Gift-Worthy: DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

DIY gingerbread sugar scrub. Make it in your kitchen and give it as a gift!

What’s sugary, delicious-smelling, and makes your skin as soft as a baby’s bottom? This DIY gingerbread sugar scrub, of course!

I LOVE making homemade gifts in the kitchen, and I LOVE making homemade beauty and body products at home.

This recipe in particular is a great gift for the holidays. It works really well at exfoliating, softening and moisturizing the skin, and smells like a gingerbread cookie because it contains:

  • Pine and peppermint essential oil
  • Ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg

Make a batch to give as a gift – and make a batch for yourself, too!

Make a batch of this scented gingerbread sugar scrub in minutes. Give as a gift!

DIY Gifts From The Kitchen

A great way to save money around the holidays – and throughout the year too – is to make homemade gifts in the kitchen. While food gifts are great, don’t limit yourself to just those that are edible. Here are some other homemade gifts to consider making:

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Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Do you love a heavily scented sugar scrub? Feel free to add more essential oils and spices.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup coarse turbinado sugar (like Sugar In The Raw)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 10 drops pine essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and add extra essential oil and spices, if desired. Place into a large glass jar or two smaller ones.
  2. To use: Wet hands. Take 1 teaspoon of the sugar scrub and gently massage into skin. Rinse well. Can be used on hands and body - but avoid use on the face.

3 Responses to “Gift-Worthy: DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub”

  1. 1

    violet — December 17, 2015 @ 6:55 am

    I can capture the smell just by looking at the picture. I would love to use scrub with this scent, especially this time of the year.

  2. 2

    Meg — January 2, 2017 @ 3:37 pm

    Why avoid using on the face?
    I am loving this scrub and so want to use it on my face. My hands are so soft after using this!

    • Haley replied: — January 3rd, 2017 @ 12:25 am

      It might be a little harsh for the face, but go ahead and give it a try!

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