How to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub {Free Printable Tags}

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For soothing stress relief with moisturizing benefits, try making this easy lavender sugar scrub. Your hands and body will thank you!

Lavender sugar scrub in mason jar with printed label on top.

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I’ve had a love affair with lavender ever since a neighbor gifted me a wonderful lavender-scented spray with essential oils. At the time, I was (very) pregnant with twin boys, so I needed all the relaxation tools I could get!

Fast forward to today, and I’m now facing a different kind of insomnia…from late-night screen time and full-time mommy-ing. If this sounds like you, give this simple recipe a whirl. It makes enough to keep some for yourself and share some with friends. (Or not share at all.)

Benefits of Lavender

If you’ve seen DIY Lavender and Rice Heating Pads or Lavender Lemonade Recipe, you know that my fixation with lavender comes from its many health benefits. 

According to Medical News Today, lavender has medicinal benefits in treating anxiety, hair loss, and fungal infections, to name a few. In my experience, lavender has the unique ability to create a sense of calm and relaxation. Nothing helps me get to sleep better!

If you want to make this recipe together, you can watch my full YouTube tutorial for lavender sugar scrub or follow the video instructions below.

DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Supplies

You have the option of using almond oil or olive oil as a substitute, though the color and scent of the sugar scrub may change based on the oil base you choose. You can also experiment with making a brown sugar scrub instead of using white sugar.

DIY lavender sugar scrub recipe supplies-lavender buds, lavender essential oil and mason jars with decorative printable tags.

Lavender Scrub Recipe Notes

Ingredient Ratios

For this sugar scrub recipe, you can vary the ratio of sugar to coconut oil depending on your preference. I started with about 1½ cups of sugar to ½ cup of coconut oil, but you can increase the sugar for a thicker consistency or add more coconut oil as necessary.

Lavender sugar scrub in open mason jar with spoon to scoop out the mixture.

This DIY body scrub is guaranteed to leave your dry skin feeling silky smooth. The sugar and dried lavender buds in this recipe ensure that the scrub both exfoliates and moisturizes as you rub it on your skin.

Tip: For more exfoliation, increase the ratio of sugar and lavender buds to coconut oil.

How to Use Your Scrub

This DIY sugar scrub recipe can be used on the face, hands, feet, or body.

I particularly like to use this to remove dead skin or calluses on my feet or to soothe my hands after a long day of crafting or working the yard.

After applying your scrub, rinse in warm water to remove any excess sugar or lavender pieces.

If you plan on using this as a DIY body scrub, you might want to increase your batch size by doubling or tripling this recipe. While I used 8-ounce wide-mouth mason jars in my tutorial, any glass jar will work.

Lavender scrub in mason jars with printed labels.

You may also find it helpful to use this scrub on your hands at night and wear cotton sleeping gloves to further moisturize while you sleep. This also prevents any oils from staining your sheets.

Be aware of any allergies to coconut or lavender before gifting this to someone. (I always like to include an ingredient list on products like this, just to play it safe.)

Coconut Oil Preparation

Since coconut oil typically comes in solid form, you’ll need to pre-heat the oil in a microwave (about 30 seconds, in 10-second intervals) and keep it at room temperature before mixing it with the remaining ingredients.

Trio of lavender sugar scrub recipe placed in short mason jars with printed labels on lids.

Other Recipe Variations

You have many options to add/substitute other ingredients in this recipe. Try experimenting with other essential oils to make lemon sugar scrub, eucalyptus scrub, or citrus scrub. I especially love making this peppermint sugar scrub around the holidays and Valentine’s Day.

Aloe vera gel is another great addition to this recipe, especially if you’re trying to treat a nasty sunburn or skin irritation.

You can also feel free to add food coloring if you have a particular theme in mind.


DIY Lavender Room Spray

Make this home fragrance spray using lavender essential oil and two other simple ingredients

Don’t Forget Your Free Printable Labels!

Since DIY sugar scrubs make excellent DIY gifts, I’ve decided to offer free printable labels and tags! Simply fill out the information below to receive your freebies straight to your inbox.

If you are a current newsletter subscriber, you can access these goodies in the members-only library using the password in your most recent e-mail.

Note: The labels for the lids fit these wide-mouth mason jars, and you have the option of ordering these Avery peel-and-stick labels for that purpose. Otherwise, you can print the labels for the lids on cardstock.

The oval tags can be used with any jar. Simply print, cut and punch a hole using a standard hole punch. Then, use a ribbon or string to attach it to your container.

Enjoy your scrub! Let me know how you plan to use yours!

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How to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub {Free Printable Tags}

Learn how to make a DIY sugar scrub with this easy recipe using lavender essential oils and dried lavender buds.
This lavender sugar scrub is great for stress relief and exfoliates and moisturizes dry skin at the same time! The best part…it takes less than 10 minutes to make!
Plus, get FREE printable labels and tags at
4.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Project Type Arts & Crafts
Cost (US$)15
Yield 3 Mason Jars (8-ounce)




  • Heat coconut oil in the microwave for 10-second intervals, up to 30 seconds or until it is completely melted.
  • Pour sugar into a glass bowl and stir in coconut oil until it is well blended.
  • Add 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil, and blend.
  • Gently fold in 1-2 teaspoons of lavender buds until the mixture has the desired texture.
  • Spoon the sugar scrub into glass jars, and seal tightly with a lid.


Directions for use:

This sugar scrub can be used on any part of the body, including the face, hands and feet. Apply a small amount and gently smooth onto skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water.

Additional notes:

Always be aware of any food or skin allergies when gifting this DIY sugar scrub to others. You can substitute other ingredients as necessary to accommodate dietary/health restrictions.
Store this DIY sugar scrub in a cool, dry place. Sugar scrubs may last many months/years but may lose scent or freshness over time.
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  1. This article offers a detailed and simple guide for making lavender sugar scrub. The instructions are easy to understand, making it suitable for both newcomers and experienced DIY lovers.

    1. You’re welcome! Yes, it can keep for quite a long time, and you can add more essential oil or coconut oil if it loses any fragrance or becomes dry over time.

  2. I made this last night for Christmas gifts. I had also saved some for myself. I went to use it this morning and it was hard as a rock. It was stored in mason jar with lid on very tight in a cool place. Is this normal? Not sure I want to give it to people now. With as much as I made it was not cheap. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Renee! The sugar scrub does end up having a grainy texture as the sugar absorbs the coconut oil at room temperature. I’m still using a jar I made last year, and I just scoop out the scrub with my fingers as I wash my hands in the sink. As you use warm water, the oil in the scrub “melts” again, leaving your hands smooth. You can always try scooping the scrub out and re-mixing it with a bit more coconut oil if it’s truly hard. Sometimes I like gifting it with a wooden spoon to make the scooping easier. I hope this helps you!

  3. I love this project Crissy! Anyone would be thrilled to receive a jar of your fragrant Lavender Sugar Scrub as a gift. Great job with the video tutorial too! I featured this post at CYS #190. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca! I’m thrilled to be featured at your party. I hope you’re enjoying the dog days of summer. Have a great week! XO, Crissy

  4. Lavender is one of my all-time favorite scents. I tried growing lavender this year, but I have a rusty black thumb and it didn’t survive. This recipe is going to be heaven for winter when I am craving all things green and fresh.

    1. Ha ha! Thanks so much for stopping by, Leanna! I have never tried growing lavender, so I don’t know what color my thumb is! I can only imagine what Canada is like in the winter. I’m sure your skin would thank you for using some coconut oil and lavender, though. Enjoy!