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.

HOMEMADE COFFEE GRAPEFRUIT SCRUB


Ingredients:


• 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)

Directions:


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

HOMEMADE LAVENDER LIP SCRUB


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.

LAVENDER LIP SCRUB


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

Directions
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

Variations:


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

BENEFITS
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. 

FOR THE FACE

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)

GIFT A HOMEMADE SCRUB


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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Homemade Peppermint & Rosemary Shaving Cream

Homemade Peppermin and Rosemary Shaving cream made with essential oils and shea butter

Before kids, when I could take my time in the shower, I remember purchasing the most smell-good ladies shaving cream I could find. It was pink and foamy and smelled so divine. I had one of those purple netted plastic scrunchy-thingy's, (what do you call those things?) hanging in my shower. I really felt like I was pampering myself. Sadly, it didn't take me very long to figure out that my skin would get irritated and bumpy whenever I used it. Then, I tried using my shampoo or bar soap and even just plain water. Again, my skin was left dry and bumpy. Ugh.

According to the THINK DIRTY APP, my old shaving creams rates at an 8 on the toxicity scale. Yikes! The Think Dirty App rates them on levels of toxicity from 0-10. 10 being the highest in toxicity.

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Meanwhile, my husband also ditched his shaving cream he had been using for years. He would get tiny bumps on his neck and his face would get red. No wonder, his shave cream was filled with ingredients that were more irritating to his body than helpful. He opted to just using water and shaving while in the shower. Which left him dry and red. 

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Fast forward to 3 years ago when I started using essential oils for ERRYTHING!! I had already been making my own skin cream with shea butter and coconut oil, Frankincense and Lavender and it was HEAVENLY!!

I came across this shaving cream recipe by Food For Family on Pinterest and immediately knew it was doable with similar ingredients to my skin cream recipe.

For Christmas that year, I made the shaving cream for the guys in my family. I have lots of brothers, plus my dad and father-in-law. I designed some cute labels to put on top of the small mason jars. I got requests for refills, they loved it so much.   

The shea butter and oils create a protective layer between the skin and the razor and leave the skin moisturized and not dry like soaps, reducing razor burns. The best part is, there's no need to wash it off. You can let it stay on your skin. Then, wash your razor in some water and a touch of castille soap.  

Peppermint & Rosemary Shaving Cream

from FoodForFamily.com

1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
10 drops Young Living rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil

Directions:

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator and whip using a hand beater or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.


Makes 8 ounces.

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Muscle Rub Recipe You Need

Muscle rub recipe you need made with essential oils

Sore after a new workout routine? Or that kink in your neck after a night in bed with a kid that sleeps all crazy? You know what I am talking about!! Ahem!?! Foot here, a foot there, all night long!! What about that terrible position your head is in when you look at your phone forever? You're so caught up in something you forgot to move your head for an hour... or two. Ooops. 

Before using essential oils, I used the muscle relaxing products from the drug store, like the one in the image below.  I had no idea that the ingredients in these products were made with synthetic ingredients, and were potentially toxic. Yikes.

One of my favorite apps to tell if a product is healthy or toxic is the Think Dirty App. You can scan your products and see how they rate. If it's between a 0-2 on the dirty meter, that is good. Anything higher and you start to wonder if the risks outweigh the benefit. Below is a brand I would have bought before. It is at a level 8 on the dirty meter. What?! That is nasty high! Big red flag NOT to buy it.  

 
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There are so many essential oils that are great for muscles, it can be overwhelming. I always recommend these 3 oils for newbies.  If you get your oils from the grocery store, beware that you probably won't see the power that you would with a highly potent brand. Not all essential oils are created equal. As someone with scoliosis, I use Young Living oils (see why I recommend them), and have seen amazing support for my muscles.

  • PanAway (a blend of oils that support bones, muscles and joints)
  • Peppermint (soothing and cooling)
  • Copaiba (Supports muscles and bones)
Muscle rub recipe you need made with essential oils

You can use these oils separately for muscles and joints with awesome support. Or you can take it to new heights by making this homemade DIY muscle rub. This recipe is my absolute fave for massaging over those worn out or tight muscles after a long day or after a rough night. Made with all natural ingredients, products you can actually pronounce like Young Living essential oils and coconut oil. That's it!

You will seriously be telling everyone on the block about this recipe, it is THAT GOOD.

Muscle Rub Recipe You Need:

  • 10 drops PanAway
  • 10 drops Valor (optional but a crowd favorite)
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Copaiba
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • Small glass jar
     

Directions:

  1. Melt organic, unrefined coconut oil in pot
  2. Let cool before adding in oils
  3. Add in Young Living essential oils and mix
  4. Pour into a small mason jar and let cool back into a cream

 

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Want the recipe printed directly on the jar so you always remember how to make it? No more searching for recipes on Pinterest or looking through recipe books. Download these printable and editable labels that fit on a 2" circle label or print on cad stock.  The best part is the recipe is completely editable by you to fill in whatever ingredients you want. You could even add your contact info.

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Homemade Dishwasher Tabs Recipe

All Natural homemade dishwasher tabs

I have been wanting to try out this recipe for a long time, but never seemed to have the time to do it, #reallife, until the day I completely ran out of dishwasher soap and it was well past store closing hours.  I decided to gather up the ingredients in my house and see if I could pull it off.

Thankfully, I had all the ingredients from making my own laundry detergent a month ago and thought maybe dishwashing soap might have similar ingredients? Yay, it does! Almost all the same ingredients and way easy to make. I'm all about easy and homemade (do those contradict each other?). HAHA.

All natural, homemade dishwashing tabs

 

I also love this recipe because it has Thieves cleaner and lemon essential oil in it. Thieves cleaner is a plant-based concentrate that is infused with powerful essential oils.  I'm all about keeping pesticides, synthetics and GMO's out of my products, even my essential oils. So, I make sure to only buy my oils from Young Living. BONUS, you could actually leave Thieves cleaner under your sink and not worry if your kid got into. I speak from experience. My 2-year old grabbed the cleaner from under our sink, unscrewed the top and dumped it all over her.  Thankfully, it was Thieves cleaner, I didn't need to worry. It was completely free of harmful chemicals. Bonus, it costs less than $1 to fill an entire spray bottle with. What?? I can't find any organic cleaner on the market that cheap! Double Win!!  

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So, here is the recipe I used, it totally worked and I feel so domesticated now. 

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a large glass bowl, mix the Borax and Washing Soda together. In a glass measuring cup add Thieves Cleaner and Lemon essential oil. Fill the remainder with vinegar until you have 1 cup of liquid. Add the liquid mixture into the dry mix and whisk together… it will foam a little. Pour into ice cube trays and let them sit out for about two hours. I put them in the fridge until they firmed up. Store in air tight mason jars.

Tips:

Do not overfill your ice cube trays so they will easily fit in your dishwasher soap tray. Add vinegar to your rinse cycle.


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We all want to reduce stress and make life a little simpler for ourselves.
If you’re tired of wasting money on oils that just smell good,
If you want to feel equipped with the right tools and confident in your
skills to use Essential Oils the right way,
Then get immediate access to our resources when you get a Starter Kit below!