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.

For the gift tags I have created a download for you to print out your own gift tags. I suggest printing on card stock. – Download Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift Tags


  1. Now, that sounds like a great gift! I think I just want some for myself too. Maybe my Dollar Tree (which I also don’t frequent) will have the little clamp jars. Clove is a natural disinfectant, so I might see how much a little bottle of that costs so I could add a few drops. I’ll probably have to look for oil of clove at Hobby Lobby or a health store. If it’s expensive, I’ll just go your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for stopping by Alissa, I hope you are able to find the jars at your Dollar Tree as well. If not however these work nicely in small jelly canning jars too, or you can buy the same jars online at (case of $24 at a dollar each) and I think there is free shipping too.

    • In the shower just scoop some out and rub on your body (legs, arms etc) and then just rinse it off. I also like to keep a little jar near the kitchen sink and use it to scrub just my hands. It makes them nice and smooth.

  2. 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!

  3. 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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