Last Updated: November 28, 2022

The 7 Best Sugar Scrubs.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 12 min read

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then this list is for you. Sugar scrubs are the ultimate in luxurious body care. They smell good, make your skin feel silky and soft, and they're fun to use! While we don't recommend eating them — no matter how bad your sugar craving is — we do have a few suggestions for natural sugar scrubs that'll turn your shower routine into a five-star spa retreat.

These scrubs have been given the seal of approval from our trusted Grove members. We gathered up the best of the best and plopped 'em in one easy-to-shop list so you can treat yourself or give the gift of luxe exfoliation to a friend or family member. Don't know what a sugar scrub is? No worries! We answered some commonly asked sugar scrub questions so you can find the right scrub for your needs.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Body Scrub

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Do you like piña coladas? Reach for this uplifting sugar scrub for body perfection. Raw Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil combine for a moisture boost with gentle exfoliation. Lemongrass, Lemon Balm and Vanilla provide a delicious scent almost good enough to eat.

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8 oz
$40
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2. Pacha Soap Co. Coconut Papaya Whipped Soap and Scrub

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Freshen up with the tropical scent of coconut papaya and hydrating coconut oil. Pacha Soap Co.’s premium Whipped Soap + Scrub features moisturizing plant-based oils, including organic, Nebraska-grown sunflower oil. Crafted with exfoliating pumice, cleansing oils and skin-softening magnesium, this daily three-in-one body wash and scrub gently …
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8 oz
$12.99
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3. Rooted Beauty Renewing Lip Scrub

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Rough, cracked lips are a thing of the past with this exfoliating and minty-fresh lip scrub. Fine-grain sugar crystals nestled in a buttery base of shea butter and rosehip oil exfoliate while moisturizing, leaving lips soft, smooth, and thoroughly renewed. Plus it features Rooted Beauty’s signature R7 Complex — a blend of seven antioxidants from …
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0.5 Oz
$9.99
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4. Pacha Soap Co. French Lavender Whipped Soap and Scrub

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Suds up with the classic lavender blend to nourish and calm skin. Pacha Soap Co.’s premium Whipped Soap + Scrub features moisturizing plant-based oils, including organic, Nebraska-grown sunflower oil. Crafted with exfoliating pumice, cleansing oils and skin-softening magnesium, this daily three-in-one body wash and scrub gently cleanses, exfoliates …
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8 Oz
$12.99
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5. Henné Organics Lip Exfoliator

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You probably know how important it is to exfoliate your face 1–3 times per week. But what about your lips? Let Henné Organics Lip Exfoliator revive your chapped lips with delicate sugar crystals that gently scrub away dead skin cells while vitamin E moisturizes. Simply massage the exfoliator in a circular motion and rinse with warm water. You’ll …

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0.35 oz
$24
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6. Burt's Bees 100% Natural Conditioning Lip Scrub with Exfoliating Honey Crystals

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Honey, you’re going to be impressed with the power of this Burt's Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub. This lip scrub gently exfoliates and conditions with the natural strength of exotic oils and honey crystals. Prepping your lips for lip balm or lip stick use, this lip scrub uses honey crystals to rid your skin of rough, dry spots, while beeswax helps …

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.25 oz
$10.99
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7. Peach Limited Edition Exfoliating Sugar Cubes

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Limited edition, plastic-free exfoliating sugar cubes to gently exfoliate and buff skin, leaving it smoother-than-smooth. In a “making-spirits-bright” Vanilla Blossom scent.

Scent: Vanilla Blossom

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Kiss those winter blahs goodbye with our limited edition collection that brings some much-needed sparkle and cheer to your …

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5.7 Oz
$7.49
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FAQs

What is a sugar scrub?

Sugar scrubs are delightful concoctions that you slather all over you bod while you're in the shower. The granules of sugar lightly exfoliate your skin — aka they slough off dead skin cells that are causing your arms, legs, and everywhere else to feel like sandpaper. Not the vibe we're going for!

These scrubs are usually mixed with a variety of other delightful ingredients, like moisturizing oils, salt or coffee grounds, plus essential oils to leave you feeling soft 'n' smelling yummy. You can even find soap that doubles as a scrub so you can keep the steps in your shower routine to a minimum. How's that for multitasking?


What’s the difference between a sugar scrub and a salt scrub?

Sugar scrubs and salt scrubs are two sides of the same coin. Both have massive physical exfoliating properties to make your skin silky soft, and both are generally made with other awesome ingredients like plant oils — and sometimes, you'll find a scrub that uses sugar and salt.

And that's really the difference between two. Sugar scrubs use sugar to exfoliate your skin while salt scrubs use salt. Both scrubs will soften your skin and prep you for moisturizing lotions or your favorite plant oil, so which one you choose is really a matter of preference.


How do I exfoliate my face?

Just the skin on your body needs a little help shedding dead skin cells sometimes, so does your face! There are a couple ways you can exfoliate your visage — chemical exfoliation and physical exfoliation.

Physical exfoliation uses things like sugar, salt, or some other type of physical exfoliator to remove skin cells from your face. Chemical exfoliants use acids, like AHAs or BHAs, to remove dead skin from your face. Check out our guide to exfoliating your face and body for more info on the wide world of exfoliation.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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