The Lowdown of Sugar Scrub: Get Baby-Soft Skin Fast

Want baby-soft skin that feels amazing to touch? There’s no need to go to an expensive spa and let workers slather you with expensive creams, wraps and scrubs! Sugar scrub is a popular beauty product and natural exfoliant option that helps you buff your skin to perfection, with little effort. If you have itchy skin or rough skin, you can try sugar scrub to exfoliate in a gentle way. The way it works is to removes the dead skin cells, leaving soft, glowing skin behind. It’s perfect for use in the winter, when the wind and cold temperatures are doing their worst to your skin. Not only does your skin get soft, but it will also smell great.

How to Use Sugar Scrub

The best results for using sugar scrub come when you apply it in the shower. You should first wash your body with soap or a body wash, and leave your skin damp. Wet skin helps the sugar scrub work best, and plus if you apply it on completely dry skin, it can be too abrasive. Taking a healthy amount of sugar scrub in your palms, apply it liberally all over your whole body. Work it over your skin with a circular motion. Sugar scrub has granules in it, and these help remove dead skin cells safely and gently. Most brand name sugar scrubs will have the same directions as we’ve outlined here, however, with a new product, you should always read the directions carefully. Once you’ve worked the scrub over your body, rinse it well, making sure you get all of the granules washed away.

Note: If you have sensitive skin, you may want to test the sugar scrub before using it all over, so you don’t irritate your skin!

treehutBest Sugar Scrub Buys for Under $20

You can find sugar scrub for sale in most big box stores, online, and in Ulta or Sephora. There are a number of great buys out there for sugar scrubs, and if you’re on a budget, you can still get soft skin for cheap!  Tree Hut is a popular brand that can be purchased in most stores for under $8, and it comes in all types of scents like Pomengranate Acai and Tropical Mango Shea. Another great brand is Soap and Glory, which can be found at Ulta for around $18. Soap and Glory uses brown sugar, lime, and all kinds of yummy scents. Bodycology is another bargain brand like Tree Hut, but the effect is the same as the pricy brands.


Make Your Own Sugar Scrub At Home

What if you don’t want to spend the money to get a sugar scrub, and want to instead make your own? You can, and you can even store it for use over and over. These also make great gifts, especially if you put them in a pretty jar with a ribbon.

Basic Scrub Sugar Recipe

Mix in a bowl 3 parts coarse sugar (it must be coarse for proper exfoliation), 1 part olive oil and 20 drops of essential oil in any scent. There’s a variety of scent options when you use essential oil, so choose your favorite! Use in the shower as directed above. 

Vanilla-Scented Face and Body Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix in a bowl ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ coarse sugar, ⅓ cup of coconut, almond or avocado oil, ¼ teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla oil, ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil, and 2 tablespoons of honey. Stir all ingredients well, then apply liberally to wet skin, rubbing carefully, especially when apply to your face.

You can use a sugar scrub every two weeks on your body, and once a month on your face. If you see a difference in sensitivity, stop and wait awhile before using again.




  1. Chandra Tyson says:

    I’m going to make this for my girlfriends this Christmas! ?

  2. Laurene says:

    I love love love the tree hut brand. It smells amazing! <3

  3. Mickie says:

    Ah thanks for the recipe! I think lavender and vanilla is my favorite combo when you use essential oils

  4. Emmymomto2kids says:

    I love to do the sugar scrub in the winter especially with ones that smell like peppermint and other yummy Christmas scents!

  5. Kaci says:

    I discovered soap and glory’s body butter and I’m so so so in love… now I have to go back shopping for their sugar scrub!

  6. Alaine says:

    You should post more DIY beauty tips, I love them!

  7. Regina says:

    I have sensitive skin so I’m just going to make my own sugar scrub – way cheaper too! Thnx.

    • Happy says:

      I love making hedamome scrubs, I find they are so much more effective than some of the commercial ones + they don;t have all those nasty chemicals!

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