Whipped Sugar Scrub

April 10, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

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You’ve probably heard all sorts of “authorities” talk about the benefits of cooking food from scratch rather than eating processed/prepared foods.  All the things like, “you can control the amount of sodium”, “you can control the amount/ types of fats”, “you can avoid additives”, and the list goes on.  Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  This can be said for making your own beauty products. Now, before you say, “What, me?  Make my own beauty products?”  Grab a drink (coffee, tea, water, etc), get comfortable, and let me share with you a great whipped sugar scrub you can make in no time with supplies available at your local grocery store.  Yes, you heard me correctly, everything can be picked up in your next trip to the supermarket.

Whipped Sugar Scrub

Whipped body sugar scrub


Doesn’t this look awesome?  And trust me, it really is super easy to make.  When making a whipped body butter or whipped body scrub, you need to start with a blend of oils.  I use the following ratio for my whipped sugar scrub.

1 part liquid oil : 1 part solid oil



If you use less liquid oil you will get a stiffer whipped scrub while using more liquid oil will create a softer scrub.  Feel free to adjust this ratio to create a scrub that you will enjoy.  The whipped scrub we are going to make today uses the following oils (which I picked up at my local Kroger store):
  • Lighter Flavor Olive Oil (a light olive oil does not have that heavy olive smell)
  • Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil (this oil has a pleasant coconut smell that will create a scrub with a heavenly aroma)

There are only 2 other ingredients necessary to make your scrub and I bet you already have them in your pantry!  So, are you ready to make some Whipped Sugar Scrub?  Let’s get started!


  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup virgin unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar (I used turbinado but you could also use granulated sugar or brown sugar.  If you use brown sugar, make sure there are no lumps)
  • 1 tsp corn starch, optional (the addition of corn starch, helps cut down on the greasy feel of this scrub)
  • essential oils of your choosing {I love lavender & jasmine}

Directions: Measure out all your ingredients.  I measured out my oils by using a 1 cup pyrex measure and adding 1/2 cup olive oil.  I then added coconut oil to my olive oil until there was a combination of 1 cup of oils.  Place your oils in the microwave and cook on high, 1 minute at a time, until the oils have melted.  Be careful….you don’t want to overheat your oil.

Ingredients for Sugar Scrub

When your oils have melted, pour them into a mixing bowl with a lot of space (I have a kitchen aid mixer and I poured my oils into the metal mixing bowl).  Place in the freezer to cool.  After 10 minutes check to see if the edges are beginning to solidify. If not return back to the freezer and check every 5 minutes.  (Look at the top picture below).  Once you begin to see some of the oils beginning to harden, get out your mixer and begin to whip for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.  The sides of your bowl are cold and will cool down the remaining oil causing it to turn opaque.  See the bottom picture.

Steps in Sugar Scrub
Now it’s time to begin whipping your oil.  When you first start, your oil mixture will achieve the look of vaseline (Top picture).  Continue whipping your oils on high for approximately 2 minutes.  Look how fluffy your oil mixture becomes (middle picture)!  Now add the corn starch and mix a bit more (the bottom picture).
Whipped Sugar Scrub from Body Butter

If you only wanted a body butter you could stop here.  However, today we’re making a scrub so let’s add the sugar. You want to fold it into your whipped oils with a spoon/spatula (top picture).   Now, it’s time to place it in a container for storage.  I used a non-breakable plastic food container since I would be using this scrub in the bathroom (bottom picture).  You can use a mason jar or other container of your choice.

Adding Sugar to Scrub

Now be sure to label your scrub so someone does accidentally come along and eat it.  If they do. don’t worry.  Since you made this, you can rest assure that there’s nothing toxic in your new spa delight!


Whipped Sugar Scrub Packaged

If you’d like to see additional recipes for DIY spa products, I’ve got recipes for lip balm, solid lotion bars, detoxing foot soak and so much more. Just go HERE to find other recipes.

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Marilyn is the writer and creator of 4 You With Love.  Each month, she’ll be sharing DIY and organizing ideas with you.   When you stop by and visit, you’ll find a mish mash of all sorts of creativity:  recipes, knitting, DIY spa, crafts and more.


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16 thoughts on “Whipped Sugar Scrub

  1. How fabulous that all of the ingredients can be found at the local grocery store!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. This would make a perfect mother’s day or teacher appreciation gift! Thanks for the inspiration, Marilyn!

  3. Heatherr says:

    Hey, I just found your site through pinterest, I was just wondering how long the sugar scrub, or body butter would last? does it go off?

    1. Hayley Roberts says:

      Was also wondering how long it would last?

  4. katie says:

    how much does this make??

    1. Nancy Dierkes says:

      How much does this make?

  5. Ludo says:

    The original above recipe turned out great! Tried this with solid coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil, took a long time and was the consistency of a cream soup.

  6. Zelma says:

    Great blog! Do you hve any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start mmy own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend staring with a free platform like Wordprress or
    go for a paid option? There are so many choices
    out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

  7. Brittanie says:

    Hi, I’m making these as gifts. How do I store them? The fridge? Will they melt if not?

  8. sherry says:

    Can this method be used with something besides coconut oil? I need it to be nut free!

    1. Claire says:

      Coconut is a fruit

  9. Jacqui says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! Can’t wait to try it! Just a note…for many people with gluten issues, corn can’t be used. Most corn in the US is GMO these days, so unfortunately not good for anyone. So, a good substitute might be tapioca starch! That should make this more user friendly for a lot of folks. Hope this helps someone.
    Thanks again!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I love the immediate result, but after being in the jar for 2 hours it had completely separated. Any tips on keeping this from happening?

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