Refreshing Sugar Scrubs

I’ve been making my own soaps and skin care products for a number of years, but lately I haven’t really had the urge to create new things. However, my parents are going overseas and asked me to make some gifts to take with them. This was the perfect opportunity to use up some supplies that have been sitting in my kitchen for a while.

Homemade Vegan Lavender Mint Body Scrub

Homemade Vegan Lavender Mint Body Scrub


I love using lavender essential oil because it smells amazing, is soothing and is safe for most skin types. Peppermint is ideal for scrubs as it stimulates circulation and is a great pick-me-up.

Vegan Lavender Mint Scrub Packed

Vegan Lavender Mint Scrub Packed


I used a foaming base mixed with olive oil and shea butter for hydrating dry skin. Fine granulated sugar is great for gentle exfoliation. To do this at home, you can take a cup of sugar, saturate it with oil, and mix in a few drops of your favourite essential oils. To use, apply it to lightly dampened skin and rub gently in a circular motion until the sugar dissolves, then rinse away. So easy and so good for your skin.

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  • Mander

    Thanks for all your wonderful posts, Mary. Have you thought about posting your vegan soap recipes? I would love that!

  • Renata

    Hi Mary,

    After following you for forever on Youtube, I finally came round to your blog, and lo behold, it is a joy to read 🙂 You are a creative genius and your posts and Youtube videos never cease to amaze me! You are so creative at this, you can turn anyone vegan – all your videos make me drool, so I had to stop watching them late at night, because all I want to do then is go and re-create your recipes instead of going to zzZZ. I think you need to publish a book, and I think it would be hugely popular! I am thankful that you put all your recipes out there, so I think I need to print your whole blog :)Thanks for everything that you do. Take care! xo.

    Your Youtube and IG fan,
    Renata from
    Green Life In Dublin.

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