Top 2 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Every Mom Needs

Homemade sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oils

Years ago, I was gifted a sugar scrub for Christmas and, this is a little embarrassing but, I had no idea what to do with it. Am I the only one who was totally clueless to these things? I'd never used one before and the thought of rubbing a sugar scrub on my skin in the shower did not sound enjoyable. So the jar of homemade sugar scrub sat in my bathroom for months, unused. So sad.

When I got into essential oils, I read about a sugar scrub recipe that was made with coffee grinds and grapefruit essential oil that was good for smoothing skin on cellulite areas. Um, yes please!!! I can definitely try that. 

I put together the ingredients and slathered it all over myself in the shower. Naturally, it made a huge coffee mess, ha ha. It was pretty comical. "Don't mind me, just taking a shower with coffee all over me." Seems a little contradictory, doesn't it? It was quite the shower adventure. 

The results were super soft baby skin, like butter. It does a great job of smoothing the skin and lessening the appearance of cellulite. I'll take it.



• 1/4 cup EVOO 
• 1/2 cup coffee grounds (I've read reviews from using both used and unused coffee grounds, see what works best for you)
• 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
• 10 drops Grapefruit Essential oil (don't use the cheap stuff from the store, get high quality - see where I get my oils)
• 10 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil (a Blend of citrus oils from Young Living)


1. Mix all together and place in a small glass jar with a lid. 
2. In a warm shower, after your pores are nice and open, rub scrub on desired area and let sit. The longer it sits the better up to 15 min. 
3. Rinse off in shower.
4. Use daily for 1-2 weeks

Homemade Sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oils
Homemade sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oil


Now that I was a pro at making sugar scrubs, I decided to make sugar scrubs for Christmas presents for my friends. I picked out a SUPER easy Lavender Lip Scrub. There's literally only 3 ingredients, coconut oil, organic cane sugar and Lavender Vitality (safe for internal use). 

So as a good friend, I should probably try out the scrub before I give it out, right? So, I rub a little of the Lavender Lip Scrub on my lips and OHHHHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOODNESSSSSS! Where has this lip scrub been all my life? It's edible, totally non toxic, and tasted delicious. The best part was my lips felt like butter. So smooth and soft. I couldn't stop rubbing my lips together. It tasted so good I wanted to keep tasting it all day. See recipe below

This scrubs as it exfoliates and it also moisturizes, as we get older we need all the moisture we can get too help us look as young as we can. When I use my homemade sugar scrub it makes my face feel so soft, made with all natural ingredients is a way to give myself a mini spa day. I deserve a mini spa day actually I deserve a big, huge spa day but I’ll take what I can get. Us mamas always take what we can get.


2 cups Organic Cane Sugar
1 cup liquid carrier oil (olive, grapeseed, jojoba, coconut)
10 drops Lavender Vitality Essential Oil (Safe for internal use)

1. Mix cane sugar and carrier oil together to resemble wet sand.
2. Add essential oils and mix thoroughly
3. Pack into jars and seal tightly
4. Decorate and share


Use 10 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oils for a minty fresh feeling on the lips.

Exfoliating your skin with a homemade sugar scrub with high quality essential oils is a great way to care for your skin. The sugar scrubs away all the impurities on your skin. It helps open up your pores to clean and minimize or get rid of acne and blackheads. 


I do not recommend sugar scrubs for your face, just because, it can be too harsh. For a gentle exfoliator for the face I would definitely recommend getting the Mint Satin Facial Scrub from Young Living. It uses all natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil, mango butter, raspberry extract and peppermint essential oil. It wakes your face up and leaves it feeling so smooth and clean. I love this exfoliator.  (You can purchase it at retail or get 24% off wholesale pricing when you get a Starter Kit)


Sugar scrubs are so easy to make and super affordable for any occasion. Christmas, teacher gifts, make and take parties, new mom and definitely birthdays. I even got you covered with a cute editable and printable label over in my Etsy store. You can add your own ingredients and print onto 2" circle sticker paper or use a 2" circle punch to cut out. 

What are your favorite sugar scrub recipes?


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The Outdoor Spray Every Mom Needs

Outdoor camping bug sprays made with essential oils

Summertime is upon us, so is the great outdoors, AND so are the outdoor annoyances, ugh! We want to go camping and swimming and laking (is that a word?) this summer, without the worry of the unwanted flying things all over our skin. 

Some people are naturally prone to attract bugs, and sadly, I am one of those people. And like all wonderful things we pass on to our kids, my kids are also prone. Thankfully, I've learned a few tricks, that help deter those bugs from wanting to land on our skin. 

Even with most store-bought bug sprays removing the harmful ingredient DEET, from their products. There are still ingredients, like whatever ingredients hide in the "FRAGRANCE," that are toxic to our skin. Download the "Think Dirty" App and scan your products to see how they rank on the dirty scale. See one example below. 

Think Dirty app Insect Repellent Spray

Natural Body Deterrent

Applying certain essential oils to the bottom of your feet everyday has been shown to alter the scent your body gives off so that bugs are no longer attracted to you. Why the bottom of your feet? The bottom of your feet are a pathway to the rest of your body. Covering your feet will send the oils to all the parts of your body. It's a great place to apply oils, especially on kids or people with sensitive skin.

Young Living's Purification blend contains: Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree. It is fantastic for all things ODOR related. Hello stale laundry and stinky husband shoes. 


Apply 1 drop of Young Living Purification to the bottom of each foot, each day for 2-3 weeks before going outdoors. 

Outdoors bug spray with essential oils

Or, if you're like me, and always think of these things last minute, here is a wonderful spray filled with essential oils that bugs do not like. This spray works best if you reapply often, about every 1-2 hours. Depending on how much bugs love you. :)

Deterrent Spray Recipe:


Add all the essential oils to the spray bottle. Fill half with witch hazel and half with distilled water. Shake well and apply over exposed skin every 1-2 hours while outdoors. 

Pre-made Insect Repellent

Or, if you want to skip the DIY route, Young Living recently came out with a Natural Insect Repellent made with Sesame oil, Citronella oil, Lemongrass oil, Rosemary oil, Geranium oil , Spearmint oil, Thyme oil, and Clove oil premixed together. 

Made with 100% naturally derived,
plant-based ingredients

  • Tested to repel mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas and prevent bug bites
  • Repels mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas naturally with 99 percent active ingredients, plus 1 percent vitamin E
  • Formulated with essential oils traditionally recommended for their bug-repellent properties
  • Formulated without DEET, parabens, fillers, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants
  • Rubs easily into skin without a greasy or sticky finish
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Appropriate for use on children
  • Vegan friendly

Printable & Editable Labels

These unique labels allow you to input your own unique ingredients, or add your contact info in Adobe Reader. When finished, print on either sticker paper and use a circle punch or use Avery circle labels. 

Free Ebook: Make Your Own All-Natural Products To Clean & Freshen your Home