This whipped sugar scrub combines the whipped body butter with exfoliating sugar to create a soft body scrub that melts on your skin.
I love homemade sugar scrubs and many other skincare products like homemade body butter and lip balm. These items are luxurious and also make great homemade gifts.
This whipped sugar scrub combines two of my favorite skincare items, sugar scrub and whipped body butter and makes a soft scrub that melts on the skin! This scrub is great for all skin types, but especially dry skin. I use this scrub mostly in the winter months when my skin needs more moisture and nourishment.
How To Make Whipped Sugar Scrub
For this simple recipe you will need natural ingredients like coconut oil, sugar, and your favorite essential oils to create a lovely whipped scrub.
Whip the coconut oil with a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes, or until the oils is smooth and fluffy. Then, pour in the sugar and continue to whip the homemade body scrub until the sugar is mixed thoroughly.
Next, add in the essential oils and mix again. Scoop the whipped scrub into containers or a cute glass jar and add a label.
How To Use: Use a small amount of the homemade sugar scrub and massage on the skin in the shower or bath. Exfoliate the skin, but avoid using near the face.
Whipped Sugar Scrub Ingredients & Substitues
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is great because it is solid at room temperature but melts on warm skin. I linked to my favorite coconut oil; you can read more about my methodology for finding the best coconut oil you can buy; you can also DIY coconut oil at home. You may substitute shea butter, or any other solid oil for coconut oil in this recipe.
Sugar: Sugar is a gentle exfoliant and is inexpensive. Substitute brown sugar, organic cane sugar or any natural sugars (try coconut sugar) for white sugar in this recipe.
Essential Oils: This is an optional ingredient that adds a lovely scent to the whipped sugar scrub. Add a mix of different oils to create your favorite scent. I used peppermint and vanilla to make a candy cane scented scrub! I personally avoid using fragrance oils since they’re synthetic.
My Favorite Essential Oil Combinations:
Relaxing Lavender: Use lavender essential oil to create a whipped lavender sugar scrub.
Candy Cane: Use 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and 10 drops of vanilla to create a peppermint candy scrub for the holiday season.
Citrus Twist: Use a combination of grapefruit, lemon and orange essential oils to create a sweet citrus scented body scrub.
If you want to experiment, get yourself an essential oil sampler like this.
You can also combine with other sugar scrub recipes for unique flavors, like:
Shea butter and mango butter are my favorite substitutes for coconut oil since they’re solid oils that whip up nicely. Do not use liquid oil like olive oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil. Those carrier oils will not whip up like coconut oil does.
I haven’t tried adding soap or gel to this whipped sugar scrub so I’m not sure how well it’ll work. If you’d like a cleansing scrub, try my soap sugar scrub recipe that makes little sugar scrub cubes that contain a soap base.
Yes, you can use food coloring, natural food based colors or mica powder to add a tint to the scrub.
Related Homemade Beauty Products:
- DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Sugar Scrub Cubes
- Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- Salt Scrub Recipe
- How To Make Bath Bombs
Whipped Sugar Scrub with Coconut Oil
This whipped sugar scrub is soft and smooth and melts on your skin. Use your favorite essential oils to create a fragrant exfoliating experience.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic white sugar
- 20–30 drops of essential oils
- Whip the coconut oil with a hand mixer or food processor until smooth a fluffy.
- Slowly add in the sugar and essential oils and continue to whip until the sugar is fully incorporated and the scrub is soft and fluffy.
- Scoop the scrub into mason jars and store in a cool dry place.
How To Use: Take a small portion of the scrub and rub it in a circular motion on wet skin to remove dead skin cells. Use all over the body, but avoid using it on your face.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 1
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