Show your friends and family you care with these 20 Pampering DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs perfect for gift-giving!
The holiday season can be a super stressful time!
With so many demands on your time and energy, you need to make sure to take time for yourself with one of these simple, relaxing DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs.
DIY body scrubs make thoughtful and popular gifts for Christmas and other holidays, birthdays, and special occasions this season and throughout the year!
Sugar scrubs are a great choice for sensitive skin, since sugar granules are round and gentler on skin.
Sugar contains glycolic acid, which is in the alpha hydroxy acid family, which means that sugar helps to remove dead skin cells, allowing skin to regenerate more quickly for a more youthful appearance.
Also, sugar is a natural humectant, which means it pulls moisture from the air and into your skin.
Since sugar scrubs are gentle on your skin, you can use them up to a couple times per week.
Continue reading for my Ultimate List of DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs to treat yourself and give as gifts this Christmas season!
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Few hot drinks are as comforting as a cup of sweet chai tea on a cold day.
This recipe turns your favorite winter tea into a super fragrant, relaxing sugar scrub sure to revitalize any dreary winter day.
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Give your favorite Harry Potter junkie this super cool Butterbeer scrub inspired by the popular wizarding beverage.
Creamy Shea butter, butterscotch extract, and vanilla extract will stimulate the senses and condition skin.
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This DIY recipe is the popular Christmas cookie in scrub form perfect for getting you and your friends in the Christmas spirit!
Love the smell of gingerbread, but want a scrub that’s a little more creamy and smooth? Check out this scrub!
Whipping the coconut oil and sugars totally changes the texture of the scrub while maintaining all the exfoliating benefits.
The scent of orange screams Christmas. Utilize the bright, refreshing scent of the popular Christmas stocking filler with this creamy whipped sugar scrub!
Cranberries are a staple of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, which makes this salt scrub the perfect DIY gift idea!
This is also a great way to use leftover cranberries once the holiday season is over.
However, you should feel free to make this scrub any time because cranberries are great for skin in their own right, since they’re full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that nourish and condition skin.
It wouldn’t be the holidays without delicious pumpkin pie!
Nourishing pumpkin and the amazing smell of pumpkin pie spice will remind you of fun holiday dinners with family and friends.
This gorgeous sugar scrub will amaze anyone receiving this gift!
The colors come from mixing the sugar scrub with natural foaming body washes for a 3-in-1 cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing concoction.
This scrub is so pretty and full of Christmas cheer!
Anyone would be super happy to receive this scrub as a thoughtful, caring gift.
For a creamier scrub, try this whipped peppermint scrub.
Both peppermint scrubs are great for your skin and will invigorate your senses!
Just like the previous scrub, this recipe uses red food coloring.
I recommend using all natural food coloring to prevent any unwanted harmful effects from applying to your skin.
My family typically only bakes cookies at Christmastime, so this scrub is the quintessential holiday smell for us!
Pomegranate seeds possess anti-aging properties, and the oil from these seeds reduce wrinkles. Plus, this scrub is the prettiest light pink color and smells fantastic!
Add religious significance to your gift giving this season with this frankincense scrub. Add DIY Myrrh Bath Salts for a gift set with extra special meaning.
No special day would be complete without chocolate!
Another recipe we only enjoy at Christmas is my mom’s chocolate fudge, and this scrub totally looks like fudge or brownie batter!
Chocolate is also great for your skin, since it has loads of antioxidants reducing wrinkles and sun spots and improving hydration and thickness – all great for youthful-looking skin!
I love the idea of this scrub – so wintery, right?
I’m not crazy that it calls for Vaseline, which is harmful to your health and the environment. I suggest using this recipe and omitting the Vaseline.
You can just follow the rest of the recipe, as is, and maybe add a little more baby oil, or if you want a stronger moisturizer, replace the Vaseline with Shea Butter, beeswax (I like to buy my beeswax at my local health food store because I believe it is important to use local bee products, or you can get it online here), or Cocoa Butter.
Nothing screams Christmas like the smell of mulling spices!
Plus, a little turmeric gives it a festive orange glow and skin-brightening benefits to boot.
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This Disney’s Frozen inspired scrub recipe is the perfect gift for your child’s teachers, or for that adult in your life who still watches Disney movies and never quite grew up (like me!).
Ginger is great for sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness, helps treat skin disorders, and makes skin firmer, tighter, and more youthful.
This pretty green scrub looks and smells so minty fresh.
This scrub is great to use in the morning to wake you up.
The recipe for this scrub uses green food coloring to get that minty hue. Artificial dyes contain ingredients that are bad for you, so be sure to use a natural brand or make your own instead of using typical store bought dyes.
This basic honey scrub allows you to add essential oils (or not) as you please.
Honey is a great moisturizer and antioxidant, which means it prevents skin damage. It also works with a carrier oil, in this case olive oil, to help heal dry, flaky skin.
Make these Easy and Moisturizing DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs to pamper yourself and give as gifts this holiday season and all year long!
What do you think of these Easy + Affordable DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs? Do you know of any awesome homemade holiday themed sugar scrubs I may have missed?
Let me know in the comments below!