Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub DIY Recipe

Right now my hands are spotted green.  And no, I wasn’t dying Easter Eggs.  I was making Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub!


This was my first time making a sugar scrub and I think it came out awesome, not to mention that it smells absolutely AMAZING.  Of course, me being me I didn’t make my first foray into sugar scrub making easy, but I definitely did make it fun!

Yesterday, a friend of mine taught me how to do makeup and hair (both of which, up until yesterday I knew nothing about).  It was a lot of fun!  While talking about skin care, she asked if I ever exfoliate my skin, and I said no.  She told me how good it is for your skin, so I said to her, “Oh!  I can make a sugar scrub!”  I went home, started researching and today I am sharing with you my results.

“Homemade sugar scrub is the most natural way to soften, exfoliate and to freshen up the skin. Sugar is a natural sweetener that can also be used as a natural beauty regimen. Its fine texture gently exfoliates the skin without leaving harmful residue that can clog the pores. It has moisturizing properties that prevents the skin from drying. It is safe to use even on children’s sensitive skin and to soothe chapped lips.

Why Use Homemade Sugar Scrubs?

Homemade sugar scrub can help reverse early signs of aging. Exposure from pollution, dirt, stress and sun’s ultra violet rays damage the skin cells. This leads to skin dullness and develops early signs of aging like fine lines and uneven skin tone. Homemade sugar scrub creates a gentle abrasion to even out the skin tone. It removes accumulated dead and damaged skin cells caused by sun exposure and pollution. The gentle massaging application of homemade sugar scrub on the skin enhances blood circulation. This increases collagen production and skin cell regeneration to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Homemade sugar scrub softens even the toughest skin.”


While researching yesterday I found a recipe for a DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub on a blog called Love Vividly.  I loved the recipe and thought it looked like lots of fun, but I wanted to put my own twist on it.  Also, the colors reminded me of a unicorn, so I decided to name my recipe Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub.


Using Love Vividly’s recipe for guidance, I switched some things around.  Namely, instead of using Coconut Extract I used Vanilla Extract (that’s one of my favorite scents!).  Then I added Young Living Lavender Essential Oil.

Also, my jars are smaller so I wasn’t able to add the sugar in thirds to the jar.  Instead, I ended up doing more of a layering effect which reminded me very much of doing sand art as a kid.  Each jar I made came out looking different with the colors each swirled differently.

So, are you ready to try making your own Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub?  Just one quick reminder.  Make sure to get all your supplies in one place before you start.  I was so excited to get started making this, that I forgot to gather up some of my supplies and I had to keep running around my house to find what I needed.

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Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I used 2oz jars from Bulk Apothecary.  The recipe ended up making 5 2oz jars.


  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Green food coloring


  1. Gather all your ingredients
  2. Mix together the sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Scoop mixture into three separate bowls.
  4. Be a mad scientist and create your colors!  Add food coloring to mixture.  I followed Love Vividly’s suggestion for creating colors:
    • In one bowl mix 1 drop red and 1 drop blue.  Mix well and you get a lovely shade of lavender.
    • In the second bowl mix 1 drop green and 1 drop blue.  Mix well and you get a lovely shade of green.
    • In the third bowl add just 1 drop blue and mix well to get a lovely shade of blue.
  5. Gather your jars, and add a bit of each color to your jar layering however you like.

And that’s it!  A fun, slightly messy recipe for making a Unicorn Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub!  Using coconut oil in the summer is slightly easier because the coconut oil is not in its full solid state.  If you are making this recipe in the winter I would suggest letting your coconut oil sit out for a bit, or use a mixer for step 2.

Next time I make this I might use larger jars.  Have fun and experiment!  Make your own colors!  You might end up with dyed hands in the process, but it is so worth it!  I am looking forward to trying my new sugar scrub out tonight.

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