Did you know? The U.S. throws away over 550 million shampoo bottles each year! Toiletry products are a major contributor to landfills and can end up as chemical contaminants in our storm water and waterways.

Prevent water pollution and single-use plastic waste by creating your own natural DIY scrubs and soaps and storing them in reused containers! Enjoy this simple and classic homemade lavender sugar scrub. Easy and safe to make for all ages, the lavender oils can be switch out with any scent!


  • ½ Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Scissors
  • Wide Mouth Half Pint Mason Jar


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a microwave in a small mixing bowl on a low setting. Be sure to melt the oil and watch carefully so not to burn it. Stir afterwards to evenly distribute heat.
  2. Add 10-15 drops of the lavender essential oil to the coconut oil and stir.
  3. Stir in the coconut and lavender oil mixture with the sugar.
  4. Put the mixture in the jar, cap the jar, and allow the mixture to set and cool for a few hours.
  5. Add jar labels or decorations as desired.
  6. Use in the shower or to clean hands one to two times a week!

Making this scrub at home is fun, can save you money and is an eco-friendly choice to many store-bought products. Using natural products and reusing containers is a small way that you can keep litter out of storm drains and help make Hawaii trash-free.

Sources: Johnson & Johnson, On Sutton Place,Trash Free Hawaii