Gingerbread Sugar Scrub – Easy Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

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This gingerbread sugar scrub is the perfect holiday gift – just make sure to make a quick batch for yourself for an indulgent bath time.

Seriously…this is so good! It smells good enough that you might be tempted to feel the urge to eat it right out of the jar. I mean, you totally could…but it might send you into a sugar coma! Use this to re-energize your tired, dry winter skin!

I did this for Christmas gifts this year and omg it is amazinggggg!! It smells just like a gingerbread cookie.

The best part about this scrub? There’s no need for any crazy essential oils; everything you need is already in your pantry, making it the perfect gift!

This is seriously the best sugar scrub I’ve ever used, and it makes for an awesome last-minute Christmas gift idea for your girlfriends, sisters, or mom!

This DIY gingerbread body scrub not only smells amazing but leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft during the winter months. You can add this DIY gingerbread sugar scrub to your Holiday gift basket.

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Gingerbread sugar scrub recipe

Easy Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

I never buy store-bought sugar scrubs, I make my own.  I love sugar scrubs because they are a great exfoliator.

It’s easy to make your own luxurious homemade sugar scrub in only 5 minutes with a few simple natural ingredients you might already have in your kitchen.

The scrubs I’ve made in the past have just been sugar, coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil for scent, and they turn out great.

Body scrubs have tons of skin-care benefits. They help exfoliate dead skin cells from our bodies. This easy homemade gingerbread sugar scrub helps with cell renewal and gives you that “soft as a baby’s bum” feeling…but everywhere! You can use a sugar scrub all over your body, from your feet to your legs, torso and arms. You can even use it down there to prevent ingrown hairs (yup! for real).

The DIY Christmas Scrub Recipes I posted a few weeks ago has taken off on Pinterest (Thank you!). I’m so glad that the recipes are getting some good use this holiday season— there will be many happy scrub recipients! By request, I have another yummy homemade scrub that’s perfect for gift-giving.

This easy sugar scrub recipe is so good you can actually eat it! Trust me – I’ve tried it.

You’ll love this gingerbread spice sugar scrub because it:

  • exfoliates and moisturizes all at once
  • is super simple to make
  • takes about 5 minutes to make it
  • is much less expensive than store-bought sugar scrubs
  • is a lovely homemade gift
  • is easy to make (nonfancy tools – just melt, stir and pour)
  • smells great
  • has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)

I probably make a DIY exfoliating scrub every week, and my bathroom is full of natural body scrubs. And I love blending my easy DIY sugar scrub recipes to get the skincare and exfoliation I want. This holiday sugar scrub recipe is my new favorite.

Don’t forget to pin this gingerbread sugar scrub!

How to Make a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

If you are just starting your journey towards a healthier lifestyle and want to ditch the chemicals, making your sugar scrub is a great first step.

The whole process of making this basic sugar scrub recipe is fairly simple and straightforward. Combine together sugar (like white sugar or brown sugar) and coconut oil (you can use any liquid oil, such as jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or even olive oil) . Add to the mix some spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg! You’re done! You may add essential oils if desired.

What you will love about this gingerbread body scrub is that the recipe is easily customizable. This homemade gingerbread sugar scrub recipe uses ingredients that are already shelf-stable.

As such, you can store yours for about six months.

This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub smells so delicious that you’ll want to eat it! Double or triple the recipe for an easy homemade gift idea.

It’s great for those dry skin and tired feet; everyone will be jealous of how awesome you smell and how great your skin looks!

DIY Gingerbread body scrub

What You’ll Need For This Sugar Scrub Recipe:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vitamin E oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp gingerbread
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Cute jars and pretty ribbon if you’re planning on packaging this recipe up and giving it as a homemade gift! 

Place all your ingredients in a bowl and mix. You can add more or less oil to your liking.

Store in an airtight container. You can use mason jars or small jars it’s up to you. Since this recipe doesn’t contain preservatives, it’s best to use it within a month or two.

To Use: Gently apply a scoopful of scrub to wet skin in a circular motion, concentrating on dry patches and rough areas. Rinse with warm water.

How to choose Essential oils for gingerbread sugar scrub

Now for this gingerbread scrub, you’ll want to use about 1 tablespoon of ginger powder + nutmeg + cinnamon + allspice. That will give you a pleasant but not overwhelming gingerbread fragrance.

But for this easy gingerbread sugar scrub recipe, you can also use essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your body scrub from simply moisturizing to something that really addresses what is going on with your skin.

Here are the essential oils for DIY gingerbread sugar scrub:

  • 2 drops cinnamon leaf
  • 1 drop nutmeg
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop cardamom
  • 1 drop of sweet orange


5 to 8 drops of gingerbread fragrance oil

This brown sugar scrub smells fantastic, even without essential oils. If you are pregnant, react sensitive to essential oils, or want to use the scrub for small children, make the sugar scrub without essential oils.

More DIY Holiday Beauty Recipes

Gingerbread Body Butter

Gingerbread Bath Bombs

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Cubes

4 Christmas Body Scrub Ideas

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