Mother Daughter DIY Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Mother Daughter DIY Sugar Scrub | Sedruola Maruska

It was a collaborative project from the beginning. She measured, I mixed and we decided on color and texture. This frankincense sugar scrub comes to you from our hearts.

My daughter just turned seven. She’s pretty smart for her age, but there isn’t much I can involve her in when it comes to my blog. Let me rephrase that, there isn’t much I thought I could involve her in when it comes to my blogging. I’m wrong.

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Mother Daughter DIY Sugar Scrub | Sedruola Maruska

Ever since my cancer diagnosis I’ve taken a more relaxed approach to life. There are important things that need to be done (like filing taxes on time) but most things aren’t that deep. Most of the things we stress, worry and make ourselves sick about aren’t that deep.

This blog is important to me. But I’ve realized it’s not necessary to make myself crazy trying to make it “perfect”. It will evolve over time as long as I’m focused and consistent. That’s why when it was time to create this sugar scrub to share with you, and my daughter wanted to help, I said yes!

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The Recipe

Throughout the process of making this sugar scrub my daughter and I chatted. We talked about boys, pampering, feeling good and what’s good for you. It was a work of love that we’d like to share with you. What you’ll need:

  • 1 Cup of sugar
  • 14 oz. Organic olive oil (refined, it’s smoother)
  • 20 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops blue food coloring (optional)
  • 1 drop green food coloring (optional)

Other items you’ll need

  • 1 airtight glass jar
  • hand mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • spoon

The Process


Plant Therapy Essential Oils
This sugar scrub is a lovely compliment to the Frankincense & Sandlewood Bath Soak we made a few weeks ago. The aromas are subtle, but the benefits are huge.

Once you gather all your tools and ingredients you’re ready! First, using a large spoon first, mix the sugar with the coconut oil. Do not melt the oil (I know it sounds crazy but trust me) Do your best to slowly mix the sugar and coconut oil until the mixture is soft enough that you can use the mixer.

Before using the mixer add the frankincense oil and the food coloring. Once you have everything in the bowl, start using the hand mixer and mix for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is fluffy.

Once you have the right consistency, transfer the mixture to your airtight jar and it’s ready to go.

Special Notes

There is method to my madness so I’ll explain it here.

Feel free to make the mixture any color you wish. We didn’t use a lot of color because I didn’t really want color and my daughter did. It’s totally up to you.

I didn’t melt the coconut oil because keeping hard allows for the final mixture to be fluffy. If you store it in a warm place it will stay fluffy and easy to use. If it gets cold where you store it, it will harden, but keeping it warm for a short time will allow it to fluff up again.

The best thing about this mixture is the amount of coconut oil we used. We used extra coconut oil because we wanted a mixture that would feel super soft once you’re done. This sugar scrub gives a generous amount of oil in the shower once your rub it on. Use it last then pat dry and allow the coconut oil to absorb into your skin. It’s a great emollient and it even has a slight bit of SPF ;).

The combination of sugar and coconut oil is perfect for summer showers!

We hope you enjoy making this sugar scrub with someone you love or alone as a meditative exercise. It’s great for dry skin (take it from someone who’s experienced the dryness of chemo), plus it’s easy & fun to make. We’re hoping you’ll end up making it for friends and family as gifts.

Let us know what you loved, liked or didn’t care for with this recipe. We’re happy for the feedback as we dream up more lovely MYO (make your own)concoctions to share with you.