DIY Sugar Scrub

Here in Colorado our Winters are pretty dry. I mean, we get a lot of snow (resulting in snow days & delays this week!!!) but the moisture doesn’t stay in the air. As a result, our hair is staticy and our skin is dry. In a crazy turn of fate, we still get oily hair and pimples – how does that all add up?!!

I am always on the hunt for something to take care of my dull winter skin – brightening, moisturizing, and not causing outbreaks. It is more complicated than one would hope. Then you also have to look at all those extra ingredients and unpronounceable additives. I had heard so much about Essential Oils and DIY scrubs for healthy skin, so I jumped into making mine. I have been using it in the shower all over my body and it is working! This DIY scrub is so easy to make and I am sure you will love it! It is great for you or to give as a gift!

– 1 Cup Brown Sugar
– 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
– 15 drops of Essential Lemon Oil
– Glass jar (or Pyrex container – do not store in all plastic container)

1. Melt the coconut oil if needed and pour into bowl
2. Add brown sugar and mix
3. Drop in 15 drops into the mixture and mix again
4. Store in a glass jar for use
* Keep one by a sink for hand scrubs or in the shower to use all over your body!

–  Increases the luster of dull skin

– Rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin
– Helps in treating pimples and various skin disorders
– Reduces excessive oil on the skin.
– Helps remove mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension
– Refreshes the mind by creating a positive mindset and removing negative emotions. 
– Increases concentration and alertness.
-Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon oil is also used to eliminate dandruff.


We want to give one of you a chance to win the Young Living Lemon Essential Oil so that you can make this DIY at home (don’t worry, for everyone else is is SUPER easy just to grab yours from Nicole!) The winner also walks home with a beautiful glass water bottle! To enter, just use the rafflecopter below and play fair! Winners will be verified.

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Hey friends! My name is Nicole and I am married to my best friend, Adam. We have two little dudes we call Emmett Dane and Gideon Brian Steele. Each day I keep the home fires burning in our 120 year-old-house, where you can find me creatingmaking yummy things to eat and sharing my love of essential oils.

After purchasing a starter kit with Young Living, we are having so much fun learning different ways to incorporate essential oils into our health and wellness routine. We have found things like peppermint oil for headaches, Thieves for boosting our immune system and lavender oil for relaxing sleep at night all to be so so helpful. I am so happy to have chemical free options for our family’s health and home. If you’ve heard the essential oil buzz that has exploded on social media and wondered how it might help you and your family, leave your email address in the comments and I’ll send over more info. I can’t wait to learn together! xo

Do you use Essential Oils? Are you looking into ways to incorporate them into your everyday life? If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! Do you use sugar scrubs in the shower or when washing your hands? Have you ever made your own?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • I love a good homemade sugar scrub! I made my own with brown sugar and oil about a year or so ago and just loved it. Now I want to make another one and add some essential oils! Beautiful!
    Carly x

  • Lesley Johnston

    (the "pin this image" link isn't working so i hope i pinned the right thing)

  • The lemon oil droplet photo…spot on. Like whoa. Love it! 🙂

  • This sugar scrub looks perfect! Lemon is one of my favorite eo. I also use lavender a lot. In my opinion those two a perfect – together and separate.

  • Oh! Thanks so much! I just fixed it 🙂 Anything you pinned is perfect!

  • I know! Raw, 50mm, edited in Lightroom. Perfection.

  • This looks like a recipe I can whip up pretty quickly and sounds totally beneficial. I haven't tried any essential oils yet but with all my reading platforms being taken over by it I think it's time to try!! Winning the lemon oil would be a great start!!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I love essential oils! 🙂

  • I am just now getting into essential oils and am so excited to see what all you can use them for!

  • seriously! i am massively impressed with this whole photo collection!!

  • these pictures on so great Beth! Awesome job!

  • You did a wonderful job with these photos! I adore lemon juice! I use lemon juice on a clean cotton ball every other morning and have noticed a HUGE different in the way my face looks!

  • This sugar scrub comes with perfect timing because I've had winter dry skin lately (especially my lips!) and it's driving me crazy. I'm not sure if it's dry skin, EOS, or both. Anyway, this scrub sounds really yummy, too! 🙂

  • Kimberly

    The DIY sugar scrub sounds amazing and so easy to make. Sugar scrubs sold at stores can be pricey so this is a great alternative. Plus, it's all natural which makes it even better. I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Vicki Geslak

    How exciting! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Alex Thornton

    I've never tried essential oils before! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Robin G.

    Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! My sister made me a sugar scrub that I'm almost done with, can't wait to try yours out!

  • Kara L

    What a fun giveaway! I love essential oils 🙂

  • Audrey Easter Fizer

    I'm so excited for this sugar scrub! I've never done essential oils before, so I'd love to try this one!

  • Brittany Koelmel

    This is so cool. Ive had used esscential oils before but not in scrubs! Would love to try!:)

  • I made a batch of this for Christmas gifts last year, and everyone loved it! I'll have to try adding the essential oil next time!

  • Yum! I could also see lavender oil used nicely for this!

  • hey dear! you will love exploring the world of essential oils!! if you want a little guidance on a simple place to start, let me know and i'll send you some more info. XOXO

  • hey dear! you are missing out!! 😉 if you are looking for some simple ways to be introduced to the world of oils, i would love to share. XOXO

  • oooh! You are so right!

  • You should!

  • Yes! I so agree!

  • I know – you could totally eat it if you wanted! lol

  • Thanks so much Sam!

  • Nicole, you are so so sweet!

  • Yes I already use coconut oil for my hair and I am looking for a scrub that is actually sensitive enough for my skin, I wonder how this would do. Anyway, it looks like it smells great 🙂

  • i've been thinking of using essential oils in a scrub – this recipe looks simple enough 🙂

  • Yes! SO simple!

  • I've been loving it!

  • Sarah

    I use coconut oil and brown sugar for a lip scrub to prep for lipstick, never thought about using it for everything else, or adding essential oils. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley

    I love essential oils and use them quite often in my household! With that being said, I can't wait to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  • I've never tried essential oils for anything, but I've heard SO MANY THINGS about them. All the things! And I'm right there with ya…winter is dry dry dry and scrubs are always needed!

  • Holly E

    I love the diy!

  • Planning for Paris

    Been wanting to try these oils forever! This DIY looks amazing!

  • Love the scrub! Has given me hope to do on my own.

  • Yay! I have just begun to learn about essential oil, and I love them!

  • What a great recipe! I feel like I have so much to learn about essential oils!

  • i'm so excited about our upcoming collaboration!! the peppermint oil will be coming soon and then i'll get your stuff out in the mail. XO

  • hey sweet girl!! i have a really simple informative email i would be happy to send you with some really easy ways to incorporate oils into your life. shoot me your email address if you want me to send it your way. XOXO

  • hey dear! i would LOVE to share some easy simple ways to incorporate oils into your life. leave your email address here if you want me to send it your way. you will honestly be amazed how they will bless your life. XO

  • hey sweet girl! i would love to share some really simple ways you could incorporate oils into your life! shoot me your email address if you want me to send it your way. you will be so amazed at how these oils will bless your health and life!! xo

  • Oh I would love that! Thank you so much, that's so sweet of you!

  • do you use young living oils already, robyn?!! it's amazing how many health and emotional aspects of my life they have blessed. XO

  • which oils or blends have you tried so far?! you will be so excited for all the wonderful ways that they will touch your health and emotions!! i feel so grateful. what is your favorite way to use them?! xo

  • which are your favorite to use, dear?! have you ever tried any of young living's blends?! my favorites are stress away and joy. i am amazed how they support my emotional well being as a girl. 😉 XO

  • hey dear!! do you use any of young living's essential oils already?! i am amazed how much they have already blessed our family's physical and emotional health. if you are interested, i have a really simple, informative email i could send you with easy ways to incorporate essential oils into your home!! shoot me your email address and i would love to send it your way. XO

  • you will love this!! do you use any of young living's essential oils already?! i have been so excited to try out different natural body products to replace the chemically infused ones from the store. leave your email address if you want me to send some more details to you. XO

  • oooh! I cannot wait to see more of this! I am so interested in Peppermint!

  • You totally can!

  • yay! which are your favorite young living oils so far?! it's amazing how many things they cover physically and emotionally!! XO

  • I so agree! and yes! I know Nicole has been teaching me so much! I love finding new things that they do!

  • So fun! What is your favorite oil?

  • So cool! I need to try that!

  • yes! peppermint is amazing. i love putting one drop in my water for super fresh breathe and also for headache relief!!

  • I have been wanting to research essential oils more…love this DIY!

  • hey dear! i would love to send you a quick email with some information that will help you easily understand how oils might bless you! shoot me your email address if you want me to sent it your way.XO

  • Thanks, Nicole! That'd be great. 🙂 contact(at)coffeewithsummer(dot)com

  • Ashley

    I use the Lavender quite a bit to help me sleep, since I have such insonmia!

  • Ashley

    I don't use Young Living, but doTerra instead. I love the Lavender! It's the one I use the most to help with my insomnia. What do you like the best? I love how they are all so versatile and effective!

  • i love some of YL's blends like joy and stress away. they are so calming for my crazy postpartum hormones. 😉

  • just sent you an email this afternoon. XOXO

  • So far I have tried Wild Orange, Lemon, and Peppermint. I ordered Lavender and just received it in the mail yesterday! So far I have made a whipped coconut body lotion, but I am hoping to make a scrub soon too! I also really want to buy a diffuser!

  • yes! you will adore having a diffuser. they are life changing. also i haven't tried orange but i it sounds amazing. definitely need to add that to my ER order next month. XO

  • Wild Orange is really neat! I use it pretty frequently and the gal who gifted it to me spoke very highly of it!