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Simple and Energizing Rosemary + Spearmint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a way to perk yourself up in the morning before you even get that first cup of coffee? Wake up with herbs! Here is an uber-moisturizing, exfoliating sugar scrub recipe that will wake up your skin and your mind with its invigorating rosemary and sweet spearmint scent. Make up a batch of this refreshing scrub to bring a boost to your morning shower routine, or give it away to someone who could use a little lift.Mint Rosemary Focus Sugar Scrub

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, so it is what I usually choose. It is a very moisturizing oil because it is easily absorbed by skin and it makes a nice carrier for essential oils.

Rosemary and Peppermint Sugar Scrub Ingredients

Rosemary essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties good for acne-prone skin. The aroma of rosemary is also purported to increase focus and memory, so it is a great way to wake up your mind and get it ready for the day ahead. Spearmint is gentler than peppermint but still has topical pain-relieving properties, and the fragrance is refreshing and invigorating. Together, the scent combination is uplifting and stimulating for both skin and mind.

For a different (but still invigorating) scent, try my lemongrass and ginger sugar scrub recipe as well.


Rosemary Mint scrub

Make it!

1. In a bowl or large 1 L measuring cup mix all ingredients together.

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

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

Rosemary and Mint Sugar Scrub

Don’t forget to check out my other energizing scrub made with ginger and lemongrass!

Lemongrass and Ginger Energizing Sugar Scrub


  1. Are the measurements right? Mine turned out like a liquid, mostly due 3/4 C of almond oil.

    • Hi Renea, yes, those are the measurements that I have used many times. I’m not sure what happened. But it’s an easy fix, add more sugar until you get the consistency you like. There are more sugar scrubs here as well and it talks a bit more about how to adjust the ingredients. Thanks for your comment.

    • I found this to be the case as well with the almond oil, however I did use a superfine white sugar so perhaps regular granulated sugar would have given better result. I add about 1/4 cup (50g) more the superfine sugar and it wasn’t as runny. Good luck with yours!

  2. Hi! This looks great. I’m excited to try it. How many 1/4 pint jars does this recipe make? Thank you!


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