DIY Vanilla Sugar Scrub for Valentine’s Day

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Learn how to make our easy DIY Vanilla Sugar Scrub recipe in this easy tutorial. This nourishing, exfoliating scrub makes the best homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea. 

White sugar scrub with pink hearts in a glass jar on a white wood table with heart tissue paper

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about your list of homemade gifts that will show your love and appreciation to those you care about.

I personally love giving homemade beauty products. I find that sugar scrubs and sugar scrub cubes are usually huge hits. Everyone loves to exfoliate and nourish their skin!

And best of all, they are super easy and affordable to make. You only need a few simple supplies and small amount of time, and you can make a gift that will be remembered and cherished.

Ready to learn how to make a vanilla scented sugar scrub to gift for Valentine’s Day? Follow this easy tutorial and your gifts will be ready to hand out quickly!

Close up with exfoliating vanilla sugar scrub with pink hearts in a glass jar for Valentine's Day

How to Make a Vanilla Sugar Scrub for Valentine’s Day

DIY beauty products are great Valentine's Day Gifts. Learn how to make a fragrant vanilla sugar scrub with candy hearts that your gift recipient will love.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Jar


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon pink sugar sprinkles
  • ½ tablespoon pink heart sprinkles
  • 6 drops Vanilla Oleoresin


  • Double Boiler
  • Mixing bowl
  • 8 ounce glass jar


  • In a a double boiler (or in a measuring cup placed in a bowl of hot water), melt your coconut oil. Add 6 drops of your vanilla essential oil to your coconut oil and stir to combine.
    Add the essential oil to the melted coconut oil
  • In a small measuring cup or mixing bowl (one that isn’t hot), combine your granulated sugar, pink sugar sprinkles and essential oil/coconut oil blend and stir until well combined.
    Ingredients for vanilla sugar scrub in a clear glass measuring cup
  • Mix in your heart sprinkles, then transfer your Vanilla Love Sugar Scrub into an 8 ounce mason jar.
    Heart sprinkles added to sugar scrub mixture in glass measuring cup
  • Gift to a loved one, co-worker, teacher or pamper yourself with a little extra love this Valentine’s Day.
    Finished vanilla sugar scrub with pink hearts in an 8 ounce glass mason jar

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