We previously posted a recipe for Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub. Everybody loved it so now we’re sharing a DIY Cinnamon Sugar Scrub.
It can be made very quickly, stores easily, makes a great gift, and makes your skin beautifully soft and squeaky-clean. We even passed it off to a couple of the guys in our lives to use with no complaints from them about using a girly sugar scrub. Why not? Because it’s great!
Now that it’s a little later in the year, we made one with cinnamon. Not only does it seem appropriate for the season, but cinnamon is also beneficial for the skin. We opted for ground cinnamon rather than essential oil.
- ¼ to 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- food coloring - This is optional. We didn't use any but some people use beet juice or beet root powder for red coloring
- Combine the coconut oil and one cup of the sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.
- Add the ground cinnamon while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring too.
- Add the remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
- Scrub away and love your super soft skin! Store the remaining scrub in a tightly sealed container for later use.
These can be stored unrefrigerated in an air-tight container, but many people feel more comfortable storing them in the refrigerator. The oils will harden but their melting point is typically very low and will soften quickly to the touch as you begin to use them. If you think a regular sugar scrub with coconut oil feels too oily, you can add more sugar and make it drier–it’s up to you. Also, somebody asked about the shelf life. I’m not really sure since we use ours but I said I imagine the shelf life is as long as that of the coconut oil which is 18-24 months and more if you keep it refrigerated.
Have you made any sugar scrubs before? Check out our Lavender Sugar Scrub too!