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Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub

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Exfoliating your skin never smelled so good! This DIY sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and is a perfect homemade gift too!

jars of brown sugar scrub next to small snowman

Make this delicious smelling snickerdoodle sugar scrub in bulk, you’ll be glad you did. Put some in small jars for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts or small favors at your Christmas party. It will leave you wuth silky soft skin and an amazing aroma.

Winter weather rolled in early this year. With it came dry air and dry skin.

I feel like between doing dishes, constantly washing my hands for food prep or work and giving baths, my skin suffers year round. But just give me a couple of days of winter weather and it’s even worse than normal.

sugar, brown sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla ready to be made into sugar scrub

So it is nice to have products that help get rid of the dry skin while moisturizing. I am also frugal at heart, so I don’t like to spend a ton of money on those products.

Luckily I don’t have to because sugar scrubs are a great way to whip your skin into shape. They gently exfoliate and moisturize at the same time.

Plus you can make them with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry! That’s right, you probably already have everything you need!

bowl of sugar scrub

The best part of all is you can pronounce every single ingredient. There’s no worry about whether something is good for you or if it’s one of those taboo ingredients.

Not to mention, it’s edible. Not that you should necessarily eat it by the spoonful… but you certainly could. That makes it great as a lip exfoliation as well!

This time of year the number of people we’d like to give a little gift to is long, but our holiday budget is not unlimited. So making fun little gifts like these allows us to spread the Christmas joy a little further.

jars of sugar scrub ready to gift

Most of these ingredients are on sale right now for holiday baking, so be sure to load up. You can make a jar of sugar scrub for everyone on your list.

In addition to smelling wonderful and leaving the recipient extra soft and smooth, they will know you thought of them. And after all, that is the most important part.

Homemade gifts are a little extra special for that reason. So I can’t wait to see what homemade gifts my blogger friends are making and sharing.

Exfoliating your skin never smelled so good! This DIY sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and is a perfect homemade gift too!

It’s not to late to get you holiday gift making on! What are your favorite gifts to make?

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Yield: about 1 1/2 cupsAuthor: Cooking With Carlee

Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub

Exfoliating your skin never smelled so good! This DIY sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and is a perfect homemade gift too!
prep time: 5 minscook time: total time: 5 mins


  • 2/3 cups coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir all ingredients into melted coconut oil.
  2. Spoon into 4 ounce jars for gifting. Apply lid and Voila!
  3. To use: take a small amount on your finger tips and rub over dry skin. Rinse with water and enjoy your silky smooth skin.
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Tuesday 4th of December 2018

What a wonderful gift idea! Thanks for joining us at the To Grandma's house we go link party, see you next week!


Monday 10th of December 2018

Thank you and thanks for hosting!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 25th of November 2018

This would be a great gift! Especially for the girls at the office :)


Monday 10th of December 2018

It's so simple and fun!

Frugal Hausfrau

Saturday 24th of November 2018

What a great idea! I was thinking of posting a ginger scrub (since it involves food, lol) but now I wonder if my idea is passe - i mean snickerdoodle scrub!! Wow!


Monday 10th of December 2018

Ginger sounds wonderful as well! I love smelling like cookies when I get out of the shower ;-)

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

What a fabulous gift idea, I bet this smells heavenly! I hope you and your beautiful family have the most blessed thanksgiving my wonderful friend! xo


Saturday 24th of November 2018

It smells so good, it's hard to keep yourself from sneaking a taste ;-) Thank you!