[Beauty Bits] Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

brown sugar body scrub

This winter has been brutal on my skin. I’ve been slathering creams and butters on my skin like there’s no tomorrow. A few years ago, I won a Carol’s Daughter SweetHoneyDip ChocolateBrownSugah Scrub and it quickly became my favorite winter-time beauty product. But it was $36 for one jar and while I love, love, love Carol’s Daughter, I couldn’t justify paying that much for something that would literally cost me $3 if I made it myself.

So I made it myself. It’s so simple and only three ingredients. The cinnamon combined with the brown sugar (and the vanilla if you use it) will have you smelling like a cookie!


1 large glass bowl

2 cups brown sugar

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup sunflower oil (olive oil works well too)

1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (optional)

1 glass jar (I buy mine at the Dollar Tree)


Mix the brown sugar and the cinnamon together, then pour in the sunflower oil. Add the teaspoon of vanilla extract (if using). Spoon the mixture into a glass jar. If you have some sunflower oil left over, I like to add a little extra to the mixture to ensure it doesn’t dry out.

NOTE: If you use this while in the shower, PLEASE be careful. The oil will make your tub or shower slippery. Rinse the bottom of tub or shower thoroughly after use.


  1. Throw in a few cute jars, some ribbon, and labels, and boom – a great Mother’s Day gift! Thank you for the “recipe”! :)

  2. This sounds lovely! I couple Christmas’s ago I made homemade peppermint body scrub as gifts for my sisters. It works really well! I want to try this one though, I love the smell of vanilla and cinnamon.

  3. Look at you being all crafty! I need this in my life!