Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub

Make your own Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub, the perfect recipe to warm up and refresh your hands in the cold winter months.

Make your own Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub, the perfect recipe to warm up and refresh your hands in the cold winter months. #diy #makeyourown #sugarscrub #cinammonvanillasugarscrub #bodyscrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

About this time of year, my skin starts getting quite bad. A combination of the dry air and the bitter wind giving my skin grief every time I walk out the door has created some very dry and irritated skin. I have a couple of different scrub recipes that I love, like this Homemade Hand Scrub and this Sea Salt Body Scrub, but this year I wanted to make something a bit different with some yummy scents!

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This little vanilla body scrub is easy and only needs a couple of ingredients. It will give your skin a good exfoliating scrub and leave it feeling smooth thanks to the oil. Let’s make it! 🙂

Ingredients for Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup Raw Sugar (regular sugar or brown sugar will work if you don’t have any raw)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (Where to Buy)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract *See Note Below
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup Avocado Oil (Where to Buy)

Mixing Up Homemade Body Scrub

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Use Vanilla Extract if you can find it without alcohol in it (alcohol can be drying to the skin), there is a version extracted in water. If you cannot find that kind of vanilla extract, you can use a bit of vanilla bean. Just split open the bean and pull out the seeds inside. Add one bean’s paste per recipe made.

Mix all of the ingredients together well and place them in a jar or container. Use as needed, scrub gently into dry skin and rinse off with a damp washcloth. You can follow up with a good Homemade Lotion too if needed.

This cinnamon vanilla bean scrub makes a great gift too! Give it on its own or pair it with this Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm.

Also, if you cannot find or get Avocado Oil (which I HIGHLY recommend, we love it!), you can also use Jojoba or Almond Oil in its place.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Enjoy this cinnamon body scrub on your skin and hopefully, it will not only invigorate your skin but lift your winter cabin fever mood as well. 🙂

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Have you used a homemade body scrub before? What kind of oil do you add to yours?


This Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub was originally published on Little House Living in January 2015. It has been updated as of January 2020.

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  1. OH, that looks utterly decadent. I love vanilla, with cinnamon a close second. 😀 It doesn’t look like something you’d put on your body, though – it looks good enough to eat.

  2. WOW! I cannot wait to try this out. Skin care has sort of become a new obsession of mine…but albeit pricey. SO excited to try a DIY version of the body scrub I use now!!

  3. This looks perfect right about now. My skin is so dry and itchy. Thanks for the recipe! (found you on Creative Inspiration)

  4. I’ve used olive and coconut oil in scrubs before! Both seemed to work fine! I’ve always wanted to try almond oil but usually just use what I have. 🙂

  5. This sounds absolutely divine! I love cinnamon and vanilla….and soft skin! I’m allergic to avocados so I’m thinking the almond oil will be better. I have learned not to keep scrub containers in the shower because they get moldy pretty quickly.

  6. I love to make different body scrubs for my friends and family, but this “recipe” is entirely different than anything I’ve never seen! Especially the idea of mixing vanilla and cinnamon, I never would have thought of that! This is super cool and I can’t wait to try it!

  7. This is great! I used Shea butter (what I had) and although it hardens when cooled, I scrape up enough with the backs of clean nails and rub it in, enjoying the scent, give it a light rinse, pat dry! Voila! Perfectly soft hands! The scent lingers well.

  8. Hi, it’s four years later….just found you. I made the recipe using first cold press Reserve Moraccan Argon Oil. It is organic with no other additive. This oil is gentle and is used on hair a body. Do gentle it can be used on a baby and the most sensitive skin.
    Thank you for posting your scrub recipie. It works wonders on aging dry and flaking skin. I love it!