Beauty DIY: How to Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

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Well, hello Mom It Forward readers! I'm Lacey and today I'm sharing with you my favorite DIY beauty product! I'm a lady on a budget so when I find a homemade fix for something I might normally have to pay big bucks for, I get really excited. I've been using this sugar scrub for several months now and I'm here to tell you that it feels and works just as well as any other big brand I've ever used. If you are looking to exfoliate and soften your skin, then you should absolutely give this DIY sugar scrub a try!

Sugar, ball jars, and Dawn hand soap for sugar scrub

 How to Make a Homemade Exfoliating Sugar Scrub


  • Sugar
  • Liquid Hand Soap (I use and recommend Dawn Ultra with Olay Hand Renewal in Pomegranate)
  • A cute vessel to store your sugar scrub! I used little Ball Jars that I purchased from my  local super store. They were just under $4 for 4 of them.


This project is so easy that it will only take you a few minutes. First, you will fill your container 3/4 of the way with sugar.

sugar in a ball jar

Next, fill your jar with soap!

Pouring hand soap into a ball jar

Once your jar is filled with soap, just give it a stir! I filled my jar about half way, stirred, then filled it the rest of the way just to be sure that I didn't add too much soap. You want the scrub to be a bit thick.

Sugar and hand soap mixed together

If you want to give this sugar scrub some extra moisturizing power, try adding some essential oils to it. You can usually find some in the health aisles of your local super store.

I plan on making lots of these to give as inexpensive gifts this holiday season.

Do you have a favorite DIY beauty product?

I'm Lacey & I blog at And They Call Me Mommy. I'm a homeschooling mom of two and wife to one big kid. I'm a sweet tea drinkin', football watchin', front porch rockin' TEXAN! I blog about frugal living, delicious recipes and DIY crafts and gifts. I would be delighted if you would come by and say hello!


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Homeschooling Mama of 2, Wife to 1 big kid. Social Media addicted. Texan. Procrastinator. Sweet tea drinkin, football watchin, front porch rockin Southern charmer.

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