DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

The DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub recipe I posted a few weeks ago has taken off on Pinterest (thank you!). I’m so glad that the recipe is getting some good use this holiday season— there’s going to be a lot of happy scrub recipients! By request, I have another yummy homemade scrub (with printable labels) that’s perfect for gift giving

This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is all-natural, using ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen … it’s so good, you could eat it!

gingerbread sugar scrub

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub 

Ingredients (makes 2 1/2 cups body scrub)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
  • 1/4 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Mason-style jar with lid

I purchase all of my oils from Vitacost – This {referral} link will save you $10 off your first order:

gingerbread sugar scrub recipe


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients except oils
  2. Gradually add coconut & almond oil until scrub reaches desired consistency (you may use more or less of stated amount)
  3. Scoop Gingerbread Scrub into mason jar
  4. Print Sticker Labels for the front of the jar and add with a bow to gift

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.

gingerbread sugar scrub homemade


    • Deirdre says

      Jojoba oil is great for your skin as well as extra virgin Olive oil, almond oil or avocado oil- some Olive oil might smell a little strong for this yummy dessert smelling sugar scrub but you could mix a few of these oils too!

  1. carrie says

    I made this and it smells delicious, but it seemed like it needed a lot more oil…was it supposed to say 1/2 cup of almond oil instead of 1/2 tsp?

  2. savannah says

    Okay I made this and it smells horrible! I dis exactly what you did, except almond oil(because I couldn’t find it) and options to make it smell better

    • Stefanie Fauquet says

      Hmmm that’s odd. I haven’t tried it with just coconut oil and the almond oil has a nice mild scent. What scent are you getting??

  3. Tina says

    I just made this for gifts for my co-workers. I smells just like gingerbread! Even tastes like it! :) I couldn’t resist! I love it!

  4. Tina says

    I just made this for gifts for my co-workers. I smells just like gingerbread! Even tastes like it! :) I couldn’t resist! I love it! Trying the Peppermint Scrub next!

  5. Rachel says

    I’m going to be making theses this weekend for Christmas gifts! One question I have is how big are the labels, as in what size templates/sheets would I need to buy?

  6. Christina says

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it! Just curious… Once it’s made and put in jars… How long will it last?

  7. Shirley Ioanna says

    I love the thought of this, I am now into making my own scrubs and deodorant. Thanks for giving this
    wonderful scrub. Want to make gifts. which almond oil did you use? I am going to order from your
    sight. thanks again

  8. jess says

    Looks amazing.
    Just wondering how long it will last for? (Whether it needs to be used in a certain length of time)


    • Stefanie Fauquet says

      This “recipe” makes a couple cups of sugar scrub. I use the small mason jars. If you need more mix, you can always add additional sugar, oil and spices…..the recipe is very forgiving!!

  9. Jenny says

    If I leave out the Almond Oil, should I add more Coconut Oil? I am going to make these as teacher’s gifts this year. I think it is perfect.


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