I’ve never thought to make a sugar scrub with honey, but now that I have, I confess that I totally wanted to eat this honey lavender sugar scrub! Inspired by my visit to Los Poblanos, a lavender farm and boutique hotel in New Mexico, this scrub looks and smells totally edible. It’s like washing your hands with sweet crumble topping!
Besides the lavender, there are two other ingredients included with this recipe that I didn’t use in my other sugar scrubs — brown sugar and honey. And since I’ve ready that honey and lavender are really good for you, so I consider this food for the skin.
The boutique hotel I mentioned, Los Poblanos, has a little farm store where they sell all kind of delicious bath, body, and kitchen items made with the lavender harvested right on property. I still have a tub of their lavender salve, and I’m so addicted to their shampoo and conditioner that I order it in the mail.
One of the other things I picked up at the farm was a little handmade paperback book with recipes inspired by lavender. I love it so much, it is already quite worn with use as the simple staple binding hasn’t held up well in my busy kitchen. But I treasure the recipes in this little paper booklet, especially this honey lavender scrub.
Most of these ingredients you’ll find already on hand in your kitchen, but lavender is something I usually mail-order by the pound. I started ordering lavender back in my inn-keeping days to make little sachets for the bed pillows at night. Now, I make those same style sachets to keep my suitcase smelling fresh, and I cook with the leftover lavender.
Honey Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup regular sugar
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp lavender buds
- In a large bowl, stir together the sugars, salt, and lavender buds.
- Add in the coconut oil and honey and mix until well blended. You might need to use a fork to completely work-in the coconut oil if it is in a solid state. Think of it like making a crumb toping for muffins or other baked goods.
- Store in an airtight jar with a lid, or put it in a bowl by your kitchen sink for immediate use.
- This recipe only makes about 1 1/2 cups, so if you’re making this for gifts, I’d double the quantities listed above so you can fill 4 six ounce jars.
Want to try one of our other sugar scrubs? Here are four other delicious scents:
- Vanilla Coconut Sugar Scrub
- Rose Water Sugar Scrub
- Green Tea Mint Sugar Scrub
- Spiced Orange Sugar Scrub