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Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

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cinnamon sugar body scrub

Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

Devon 2 Comments

This Cinnamon Sugar Body scrub is sure to leave your skin soothe, soft and smelling like a dream!

cinnamon sugar body scrub

Who doesn’t like a good scrub?

Nobody.  I have never met a single person who doesn’t enjoy the invigorating grit of a good body scrub.  Another handmade gift to share with friends and family, this Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub will leave you and yours glowing.

And soft.  And smelling oh-so-divine…  Like a cinnamon roll.

This simple recipe requires a mere handful of ingredients and minutes of time before you have yourself something wonderful.  I like to use coarse demerara sugar as it holds up well when moisture is introduced, thereby maximizing scrubbing potential, and yet dissolves so well there is no worry about slowing your drain.   Coconut oil creates a really nice “slip” to the scrub and has the added moisturizing and healing properties. Cinnamon Bark essential oil is warming and stimulating, bringing a flush and glow to winter-weary skin.

This scrub is best applied to skin very moist from the shower or bath. Gently scrub until traces of the sugar are gone.  Best to avoid the face and sensitive bits as the cinnamon can be a bit too invigorating for the more delicate tissues…    And always be aware that if your skin is left slick and shiny, so too is your tub or shower surface!  Careful – beauty doesn’t have to be a pain!

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Cinnamon Sugar Body ScrubCinnamon Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

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Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

A sugar scrub sure to leave skin silky smooth and smelling delightful. Apply to damp skin. Avoid more delicate tissue...
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 8 cups


  • 3 pounds Demerara sugar
  • 1 ½ cups organic coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sweet almond oil
  • 30 drops cinnamon bark essential oil


  • Using a stand mixer, add sugar and oils and beat on low speed until the oils are evenly incorporated throughout.
  • While the mixer is running, add the essential oil to evenly distribute.
  • Package in pretty glass jars for gifts and self.



Devon is a writer and author on subjects of holistic and sustainable living. She has a degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences, and her first book, The Backyard Herbal Apothecary, was published by Page Street Publishing in Spring 2019. Devon's work outside of can be seen at,,, and in the magazine The Backwoods Home. Devon's second book, The Herbalist's Healing Kitchen, will be published Fall 2019.

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  • melissa December 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

    5 stars
    Made this tonight. I mixed cinnamon and vanilla oils together. Oh my yum. .. my skin has a soft sweet scent and the coconut oil makes it satiny to the touch!
    Thank you dear Devon for the recipe. I hope the ladies in my family love it as much as I do!

    • Devon December 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

      Glad you liked the scrub! Thanks!

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