Handmade Christmas – Sugar and Vanilla Body Scrub

Looking for ways to give gifts this Christmas without breaking the bank or damaging the environment? Then you need to check out my new series on Handmade Christmas Gifts and Decorations.

Starting this week I will share one or two posts that include something you can make at home. Mainly from things in your cupboard or recycling. That way you can give a gift that will make both the giver and receiver happy.

Today I’m sharing my Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

We tend to take great care of our hands and faces during the winter months. But as we pile on the layers we forget that in just a few months we will again be revealing more flesh again. We need to love these areas too.

Fear not. If you, like me, have been forgetting the rest of your body, then this easy and delicious body scrub will get your skin back into a tip-top condition ready for the summer sun.

Sugar and Vanilla Body Scrub


  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup muscovado sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence


Simply mix all the ingredients together. Store them in a clean, airtight container until you need to use it. I would recommend using this once or twice a week and then using a good moisturiser after.

Always test a small area prior to using over the whole of your body. Not to be used by anyone with allergies to oats, nuts or Vanilla.

I would recommend storing this in a reused jar, maybe even an old body scrub container as long as it is airtight.

vanilla sugar scrub - handmade christmas

You can decorate it with natural twine or recycled ribbon and make your own gift tag from recycled paper or old Christmas cards.

Don’t forget to pop back for more Handmade Christmas Ideas and if you want to find more homemade beauty recipes check out the wellness section of the blog.

Handmade Christmas - Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

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