Before you strap on your swimsuit, won’t you like to have a perfect summer glow on your skin? Thinking of heading to a posh spa to have an all-over body scrub, hold on and think this will easily make you poorer by hundreds of dollars by spending on fancy exfoliating body scrubs. Or are you thinking of buying an exfoliating scrub, this again can easily pinch your pocked by $ 50. But why go to a spa or buy when you can make a homemade body scrub on your own that works just equally well. What you will need are few basic pure, natural ingredients that can be as effective, if not more, as those fancy body exfoliating scrubs in stores that have all sorts of foreign additives.

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DIY Body Scrub Recipes

Why Homemade Body Scrubs?

Homemade exfoliators are some of the best exfoliating body scrubs in the world! They are all natural, and also make sure that you skin remains smooth and soft all the time. The bonus point is that they are without any side effects.

Natural Body Scrub Recipes

The beauty of these recipes is that you simply need very basic natural ingredients, most of which must already be available in your home. Moreover, you can customize these natural body scrubs depending upon what you want or feel like. Here are top homemade exfoliators that will make your body skin absolutely soft, smooth, flawless and glowing.

1. Coffee, Lavender And Sugar – One Of The Best Body Scrub Recipes: Granulated sugar has the right coarseness – sweet but aggressive. Fine-ground coffee works as an exfoliator and provides a fragrance that gives you a good morning feeling. Lavender makes this great body scrub smell soapy. You can also add vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft – unlike using olive oil or almond oil, which gives a feeling of coated in oil.

You will need:

(These quantities will make about 1 cup)

(i) Granulated sugar: 1/2 cup

(ii) Finely ground coffee: 1/4 cup (or use more granulated sugar instead, if you don’t want to use a brown color body scrub)

(iii) Dried Lavender: 2 tablespoons

(iv) Vegetable Glycerin: 1/2 cup

Method: Mix well all the ingredients together. You can store the mixture in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a week. Scrub on hands, feet, legs, arms, back, chest  and all over your body and rinse.

2. Sugar And Olive Oil – DIY Body Scrub: These two natural ingredients when combined together make one of the best homemade body exfoliators. This scrub will slough off all the dead skin cells, leaving your skin super soft and smooth. Olive oil contains natural antioxidant properties that not only protects your skin, but even will leave it naturally moisturized. Sugar is one of the best natural exfoliator.

You will need:

(i) White granulated sugar: 1/3 cup

(ii) Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons

Method: Mix the two ingredients together and stir well completely. While in shower or bath, wet skin thoroughly and message scrub all over your skin. Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for a minute and rinse it off. After you finish with your shower or bath, apply a moisturizing lotion for added softness (if you feel a need).

Natural Beauty Tip: You can use salt instead of sugar.

3. Epsom Salt And Lemon – Body Scrub Recipe For Oily Skin: This is one of the homemade exfoliators that is meant for oily skin.

Epsom salt is an extra ordinary skin-care ingredient. It is a natural mineral comprising of magnesium sulfide, which is easily absorbed by the skin. It naturally softens skin, removes dead cells, diminishes inflammation, and relaxes muscles. It can be replaced with coarse salt crystals that will cosmetically do a similar job, but which does not have the benefits of the magnesium sulfide.

Lemon or lime juice is a natural skin lightener, works as a typical bleach to whiten your nails and cuticles and lighten dark spots on the skin, such as sun/age/liver spots. The fresh scent is also very refreshing.

Olive oil is silky soft and helps to maintain skin moist, but not oily.

If you desire, you can use an herb such as lavender to add more benefits to relax and revitalize your skin. You can use any other herb of your choice instead of lavender.

You will need:

(i) Epsom salt: 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (or coarse salt crystals)

(ii) Olive Oil: 4 tablespoons

(iii) Lemon juice, freshly squeezed: 1 (alternatively, you can use lime juice)

(iv) Herb of your choice (optional)

Method: Mix the Epsom salt (or coarse salt crystals) with olive oil in a bowl, and stir well. Squeeze in the fresh lemon or lime juice. Put the mixture in an airtight container. If you are using an herb, add in the herb and stir it thoroughly to mix up well. Use this amazing body scrub once a week for smooth, glowing skin. Exfoliate your body skin with this incredible scrub to get soft and radiant skin, for sloughing off dead skin cells, and allowing your new skin to breath freely and glow. This scrub will also break up the debris lying on the surface of your skin, which can otherwise cause ugly blemishes.

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) Experiment with other different herbs to enjoy additional benefits without incurring any major extra cost.

(ii) You can scrub it on your dry skin or wet skin while taking bath or shower. But if you are using it on dry skin, rinse it off afterwards.

(iii) You can vary quantities of the ingredients depending on whether you want a coarser scrub (less oil) or a more uniform, softer (more oil) scrub.

4. Strawberries And Honey – Homemade Body Scrub Recipe: This scrub will not only soften up any rough skin, but the strawberry seeds will incredibly slough off all dead skin. Strawberries have a lot of beneficial nutrients that will make your skin looking healthy and glowing. It contains:

(i) Vitamin C that works as a protector to skin and also helps to prevent acne and pimples from popping up

(ii) Salicylic Acid that acts to exterminate free radicals and prevent premature aging as well as lightning and fading acne scars and blemishes

(iii) Ellagic Acid that is an antioxidant that heals damaged skin and provides skin with a youthful glow

(iv) Folate that acts to regenerate cells as well as produce new ones

You will need:

(i) Ripe strawberries: 4

(ii) Olive or coconut oil: 3 tablespoons

(iii) Granulated sugar: 1/2 cup


(i) Chop greens off the tops of strawberries. Place the strawberries in a bowl and gently mash them with a fork until you get a pulp like paste. Mix in the sugar with the mashed strawberries and stir well; then mix in the oil last. Stir well all the ingredients thoroughly until completely blended to form a paste like consistency. (if your mixture is too runny/moist, mix in a little more sugar.  If your mixture seems too grainy/dry add in some more oil). In the shower or tub, message the mixture gently on to your skin all over for a few minutes and then rinse well. If you feel need, follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) Be careful in the shower or bath while using this scrub (or any that contains oil).  The oils in the scrub can cause the floors to become very slippery, which can be dangerous.  It’s best to put a rubber bath mat or towel down on the floor.

(ii) Make sure to completely rinse all residues of the scrub out of your shower and tub when finished to prevent stains from the strawberries.

5. Coconut Oil Body Scrub: The coconut oil scrub will make your skin look, feel, and smell better than ever before.

You will need:

(i) Granulated sugar: 1/4 cup (You can increase the quantity if you want your scrub to have a more coarse, sand like texture

(ii) Pure, organic, virgin coconut oil: 1/2 cup

(iii) Citrus essential oil (optional): 1/2 tea spoon (use grapefruit, lemon or orange essential oil)


Mix well all the ingredients together thoroughly. Take care not to heat coconut oil prior to mixing as hot oil can dissolve the sugar. Message it gently over your body skin in circular motions for few minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

6. Oatmeal And Honey – Homemade Body Scrub For Dry Skin: This dry skin diy body scrub needs three ingredients only, all of which have amazing healing properties. Oatmeal is packed with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds and is good for its skin-soothing characteristics such as moisturizing dry skin, providing relief from itching, rashes and other minor skin irritations. Honey contains natural antibacterial and healing qualities to soothe and clear the skin. Almond oil is very light and not greasy at all. It cleans skin pores and helps moisturize and nourish – and it’s especially great of acne prone skin.

You will need:

(i) Oatmeal (ground up finely in a blender or food processor): 1/2 cup

(ii) Organic honey: 1/4 cup

(iii) Sweet almond oil ( alternatively, organic, virgin coconut or olive oil – which ever you desire)

Method: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you have a thick sticky mixture. Add in a little more oil or even a few drops of water if you feel the mixture is too sticky or heavy. This scrub you can use on your whole body, including face. Message it gently on your skin all over body for a couple of minutes. Leave it on for 3-4 minutes and then give a final rub before rinsing it off. This scrub especially works wonders during the cold winters, when your skin tends to dry and irritated.

7. Sea Salt And Baby Oil – Homemade Body Scrub For Dry And Flaky Skin: This is the perfect homemade exfoliator for dry and flaky in winter. It’s so easy to make and amazingly effective to turn your skin into baby smooth and smells like a baby skin as well.

You will need:

(i) Coarse sea salt: 1 cup

(ii) Baby oil: 1/2 cup

(iii) Essential oil of your choice for fragrance (optional): A few drops

Method: Mix the two ingredients and stir them well. Message onto your skin gently, focusing a little more on your elbows, knees and feet. Rinse thoroughly with water and pat your skin dry.

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) Allow your scrub to mature for a day before use, if you want a “gentler” exfoliation.

(ii) You can make some extra scrub and leave it by your sink to use as a nightly hand exfoliator.

8. Brown Sugar Homemade Body Scrub Recipe: Brown sugar homemade body exfoliator will soften up your skin incredibly.

You will need:

(i) Brown sugar: 1 cup

(ii) Virgin coconut or olive oil: 1/2 cup

(iii) Essential oil – lavender or jasmine (optional): Few drops

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. You can store this natural scrub in a container with a screw top lid in a cooler place. While in shower, stir the mixture once again before use. Message a small amount on your legs, arms, feet, belly, back, and face. This scrub really goes deep into your pores to get rid of dirt and blemishes. After a few minutes rinse thoroughly with water.

9. Banana Sugar Scrub – Natural Body Scrub Recipe: Try this luxuriant yet easy homemade body scrub. Banana not only nourishes and moisturizes your skin, but has exfoliating and skin tightening properties as well.

You will need:

(i) Ripe banana: 1

(ii) Granulated sugar: 3 tablespoons

(iii) Your favorite essential oil (optional): Few drops

Method: Mash the banana with a fork in bowl until you get a smooth paste. Add sugar and few drops of essential oil to the banana pulp and mix them. Do not over mix or it will become too watery. In the shower or bath, before turning the water on, slather the scrub and gently massage over your body. Rinse off with thoroughly with water.

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) You can use a body scrub plain, or add in an herb of your choice – like lavender for relaxation, rosemary to revitalize and energize, or thyme, for its antibacterial properties.

(ii) If you use any citrus essential oil or citrus juice, be cautious while going into the sun as the skin gets more prone to burn with citrus juice or oil. Wash it off completely and wait for 10-15 minutes before you step out in the sun or beat is to use at night.

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