10 Amazing homemade body scrub recipes that you absolutely need to try

The best way to maintain healthy looking, glowing skin is to use a body scrub. It will remove all the dead skin from your body and expose the skin that lies underneath. You can, of course, purchase body scrubs from a store, but why spend money on an artificial, potentially chemical laden body scrubs, when you can make your own at home? Natural body scrubs are gentler on your skin, so they are very good if you have sensitive skin, and they cost next to nothing to make. Here’s a selection of ten amazing homemade body scrub recipes for you to try.

1. Lavender and sea salt scrub

This homemade body scrub recipe is for a luxurious, relaxing lavender body scrub that is just perfect for that ‘end of the week’ relaxing bath that will get you in just the right mood for the weekend ahead. Run yourself a nice hot bath, light some scented candles, and wash all your worries away! Just mix the following ingredients together.


  • 7 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
  • 4 tablespoons of coarse sea salt
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil

2. Coffee grounds and olive oil body scrub

Coffee grounds make an excellent ingredient in a homemade body scrub, because, as well as exfoliating the skin, the caffeine in the coffee can also plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Here’s a great recipe for a coffee ground body scrub that will save you a fortune on those, expensive, caffeine based, cellulite treatments.


  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Equal parts of raw sugar and ground coffee

3. Coconut oil and sugar body scrub

You can get the benefits of a sweet and simple homemade body scrub, along with a touch of aromatherapy, with this great homemade body scrub recipe. Simply warm up some coconut oil until it has melted, and then place it in a bowl and add sugar; mix well these ingredients until it forms a paste. Then, stir in a few drops of your favourite essential oil to add a relaxing scent.


  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 drops of rose essential oil (or chose any other essential oil)

4. The simplest body scrub of them all

Everyone has these ingredients in their kitchen, and this is one of the most popular homemade body scrub recipes of them all. For an all over skin softening and moisturising body scrub, simply mix sugar and some olive oil into a paste. It will scrub away the dead skin cells and soften and rehydrate your skin at the same time.


  • Sugar
  • Olive oil

5. Tan-fail fixing body scrub

If you have ever applied self-tanner and ended up with orange blotches and streaks, then here’s a homemade body scrub recipe that will fix it for you. Just mix up the ingredients and scrub gently over the affected areas of skin, and the citric acid contained in the lemons will tone down the darker patches.


  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • The juice of one lemon

6. Refreshing peppermint body scrub

This homemade body scrub recipe will provide you with an invigorating and refreshing body scrub that will be great for your skin and your senses. Just mix the sugar and sweet almond oil into a paste, and add a few drops of peppermint oil. If you like, you can also add a few drops of pomegranate juice and that will make the scrub a beautiful pink colour.


  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of almond oil
  • A few drops of peppermint essential oil
  • A few tablespoons of pomegranate juice (optional)

7. Honey and sugar body scrub

Here’s another really simple, yet very effective homemade body scrub that you can make from 100% natural ingredients. Simply mix some honey and sugar into a paste, and rub gently over the body. The sugar granules will gently remove any dead skin and the honey will nourish and hydrate it. Honey also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it will help clear up any minor skin infections too.


  • Granulated sugar
  • Raw honey

8. Vanilla and sugar body scrub

If you are a bit sensitive to strong scents, then this delicately perfumed homemade body scrub recipe will be ideal for you. All you need to do is to mix the following ingredients together in a bowl.


  • 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar

9. Coconut oil and mango body scrub

This homemade body scrub recipe has a definite feel of the summer to it. Mix up the ingredients into a paste and enjoy a long, refreshing shower that will leave your skin feeling beautifully smooth.


  • Quarter cup chopped and blended raw mango
  • 3 drops of orange essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

10. Ginger and coconut oil body scrub

This homemade body scrub recipe will re-energise your skin and it will also help reduce redness, as ginger is an anti-inflammatory. This recipe will remove the dead skin and it is said to make the skin more youthful, so give it a try and see what you think.


  • 1 tablespoon of coarsely chopped and blended ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 3 drops of ginger essential oil (optional)

What are your favourite homemade body scrub recipes?

Stay beautiful!

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