DIY: Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Vanilla sugar scrub is meant for those, who are looking for an exfoliating scrub that cleanses off the dead skin cells gently and have a very subtle and yummy aroma. Those, who do not like strong aroma of other body scrubs, should make this at home as this one is really simple and does wonder on the skin and make it smoother, softer, and shiny from within.


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil/ coconut oil/ almond oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract ( pure)
  • 1½ tsp vitamin E oil

About the Ingredients

Sugar (Brown and Granulated)

It exfoliates and sloughs of dead skin cells quite efficaciously. Besides, it also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria on the skin.


It is anti-bacterial and antiseptic in nature. Honey is a powerful emollient and an antioxidant that prevents your skin from environmental damage while moisturizing it. When you are working with honey, you want to be sure that you are using pure honey from the comb, not artificially manufactured or sweetened honey. The two will have different property make ups that will not benefit you in your skin care regimen.

Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil/ Almond Oil

All these oils deeply moisturize the skin and create a radiant glow on the skin while cleansing and nourishing it.

Vitamin E

It acts as a powerful emollient and antioxidant and nourishes the skin. One of the best ways to use Vitamin E is by massaging it into your skin on a regular basis. If you are pregnant, then it is essential that you massage the Vitamin E oil onto your belly to help with the elasticity of your skin. As your belly grows and your skin stretches out, the elasticity and moisture that Vitamin E will provide you with will allow you to steer clear of some possible stretch marks. Although they will not keep stretch marks at bay, they will help alleviate some of them. 


It is used to give scrub a superb and subtle aroma. Vanilla is very calming in its aroma as it will provide an appeal scent to your sugar scrub. In addition to that, it will provide you with a sense of calm that goes hand in hand whenever you are using a sugar scrub. 

Method of Preparation

Step#1 : Blend together both the sugars.

DIY Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Step#2 : Add vanilla extract, followed by honey, vitamin E oil and olive oil. Mix well all the ingredients together till they get blend completely. Be sure that when you are mixing it, you are doing so in a gentle manner so that everything gets blended nice and evenly.  

DIY Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Store it in an airtight jar and use it twice a week on your hands, feet, neck, and face to slough of impurities and dead skin cells. Rinse off the scrub with cool water and pat the skin dry. When making this scrub, you can assemble it all together in a clear mini mason jar and display it in your bathroom or near any sink in your home. This will allow for easy access for whenever wants to use it. 

DIY Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Final Thoughts on Homemade Vanilla Sugar Scrub

One of the best things about making a homemade vanilla sugar scrub is the fact that it is so easy to make. Additionally, it makes for one of the best gifts to give away during the holidays. One of the best ways to do this is by prepping for a party so that you can have you and your girlfriends make a whole batch together. For each jar you make, you can customize the seal by wrapping a swath of twine around it for an extra dose of cuteness.