Strawberry Sugar Scrub - This homemade sugar scrub recipe is all natural, made with 4 simple ingredients including real strawberries.
Can we all agree that sugar scrubs are awesome!? I've been completely obsessed with making my own since discovering how easy they are to put together, not to mention how much cheaper a homemade DIY sugar scrub is compared to what you find at the drugstore or fancy bath and body boutiques.
Two of my most popular sugar scrub recipes are gingerbread sugar scrub and peppermint sugar scrub, which are great scents for the holidays, but not necessarily ones you'd use year-round (though you totally could!).
I thought it would be fun to make a delicious homemade Strawberry Sugar Scrub that can be used any time of year ... and it's made with just four simple ingredients!
This sugar scrub recipe smells so juicy scrumptious on that you'll want to eat it, and technically you could because it's 100% all-natural and made with real fruit.
Use on your hands, feet, arms, legs— wherever you please! Once applied in a circular motion, this strawberry sugar scrub will help remove dead skin cells, revealing glowing skin that smells sweet and fresh.
Sugar scrubs make great gifts (think of the holidays and Valentine's Day!), so make sure to whip up an extra batch for a friend!
Sugar Scrub Recipe
Strawberry Sugar Scrub Ingredients:
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- ¾ cup organic virgin coconut oil (room temperature)
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
How to Make Sugar Scrub
1. Place freeze-dried strawberries in a sealed zip-loc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush strawberries until very fine.
2. Combine cane sugar and crushed freeze-dried strawberries in a small mixing bowl.
3. Add coconut oil and vanilla extract to dry mixture. Stir well.
4. Garnish scrub with freeze-dried strawberries.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- ¾ cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil room temperature
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 mason jar
Place freeze-dried strawberries in a sealed ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush strawberries until very fine.
Combine sugar and crushed freeze-dried strawberries in small mixing bowl.
Add coconut oil and vanilla extract to dry mixture. Stir well.
Scoop scrub into a mason jar and garnish scrub with additional freeze-dried strawberries.
Valentine Sugar Scrub
Strawberry sugar scrub can be made and used at any time of the year, but if you're looking for the perfect scrub for Valentine's Day, consider this easy scrub recipe.
Valentine's Day Strawberry Sugar Scrub is perfect for gift-giving— and if you celebrate Galentine's Day, make a big batch and share with your best girlfriends!
I can't wait to try this when the scrub I made runs out.
How long does this keep? Does it need to be refrigerated?
umm can i do this with just vanilla?
How long do the body/face srubs last?
Where do I buy dried strawberries?
Trader Joe's has dried strawberries in bags if you're still looking 🙂
I bought freeze-dried organic strawberries in a bag at Aldi. My daughter loves them for snacks. When I saw this recipe, I happened to have just purchased a new bag.
What type of sugar would be good for this recipe? Brown sugar?
I just used regular sugar since I was out of my natural raw sugar. I would think brown sugar would mask the fragrance of the strawberries and it would also change the color, so I would not use brown sugar in this particular recipe. I have a chocolate mint sugar scrub that calls for it and it smells divine!! I have a pic posted of the strawberry sugar scrub.
I was wondering that too.. how long Does this last or does it need to be refrigerated because of the fresh strawberries?
Does it get moldy after awhile??
Does this need to be refrigerated? What's the shelf life? I want to give this as a Christmas gift and would like to leave instructions on how to store it. Thanks.
Does this need to be refrigerated and how long does it keep for?
I used my scrub within a week, so I am unsure of how long it can keep. I also did not refrigerate, but I don't see why you couldn't to ensure the strawberries keep once re-hydrated.
Do you use all of that within a week? How much in cups you get when you mix everything together? I am sort of guessing that it cannot be less than 2 cups because you use one cup of sugar and one of strawberries. Also, where do you buy such big packages of strawberries? The ones I found in Amazon are abour 1/2 oz and for one cup I will need 8oz. Any advise?
I put the scrub into smaller jars, so no, I didn't use this entire recipe for a week. This is enough to make multiple jars of scrub...great for gift giving. If you want to make a smaller amount just halve or quarter the recipe. You definitely don't need to make this much if using as a lip scrub. I hope this helps!
Also, the weight of the strawberries is in oz. because they are very light. Just fill up a cup with the freeze-dried strawberries and don't look at the ounces. This is a huge container: http://amzn.to/2hiMEl5
Lots of valid, unanswered questions for what seems to be a great recipe, disappointing!
Ok I have a quick question I'm very allergic to coconut so is there anything else I could use to replace the coconut oil? Please help I really want to make my own specially because most of the ones you can make or buy all have coconut and I can't even smell it help
You could use almond oil or any other carrier oil. 🙂
I used avocado oil
Olive oil, grape seed oil any type of oil
Olive oil, almond oil even sunflower or canola
How long would this last, spoiling wise?
I did some research and found out that these last on the counter for up to 2 months (or more). Hope that answer's everyone question on shelf life.
Your the only person to reply..thnx much
Hi, Someone copy your picture.
where do i buy dried frozen stawberries ?
Amazon has them 🙂
This scrub is amazing!!!! Smells SO GOOD! So clever to use freeze dried strawberries.
TO answer all the questions should it be refrigerated? NO!!! The coconut oil will go rock hard and just make your life difficult. There is nothing in it that needs to be refrigerated it will just not last forever because every time you use it bacteria etc. will get in, but even so it should last a few months (coconut oil is anti-microbial). though I used my batch up within a few weeks it was so good 🙂
We are so excited to use this recipe for baby shower favors! We chose to go with your pick of the 4oz Mason jars. Do you happen to know about how many jars one batch of this recipe would make?
Wait! Is she using 1 cup (8oz) of strawberries? Why so much? The ones I found on amazon come in small packages like about 1/2 oz which means I will need 16 of this one:
Am I missing something or there is something wrong with measurements? Actually this recipe seems to be using a lot of everything, not what I had in mind for some lips scrub.
You don't go by weight of strawberries, you go by unit of measure, in this case 1 cup full. They are dried berries they are very light until or if rehydrated. Hope that helps you.
Also, check grocery store for freeze dried fruit, mine carries strawberries and blueberries in the section of produce where you also can find dried fruits, dates, etc.
This is such fun and easy recipe for sugar scrub, and the idea of freeze dried strawberry is genius. I tried it and as you said it will not last forever, but long enough. The aroma is powerful and freshening, the skin feels polished and rejuvenated. The pores are clean and ready to breath. One more thing I want to point out - while you not using it, keep the lid on. This way the coconut oil will not get oxygenated.
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I wish someone would just answer the question of how long it’ll keep. “A couple of months” isn’t very specific. That could mean 2 months, or 4 to some people.
I found freeze dried strawberries and other dried berries at Target.
I'm crazily making things due to quarantine lol
I am using it on mothers day yay so excited for my mom to try it and to see her reaction
Loved it ! I tried myself at home and it was amazing my skin enjoyed this treat.
Thank for sharing!!
Can dehydrated strawberries be used in place of freeze dried?
I just made this scrub and I used coconut oil. I can't smell the strawberries only the coconut. Did I do something wrong?