Make Your Own Brown Sugar Scrub!

Christmas is over, but there may still be a few people on your list that you haven’t seen yet.  Maybe you are like me and you like to have a few back up gifts on hand just in case someone shows up unexpectedly.  If you are an avid Go Graham Go reader you already know that I like to find great deals or make my own things (I love crafts)!  When C&H Sugar contacted me about their great gift idea website and asked me to try it out I was thrilled!  They have some cute ideas and who doesn’t love sugar?  Besides, with the winter weather around here, we all have our fair share of dry skin.

I thought the Sugar Scrub was a great idea for a cheap, yet cute gift.  Most of the materials you will probably already have on hand for this project which is a huge bonus!  I adjusted this recipe a little in order to make it a bit more cost effective.


  • 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal (use a blender)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil (calls for 1/4 cup of almond oil, but olive oil is more readily available and cheaper.  It is also great for your skin)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla extract
  • Small containers with lids and ribbons for decoration


Combine all ingredients using a spatula in a large bowl until well blended. Mix should have a paste like texture. If it is too dry add more oil a few drops at a time. Conversely, if it is too oily add more dry ingredients until you reach the desired consistency. Keep stored in tightly sealed jars. May need to mix before use if ingredients settle.

When you are finished you can use these printable gift tags from C&H Sugar made especially for the Sugar Scrubs or print your own like I did.

A $20 gift card was provided by C&H Sugar to cover my expenses on this project. These are my honest opinions. I do not post reviews on anything I can not stand behind. Please see my Terms of Use for more info.


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About Felicia

Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I am definitely using this as an activity for the young women at my church. They will have a blast making it!!

  2. Oh I can’t wait to make this tomorrow.Thank you.

  3. Very cool! Thank you for sharing!

  4. That is a great idea! I love the feel of sugar scrubs but hate the retail price so I’ve never bought one. But you are right I do have all of those things in my kitchen and it seems so easy to make. I’ll have to give it a try.

  5. This looks great! I so want to try it out.

  6. This is great! I want to try it! I can’t use salt scrubs because of my psoriasis!

  7. Great idea! Thanks! I am all about anything natural and home made! It sounds like it would smell and feel great on the skin! And I love their website!

  8. Very cool! I am going to make these for Christmas presents next yr! tfs

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this, I’m going to make it up for ME !!!

  10. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

  11. I love using sugar scrubs, I’ll be making this to save some money. Thanks!

  12. Ingredients:
    * 2 Tbsp. ground oats
    * 2 tsp. brown sugar
    * 2 Tbsp. aloe vera
    * 1 tsp. lemon juice
    Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl until you have a smooth paste. Gently massage onto damp skin, and rinse off with warm water. You can triple the recipe for a fantastic smoothing body treatment.

  13. Girl this rocks, since I never LEAVE the house this could be a GREAT thing. Thanks my dear.

    Happy New Year! MUAH

  14. What a great recipe, thanks for sharing. Certainly a good gift idea!

    I wanted 2 stop by to say THANKS for being one of my top 10 commenters in 2009! Here’s the link:

  15. Oh wow, what a cool idea! I always like homemade things like that better than store-bought ones.

    I wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog at

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