Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A luxurious, yet inexpensive alternative to the scrubs found in pricy shops. My sister spent $20 on a container of this kind of stuff and mine yields the same results. *Note if you have sensitive skin you might want to omit the ginger, use less, or substiture lavender or rose oil for the slice of ginger.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup oil (one that does not have a strong fragrance)
  • 2 cups turbinado sugar
  • 1 slice fresh ginger, thin (you could substitute a couple of drops of a fragrant essential oil)


  1. Put the oil in a small sauce pot and add the thin slice of ginger.
  2. Warm over low-- until the fragrance of the ginger is brought out-- DON'T FRY the ginger, though.
  3. Allow the oil to cool to room temperature or slightly warm.
  4. Remove slice of ginger.
  5. Add in the sugar and mix together.
  6. Use this scrub on your rough areas-- if you want something less abrasive, substitute a finer grade of sugar.


Most Helpful

Five minutes to throw together and is this delightful! I could only imagine how much this treatment would cost at a fancy spa.... I added a few drops of orange blossom oil to the mix, or your favorite scent. Turbinado (or raw sugar) is available in many grocery stores but it is much cheaper to purchase in the bulk food section at your grocers. The sugar's naturally larger grains do a good job of scrubbing. If you find that the grains are too harsh on your sensitive skin, whirl the sugar a bit in a blender to desired consistency. Makes the perfect foot scrub, too. Thank you! CG

COOKGIRl July 06, 2004

I'm so used to making salt scrubs, that ever since the day you posted this, I have been trying to locate turbinado sugar and make this and use it. After hunting for ages, I couldn't find turbinado sugar in all the stores I looked in for it in Oman and in the end I gave up my hunt. I used 3/4 cup of castor sugar instead and 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar(the usual one which we use at home). I have very sensitive skin, and hence, I substituted the slice of ginger with a few drops of peppermint essential oil. I used this on my hands and on the soles of my feet. After washing these off, my hands and feet very so soft and smooth. I've just made another batch of this for my mom. Thanks for the recipe!

Charishma_Ramchandani July 27, 2003

I tried this last night, and loved it! I couldnt find turbinado sugar in the baking isle, but found it in the bulk section. I will be using this often! Thanks Gingerkitten!

georgi April 30, 2003

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