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Gifts from the Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

This Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is made with 3 simple ingredients, and will leave your hands feeling softer (and smelling more delicious) than ever!  Makes a lovely gift idea!

Once again I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers, and today we’ve gathered together to share some Christmas Gift Ideas with you!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing!  Make sure to take a tour through all the beautiful DIY Christmas gifts at the bottom of this post.

If you missed any of my previous posts as part of this Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series, make sure to check out my DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest, and my Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments! Today I’m sharing this Cinnamon Sugar Scrub as a simple gift idea…gifts from the kitchen are the best!

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

I’ve been using homemade sugar scrubs for years.  They’re easy to make, the ingredients are simple (and recognizable), and compared to store-bought scrubs, homemade scrubs are very affordable!  I love this Coconut Sugar Scrub, but I also love this Lemon Sugar Scrub.  And now for the holidays I’m loving this Cinnamon Sugar Scrub!

Not only does it smell (and taste) amazing, but it works so well to give you soft hands!  The addition of the ground cinnamon add a really nice exfoliant element…I think this combination actually does the best scrubbing!

After using this scrub your hands will be SO soft…and they’ll smell nice too!  The combination of the coconut with the ground cinnamon makes this scrub smell good enough to eat.  On a side note, this scrub actually tastes amazing…all the ingredients are safe to eat  which I think also makes this scrub the best…safe to eat means safe to put on my skin!

Homemade Sugar Scrub Tips:

  • Scrubs are best used on hands!  (and legs, your feet and arms…) But they can be a bit too harsh for delicate skin, so I don’t recommend it for use on your face or sensitive areas.
  • Use coconut oil for your scrubs.  Not only does coconut oil smell amazing, but it is solid at room temperature so it’s perfect to use with sugar.
  • Coconut sugar scrubs last forever!  I’ve safely used mine for months and months at a time…if it lasts that long!  😉
  • Keep your scrub near the kitchen sink!  That way you won’t forget to use it!

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Sugar Scrubs Make Great Gifts!

If you like to give homemade gifts, especially gifts made from your kitchen, sugar scrubs are great!  They’re easy to make, they’re made with inexpensive ingredients and your loved ones will love a jar! Make up a batch (or double this recipe) and you can make several little jars to give away to friends and family.  Wrap the little jars in some pretty ribbon, a little embellishment and even a Christmas ornament.  Such a cute little gift.

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

I made a couple of jars as gifts and one jar I wrapped in some black velvet ribbon and added a few cinnamon sticks, and I wrapped another jar with some red and white ribbon and added a cute little Santa ornament.  Adorable.

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

So if you’re looking for a homemade gift that can be made in about 5 minutes time, this Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is perfect!  Homemade gifts are the best.

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Just 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make!


Gifts from the Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Use a 2:1 ratio of Sugar to Coconut Oil to make this sugar scrub.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


  • 1 cup granulated sugar (white sugar, the kind you have in your pantry)
  • 1/2 cup pure unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl mix together the sugar, coconut oil and ground cinnamon, until thoroughly combined.
  2. Scoop the mixture into a jar.  I like to use mason jars for my scrubs.
  3. Add a pretty ribbon and a little embellishment (like an ornament), and give it away as a gift!

Keywords: cinnamon sugar scrub, coconut sugar scrub, DIY sugar scrub

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Now make sure to check out these handmade Christmas gifts…there are so many great ideas!

Free Printable Coffee Gift Card Holder at The Happy Housie
White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods at She Gave it a Go
Chunky Hand Knit Hat and Mittens at The DIY Mommy
How to Wrap Baked Goods for Gifts 2 Ways at Modern Glam
Cinnamon Sugar Scrub at A Pretty Life

2020 Free Printable Calendar at Clean & Scentsible
Homemade Vanilla Hostess Gift at My 100 Year Old Home
Coal Rice Krispie Cookies at Life is a Party
Homemade Christmas Potpourri at Cherished Bliss
DIY Wood Burned Spoons at Cassie Bustamante

Mini Bread Loaves for Gifting at My Sweet Savannah
Peppermint Sugar Scrub at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
DIY Wood Slice Holiday Wrath at Jenna Kate at Home
Easy Christmas Snack Mix at This is Our Bliss
DIY Deconstructed Stamped Books at Lolly Jane

Petite Christmas Bouquet at Craftberry Bush
DIY Bath Bomb Ornaments at The Turquoise Home
Gold Detailed Candle Votive at Zevy Joy
DIY Glam Rhinestone Bow Ornaments at Summer Adams
DIY Christmas Centrepiece at Place of My Taste

Have a very Merry day!

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