Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

An invigorating exfoliator made in your kitchen for pennies compared to spa brands and will leave your skin glowing.

Servings: Yields a 14 oz. container
Prep Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can substitute Sweetened Almond Oil or Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E (cut open Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract , optional (or your favorite citrus essential oil)
1 tablespoon honey, optional for dry skin





In a medium mixing bowl, combine oil, vitamin E and vanilla. Add the brown sugar and mix well. 

To Use: In the shower, apply Corrie’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub into skin and rinse.  Can be used daily.  Corrie’s Note: Please be aware that oils can make the shower and bath surfaces very slippery.

Corrie’s Gift Packaging Tip:  I like to save plastic containers from other products and replace the label with one I made myself on the computer. Tie it up with a colorful ribbon and you have a wonderful homemade beauty gift!

This recipe is one of our Gifts from the Kitchen. Click here to see other Gifts from the Kitchen.

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Reader Comments:


My hands feel very nice after using it, but they smell like grease. Mine was also a little oily, so I'm leaving it on a pizza sheet that has small holes to let it drain into a large bowl overnight. I added vanilla coffee grounds for scent!:)

By Anonymous on December 17, 2013


I personally love using almond oil over vegetable. As the author of many DIY natural skin care books, I use almond oil in a lot of my recipes. Almond oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and it's light and non-clogging. It's also very often used as a base oil combined with other carrier oils.

By Mia Natura Skin Care Author on December 05, 2013


Making a pumpkin body scrub. Using white and brown sugar.....only 2T. almond oil. Then,essential oils. The sugars seem to be dissolving in the canned pumpkin! Why? Thanks~ Laura

By Laura Brantley on November 23, 2013


I was just wondering if the sugar scrub will get old with time?

By Mia on July 17, 2013


Super fantástico, and money save, loved

By Irene Rivas on June 16, 2013


So fenomenal

By Anonymous on June 16, 2013


Do you have to add the vitamin E. what does it do for you?

By Anonymous on May 11, 2013


I LOVED this. Funny a lot of folks said it was oily, I added an extra 1/3 cup of jojoba on top of the 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil because I wanted extra. Didn't love the stickiness the honey added, but when I rinsed off in the shower I had no regrets. Leaves your skin is uber moisturized with a shine and softness that lasts all day. Added sweet orange and peppermint essence.

By Anonymous on February 22, 2013


Here's the basic recipe. I used regular white sugar and almond oil, but any variation of the concoction will do the trick and make it your own. I'm going to do something with citrus and fresh herbs, I think, in the Summer. Really nice shower by the way! XO tina

By Linnea on January 25, 2013


:( this would be great if it wasn't so much oil! I have to turn it down for next time. But the scent was nice. I made mine with almond extract instead.

By Jess on October 29, 2012


I just bought my jars (which are nearly identical) from as well as a bunch of other sites have them, those are just the two I narrowed it down to.

By Anonymous on October 26, 2012


I made this recipe and tried a little bit of it. A little oily but makes my skin feel wonderful! Great recipe and so easy to make!

By Renee on September 21, 2012


Where can I get the awesome jars like the one in the picture?

By Sarah on August 21, 2012


I made this recipe yesterday as Mothers Day gifts for my mom, mother in law, sister in law, and best friend. I agree, it doesn't have a fragrance...altho, that's probably good for sensitive skin. Mine also turned out very oily, and I only put in 1/4-1/3 cup oil per batch instead of the 1/2 that the recipe calls for. I used it on my hands and they were so soft afterwards. I put each batch in a little mason jar and tied it with a ribbon. Hopefully the girls in my life like them. smile

By Megan on May 11, 2012


Cpuld you substitute coconut oil for the other oil options?

By Aj on January 26, 2012


I made this scrub, haven't used it yet, but it seems very oily, like it needs something else to soak up the oil. Is it suppose to be like this? Thanks for your feedback

By Sandy on January 15, 2012


I made this for my son's teacher as a Christmas gift this year. I also made some for myself as a tester. I found that it was extremely moisturizing but not really fragrant. I think I'll add some essential oil next time instead of the vanilla extract...or maybe my vanilla was a little old? Nevertheless, this was a great gift and sparked my interest into other homemade spa recipes. The mixtress in me can't wait to experiment!

By Natasha on December 24, 2011


I want to know... can you use Raw Sugar in place of the Brown sugar?

By Rachel on December 19, 2011


This smelled wonderful when I made it for a friend's b day gift. I tried a little on my own skin and it was great. I highly recommend. I am planning to give away for Christmas gifts as well.

By Debbie on December 12, 2011


OMG its a eddible body wash hey Paula can you actually eat it? If you can cool. PS i love the zucchini bread and chocolate chip zucchini bread.

By Isabel on September 22, 2011

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