DIY Foaming Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe (Cleanses & Exfoliates)

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Today I will be showing you how to make a super easy, foaming lavender sugar scrub. The recipe requires only 4 ingredients and takes about 15 min to make. This DIY lavender sugar scrub feels like a luxury product but is pretty cheap to make.

The scrub is very creamy and feels very pleasant on the skin. This homemade body scrub does two things. It cleanses the skin like soap and exfoliates it at the same time. So you don’t need to use a shower gel. It’s a time saver!

Because it is a cleansing sugar scrub, it foams and washes off perfectly, leaving you squeaky clean and exfoliated. So if you dislike the oily feel that many DIY sugar scrubs leave, then this recipe is perfect for you.

For more awesome scrub recipes check out Scrub Recipes page.


DIY sugar scrub as a gift

DIY sugar scrubs are a great addition to a shower routine. This makes them a fantastic DIY gift. As I mentioned before, the scrub itself feels luxurious, so all you need to make this a perfect DIY gift is a ribbon and a label. You can get a lovely purple (matching lavender) ribbon here and you can download a free sugar scrub label here:




How to use foaming sugar scrub

Begin your shower routine by running the shower for 5-10 minutes and letting the warm water soften the skin. Take a little bit of the body scrub, wet it and rub between the palms. Scrub will start foaming, which makes it very easy to apply all over your body. Concentrate more on the areas that need exfoliation.


Foaming sugar scrub recipe:


– 200 g of foaming bath butter

– 200 g of white sugar

– 1.5 g (approx. 30 drops) of lavender essential oil

Purple mica (to get desired color, I added a pinch)

Ball jars 

This recipe will fill make 400 g of product. I was able to fill out three 120g/4 oz jars and had some product left.


Let’s talk a bit more about the ingredients:

Foaming bath butter is a foaming, soap-like product base, designed for whipping. It can be used to make luxurious bath, shower and facial products such as whipped foaming bath butters, shaving soaps, frosting for bath bombs, body scrubs, soap frosting and much more.

The formula is mild and won’t irritate the skin. It feels very creamy and creates amazing foam. On top of that, it is rich in glycerin which makes it moisturizing.

Sugar is a great exfoliating ingredient. It is cheap, natural and you most likely have it in your cupboard. A gentle natural alternative would be to use pumice powder, like I did in this recipe.

Lavender essential oil – lavender oil is good choice for DIY scrubs. It is suitable for all skin types and is known to have calming, anti-inflammatory properties. On top of that, it smells amazing on its own.

You can modify this foaming sugar scrub recipe my choosing a different essential oil / fragrance oil and different mica color. For example, try bubblegum fragrance and pink mica for a fun, sweet smelling foaming scrub.


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foaming whipped sugar scrub recipe with lavender essential oil and free sugar scrub label

How to make a foaming sugar scrub

  1. Measure your foaming bath butter and put in a bowl. Whip it with a hand mixer for 3-5 minutes until the product is soft and fluffy.
  2. Add mica powder and mix more.
  3. Add essential oil and mix.
  4. Measure and add sugar and mix until fully incorporated.
making whipped sugar scrub

5. The foaming sugar scrub is ready. All that is left is pack it in a container. You can simply pack your scrub with spoon or use a piping bag like I did.

pipping whipped body scrub

Don’t forget to print out the labels to complete the look!

12 thoughts on “DIY Foaming Lavender Sugar Scrub Recipe (Cleanses & Exfoliates)

  • September 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Can you tell me the measurement change, grams for oz.?

    • September 22, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Hi Sue! It will be 7 oz of the foaming bath butter and 7 oz of white sugar. You can add more sugar, for example 9 oz, if you want more exfoliating action.

  • January 14, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Can you sub Fragrance Oil for Essential Oils? If so, how many Tsp?

    • December 27, 2020 at 10:50 am

      Did you ever find out how much? I was getting ready to make this but I was wondering how much fragrance

  • June 15, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Hi there thanks for this great recipe which I’m going to make.

    • August 21, 2020 at 1:05 am

      Do you have to add preservatives to foaming body scrubs since they may come in contact with water ?

  • August 21, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Do you have to add preservatives to foaming body scrubs since they may come in contact with water ?

  • August 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Hi! Does this have an expiration?

  • January 7, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Lovely post. I love scrubs and I would love to do this foaming scrub but unfortunately, I don’t have sugar foaming scrub and I am wondering if there is a substitute for that? Please advise. Thank you.

  • March 29, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Hey how many days we can use it?, like any expiry date?

  • May 18, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    How many does this recipe make?


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