View from above of hibiscus and ylang-ylang sugar scrub in glass jar
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DIY Hibiscus Sugar Scrub with Ylang-Ylang

This DIY sugar scrub has a lovely tropical aroma due to the exotic scent of ylang-ylang essential oil. It also contains ground organic hibiscus petals which provide antioxidant benefits, aid in gentle exfoliation, and lend a lovely colour to this skin-nourishing scrub!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: DIY Body Care
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Kim |





  • Mix the granulated sugar and fractionated coconut oil in a large glass bowl until combined.
  • Add the ylang-ylang essential oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Grind your hibiscus petal using a mortar and pestle or with a coffee grinder. Hibiscus petals can be abrasive if not ground finely, especially if you choose to use this scrub on your face. Also, if the hibiscus petals are too large, they will be more prone to clogging your drain.
  • Add your ground hibiscus to the scrub and mix to combine.
  • Transfer the scrub to a glass container or mason jar with an airtight lid.


Under proper storage conditions, this ylang-ylang and hibiscus sugar scrub should last up to 2 years. Please note that this scrub does not contain a preservative, so you should not allow any water to get into your jar. Allowing water into the jar will invite mold and bacterial growth, decreasing the shelf life significantly.
If you find this scrub either too oily or too dry, you can vary the sugar to oil ratio accordingly.
As always, when using essential oils in your DIY products, please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have any health conditions, or if you have sensitive skin.