The best part of the holidays is being able to take those flavors and use them for more than baking. This DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is the perfect use!
Whether you're making this for your own use, or wanting to make up a huge batch to gift to friends; you can't go wrong with this Christmas sugar scrub! You basically put everything in a bowl and mix.
Simple and smells amazing! I'm giving you all the details on how to make this, as well as ideas on gift packaging below.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
This scrub is super simple, and most of the ingredients can already be found in your pantry! But just in case you're missing something I'll post links to where you can grab them from Amazon! The stores are CRAZY this time of year, and nobody wants to deal with that mess.
Here is all you need to make your own homemade gifts. These are just ideas, there are many other brands out there so feel free to use whatever you find!
Sunco Natural Raw Sugar, Natural Raw Cane Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, Demerara Sugar Bulk, Pack of 1
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce
Cocoa Butter - Molivera Organics Raw Organic 100% Pure Raw Premium Grade A Natural Cocoa Butter 16 oz. - Best for DIY Lip Balm, Sticks, Face, Skin, Hair and Stretch Marks
McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
McCormick Ground Cinnamon, 18 Ounce (Pack of 1)
Simply Organic Ginger Root Ground Certified Organic, 1.64-Ounce Container
Simply Organic Nutmeg Ground CERTIFIED ORGANIC 2.3oz. bottle
Simply Organic Cloves Ground Certified Organic, 2.82-Ounce Container
365 Everyday Value, Organic Ground Allspice, 1.83 oz
How long do sugar scrubs last?
Most sugar scrubs will last up to 6 months when stored properly. Make sure the lid is always on the container you have it stored in!
Do sugar scrubs need to be refrigerated?
Depends on the ingredients. This particular scrub does not need to be refrigerated. Make sure you follow all the directions on the jar or in the recipe!
How do you make sugar scrub Christmas presents?
Making a large batch and then dividing into individual containers make for an awesome Christmas gift! Tie some pretty ribbon around the jar for some extra festive flair.
You can print off some super cute and personalized labels or here's a FREE copy of mine: Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Labels Yay!
4oz Clear Plastic Jars with Labels & Spatulas & Lids (12-Pack); Straight Sided PET Low Profile BPA-Free Containers Great for Cosmetics, Kitchen, Gifts & Travel (12-Pack, Clear)
CREATRILL 3 Rolls Red Green Kraft ¼" by 492 Feet Raffia Ribbon/String, 164Feet Each Roll, Packing Paper Twine for Christmas
How To Make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
- Combine all ingredients into one bowl and mix!
- Store in jars or other container with lid.
The boys had so much fun and felt such success. I loved the idea that they helped make their own teacher's gifts. And it's a pretty mess free project, with some adult help (definitely don't let them do it alone especially with some of the hot ingredients).
Homemade DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
- plastic or glass jars to store in
- 3 cups sugar , I like turbinado sugar for a course scrub and brown sugar for a milder scrub, or a mix of both
- ¾ cup melted coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons cocoa butter , melted if using discs
- 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 ½ tablespoons ginger
- 1 tablespoons nutmeg
- 1 tablespoons ground cloves
- 1 tablespoons allspice
- Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter into liquid form. I used the microwave, it took about 1-2 minutes. You can also use a double boiler.
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix to incorporate. Store in plastic or glass jars. Use on body 1-2 times a week for deep exfoliation.
- You can also use all coconut oil but the cocoa butter is very moisturizing and keeps the scrub together well.
- Make sure the coconut oil and cocoa butter are melted before assembling and
- Be careful when handling he hot cocoa butter and coconut oil.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
Hello lovely! Thank you so much for being part of my "20 gifts you can make this holiday season" roundup
I'm going to make some of this scrub for both my sister and me 🙂
Happy holidays! ♥
Thanks so much! I'll share too!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I love DIY products like this.
I bet it smells so amazing that I would want to eat it though haha.
Happy New Year!
Thanks so much! I definitely tried a bite. Lol.
Linda @ Veganosity
I love this post, Sophia. To me authenticity means being true to yourself and not worrying about what everyone else is doing.
Your boys are adorable and this sugar scrub sounds wonderful. I received two jars for Christmas, once they're gone I'm making this.
Thank you Linda! I fully agree!
What a cool gift! It would be such a treat to use this and be enveloped in those spices. I think it's awesome your kids helped make it! I liked reading your insights about blogging and authenticity too. It takes courage to just be yourself in front of tons of people! We're up for it though. 🙂
Thanks so much Gin! It's hard to be real, much easier to be fake. But I believe in being me and let the haters hate ?
Ok, that's interesting!! I'd probably put most of it on bread or cookies though 😀
Lol Howie! My husband said the same thing.
Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com
What an awesome idea! I could totally use some of that now 🙂
Thanks Vanessa! It's so easy to make!