Christmas Sugar Scrub – Easy Gift Idea

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Looking for a quick and easy wonderful gift? Try making some homemade sugar scrub. It’s easy, fast, and wonderful.


Here is what you need (this is enough to make 4-5 jars, depending on your size of jar):

  • 3 1/2 cups coconut oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 10 drops of essential oils
  • 1 TBSP of Grapeseed oil

Place the coconut oil in the blender and mix for 1 min, then gradually add in the sugar a cup at a time and continue mixing. Add in the essential oils and grapeseed oil and blend well. Spoon the mixture into a glass mason jar and pretty it up with a gift tag and ribbon.


For this mixture I used the following essential oils:

  • Cinnamon Bark Oil (8 drops)
  • Black Pepper Oil (4 drops)
  • Frankincense Oil (4 drops)
  • Lemongrass Oil (4 drops)

You can use whatever mixture you like depending on who or what occasion you are gifting it for. I choose this combination for great skincare and for more of a warm/spicey smell (mostly from the cinnamon) since it was for Christmas. Please also note you should use therapeutic grade oils. To see what brand I use click here.

For the containers, I used the Half Pint Mason Jars from Ball. I find the wide mouth jars work better for usability. I also laminated the labels before sliding them in the jar top. since more than likely the scrub will be used in the shower it’s great to have the label waterproof.


Click here to download a PDF of the top label I used. Please note if you choose to download the file you agree to use this for personal use and not sell the image.


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Holiday Giveaway

Well, 2020 has been quite a year. It’s definitely been one for the books and one we will likely never forget. We have made it to the holiday season – a time for gratitude, togetherness, and celebration. And to celebrate the holiday season and the year 2020 coming to an end, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for the 7th annual Christmas Blessings Giveaway with the hopes of making this holiday season even more memorable (in a good way) for TWO families by giving away $500 in Paypal cash to each family.

While we wish we could bless many more families, we were able to come up with a big prize for TWO families – $500 each (delivered via Paypal) – that we pray will make a big difference in their lives this Christmas season – whether it’s to fulfill their kids’ Christmas wishes, pay off some bills, or to help build some savings, our prayer is that it helps to lessen any financial burden and/or fills a specific need, or simply brightens your day.
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  1. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir on December 23, 2015 at 1:34 am

    What a brilliant idea.

  2. Mark Warren on December 23, 2015 at 2:33 am

    thanks for sharing!

  3. Brigid OHara Koshko on December 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I wish I saw this post earlier! I was scrambling for gifts for teachers/friends and this would have been perfect. I will save for next time.

  4. April monty on December 23, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Wow to make something homemade and have it be so good for your skin,is awesome and so inexpensive ,I can’t wait to try this.

    • marsha on December 27, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I am looking to try this out too. thank you

  5. Dovile on December 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, you can make that yourself!

  6. Lisa Brooks on December 23, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    This looks great

  7. laurie damrose on December 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Thats a nice gift for any time.

  8. Tami Lewis on December 24, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Since I make these scrubs on a regular basis im happy to find a new recipe!

  9. Indrani Biswas on December 25, 2015 at 3:07 am

    nice exfoliator

  10. sandra on December 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    a peppermint oil might make a nice Christmas scent as well.

  11. Beverley Cousins on December 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    This would have been lovely to give to my family as well as my sons teacher, just wish i had saw this earlier..but at least i have more ideas next year! 🙂

  12. Sandra Roll on December 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    What a great site!

  13. Candis Belin on December 26, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    what a great gift idea!

  14. jorexgamer on December 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

    This soothens our skin nice gift idea indeed

  15. Kushal Ramolia on December 27, 2015 at 9:14 am


  16. tima on December 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    these look great. i need to make these!

  17. Ange on December 28, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Wish I had have seen this in time to make for gifts for Christmas! Saving for next year

  18. Lauryn R on December 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    This is such a great gift idea, I love body scrubs! Vanilla and sugar make amazing scents for them too! I can’t wait to try making some, thanks! 🙂

  19. Courtney Alcantara on December 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I’m so bookmarking this so I can try that. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Brandy Monday on December 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Great idea, I always struggle with gift Ideas so this will help out!

  21. Jerry Marquardt on December 29, 2015 at 3:40 am

    I think that this is a truly brilliant idea and a great gift giver all year long.

  22. Heather Bridson on December 29, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Such a great idea! I have a friend who has a birthday coming up, and I think this would be perfect to go with the little candy dish I made her 🙂

  23. Olivia on December 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    This is so cool and helpful!

  24. steve weber on December 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I make these scrubs on a regular basis – this one looks amazing

  25. Molli Vandehey on December 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    i love this, super easy and fun present

  26. Dee Lafrenz on December 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I cannot wait to make some. Love sugar scrubs! I took down the recipe and kept the link for the labels. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Serena Rosemary on December 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    this looks great! super easy too

  28. June M on December 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Great gift idea and easy to make!

  29. Trish F on December 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I had the idea to make sugar scrub and bought the sugar and coconut oil, gathered jars and sponges and then I didn’t get to it. I’m going to try it now that I can do at my leisure.

  30. Lily Kwan on December 30, 2015 at 6:44 am

    This sugar scrub recipe looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  31. taclark97 on November 18, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I appreciate you!

    • Jen on November 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Thank you so much!

  32. Stephanie on November 18, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I love this homemade gift idea! I’ve made a sugar scrub before, but not with eo’s. Thank you!

    • Jen on November 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

      They are even better with essential oils!

  33. Mary on November 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I love this idea! And who doesn’t love a sugar scrub?

    • Jen on November 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

      I know right! I love them!

  34. Tara on November 18, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    It would help me and my family out tremendously especially getting some new clothes for winter and for my son too.

    • Jen on November 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Good Luck in the contest!

  35. Mary M. on November 20, 2019 at 12:04 am

    You have a lot of great info. I just saw the under eye treatment. Over night recently I now see I have to do something for this area. What’s on the market is ridiculously priced, so I really appreciate your giving a cheaper DIY option!

    • Jen on November 20, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      You are very welcome. The eye serum is so easy to make too! I think you are going to love it.

  36. Nancy Swims on November 20, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I can’t wait to try this sugar scrub recipe! I tried another and it was too oily. I know Yours will be just right!

  37. Tara L on November 23, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love using different body scrubs. I think it makes your body feel completely smooth when finished and it feels so amazing.

  38. BARBARA on November 23, 2020 at 4:51 am

    making these for my teenage granddaughters

  39. Teresa Vinyard on November 23, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Going to try this for my co-worker’s gift. Thanks!

  40. Renee J on November 23, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for this post! I am wanting to make this for some family members this year.

  41. June S. on November 23, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    With this year being as crazy as it was I am really hurting for money this year. I thought I had Covid back in July, turned out to be a brain aneurysm. The surgery was very scary for me to go through. I was so happy to wake up after it.

  42. Cris Henry on November 24, 2020 at 9:01 am

    What a perfect stocking stuffer!!!

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