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DIY Honey and Sugar Face Scrub

Making homemade sugar scrub couldn’t be easier when you use this DIY sugar and honey scrub recipe. Use twice a week to keep your skin glowing.

I make it because it’s super cheap and it works. But it’s also one less thing that you have to put on a shopping list and remember to get when you’re in town.

It’s so easy that it whips up in just a few minutes which means that if I realize I’m out before hopping in the shower I can easily make some.

ingredients for honey and sugar face scrub on wooden table - honey, sugar, essential oils, and mason jar

Ingredients Needed

Raw honey – this is honey that hasn’t been pasteurized and will still have the beneficial enzymes and antimicrobial benefits. The best place to find raw honey is from a local beekeeper. If you don’t know any, check with your local farmer’s market.

Sugar – you can use brown sugar, raw sugar, or white sugar. Just know that the size of the granules will determine how “rough” of a scrub it is. Since this scrub is for my face, I use a fine raw sugar.

Essential oils – if you want you can scent the scrub with a few drops of essential oils. Just know that since you rinse scrubs off, the healing properties of the essential oils will also get rinsed off – unlike when you apply lotion. I prefer to use my oils in lotions rather than in scrubs for this reason.

pouring honey into a mason jar with sugar to make a sugar honey face scrub

How to Make Honey and Sugar Face Scrub

I like to just mix the ingredients right in the jar I’m going to store the scrub in. I use a chopstick to get the sugar out of the bottom groove. I use a half pint jar.

You can mix the scrub in a mixing bowl and then transfer it into the mason jar if you want.

Once the scrub is mixed, put a lid on the jar for storing. I like to use the plastic storage lids instead of a metal canning lid. The metal tends to rust in my shower.

homemade honey and sugar face scrub in a mason jar with sugar in the background

How to Use a Facial Scrub

Facial scrubs shouldn’t be used every day; twice a week is plenty to keep your face glowing.

  1. Wash your face with whatever facial cleanser you use.
  2. Using a spoon or scoop, take about 1 tsp of scrub out of the jar. Be careful not to let any moisture get into the jar.
  3. While your skin is still damp, gently rub the scrub into your skin avoiding the eye area.
  4. Rise with warm water and pat your skin dry.
  5. Apply moisturizer.

Conquering Dry Skin

Dry skin can be constant or it can be seasonal. Whatever the reason for your dry skin, the solution is the same. You need to moisturize from the inside by drinking plenty of water. And moisturize from the outside with lotions or creams. However, for lotions to work you need to exfoliate the dead skin first. Here are more ideas for conquering dry skin with scrubs and lotions.

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Yield: 8 ounce jar

DIY Honey and Sugar Face Scrub

homemade honey and sugar face scrub in a mason jar with sugar in the background

Making homemade sugar scrub couldn't be easier when you use this DIY sugar and honey scrub recipe. Use twice a week to keep your skin glowing.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  • 8 ounce mason jar or other jar with a lid
  • Chopstick or something to stir with
  • Mixing bowl (optional)
  • Spatula (optional)


  1. Wash and dry the jar and the lid.
  2. You can mix the ingredients directly in the jar or use a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the sugar, honey and essential oil (if using) together until well combined.
  4. If you mixed in a separate bowl transfer the scrub to the mason jar.
  5. Top the jar with the lid.
  6. Use within 1-2 months. To help the scrub last longer, do not get moisture into the jar. Use a spoon or scoop and don't double dip.

How to use Sugar and Honey Face Scrub

  1. Wash face with your regular face cleanser.
  2. While face is still damp, use about 1 tsp sugar and honey face scrub and gently scrub your face in circular motions avoiding the eye area.
  3. Rise with water and pat your face dry.
  4. Apply moisturizer.
  5. Use twice a week to keep your skin glowing.


If the scrub seems too thick, add more honey. If it seems too thin, add a little more sugar.

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homemade honey and sugar face scrub in a mason jar with sugar in the background

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Jen Keith

Friday 22nd of April 2022

Thanks so much, I’m going to make this today!

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