How To Make A Lemongrass And Ginger Sugar Scrub That Will Wake Up Your Skin

Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe in Two Energizing Scents

As part of the Natural Skincare Series, here is an uber-moisturizing, exfoliating sugar scrub recipe that will wake up your skin and your mind with two energizing scent choices: lemongrass/ginger…How to Make a Lemongrass and Ginger sugar scrub that will wake up your skin!

…or rosemary/spearmint.Healing rosemary and spearmint sugar scrub recipe

Sugar scrubs are a gentle way to smooth out your skin while adding moisture. They are easy to make with ingredients you have around the house (white or brown sugar and oil). You can use olive oil or coconut oil in this recipe as well, but sweet almond oil is a nice smelling oil good for all skin types. It is a very moisturizing oil because it is easily absorbed by skin and it makes a nice carrier for essential oils.


Lemongrass Ginger Recipe Ingredients:

Lemongrass essential oil stimulates circulation as well as healthy joint and tendon function so it’s an invigorating choice for a skin scrub. It’s aroma will wake you up but also keep bugs from biting, making it perfect for mosquito season. Lemongrass and ginger oils are great for stimulating digestion, so it’s a good choice if you are having tummy trouble as well. Both lemongrass and ginger may cause skin irritation in some people, but with 4 drops to 3/4 cup of carrier oil, it is quite diluted. Even my sensitive skin is completely fine with this scrub. It’s best to try a bit on a small area of skin before you go all out with it though!

Rosemary Spearmint Recipe Ingredients:

Rosemary essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties good for acne-prone skin. Spearmint is gentler than peppermint but still has a topical pain relieving properties. Together the scent is uplifting and stimulating for both skin and mind.


1. In a bowl or large 1 L measuring cup mix together the sugar, oil and recipe ingredients.Energizing lemongrass and ginger homemade sugar scrub recipe

2. Spoon mixture into small jam jars and smooth out top.

3. Optional: download and print these freebie canning labels to dress them up!

Download These Free Printable Canning Labels from Garden Therapy - Berry Design in Three Colours


About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Iffy aka Cameron
    Iffy aka CameronDecember 17,11

    Good morning! This is great! I wanted to try a scrub this year but time has flown by! I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party that just started for the week. I’m stopping by from the Show & Tell Staurday Party.

  2. Mimi
    MimiDecember 17,11

    Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Linda@Coastal Charm
    Linda@Coastal CharmDecember 19,11

    Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you come by and enter my AWESOME GIVEAWAY.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Betsy
    BetsyDecember 20,11

    Oooooh! I never thought to make sugar scrub with sweet almond oil! Where do you recommend getting that? The rosemary-spearmint combo sounds divine!

    • Stevie
      StevieDecember 21,11

      Betsy, I’m not sure where you live, but you can get it at natural food stores like whole foods and trader joes. Hope that helps!

  5. Aimee
    AimeeDecember 20,11

    Hooray! I made these yesterday and they turned out fabulous. I had to cut back on the oil just because of money (boo!), but they still turned out great. Doubling the recipe (but only using 1 cup of oil total) worked well and made 4 small 1/4-pint jars to give away plus a little left over for me – yay!

    They will be the perfect thing to give my “what the heck do we give the 16 and 17-year old nieces?” dilemma. Thank you!

  6. Kim,USA
    Kim,USADecember 20,11

    I definitely would like to make this one. ^_^

  7. Ruth
    RuthDecember 21,11

    Awesome Tutorial! I really have to try this, my skin looks terrible and I want to glow this X-mas.

  8. Kara
    KaraDecember 21,11

    I love this scrub idea! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit
    ~Kara :)

  9. Honey
    HoneyDecember 21,11

    Thank you for another lovely recipe and gift idea! Can’t wait to make it!

    Thank you for sharing this terrific at Potpourri Friday!

  10. Sherry
    SherryDecember 21,11

    Great ideas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Jenifer Harrod
    Jenifer HarrodDecember 22,11

    I have pinned your recipe and I really like the fragrance you have chosen.

    • Stevie
      StevieDecember 22,11

      Thanks, Jenifer. Ya know, it really wakes you up. I love it!

  12. Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    Liz @ The Brambleberry CottageDecember 22,11

    Yay…more wonderful recipes! These would make such fab gifts.

    Thanks for joining the fun at Time Travel Thursday!

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  13. Holly
    HollyDecember 22,11

    These look yummy! Thank you for the gift ideas!!

  14. Cameron
    CameronDecember 30,11

    These look so fun – I definitely want to make some!

  15. Idrotherapy Skin Care
    Idrotherapy Skin CareApril 27,13

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  17. Norah
    NorahAugust 21,13

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Michelle
    MichelleDecember 19,13

    Where can I fid bergamot petals?

  19. Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 20,13

    Michelle, my best suggestion is to grow it! Here are some seeds: If you can find any decorative dried petals those will work as well. They are primarily for aesthetics so you don’t need them in the recipe.

  20. Teri
    TeriMay 21,14

    If these are being given as gifts, be sure to tell your recipients that there ARE no preservatives so any water that may get in the jar will lead to bacterial growth. FYI ;)

  21. Carol
    CarolOctober 1,14

    I just received a foot scrub using a homemade coconut oil recipe at a spa. Do you think coconut oil could be substituted in this recipe?

  22. Stephanie
    StephanieOctober 1,14

    Carol, absolutely! Just remember that coconut oil is a solid at colder temperatures so you will want to heat it up to melt it for the recipe. Let us know how the scrub turns out!

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  24. Mian
    MianJuly 1,15

    Love this!!!!!

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