How To Make… Sugar Scrub

I have been blogging for a month now, and in that time I have been thinking about what exactly I want my Blog to be, and what I want to include in it. I like having the parenting side of things and I like to have my Yarn Baby updates, but these are a little sporadic, so I think it would be nice to include some other crafts, as I do like to try a range of different things, and I think this would tie in nicely with Yarn Baby. I’ve therefore decided to do a How To series of fairly easy crafts that don’t require a specific skill so that other people can have a go at them, some for adults, some to make for kids and some to make with kids.

For my first effort I have chosen to make a sugar scrub. I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately looking for homemade beauty recipes, partly because I think its pretty cool that you can make things with so few ingredients, and partly because I think they will make nice Birthday and Christmas presents this year – I am trying to spend less this year as my maternity leave money is going to run out soon!!

A sugar scrub seemed a good place to start as I already had all the ingredients in the house – bonus!


  • 1 part Coconut Oil
  • 3 parts Granulated white sugar
  • 2-4 drops Food colouring
  • 10-15 drops of Essential oil
  • Jar to store it in. I chose a 500ml Kilner jar, so my quantities for the oil and sugar were 125g and 375g.



  1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds until melted
  2. Pour the sugar into the oil and mix – if it is a bit too wet then just add a little more sugar
  3. Add the food colouring to make the desired colour
  4. Add the essential oil as required to achieve the scent you want
  5. Store in an airtight container


For my first test batch I used a yellow food colouring and a honeysuckle oil that I had, but the possibilities are endless! I think a pink/purple colour and lavender oil would make a great gift, and I have a lovely christmassy spicy orange scent from the Body Shop which I really want to try out for myself!

I used mine in the bath the other night and it really does work very nicely. The sugar is scrubby enough (I dont like scrubs that dont feel like they are doing anything!) and the oil offers a nice amount of moisture.

I think in a Kilner jar with a pretty label or gift tag this would make a lovely present for someone 🙂

Let me know if you have a go at making this and what you think of it!


Lucy x

Petite Pudding


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  1. Petite Words June 2, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Love this.There’s something very satisfying about making your own products! I’ve got quite a few DIY remedies on my blog, an always wanting to learn more, thank you! #Puddinglove

  2. Emma June 5, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Oh I love this! It looks really easy to make and I bet it is really satisfying to make too, especially knowing that you have made it yourself and therefore saved yourself a fortune! 🙂 Would also make a fab gift too. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday! 🙂

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 5, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks Emma, I will pop back yes! I think I will make some lavender scrub for my friends bday in July 😊 #KCACOLS

  3. mainy - myrealfairy June 5, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I love homemade items like this. I haven’t seen one with sugar in it though, seems really interesting. Lavender would be great wouldn’t it. I think you’re great for trying out new crafts and this is such a cool gift too and so unique.


    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 5, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Ah, thanks! Yes I think lavender would be nice to have with a bath just before bed, help you drift off 😊 #KCACOLS

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 7, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Thanks! #Marvmondays

  4. Yummyblogger June 6, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    This is awesome, sounds so simple to make but looks great and sounds like it feels great too! Quite ironic that I read this just days after treating myself to a £30 Elemis scrub!! #KCACOLS

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 7, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Ahh! But Elemis is lovely……
      Maybe give it a try once that one has run out and see what you think!

  5. Allyson Greene June 9, 2016 / 7:21 am

    I have wanted to try making a sugar scrub but wasn’t sure. I too hate a scrub that doesn’t feel scrubby! I pinned this and I am finally going to take the plunge and give it a shot! #KCACOLS

  6. Bridie By The Sea June 10, 2016 / 9:20 am

    I’ve always wanted to try this but wasn’t sure where to start – this looks great and seems so easy! #KCACOLS

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 10, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      It is! Let me know if you try it 🙂

  7. Emma June 10, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I’ve wanted to make a homemade scrub for ages! I will get around to it one day – you’ve inspired me to try sooner! #KCACOLS

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 10, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Great! Let me know how you get on! 🙂

  8. Becky @ Educating Roversi June 10, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    This looks great and easy to make. I’m always looking for low cost xmas presents (especially when I’m on mat leave) and these would be great. #KCACOLS

  9. My Petit Canard June 11, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I love the idea of this and I love the idea of your craft series. You should definitely do it. It ties in well with your blog, and will be so useful for others parents like me that have children that love arts and crafts, but have parents that arent so gifted in this area 😉 Fab first post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 11, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I have a couple of cute ideas for kids up my sleeve 😀 #Marvmondays

  10. A Moment With Franca June 11, 2016 / 8:54 am

    This look really good! What a great idea! I have seen other people doing their own homemade products and this it awesome. I would love to be able to make one too. I will try it at home. Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. So happy to have you for the first time. I hope that you like it. I would love to see you again tomorrow 🙂 xx

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 11, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      I am thinking of trying out a few other things, like a facemask and hairmask too 🙂
      Thanks, I shall certainly endeavour to pop back!x #KCACOLS

  11. Silly Mummy June 11, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Good idea! I love sugar scrub but never made it – sounds fairly simple! #KCACOLS

  12. Savannah June 11, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Honeysuckle is absolutely perfect for summer! I live in southern U.S., and we literally have an overabundance of honeysuckle growing everywhere, so it is a smell I always look forward to when summer rolls around. It’s really is so cool how it doesn’t take much to make something so neat and helpful!
    Way to go for coming so far in a month! <3 Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    • MyLittleYarnBaby June 11, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks 🙂 #KCACOLS

  13. SARAH ASLETT August 10, 2016 / 9:08 am

    This looks great! I’m really loving coconut oil at the moment for cooking but this is a great idea #stayclassymama

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