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Calendula Sugar Scrub

This calendula sugar scrub helps slough off dead skin while providing moisturizing relief in one simple application.

Use simple natural pantry ingredients and skin nourishing herbs in this DIY sugar scrub.

An open jar of calendula sugar scrub surrounded by fresh calendula flowers with text overlay.

Natural & Gentle Exfoliation

Getting rid of dry skin cell can go a long way into providing relief to overworked skin. There are many ways to exfoliate and some of them can be quite expensive. Thankfully, frugal options are . Coarse salt and sugar gently scrub off dead skins while also melting in hot water, leaving less mess in the shower or tub.

Moisturizing Herbs & Oils

Calendula is a naturally soothing and moisturizing flower, making it an ideal choice for this sugar scrub. Infusing its many healing properties directly into the oil means that it gets throughout the scrub.

An open jar of calendula sugar scrub surrounded by fresh calendula flowers.

Coconut and olive oils absorb easily into the skin. This quick absorption helps soothe dry skin as the sugar and salt help remove the dead cells from the surface of the body.

Adding Scent

A scent does not have to be added to this sugar scrub. Use it unscented for all of the exfoliating and softening benefits. However, an essential oil can be added to give it a nice light scent. For a refreshing and rejuvenating smell try orange or grapefruit. To use before bed or relaxation, try lavender.

Truly, add any essential oil or scent most favored. You can’t go wrong.

An open jar of calendula sugar scrub surrounded by fresh calendula flowers.

An Easy DIY or Gift

It’s easy to whip up a giant batch in no time for yourself or someone else. Put it in a nice container, add a pretty label and some ribbon for a simple, and frugal gift.

To include in a care package, consider packaging it in a plastic bag to make it less fragile.

Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 Cups

Calendula Sugar Scrub

An open jar of calendula sugar scrub surrounded by fresh calendula flowers.

Moisture and exfoliate dry skin gently using the power of herbs and natural ingredients.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Boil Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Calendula Petals (or 3 Tablespoons Fresh)
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 4-6 Drops Essential Oil of Choice, Optional


  • Double Boiler
  • Clean Glass Jar with Lid


  1. Use a double boiler, with an inch of water in the bottom.
  2. In the top combine, the calendula petals and oils. Heat and keep warm for 20 minutes. The oil should be warm but not frying the petals.
  3. Remove from heat. Allow the oils to come to room temperature.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


To use: Shake well (the oils can separate). Slather onto wet skin, rubbing well. Rinse off.

Use within in 2 months.

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Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

What scents of oils would you recommend?

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

That's really a very personal choice - use whatever you like best. Patchouli, lavender are favorites of mine.


Sunday 17th of May 2020


Just wondering how I could make this product last longer? Is it possible/safe to use some sort of preservative in it?

Thanks :)

Kathie Lapcevic

Sunday 17th of May 2020

Sugar and salt are natural preservatives but I'm not sure what else one would add to make it last a very long time.

Nancy J

Thursday 24th of January 2019

I have made this several times. So easy. So lovely.

Kathie Lapcevic

Sunday 27th of January 2019

thanks so much for saying so!


Sunday 21st of February 2016

Love this recipe. So simple but so good for your skin.

Renia Carsillo

Tuesday 4th of November 2014

Ohh...what a great idea for Christmas gifts!

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