DIY Valentine’s Day Sugar Scrub

I’m so excited to share this crazy-easy & super cute recipe for Valentine’s Day! This Homemade Sweet Heart Sugar scrub is easy, fun to make & such a great idea to give out as Valentine’s Day gifts. I love this holiday and the reminder it gives me to squeeze my loved ones a little tighter and express to them how much they mean to me! It’s so fun to find a craft or recipe you can put some love into and gift to friends or family for Valentine’s Day. Plus, this Valentine’s Day Sugar Scrub Recipe is great to do with your kids or significant other on a date night! 

If you haven’t used a sugar scrub before, you’re missing out. They’re SO beneficial for your skin! They make an amazing exfoliant and are amazing to use before shaving! I love how this recipe is fun and incorporates the holiday. It also benefits your skin through the coconut oil, granulated sugar and essential oil! The coconut oil helps to hydrate your skin and the sugar molecules work to remove dirt, grime and dead skin for a fresh look & feel! Not only is this sugar scrub recipe great for a Valentine’s Day gift, make it year round or swap out the essential oil/scent for other holidays! You could add peppermint for Christmas time or a bright, citrus-y smell for the summer! This sugar scrub can also make an amazing birthday gift. I love using this sugar scrub before shaving my legs as well as before I self tan! Exfoliating before shaving helps for a cleaner shave and reduces the likelihood of ingrown hairs. Exfoliating before tanning can help your tan last longer (whether from the sun or self tanner)! Don’t bother going out and buying an expensive sugar scrub when it so so easy & inexpensive to make yourself! Grab your kids, spouse or a friend, indulge in some treats and enjoy a night of making an amazing skincare product with 4 simple ingredients.

 DIY Valentine’s Day Homemade Sweet Heart Sugar Scrub

DIY Valentine's Day Sugar Scrub

Sweet Heart Sugar Scrub Recipe


2 Cups of White Granulated Sugar

1 small box of Valentine’s Candy Hearts

¼ Cup Coconut Oil

½ tsp. Essential Oil or extract (Vanilla, Rose, etc.)


In a medium sized microwave bowl, heat coconut oil for 15-25 seconds or until softened, but not runny.

Add 2 cups of granulated sugar and mix well.

Add in ½ tsp. of essential oil or extract (optional)

Using a kitchen food processor, grind 1 box of candy hearts until chopped up.

Add ground hearts into the sugar scrub and mix.

Transfer the mixture into a jar.

Leave your jar of homemade sugar scrub near your shower, bath or sink! Use to exfoliate your skin before applying self-tanner, lotion or shaving!

The coconut in the sugar scrub helps reduce inflammation, keeps skin moisturized and hydrated! It also can help treat acne and dry skin! The sugar helps in getting rid of dead skin cells and providing your skin with a fresh, new surface!

Making this into a cute Valentine’s Day gift is easy! Add the Homemade Sweet Heart Sugar Scrub into an 8 or 12 oz. jar, wrap with a cute ribbon and add a Valentine’s Day card!

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