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How to Make Your Own Natural Body Scrubs

Updated on February 24, 2013
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Making your own natural body scrubs is so easy, and great for your body. If you have dry skin these will be sure to be great for you. Try using anyone of these homemade natural body scrubs use them atleast once a week. After you try it for yourself you can say good bye to expensive store bought body scrubs, and save some money making your own.

Coconut Body Scrub


  • 1/2 a cup organic sea salt
  • 1/3 cup organic raw sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 15 drops of essential oil of your choice

In a bowl add all the ingredients and mix well. If the scrub is too thick add a bit more coconut oil. The coconut oil may go back to being more solid your body heat will warm it up some, or you can add some almond oil to create a better consistency.

Citrus Body Scrub


  • 1/2 a cup of sea salt
  • 1/ 2 a cup of sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Body Wash Body Scrub


  • Sugar
  • Your favorite body wash

Add sugar in a jar or resealable container leaving about an inch or two at the top. Pour in your favorite body wash almost all the way to the top of the jar. Using a butter knife mix the body wash and the sugar. If mixture is too runny add more sugar, and if it's too thick add some more body wash. It all depends on the consistency you like.

Honey Body Scrub


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey
  • 2 teaspoons of citrus zest

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Coffee Body Scrub


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15 drops of peppermint essential oil,or essential oil of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of freshly brewed coffee grounds

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, this will stay good for approximately 1-2 weeks longer if kept in the fridge. The coffee in this scrub will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Purifying Body Scrub


  • 3/4 cup of salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Few drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • Jojoba oil

Mix everything except for the jojoba oil in a bowl. Slowly add in jojoba oil until your mixture becomes a paste, or the consistency you like.

Pomegranate Scrub


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • handful of pomegranate seeds

Mix everything in a bowl unti you have a nice paste consistency.

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Body Scub


  • 1 cup raw oatmeal
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Blend the oatmeal in a blender if you want the oatmeal finer, then mix everything together in a bowl.

Coloured Body Scrub


  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1/ 2 cup olive oil
  • Few drops of food colouring of your chioce
  • Few drops of essential oil of your choice

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, make sure to only add a little bit of food colouring. If you add too much it could end up staining your skin.

Aloe Vera Body Scrub


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic aloe vera gel

mix everything up in a bowl.

After you choose and make your natural body scrub pour the mixture into a jar or another air tight container that has a lid. You can make a nice label and put it on the jar and decorate it with ribbons. These make lovely gifts for family and friends.

When using your scrub in the shower always make sure to use it gently on your skin in circular moition. Don't be rough it will be harsh and damaging to your skin.


Ingredient Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of some of the ingredients that are included in the natural body scrub recipes.

Coconut Oil- coconut oil contains antioxidants, vitamin e, and k, which is all great for your skin. It is also known to help treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitus.

Almond oil- it will help your skin be moisturized keeping it nice and smooth. Also is known to help improve your complexion.

Olive oil- Olive oil also contains antioxidants and helps to maintain the skins elasticity.

Honey- Honey is a natural way to help cleanse your skin because it contains antibiotic properties. It will also help to reverse possible damage from free radicals.

Jojoba oil- It' s believed that jojoba oil helps the skin from overproducing sebum, and helps to unclog the pores. Great to use in scrubs for people who suffer from body acne.

Baking soda- Great to help exfoliate the skin, it may also help to clean out pores and reduce black heads.

Coffee grinds- Using coffee grinds on areas of your body can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine in the coffee grinds helps improve the skins circulation.

Pomegranate seeds- they contain antioxidants and vitamin C which may help skin be protected from free radicals.

Oatmeal- Helps to exfoliate and soothe itchy skin.

Aloe Vera Gel- Helps to restore th pH balance in the skin, can also help tighten pores and reverse the appearance of scars.

Now that you know just some of the benefits of these ingredients, it may help you to choose what kind of body scrub would benefit you most. You may also decide to choose out the ingredients you like best and create a whole different body scrub that isn't mentioned here.

Have fun and enjoy making your own natural body scrubs


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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      I adore sugar scrubs. I have not taken the time to make one yet, but with so many great recipes, I think I have to now. I do want to create a few for mother's day gifts. In that citrus recipe, the sweet almond oil, is that a cooking oil or an essential oil. I am not familiar with it. Thank you for sharing a SWEET hub!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      That's a great idea for mother's day, I hope she really enjoys them. I've done sugaring before and have made some. I was thinking of making a hub on that sometime soon.

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      Soleil 4 years ago

      This is so great! Thanks for the recipes. I think I'll try to make some this weekend. They could make a great present for mother's day. My favorite salon Acomoclitic, sells a sugaring paste that is used for hair removal... I wonder if you could make that too!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, glad to see you enjoyed it.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      missinbehavin, nice article here on how to make your own body scrubs. very convenient and inexpensive. thanks and voted up.