Holiday Gift Idea: Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Gingerbread Body Scrub Recipe

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

I was out and about yesterday and happened to be in the neighborhood of my local Dollar Tree store. I found a few goodies (stocking stuffers for the kids, a kitchen timer since I am always loosing mine that I keep for “10 second tidy” time with the kids. But the real treasure was that I found these great clamp lidded glass jars for only a dollar.

I immediately thought homemade Christmas gifts when I saw these great glass jars. A few kitchen staple ingredients and spices (my Dollar Tree had some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg for only a dollar too) and I have the makings for a great inexpensive Gingerbread Sugar Scrub. I figured the cost for each gift was about $2 per jar for the ingredients and the jar.

These make perfect gifts for teachers, aunts, moms, grandmas, girlfriends, co-workers or just keep a jar or two on hand for yourself. I keep a jar near the kitchen sink for dirty hands!

Gingerbread Body Scrub

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

Super easy holiday gift idea!
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Course: DIY
Keyword: Sugar Scrub
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Jar


  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • In a bowl mix all ingredients except oil and vanilla until combined.
  • Pour oil and vanilla into sugar and spice mixture and stir again until combined.
  • Scoop into lidded jar or container and label container for gift giving.


  1. Made this as Christmas gifts 🙂 kept one for myself and LOVED it! Gets your skin nice and soft 🙂 I was able to find jars at Michaels for 1.20 and had 20% off coupon they’re mailing for total off right now…good for 2 weeks. They even discount off sale items and Christmas items are 75% off right now 🙂 just sign up on their website!

  2. I just made some of this for a gift, and I thought EVOO would be much better for the skin, so that is what I used. It sadly seems to overpower the gingerbread scent, though. 🙁 I’m hoping maybe once it sets in the jar for awhile, the scents will blend better, but all I can smell is olive oil. Bummer.
    Just a note to maybe use one of the other recommended oils.


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