Making this Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub puts me in the mood for holiday everything. I love the smell of fresh cranberries. The color and smell really make it perfect for getting in the mood for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make and very inexpensive, especially considering how much the store-bought ones cost!
They are great for exfoliating your skin, can be used all over the body (avoid sensitive areas like eyes and genitals), soften the skin (so no more gross, rough elbows and feet), and smell amazing!
There are thousands of different ingredients you can use to customize your homemade sugar scrubs like lemon, orange, or coffee!
Not a fan of cranberries but wanting a scrub that says happy holidays? Try this Christmas cookie sugar scrub!
Using Sugar Scrubs for Self-Care
Making a homemade sugar scrub is a perfect way to pamper yourself. I am a huge fan of self-care. Especially for busy moms!
Creating something always makes me feel like I did something more than work, keep the kids alive, school, cook, and clean. Being able to see something that I made gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and a sugar scrub is a super quick and easy way to do that!
Using a few simple ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen to create a natural and healthy scrub to exfoliate and moisturize your skin is a great way to treat your body to some pampering.
It's important to take some time for yourself, even if you have to deal with a little mom guilt to do so!
Giving Homemade Sugar Scrubs For the Holidays
If you plan to use this Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub as a gift idea for the holidays, then make sure to remind your friends and family that it does have fresh cranberries in it.
You'll want it to be used in a shorter time frame than some traditional store-bought varieties for that reason. I would say it is good for a couple of months in an airtight container in the fridge, but not much longer than that.
I prefer to store my homemade sugar scrub products in glass containers since most of my recipes use essential oils. You can make this one in a plastic container since these don't have any EOs, if you are worried about it being slippery in the bathroom. Or you can use one of these spa gloves for extra grip!
Plus you can easily print a large round label to go on top for gifting or add twine and a gift tag.
What do I need for Homemade Cranberry Sugar Scrub?
liquid vitamin E (optional)
Supplies Needed for DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub:
How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sugar Scrub?
Thoroughly rinse cranberries and drain in a mesh strainer.
Blot dry with a paper towel.
Add the cranberries to a food processor or blender and blend into a paste.
Add the cranberry paste, sugar, coconut oil, and vitamin E (if using) into a mixing bowl.
Combine all of the ingredients using a silicone spatula until well incorporated.
Spoon into an airtight container and store for up to 2 months.
As you can see, putting this together is a super easy process. I prefer using a high-powered food processor or a blender. I love the Blendtec or the Ninja Auto IQ in the kitchen for projects like this since it processes right through the cranberries. Trust me, a cheap blender will be hard to do this with.
Make this easy Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub for yourself or as a gift for friends and family anytime you want a fresh and wonderfully scented pick me up. The berries and sugar offer great exfoliation while the coconut and vitamin E oil offer excellent moisture for dry winter skin.
You can't go wrong with this as a great gift idea for friends and family this year!
More Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes:
- Lemon Homemade Sugar Scrub
- Vanilla Homemade Sugar Scrub with Orange Essential Oil
- Homemade Lemon Body Scrub
- Homemade Lavender Body Scrub
- Coffee Homemade Sugar Scrub
Homemade Cranberry Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 3 drops liquid vitamin E (optional)
- Thoroughly rinse cranberries and drain.
- Blot dry with a paper towel.
- Add the cranberries to a food processor or blender and blend into a paste.
- Add the cranberry paste, sugar, coconut oil and vitamin E (if using) into a mixing bowl.
- Mix all of the ingredients until well incorporated.
- Spoon into an airtight container.
- Store in the fridge, for up to a month.
You can alter this cranberry sugar scrub depending on your own likes or dislikes. For example, if you want a smoother scrub, add more coconut oil. If you want a coarser scrub, add more sugar.
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Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
This sounds so nice! I love a good scrub recipe, and I’ve never seen one with cranberries!
Thank you! I especially love it during the holiday season as a gift, but it smells amazing so I make some for myself a couple times a year now 🙂