Clearing away dry skin is a great way to reduce itching and flaking while making your skin glow. This Raspberry Sugar Scrub recipe is perfect for doing just that! Even better is that it only takes a few minutes to make and smells amazing! Bring the scent of summer berries to your beauty routine anytime!
One of the first DIY beauty products I ever made was a sugar scrub. Since then, I have increased the number of homemade products we use by quite a bit but back then, I was unsure of myself and of what I was doing.
These days I am much more confident as my list of things I stopped buying to make proves.
But those beginning days…that is where this raspberry sugar scrub comes into the picture. It, followed closely by my sweet orange sugar scrub and my peppermint green tea bath soak were the first homemade beauty products I made.
One way I love to “spice” this particular sugar scrub up is to dice a few raspberries and mix the diced pieces into the final mixture. This gives it a more finished look and makes it work great as a DIY gift idea.
Is this Raspberry Sugar Scrub All Natural?
Yes! It is an all-natural recipe and is as toxin-free as possible. However, this sugar scrub recipe does use red food coloring to give it the classic pinkish raspberry color.
If you have an allergy to red dye or you would simply prefer not to use it, that is perfectly fine. It will still come together amazingly without it.
If you want an option for coloring that isn’t food coloring, a few drops of beet juice will turn it a nice berry pink without too much change in scent or texture. Just be sure not to overdo it as doing so will cause it to become runny.
How to Store Raspberry Sugar Scrub
Because this scrub has coconut oil as an ingredient, it is best stored in a cool environment. Coconut oil melts at approximately 75°F. Storing your sugar scrub at or above this temp will cause it to turn into a liquid and render your sugar scrub unusable. If by chance this does happen, shake it well and pop into the freezer.
Do not let it freeze solid all at once. Instead, pull it out and shake it back up every so often so it mixes combined instead of in separate layers. Alternatively, you can freeze it until the coconut oil is solid again, add it to a small mixing bowl and whip it back up again once it has solidified enough to do so.
How Long Does this DIY Sugar Scrub Keep?
Like most sugar scrubs, this one has a rather short tilifespan. Typically, you will want to use it within a couple weeks. However, if you need it to last longer, store it in the frdige or freezer. This can extend the shelf life by around two extra weeks.
How Much Does This Sugar Scrub Recipe Make?
Made as is, this recipe will make around 20 oz. of sugar scrub. It is ideal for using 4 oz. jelly jars to store it in. You will get approximately four 4 oz. jars from one batch.
Be very careful with the coloring since it will stain not only your hands, but just about anything it touches.
Stir to mix the ingredients well until it’s light pink in color. If you’re not happy with the color, add another drop of red food coloring. If you’re using diced fruit pieces for depth, add them now and stir well.
Fill each jelly jar with scrub and tighten with a lid and ring. If you used actual fruit in your scrub, you’ll want to keep it in the fridge for sure to help it stay fresh.
Raspberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
- medium mixing bowl
- In a medium size bowl, combine the coconut oil, sugar and raspberry extract. Be sure to stir well to combine.
- Add 1-2 drop of red food coloring and stir well until you get the color you desire. If you are adding diced raspberry pieces, add them now and mix well.
- Spoon the mixture into a 4 oz. jelly jar. Store below 75°F and use within 2 weeks.
- Red Food Coloring is Optional.
- Add diced raspberry pieces to give your sugar scrub a more finished look.