Homemade Sugar Scrub using Lemon and Thieves essential oils

Published on May 7, 2014 By Lauren

Homemade Sugar Scrubs


Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make and smell fantastic!  I keep a jar of this next to my kitchen sink so that I can use it to scrub my hands after I have cut peppers or onions to help get the smell out!


Homemade Sugar Scrubs

You only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe:  Olive oil, sugar, and essential oils (I use Rocky Mountain brand they are the best ones around!)

Homemade Sugar Scrubs


To make your scrub you need to combine the the olive oil and sugar.  I use a 1/2 cup of sugar to 1/4 cup of olive oil.


Homemade Sugar Scrubs


I put in 15 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Immune Strength.

Homemade Sugar Scrubs

I purchased these 4 oz Ball Canning Jars to put the sugar scrub in.  I also purchased this Chevron Duck Brand Fabric Duck Tape sheet.  I cut out around the top, peeled off the back and stuck it just like a sticker on the top.  This is the first time I’ve used the Duck Brand Fabric and I LOVED it!  You can find it right in the craft section at Walmart for $1.98 per sheet.

Homemade Sugar Scrubs


As you can see the fabric tape sticks right to the top. I also used a matching Chevron ribbon to wrap around the middle of the canning jar to give it an extra touch

And there you have it – in just under 5 minutes you can create this for yourself or for a Mother’s Day gift!

You can purchase Rocky Mountain Oils right here.

This year we are getting rid of our cleaning supplies and trying to get most of the chemicals out of our house.

Here is a printable recipe for you just in case you want to print this out to save for later:

Homemade Sugar Scrub made with essential oils


  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 15 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of Young Living Thieves essential oil


  • Combine all together and store in air tight jar.




  • So, at the start you were talking about Rocky Mountain essential oils, and then in the recipe it says Young Living essential oils. What’s that about?

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