Make-Your-Own Plastic-Free Sugar Face Scrub

Make-Your-Own Plastic-Free Sugar Face Scrub

Make Your Own
Plastic Free
Cruelty Free
Vegan Friendly
Zero Waste

Alternative for: face wash / exfoliator in plastic packaging 

Difficulty Rating: easy

End of Life: ingredients are all biodegradable

 Recommended by Kate

"When my last plastic tube of face wash ran out I decided to try Impact for Good's recipe and it is fantastic! It made my face feel so soft and I recommend it if you're looking for a sustainable sugar scrub!"

Make-Your-Own recipe inspired by  Impact for Good


  • 2 cups of Sugar (granulated)
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 caps full of Olive Oil
  • 20-25 drops of your favourite Essential Oil (such as sweet orange, lavender or eucalyptus)


  • Empty glass jar with lid
  • Measuring cups / spoons


Add all the ingredients to a clean dry glass jar with lid


  • Use 3-5 times per week
  • First wet face, apply scrub, and wash off using a wet flannel

Sourcing the Ingredients...

Tips on how to find the ingredients for this facial scrub in the UK free from plastic:

  • Granulated Sugar is available in supermarkets in paper packaging, for example this own-brand sugar from Sainsbury's
  • Coconut Oil is available as a solid oil in glass jars from supermarkets. A popular brand is Lucy Bee which is comes in a glass jar with a metal lid and is available from many UK supermarkets and Holland & Barrett.
  • Olive Oil is available in both glass bottles and tinplate cans from supermarkets.
  • Essential Oils can be bought in glass bottles from Boots or Holland & Barrett (normally with plastic lids) or online from Acala in glass bottles with aluminium lids.

This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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