Making homemade things makes me happy. No secret there! And one of the things that always adds to my happiness is if all the ingredients are easy to find. Sure, I know that I can probably search out what I need on the internet if I have to, but if I can just grab everything I need when I’m out and about at the grocery store, that’s a great little bonus.
Today’s recipe definitely falls into that category. In fact you might have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards already!
Simple Supplies For A Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe
A homemade sugar scrub is one of my favorite ways to pamper myself. Since I first went in search of how to make a sugar scrub and discovered it was super easy, I’ve been making them continuously ever since. If you’ve never tried a sugar scrub, they’re an easy way to give your skin the benefits of both exfoliating and moisturizing through the gentle abrasiveness of the sugar, and the oil that’s mixed with it. I’ve become so fond of my sugar scrubs that when I use up a batch I hurry up and quickly make another!
So when it came time for me to replenish my sugar scrub supply recently, I decided to do a little twist on my favorite homemade brown sugar scrub recipe and make it a cinnamon spice version.
I still used the 2/3 cup of brown sugar and the 1/3 cup of white sugar from my original recipe. I then also added in 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. All of these are simple ingredients that are likely to be in our cupboards already and if not, they’re super easy to find on the grocery store shelves.
Once those ingredients are mixed together, it’s just a matter of stirring in the oil. Different oils will work in this recipe too. Olive oil and coconut oil are two that are also easily available in most grocery stores. I often like to use almond oil in my sugar scrub recipes – BUT – that’s an item I can find in my local (Meijer) grocery store now too. Yay!
I always add the oil slowly to my sugar scrubs, often just a tablespoon at a time until I’m happy with the consistency. My mantra continues to be, “You can always add more in, but you can’t take it back out”. For this particular scrub I found I liked just 2 tablespoons of oil added which kept it from overpowering the aroma of the spices.
Simple Sugar Scrub = Quick Homemade Gift!
One more thing to love about homemade sugar scrubs is that they make quick and easy homemade gifts too. The ingredients for scrubs are handy and inexpensive, the scrubs can be easily packaged in jars, and even though you’re using food ingredients you’re not eating it so you don’t have to worry about anyone’s dietary restrictions or preferences.
My favorite jars to use for homemade body scrubs are the wide mouth half pint jars. (*Affiliate link*) They’re just the right size for a batch of scrub to give as a gift, and they have the right size opening to fit your hand into to scoop some out when it comes time to use the scrub.
And to make the gift giving a little more simple too, I’ve created a free printable label for this homemade scrub in three color options, one of which is red and green for Christmas gift giving.
Printable label here – – > Cinnamon Spice Sugar Scrub Labels
Cinnamon Spice Sugar Body Scrub
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup White Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 2 – 4 Tbl Oil (Coconut, Olive, Almond, etc.)
- Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a small mixing bowl.
- Add in the oil a tablespoon at a time until you are happy with the consistency. I often just use 2 tablespoons of oil in this recipe.
- Store the mixture in a container with a lid.
- To use: Rub the sugar scrub over your skin and then rinse away with water. This can be used in the shower as an all-over scrub, or near any sink for a convenient hand scrub.