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A jar of homemade sugar scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Naturopath Lauren Glucina
A fresh and invigorating homemade sugar scrub for soft skin. Note: grapefruit essential oil may cause photosensitivity and phototoxicity when applied topically. Avoid going in the sun for up to 12 hours after use.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beauty
Cuisine Beauty
Servings 1 jar (375ml/12oz)


  • 12oz/375ml glass jar or plastic container


  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • ½ cup fractionated coconut oil 125ml
  • 30 drops doTERRA grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops doTERRA ginger essential oil
  • 10 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
  • 1-2 drops vitamin E


  • Combine all ingredients and mix together!
  • Use about a tablespoon at most in one application, apply to damp skin, massage gently then rinse off.


  • You can experiment with other carrier oils – jojoba, apricot oil, sweet almond and macadamia are all options. Don't use regular coconut oil – it will have a strong smell, and harden once it cools.
  • This recipe uses essential oils at a 1.5% dilution (56 drops per 125ml carrier oil).
  • I used vitamin E, a natural preservative, because the grapefruit zest will contain some water, and even though it is a small amount, I want to prevent bacterial growth. You could omit and leave in the fridge to keep this fresh.
Keyword Homemade Sugar Scrub
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