional! Vitamin E oil is really good for your skin and can be found in the liquid form next to the vitamin E gel capsules wherever vitamins are sold.
How To Make It
Mix – Place all of the sugar scrub ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. You can add more or less oil to your liking.
Storage – Store in an airtight container. (I used THESE JARS from Amazon.) Since this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, it’s best if it’s used within a month or two.
Gifting – Be sure to read about our sugar scrub gift idea for a cute jarred option for family and friends!
How To Use It
- Scoop a small amount of the Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub in your hands with a spoon.
- Scrub all over your hands or feet – or wherever you’d like a little extra softness – using a loofa/ brush or your bare hands.
- Allow to sit on your on your skin for 3-4 minutes. Enjoy this time to rest and relax.
- Rinse well and then pat dry with a towel.
Here’s a printable recipe card for your convenience –
Can you add Aloe Vera to it?
I’ve never added it, but if you try it, let me know! I’d love to hear if it works or not!
I loved this recipe! It’s the only sugar scrub recipe I’ve ever tried that I’ve kept!
I was wondering if you could substitute the coconut oil for olive oil? It doesn’t harden like the coconut oil would
I’ve personally never tried it, but I’ve heard from others that you can!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
This looks so good! What a fun gift to make for friends!
My sugar scrubs usually harden? I use coconut oil, sugar, essential oils. Do I need to be using the liquid coconut oil and not the solid?
Coconut oil will be liquid at room temperature, so if it is colder where you are, it will harden. It happens here too – mine is liquid in the summer and solid during the winter and I keep it in the same spot all year!
Where did you get the cute little jars?
Amazon! Here is a link: https://amzn.to/3gaziCJ
I’ve made this recipe and it’s awesome! I added a little bit of graduated sugar though to add more to the mix but for small honey jars, it makes a serving of 4, so I’ve doubled the recipe for stocking stuffers for family members =) loved this thank you so much!!
You’re so welcome. I’m glad you liked it so much!
I want to make enough gifts for 10. How much does this recipe yield?
I made this and it feels amazing. Vanilla extract is difficult to come by in the country im currently living in (Ghana) so I used Foster Clark’s vanilla flavoring essence. I’d like to know if you had any problems with sugar ants or bees after using this scrub?
How much does this recipe make?
The Vanilla Brown sugar scrub smells and works fabulously! Love it!!
I love giving homemade gifts to my mother and mother-in-law. They really act more excited with I give something that I have made. I will have to do this for Mother’s say. It sounds like it would smell so good.
I bet this smells wonderful! I love the pretty jar and label. Such a great gift for Mothers Day! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
I will definitely have to make this! It’s a wonderful gift and looks so pretty too!
This looks so beautiful and will make a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Vanilla and Brown Sugar is such an awesome combination when it comes to scrubs! Love it!
Ooooh, I love brown sugar scrubs. I’ve never had one with Vitamin E oil in it though. Not only is it amazing for your skin, but it acts as a preservative, too. Shared!
I can only imagine how wonderful this smells and how soft it will make my skin. Thanks for the recipe…think I’ll make a double batch…one for mom and one for me! And I love the label you chose. Just all around lovely.
Really cute gift idea – love it!
Looks like a wonderful Mother’ Day gift!
The jar is so cute and it would make a nice gift. I love the tag. -Jenny
Where can you get those jars?
I bought these on Amazon. I’ll link them in the post!