Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with Almonds and Honey

Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

This honey and almond brown sugar scrub recipe is the perfect way to prep legs for shaving. It’s an easy homemade sugar scrub recipe that smells divine! 

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homemade brown sugar scrub in clear container

Brown Sugar Scrubs For Days!

One of the habits I acquired during our years of poor graduate student life is always hitting the clearance shelves at the grocery store. You might wonder how this plays into my brown sugar scrub recipe but I found a deal I couldn’t pass up.

Marked down to a ridiculously cheap price was a TON of organic brown sugar. Seriously. I picked up a dozen bags of organic brown sugar for about $10. Woo-hoo! Of course, now I’m looking for ways to use brown sugar so it doesn’t go bad!

Sugar scrubs are always a huge hit in my house so I did a little digging and found this honey and almond brown sugar scrub recipe that came out smelling heavenly!

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Why make homemade sugar scrubs?

Homemade sugar scrubs are a great way to prep your legs before shaving. Since I do a LOT of shaving in the summer, this brown sugar scrub will get a ton of use.

I find that it is particularly helpful to use a sugar scrub on your bikini area if you are prone to shaving rashes like I am. I hate putting on a bathing suit only to show off razor burn!

Like this brown sugar scrub recipe?  Try these homemade scrubs, too:

  • Easy Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe  The exfoliating and moisturizing properties of homemade sugar scrubs help keep skin smooth and silky during the dry winter months. 
  • Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipe This Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Vanilla is an easy way to pamper your skin and use up a few extra cranberries.
  • Homemade Shea Butter Scrub with Coffee and Brown Sugar: This homemade shea butter scrub is incredibly rich and moisturizing.  It provides gentle exfoliation and leaves skin soft and smooth.

I incorporated actual almonds into the brown sugar scrub recipe rather than just using almond oil alone. The ground nuts make it more exfoliating and that really helps when prepping legs for shaving.

homemade sugar scrub in a clear container with spoon

Brown Sugar Scrub with Almonds and Honey

Brown sugar scrubs are the perfect addition to your preshaving routine.  Great for exfoliation, improved circulation, and they just smell so darn good! Check out Medical News Today to learn why honey is beneficial for skin.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with Almonds and Honey

homemade brown sugar scrub in clear container

This honey and almond brown sugar scrub recipe is the perfect way to prep legs for shaving. It's an easy homemade sugar scrub recipe that smells divine!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons pure sweet almond oil (you can substitute extra virgin olive oil if you like!)


  • Food processor
  • spoons
  • Small container with lid for storing


  1. Place almonds into a food processor and process until they form almond meal
  2. Add the brown sugar, honey and oil
  3. Mix until combined
  4. Place in a glass jar with lid
  5. To use, scrub gently over wet skin. Rinse and pat dry
  6. Store at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks or refrigerate for longer storage

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  1. Sounds interesting. I’ve never used a scrub before. Do you just rinse it down the drain while you’re in the shower?

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