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An Insanely Good Raw Sugar Scrub Recipe

I’m on the hunt for a homemade body sugar scrub and it just so happens that I found a great post over at, who so kindly broke it down into an easy recipe to remember: 2 parts sugar to 1 part oil, plus your extras. Me like.

But you know, there was another site ( that had a fab idea for creating a cinnamon oil… and since I’m always game, I combined the two ideas into an insane sugar scrub to soothe and delight, ladies!

Cinnamon Oil? Yes, Please!

I used a bottle that I saved that had dried dill in it (from The Spice Hunter). Then I cut my cinnamon sticks to fit and the ends of the sticks went into a potpourri.

I covered them with (light) olive oil and let this sit for a couple of weeks. Now it’s onto the sugar scrub.

Raw Sugar Scrub Recipe For The Body (NOT YOUR FACE)

1/2 cup of raw sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of cinnamon oil*
a few drops of vanilla extract

Mix the two sugars together, then mix in the oil and extract. And that’s it!

Ahh, looks good enough to eat. This smells wonderful and I can’t wait to use it. But will it work? That’s the mystery. I’ll update you soon. 🙂

UPDATE: So is it a good recipe? Uh, yeah! This stuff is fab! The smell is mesmerizing, the sugar exfoliates like nothing I’ve ever tried before and the oil is so healthy and good for your skin. Very smoothing and soothing.


This sugar scrub recipe is so versatile that you can really have a lot of fun experimenting. A few add-in ideas for ya:

  • 5-20 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (from a few gelcaps)
  • Other spices that you love (pumpkin pie spice was suggested on Wellness Mama)

Switch-Out Suggestions

  • Brown sugar in place of the white sugar
  • Coconut or almond oil in place of the olive oil

See? You can play around like crazy. Make it suit YOU – your skin, your personal preferences. I love this sugar scrub.


Isn’t this a terrific idea for a gift? So check out this site for free printable labels. Spread the love!

*Info: After using up the cinnamon oil, I just filled it up again to see if the sticks will go another round. Can’t hurt right? I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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