A sugar scrub with essential oils is one of my favorites to make.
Just because they end up smelling SO good. And this lavender sugar scrub is no different. Once I made it I knew I’d probably be making this scrub throughout the year.
I personally don’t like to make my sugar scrubs too runny, because then they can run off your face when you’re trying to exfoliate your skin.
I like my scrubs with a little more consistency, as you’ll see in the recipe below. Sometimes it takes a little bit of experimenting to come to a sugar scrub consistency you like.
One of my favorite parts about making brand new sugar scrub recipes is creating the label, since I try to go a little less conventional than a circle label (though I designed a simpler round one you can also download for free below.
How long does this sugar scrub last?
This lavender sugar scrub should last about a month refrigerated.
Every time you use it, make sure you scoop out a dollop with a clean utensil to prevent the spread and growth of germs.
For this sugar scrub I decided to create a gradient effect, which is simply made by using less dye in each batch of lavender sugar scrub you make. It turns out to look pretty cute and makes it PERFECT to make as a gift idea.
To get the clean layers of each color, I simply used a spoon to push down the scrub and line it up nicely. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do. It might look fancy, but it really isn’t.
You can read about it more in detail in the full recipe below!
Free printable lavender sugar scrub labels
I loved these quirky lavender sugar scrub labels and after experimenting with a few designs and making them, I thought they were worth sharing with everyone!
To use these lavender labels, simply download them below, and print them out on sturdy card stock paper. Once you cut out your label, punch a hope at the stem part and tie it onto your mason jar like I did for mine.
Circular lavender sugar scrub label
To use your circle sugar scrub labels, you simply have to prints them out on a piece of cardstock paper, cut them out, and glue them onto your mason jar.
You can also punch a hole at the top and tie it onto your mason jar. Or you can even print them out on sticker paper, cut them out and use them that way.
Lavender sugar scrub with recipe with honey and essential oils
Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 2 Cups sugar divided evenly intro three separate bowls
- 6 Tbsp. Honey (I like Manuka honey)
- 5 Drops Color safe purple dye
- 12 Drops Lavender essential oil
- 8-9 Drops Vitamin E oil (optional)
- 1 Small Mason Jar
- 1 Printable Label and a piece of twine or yarn for tying around jar (optional)
- Separate your two cups of sugar into three separate bowls
- Add two tablespoons of honey to each bowl
- In one bowl add three drops of purple dye
- In another bowl add two drops of purple dye
- And in another bowl add 1 (or half of one with a toothpick) drop of purple dye
- Add four drops of your lavender essential oil and your vitamin E oil (if you're using it) into each bowl
- Take the time to mix each mixture properly and evenly throughout
- Print out your printable lavender labels (provided for free in the post!) cut it out and tie it around your jar
- Then start spooning in your darkest lavender color to the bottom of your jar and flatten with a spoon, followed by you second lightest color, followed by your third lightest color to get the gradient effect
- Enjoy! Seal in a mason jar and keep it in your fridge for up to a month.
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