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DIY Lavender and Rosemary Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs can be expensive and filled with unwanted additives. Making your own will ensure that it is made of natural ingredients and you'll get a lot more for your money. Especially if you grow the lavender and rosemary from seed!

lavender scrub

Both lavender and rosemary have wonderful aromatic and cleansing properties. Dried leaves and flowers can be added to sugar and coconut oil to produce a cost-effective skin exfoliator and cleanser.


You can find all of these items either in your garden or at your local grocery store.

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • ¼ teaspoon lavender essential oil (optional)
  • Small Mason jar or other storage container

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Fill jar or other container.
  2. Use on face, hands, body, and feet. Be careful when applying it in the shower, as the coconut oil can be slippery.
  3. You can substitute other flowers and herbs such as calendula, chamomile, sage, or lemon balm.

Give as a pampering gift or keep it for yourself! Inspire us—hashtag your botanical creations with #botanicalinterests.

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5 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2020
I'd like to make this for gifts. I have a friend who is allergic to coconut. Is there a really good alternative item or substitution I could use instead of coconut oil?
Sharon Henson from TX
Owner Response: Hi Sharon, You could try using olive oil instead. At room temperature, the olive oil will be a liquid where coconut oil will be a solid so the texture will be a bit different.

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5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2021
Is there a preferred or recommended method for drying?
Linda from CA
Owner Response: Hi Linda, Lavender scent is at its peak just before flowers open. Cut flower spikes and hang them upside down out of direct light until stems are dry enough to snap instead of bending.

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5 out of 5 stars Nov 18, 2021
What is the shelf life?
Sandra from TN
Owner Response: Hi Sandra, Great question. This scrub should last 6 months. If the oil goes rancid you can smell it and it is important to keep the lid on and minimize water getting into it to make it last as long as possible.

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