Easy DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub Recipe

One session with this mermaid sugar scrub and you’ll want summer to get here in a hurry. This mermaid scrub recipe will have your heels ready for sandals, your body ready for the sun, and your lips ready for, well…

This sparkly mermaid scrub is made in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients. It looks so good, it makes an amazing gift, too.

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Mermaid Foot Scrub / Body Scrub

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making my own DIY bath products. Because my daughter and I have sensitive skin, it is a dual-purpose activity that keeps us busy and the harsh chemicals away.

I’ve been making them for so long, I have some of the most popular scrub and bath bomb recipes out there. In fact, be sure to check out this mermaid bath bomb – if you’re making this scrub for a gift, you’ll be able to WOW them with your skills.

I made this mermaid scrub as a fun way to get my dry heels ready for sandals, but it’s great as an all-over skin and lip scrub, too. Gather up your favorite essential oils, some colorant, and a few pantry items to make this and slough off those dead skin cells.

All Mermaid Sugar Scrubs, Bath Bombs, and Shower Fizzies

Before we get started, you might want to check out all of my mermaid bath bombs and sugar scrubs here. Here’a sampling of some of the most popular mermaid DIY bath recipes.

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Mermaid bath bombs and scrubs are easy, colorful, and safe to make on your own.

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How to Store and Gift Homemade Mermaid Foot Scrub

  • Store the mermaid sugar scrub in an airtight container for up to the life of the oil you use (coconut oil is about 24 months).
  • Sugar scrubs are best when packaged in single-use containers. If water enters the scrub, mold or bacteria can develop.
  • Storing sugar scrubs away from the shower is best, and outside of the bathroom is even better. Hermetic jars (with the seal) are best for scrub storage.
  • Storing a sugar scrub in the refrigerator can be refreshing on tired feet, but it won’t extend the life of the scrub. 
  • If gifting, add a tag or sticker which has tips on use and storage.
  • Vary the essential oils to the mixture to turn your mermaid sugar scrub into a calming, aromatherapy enriched experience for any occasion.
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This mermaid scrub is GREAT on dry heels to prep for those summer sandals.

Easy Mermaid Scrub Recipe and Tutorial

Below is our written tutorial and if you have any questions, just ask them in the comments below. All items are safe to be used on the skin, feet, and lips and should be packaged in an air-tight container.

Keep this page open and follow the simple instructions using the measurements provided. This scrub recipe CAN be doubled, however, you want to keep it in individual or small containers to avoid contamination during use.

NOTE: while you can use brown sugar in DIY scrubs, it will not work with this recipe as well as granulated or white sugar. The colorants and sprinkles won’t show as well.

Yield: 1 jar of foot scrub

2 Step Mermaid Foot Scrub

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If you need a pick up to prepare for summer, this easy mermaid sugar scrub recipe is the perfect addition to your routine. It comes together in only 5 minutes with simple ingredients and can be made to sparkle! Gather up sugar from the pantry, colorant, and a few of your favorite sugar sprinkles. This mermaid scrub DIY makes a great gift for a friend or an after school project to keep idle hands busy. Get the easy sugar scrub recipe here from Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • teal blue soap colorant or mica powder
  • optional: 5-10 drops of essential oil
  • optional: blue and/or purple sugar sprinkles or colored sugar


  • Jar
  • Spoon or Stir Stick


  1. Mix the coconut oil and sugar together in a bowl. Add 2 drops of colorant and essential oil, if using. Because coconut oil will solidify if it is cooler, using your hands may activate more of the oil, so be aware that the consistency can change.
  2. Place your sugar scrub in your jar and add sprinkles, if desired. how to make teal mermaid foot scrub photo tutorial collage


If the scrub is not as solid as you'd like, add more sugar. If you feel it is too dry, add in a dab of coconut oil until you get the consistency you want.

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    1. Any oil will work (jojoba, olive, avocado, etc.). Make it safe for your daughter’s friends! Oils have varying expiration dates, however, so choose which one fits your gifting needs. :)

  1. Why do some scrubs last up to 6 months, but the mermaid foot scrub only 3 or so days? Almost same exact ingredients. I am just curious- not great in science…

    1. There are no preservatives in this scrub, and to be honest, there are many, many, many recipes on the Internet that are just basically unsafe to keep that long without them.

      If I want a long-lasting scrub, I put it in the suspended cubes by adding soap. I have quite a few recipes on here for lasting scrub like them.

      1. Oh my goodness, I honestly don’t remember (I made this years ago). I will say that, after years of making my own products, I like mica powder best and those are definitely good to use with oils. That said, if you look for a ‘water soluble’ colorant, it will work with oils, especially for this recipe as the color attaches to the sugar.

    1. Kim, You can, however, it isn’t recommended because it can stain tubs. I use soap colorant which can be picked up at JoAnn’s and most craft stores (though I get most of mine from Amazon).