10 Diy Body Sugar Scrub Recipes

DIY body sugar scrub recipes that are natural and homemade. There are many reasons why an individual might want to make their own sugar scrub rather than purchase it from a store.

Some of the main reasons are listed below:

  • Control of ingredients in the body scrub
  • Preference for non-packaged items
  • Cost savings

Why You Should Use DIY Body Sugar Scrubs

Sugar scrubs work very well because they remove dead skin cells without being too harsh, and once the crystals or salt dissolve in water, they provide a lot of moisturizing properties.

  • Make ahead of time, store until ready for use
  • Ingredients can be cheap to make at home rather than purchase
  • Avoids additional chemicals from added preservatives etc.

Best DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes

There are many types of DIY body sugar scrubs that you can make with some of the most common ingredients available in many kitchens.

Below are some of the common and effective body sugar scrubs that I have used over time.

Please check whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients before using the body sugar scrubs. You can apply a small amount of the sugar scrub to your inner elbow and wait a few minutes and check for any reaction.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Coffee

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground coffee beans (for exfoliation)

Process:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir or mix together until it has an even consistency. Put into a container with a lid, preferably airtight for storage purposes. 

Apply a small scoop to wet skin, massage in a circular motion until sugar dissolves. Rinse off with warm water or wipe off with a wet towel. Pat dry.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Oatmeal

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons ground oatmeal

1/4 cup almond oil (can substitute with olive oil)

5 drops peppermint or vanilla essential oil

Process:

Start by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and stir or mix together until they have an even consistency. 

Put the paste into a container with a lid, preferably airtight for storage purposes.

For application, scoop a small amount and apply it on wet skin, massage in a circular motion until all the sugar dissolves.

Rinse the paste off with warm water. Wipe the skin off with a wet towel or pat it dry.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Lemon and Vanilla

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon coconut oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

5 drops vanilla extract (or vanilla essential oil)

Process:

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together until you have an even consistency. 

If you have any excess paste that you intend to use later, put it into a container with an airtight lid for storage purposes. 

When using the paste, apply a small scoop on skin that has been wet with water. Massage in a circular motion until all the sugar dissolves.

When satisfied, rinse the skin off with warm water and pat it dry with a towel.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Coffee and Coconut

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground coffee beans (for exfoliation)

5 drops coffee essential oil

Process:

Put all the listed ingredients in a bowl and mix them together to give you an even consistent paste. The body scrub can be stored for future use in a container with an airtight lid.

Begin by wetting your skin with water and then apply a small scoop of the paste on your wet skin.

Rub the body scrub in a circular motion until all the sugar particles dissolve. When you finish, rinse off the paste properly with warm water. Pat the skin dry with a towel.

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DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Mint Leaves and Lavender

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon coconut oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

2 tablespoons dried lavender

Process:

Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl and stir together until it has an even consistency. Put the paste into a container with a lid, preferably airtight for storage purposes. 

Apply a small scoop to wet skin and massage it in circular motions until all the sugar dissolves. 

Remember to rinse off the remaining paste with warm water to remain with a clean feeling skin.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Peanut Butter and Honey

Ingredients:

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon peanut butter

5 drops vanilla extract (or vanilla essential oil)

5 drops honey essential oil (optional)

Process:

Pour all ingredients in a bowl and stir them together properly until you end up with an even paste. Divide the paste and put the amount you are not going to use in an airtight container with a lid.

For application, you only need to scoop a small portion and spread it evenly on wet skin. Massage the paste in circular motions all over the skin until all the sugar particles dissolve. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry for that clean feeling.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Coffee and Cocoa

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground coffee beans (for exfoliation)

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Process:

Add all the above ingredients to a bowl and mix them until you have an even consistent paste.  Most likely you will end up with more paste than you can use once. Store the excess in an airtight container.

The application process is simple, just scoop a small portion and apply it evenly on wet skin.

Gently massage the paste in circular motions until all the sugar dissolves. Rinse the excess off with warm water.

DIY Body Sugar Scrub Recipes: Honey and Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons ground oatmeal (you can grind instant or quick cook oats for a finer consistency)

5 drops vanilla extract (or vanilla essential oil)

Process:

After you have prepped your oatmeal, add all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix all of them together until you have an even paste.

Any excess body scrub paste can be stored in airtight containers and ready for use next time.

When applying the paste, just scoop a small portion and apply it on wet skin. Rub it evenly in circular motions until sugar dissolves.  Rinse off with warm water and pat the skin dry.

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Conclusion

There are many recipes that you can make for your DIY home body scrub.  These are simple and easy with most ingredients found in the kitchen.

Different combinations of sugar, oil, extractions, and powders can give an array of results for different skin types.

Be sure to test each recipe out before using it to avoid having an adverse reaction to your skin.  These are just suggestions for you to try out, there is no right or wrong here.

I hope this post on DIY body sugar scrub recipes gave you suggestions that you can try at home. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more DIY hacks.

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