diy vanilla sugar body polish recipe from Fawn Lily Botanica

DIY Vanilla Sugar Body Polish Recipe


This exfoliating scrub is simple to make with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen pantry, and it will leave skin soft, glowing, moisturized, and feeling silky-smooth! 


  • 1 1/2 cups organic granulated or brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic carrier oil of choice (sunflower, almond, and MCT coconut oil are a few favorites).
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: a few drops of essential oil. Some of my favorites include lavender, peppermint, or orange.


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Spoon into jars, cap, and enjoy!

To use:  Dip clean and dry fingertips into jar and scoop out desired amount. Spread over damp skin and rub in gentle circular motions to exfoliate skin. Once finished, rinse off with warm water.

Notes: The oil in this scrub may leave the tub slippery, so be extra careful. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.

Irene Wolansky Fawn Lily Botanica
Irene is the owner, founder, formulator, and chief maker at Fawn Lily Botanica. Prior to beginning Fawn Lily Botanica in 2012, she worked within the natural and herbal product industries for two decades. Her herbal medicine and skin care articles and recipes have been featured and published in national magazines, blogs, newsletters, and journals including Willow and Sage Magazine, MaryJanesFarm Magazine, Mountain Rose Herbs, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Journal, EarthFirst Journal, Farming Magazine, Amaze Magazine, Eugene Magazine, and the Eugene Weekly among others. In her spare time, she can be found chasing her energetic twins around and exploring Oregon’s wild places.
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