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DIY: 11 Homemade Sugar Scrub with Recipes

How to Make DIY Sugar Scrubs


DIY: 11 Homemade Sugar Scrub with Recipes

Who doesn’t love to pamper their skin with the best scrubs in the market?

But it might not be possible for everyone to invest in those expensive scrubs in the market.

Have you thought of making your own sugar scrub with natural ingredients that are easily available? You are definitely at the right place then.

How to Make a DIY Sugar Scrub

Here are some of the inexpensive sugar scrubs that you can definitely try making at home.

1. Corrie’s Brown sugar body Scrub

A very useful and well explained brown sugar body scrub recipe by Paula Deen. This body scrub can be used while bathing, then rinse.

Note: Beware this sugar body scrub contain some the oils which can make you floor very slippery.

DIY Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe

What you will need!

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup olive oil/almond oil/ vegetable oil
  3. 1 teaspoon vitamin E in liquid form( take from vitamin E capsules)
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/ any citrus essential oil (optional)
  5. 1 tablespoon honey (for dry skin)

How to Prepare:

  • Take a mixing bowl and add brown sugar, oil, vitamin E, and oil. Mix well
  • Apply during shower and exfoliate your skin gently.
  • Rinse well.
  • Can be used daily.

2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This Peppermint and sugar scrub can be prepared easily, Recipe is from Mom 4 Real. You can give this body scrub as a gift also. In fact, Jessica from Mom 4 real released printable label for mason jars, if you are planning to gift these!

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

What you will need!

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/4th cup coconut oil
  3. Around 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
  4. Wide mouthed jar

How to Prepare

  • Take sugar and coconut oil in a bowl and stir till they mix well.
  • Add peppermint essential oil and again mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into the jar.

3. Coconut and Lime Sugar Scrub

Homemade Coconut Lime and sugar scrub

by the idea Room

What will you need!

  1. 1 cup white sugar granules
  2. 1/4th cup coconut oil
  3. 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  4. 10-15 drops lime essential oil

How to Prepare:

  • Melt the coconut oil on a stove or in a microwave.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Then add shredded coconut and lime essential oil.
  • Mix everything together properly.

4. Grapefruit and mint whipped sugar scrub

Grapefruit Peppermint DIY Body Scrub

via The kitchen McCabe

Things required!

  1. ½ cup coconut oil
  2. 1 grapefruit zest
  3. ½ cup white sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  5. 10-12 drops of peppermint essential oil
  6. 20-25 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  7. 1/4th tablespoon beet juice for color (optional)

How to prepare:

  • Mix together white sugar and coconut oil in a mixer till a thick paste is formed.
  • Add grapefruit juice, grapefruit zest, grapefruit oil, peppermint oil, and beetroot juice.
  • Blend in the mixer until all the ingredients blend properly and become fluffy.
  • Store the mixture in a jar and put it in the refrigerator.

5. Gingerbread sugar scrub

How to make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

via Mommy Musings

Things to be needed!

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. ½ cup coconut oil/any other carrier oil
  4. 1/4th cup almond oil
  5. ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  6. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  8. ½ teaspoon ginger
  9. ½ teaspoon all spices
  10. Medium sized jar with lid

How to prepare

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl leaving the oils.
  • Slowly add almond and coconut oil till you get the desired consistency of the scrub. You vary the quantity as per your choice.
  • Pour the mixture into the jar and store it.

6. Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipes

via My love for words

What will you require:

  1. 1 cup white sugar
  2. 1/4th cup coconut oil
  3. 6-8 drops of cranberry fragrance oil
  4. 4-6 drops of red food coloring

How to prepare:

  • Melt coconut oil in a microwave or on a stove.
  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  • Add more or less of coconut oil as per the consistency you prefer.

7. Coconut Oil and Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Homemade Coconut oil & Chocolate Sugar Scrub

via How sweet it is

Things to be needed:

  1. I cup brown sugar
  2. ½ cup solid form of coconut oil
  3. 1/4th cup almond oil
  4. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  5. 8-10 drops coconut essential oil/ coconut extract

How to prepare:

  • Add all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
  • Make sure that the coconut oil breaks completely and you are not left with any chunks.
  • If you wish to you can also add a few chocolate chips on the top after putting the mixture in the jar.

8. Lemon and Honey Sugar Scrub

Lemon Honey Sugar Scrub

Via Homemade Mommy

Things needed:

  1. 1 cup cane sugar
  2. 1/4th cup olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons raw honey
  4. 2 teaspoons dry rosemary
  5. 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
  6. 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil


  • Mix together sugar, olive oil, rosemary, and raw honey in a bowl.
  • Add lavender and lemon essential oils and mix again.
  • Make sure that the ingredients are blended well.

9. Strawberry sugar scrub by The gunny sack

Things you will require:

  1. 2 cups granulated white sugar
  2. 3/4th cup coconut oil
  3. 1/4th cup sweet almond oil
  4. 2 cups dried strawberries
  5. 4 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)

How to prepare:

  • In a mixer whip coconut oil for around 5 minutes.
  • Add sweet almond oil and beat the mixture.
  • Take dried strawberries and grind them until you get a fine powder.
  • Take granulated sugar and powdered strawberries in a different bowl. Whisk and sift the 2 ingredients properly.
  • Slowly pour the half of the sugar mixture to the coconut oil mixture and stir well.
  • Take the other half of the mixture and stir it well.
  • Mix the strawberry extract in the end.

 10. Coconut and Orange DIY Sugar Scrub

Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

via Our best Bites

Things to be needed:

  1. 1 cup white sugar
  2. ½ cup extra virgin coconut oil
  3. 1 orange zest

How to prepare:

  • Mix sugar and coconut oil together.
  • Then add the zest of orange and mix all the ingredients well.
  • You can keep some of the orange zest aside and add it to the scrub when you go for the shower.

11. Pomegranate and Orange Sugar Scrub

Orange and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

via Turning Clock Back

Things required:

  1. 2 cups white sugar
  2. 1/4th cup pomegranate seeds
  3. 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  4. Zest of 1 orange

How to prepare:

  • Mix ½ of the cup of sugar and the pomegranate arils in a bowl.
  • Press the arils with the back of the spoon and crush them gently.
  • Add orange zest and the rest of the sugar left to the mixture and mix everything well till blended.
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