How To Make Strawberry Sugar Scrub – A Great Valentine’s Day Gift!

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This Strawberry Sugar Scrub smells divine, and is so easy to make! Why not make a batch as a lovely homemade gift for Valentine’s Day or for an anniversary or birthday? Learn how to make your own homemade cosmetics with my step-by-step tutorial. You’ll be addicted and want to make sugar scrubs all the time!

How To Make Strawberry Sugar Scrub. A clear glass bowl with pale pink/red sugar scrub and red, pink and white heart-shaped sprinkles mixed within. The bowl is surrounded by little red heart decorations and/or flowers. Similar images throughout from the same photoshoot, but different text overlay.

Strawberry Sugar Scrub

The delicious scent of strawberries fills the air when you open this wonderful homemade sugar scrub!

The scrub is so easy to make it is ridiculous! You’ll be able to make your own skin exfoliate for a fraction of the cost that you would pay in a store.

The addition of red soap coloring and some red, white and pink heart sprinkles really makes this sugar scrub recipe great for Valentine’s Day, and perfect for gifting to your family and friends on this special occasion.

Check out the simple tutorial in the how-to card at the end of this post to make your own aromatic and exfoliating sugar scrub today!

Sugar Scrub Supplies: bowl of sugar, bowl of olive oil, bowl of heart-shaped sprinkles, cherry coloring, and strawberry essential oil

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

Sugar scrubs are not only easy to make, but you may even have a few of the ingredients in your kitchen already! Yes, really – olive oil and sugar, so grab those for this project.

  • Olive Oil – helps to keep skin soft
  • White Sugar – standard granulated sugar is just fine! Sugar is an exfoliant
  • Strawberry Fragrance Oilor you could switch if for another sweet fragrance if you prefer.
  • Cherry Soap Colorantto give a pretty pinkish hue to the sugar
  • Heart Sprinklesbecause EVERYTHING is better with sprinkles!
Strawberry Scented Sugar Scrub. A lovely Valentine's Day Gift Idea!
Valentine's Day DIY Sugar Scrub. A bowl of sugar scrub with a pile of heart-shaped sprinkles being mixed in with a spoon.

What Are The Benefits of Using A Sugar Scrub?

Sugar scrubs are a wonderful exfoliant and using them helps to remove dead skin cells from your face, lips, and body. I like to use them once or twice a week and it’s amazing how different my skin feels after using a sugar scrub!

Sugar makes an amazing abrasive ingredient in scrubs. It’s a natural humectant, so it retains moisture and ensures skin is kept hydrated, making it ideal for delicate and sensitive skin, especially because it melts away upon contact with water. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover.

Nourished Life
Sweet Strawberry Sugar Scrub

More Homemade Cosmetics

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I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try.

Valentine's Sugar Scrub
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Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Yield: 1 Batch
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This Strawberry Sugar Scrub smells divine, and is so easy to make! Why not make a batch as a lovely homemade gift for Valentine's Day?


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 drops Cherry Soap Colorant
  • 15 drops Strawberry Fragrance Oil
  • 1 tablespoon heart sprinkles


  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Mason jar for storing
  • Ribbon & Tag for decoration, optional


  1. Place the sugar and olive oil into a bowl and stir well.
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  3. Add the soap colorant and mix it well.
  4. Adding Soap Colorant
  5. Add fragrance oil and mix it well.
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  7. Add the heart sprinkles and give it a quick stir.
  8. Adding Heart Sprinkles
  9. Finished Bowl of Sugar Scrub
  10. Pour into a mason jar (or another airtight container)
  11. If giving as a gift, wrap some ribbon around the lid and add a gift tag.
  12. Use within 2-6 months and avoid water getting into the scrub container.

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