There are plenty of simple DIY body scrubs recipes that you can easily make at home. To get more beautiful and glowing skin, you can either spend a fortune on exfoliators, or you can use simple ingredients to make your own. Further you'll find the infographic with all our super-easy recipes!


Banana Sugar Body Scrub


You need:

  • Coconut butter - ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil - ¼ cup
  • Shea butter - ¼ cup
  • Apricot - ¼ cup
  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • Raw sugar - 1 cup

Recipe: Simply mix coconut butter, coconut oil, shea butter, apricot and ripe mashed banana in a blender until smooth, then stir in cup of sugar (preferably raw sugar), and then enjoy. This mixture will last for 48 hours in the fridge. Make sure to let the amount you wish to use get room temperature before applying.


Besides being the ingredient for the best homemade face mask, bananas are also perfect for scrubs. This body scrub DIY is great for those with dry skin. Bananas are high in Vitamins B6 and C as well as antioxidants. The sugar removes old skin cells while the coconut butter and coconut oil work as moisturizers. Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A, as is the apricot kernel oil which also contains vitamins C and E.

Next - Vanilla Sugar DIY Body Scrub


Vanilla Sugar DIY Body Scrub

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You need:

  • Raw sugar - 2 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract - 4 tbsp
  • White granulated sugar - ¾ cup
  • Almond oil - ¼ cup

Recipe: Simply mix the two sugars together in a bowl and then add the almond oil and vanilla extract and there you go!

It is one of the most delicate and highly feminine DIY body scrubs. It won’t give you a migraine or cause breakouts. For those with sensitive skin, this is the go-to product due to its simple ingredients.

Next - Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

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You need:

  • White granulated sugar - 2 cups
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Coconut oil or almond oil - ¼ cup
  • Red food coloring, or raspberry/pomegranate juice.

Recipe: Mix the almond or cocoa oil carefully with the granulated sugar. If you wish, you can add a little more oil, but don’t overdo it. Add a few drops of the peppermint oil till it smells the way you like it. To achieve the pink peppermint color, add a few drops of the red food coloring or the pomegranate or raspberry juice. Mix together until you have the desired consistency. This makes a great Christmas gift, but peppermint is good for any time of the year. This DIY body scrub will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Next - Homemade Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe


Homemade Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe

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You need:

  • Coconut oil - 1 cup
  • Finely ground oatmeal - ½ cup
  • Olive oil - 2 tbs
  • Brown sugar - ½ cup

*Note this recipe makes about 20 oz so you can make some for a friend, as well. It also lasts up to 6 months when stored in an airtight container.

Recipe: Blend the oats until they have reached a powder-like consistency. Then mix the rest of the ingredients and the powdered oatmeal in a medium size bowl. There you have it. A fancy spa-style oatmeal scrub that you made at home! This DIY oatmeal body scrub can help exfoliate all those dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling young and healthy. Moreover, it will make you feel as though you have just stepped out of a spa.

Next - Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee Body Scrub

6 DIY Body Scrubs That Will Make Your Skin Glow

You need:

  • Coffee and raw sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Сoconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Sea salt - 1 tbsp

You can use flavored coffee to get the desired scent if you prefer, as long as you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Recipe: Simply mix together the ground coffee, sea salt, and raw sugar. Then add the olive and coconut oils. It’s that simple! Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love coffee? Very few people come to my mind. But coffee is good not only for your morning pick-me-up. This Coffee DIY body scrub exfoliates the skin, and the coffee grains help reduce the appearance of cellulite by plumping up your skin. If you look at the ingredients in more expensive cellulite creams, you will notice that caffeine is one of the key ingredients. However, this is a much cheaper way to get rid of both dead skin cells and cellulite all in one.

Next - Homemade Citrus Green Tea Body Scrub


Homemade Citrus Green Tea Body Scrub

6 DIY Body Scrubs That Will Make Your Skin Glow

You need:

  • Baking soda - 3 tbsp
  • Epsom salts - 3 cups
  • 1 green tea bag
  • Essential oils (you can use apricot kernel, but almond or grapeseed oil work just as well) - 4 tbsp
  • Essential orange oil - 8 drops
  • Essential lime oil - 8 drops
  • Zest from any of the following (or a combo): lime, lemon or orange.

Recipe: Mix the baking soda and Epsom salts in a large bowl, add oil and green tea or green tea leaves (cut open the tea bag and add to the mixture), add the essential oils and citrus zests and mix thoroughly. It should have the consistency of packing snow, the kind you would use for a snowman. Store it in a sealed container and enjoy.

This one of the most effective DIY body scrubs will help open the pores and draw out toxins while it also relaxes your body and helps reduce tension.

DIY Body Scrubs That Will Make Your Skin Glow - Infographic

Exfoliation is a good idea because it helps to get rid of those nasty dead skin cells. It keeps your skin happy and healthy. It is important to exfoliate at least once a week, more if your skin doesn’t have an adverse reaction to whichever DIY body scrubs you are using. Making your own body scrubs can save you a lot of time and money.

FAQ: Diy Body Scrubs

Are DIY body scrubs bad?

Using light exfoliants on your skin in a moderate way is not a terrible thing. The trick is to use cosmetics that are delicate and won’t harm the skin. The problem is that certain body washes contain harsh substances that might cause skin irritation.

How long does homemade sugar scrub last?

Most homemade sugar scrubs will last 6 months on average. The most critical piece of advice is to keep the jar lid on as much as possible. This will prevent the carrier oil from becoming rancid. You’ll smell the difference in your scrub once the oil has turned rancid.

What is the best oil for sugar scrub?

Sugar scrubs can be made with grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil or virgin coconut oil.

Is salt scrub better than sugar scrub?

It’s all about you and your specific demands when it comes to deciding between sugar and salt scrubs. If you’re looking for a gentle way to exfoliate, sugar is the way to go, but if you want to get detoxifying effect, salt is the best option.