23 Homemade Body Scrubs to Revitalize Your Skin

Best homemade body scrubs

Why Homemade Body Scrubs Are Amazing

There are a ton of different beauty products out there but one that has been making the rounds recently are body scrubs. I’ve seen these popping up in stores all over the place and I’ve noticed one thing: they’re quite expensive!

You can either buy the high-end all natural ones for a small fortune or you can settle for the cheaper ones that contain who knows what in them. The better option? Make your own homemade body scrubs from scratch!

It’s honestly easier than you’d think and the results are just as good (or better) than the store-bought scrubs. Plus, you can customize your DIY body scrubs however you want! Add your own scents, ingredients, and colors!

Benefits of Using Body Scrubs

So, why would you want to use a body scrub anyway? Well, the main benefit is that they help exfoliate your skin. Most body scrub recipes typically have sugar, salt, or sometimes even coffee in them to help rub away dead skin cells, leaving your skin softer and smoother than before.

On top of that, most of the homemade body scrub recipes you’ll find below contain moisturizing oils that will keep your skin healthy and some even contain essential oils that will lift your mood, help you relax, or give you a boost of energy.

The bottom line is that these things are awesome you guys! The fact that you can make them for so cheap make them not only great for personal use, but also as homemade gifts for friends and family! They would make a great baby shower gift!

Best DIY Body Scrubs for Healthy Skin and Pure Relaxation

1. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

peppermint sugar scrub recipe with candy cane stripes

Starting off we have our holiday-themed peppermint sugar scrub recipe! I really love how cute the layered colors look and this body scrub really makes for a great homemade gift around the holidays.

As for the effectiveness of this scrub, I really like it! It’s not too oily and it really helps to exfoliate and moisturize skin. The peppermint oil in the scrub gives it an energizing feeling as well.

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar, divided
  • Almond oil or fractionated coconut oil, divided
  • doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Red food coloring (or raspberry juice)

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2. Lavender Coconut Salt Scrub

Lavender epsom salt scrub recipe

So, the scrub above is a sugar scrub, but this scrub is actually made with Epsom salts. The main difference between salt and sugar scrubs is just that salt scrubs are a bit rougher so they exfoliate more.

Because of this, the salt scrubs are great to use on places like your legs, feet and arms, but you probably don’t want to use them on your face. Use a sugar scrub for that instead.

By the way, this scrub uses lavender essential oil which is AMAZING for your skin. We really love essential oils here because they have so many great healing properties!

Ingredients:

  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Epsom salt (or pink Himalayan or sea salt)
  • Lavender essential oil (or any essential oil of your choosing)
  • Fractionated coconut oil

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3. Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Mermaid sugar scrub

This is another simple DIY body scrub and I just love how mystical it looks! You could whip up a big batch of this for a themed birthday party or something and give small containers of it away in gift bags. It only takes a couple of minutes to make so it wouldn’t take long either!

Ingredients:

  • White sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Blue food coloring
  • Blue and/or purple sugar sprinkles
  • Lavender essential oil

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4. Lemongrass and Chamomile Foot Scrub

Lemongrass and chamomile foot scrub

This is another salt scrub and although it says it’s a foot scrub, you could really use it anywhere on your body that needs a deep exfoliation! The great thing about this particular scrub is that it has chamomile in it which can help relieve anxiety, it’s great for your skin,  it’s relaxing, and it has other benefits as well.

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut oil (olive or almond oil work as well)
  • Epsom salts
  • Baking soda
  • Chamomile tea bags
  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Lemongrass essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Optional – blue soap colorant

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5. Charcoal Coffee Scrub

Charcoal coffee scrub

This scrub is what I would call a super scrub! Not only is it amazing because it smells like coffee, but it also helps to break down cellulite and the charcoal helps pull bacteria and toxins from your skin.

This scrub is also loaded with geranium oil and lime oil which have their own list of benefits as well. Definitely a must-try!

Ingredients:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Organic coffee grounds
  • Activated charcoal powder
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Lime essential oil

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6. Blueberry Sugar Scrub

Blueberry sugar scrub

Out of all the DIY body scrubs on this list, this one looks the most edible. With real blueberries on top, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in there, I’m sure this scrub smells amazing as well.

Ingredients:

  • Cane sugar
  • Freeze-dried blueberries
  • Blue sugar sprinkles
  • Organic virgin coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract

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7. Sugar Scrub Cubes

DIY sugar scrub cubes

These sugar scrub cubes are like a mix of homemade soap and body scrub at the same time. Best of both worlds!

Surprisingly, the ingredient list is quite short for this recipe too, so they should be pretty easy to make for beginners. With this base recipe, you’ll be able to customize your own cubes however you want as well.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Melt and pour soap
  • Essential oil
  • Liquid colorant

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8. Green Tea Body Scrub Cups

Green tea scrub

These green tea body scrub cups look amazing! Perfect size for the shower or a bath, and you could even wrap them up and give them as gifts. The green tea will do wonders for your skin as well!

Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Miracle glow oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Matcha green tea
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)

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9. Cranberry Salt Scrub

Cranberry salt scrub

This homemade salt scrub has a great combination of ingredients! The cranberries naturally act as an exfoliant and they contain beneficial vitamins as well. The coconut oil then helps to soothe and moisturize your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen cranberries, thawed
  • Epsom salt
  • Coconut oil, melted

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10. Cinnamon Coffee Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon coffee sugar scrub

This scrub combines the benefits of sugar and coffee, and then adds cinnamon for its anti-inflammatory properties. This is without a doubt going to leave your skin feeling and smelling great!

Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Ground coffee
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vitamin E oil

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11. Bubble Gum Lip Scrub

DIY bubble gum lip scrub

This bubble gum lip scrub is going to taste and smell great on your lips and it will also help exfoliate and moisturize them. It’s a good thing to have all year round as well since dry, flaky lips are never fun!

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Almond oil
  • Bubble gum flavoring
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Optional – Neon pink food coloring

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12. Blueberry Jam Sugar Scrub

Blueberry jam sugar scrub

This is another blueberry sugar scrub but this one contains some different ingredients that make it stand out. It also just has a mystical look to it with the blue and purple beads!

This scrub will exfoliate, moisturize, and cleanse your skin leaving it light and fresh.

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Jasmine jojoba beads
  • Sierra sky jojoba beads
  • Potassium Cocoate
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Blueberry jam fragrance oil
  • Optiphen

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13. Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub

Orange coconut sugar scrub

I love how simple this recipe is. Only 3-ingredients! With fresh orange zest, you know this scrub is going to smell great too. This recipe really contains everything you’d want in a homemade scrub while keeping it as basic as possible!

Ingredients:

  • Virgin coconut oil
  • White sugar
  • Orange zest

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14. Spiced Apple Cider Sugar Scrub

Spiced apple cider brown sugar scrub

This is the second body scrub on this list so far that uses cinnamon, but this time it’s combined with pumpkin pie spice and apple cider fragrance to create a fabulous fall scent. These ingredients will leave your skin feeling vibrant and soft as well.

Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Apple cider fragrance oil
  • Orange essential oil (optional)

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15. Red Wine Body Scrub

Red wine body scrub

This body scrub won’t have you feeling tipsy after you use it, but instead, the red wine will give your skin a healthy red glow and it can even improve your blood circulation. The other ingredients in this recipe help moisturize and exfoliate your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Turbinado sugar
  • Red wine
  • Honey
  • Coconut oil

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16. Cucumber Body Scrub

Cucumber scrub

Using all-natural ingredients (and only four of them), this cucumber body scrub is going to be great for your skin and it shouldn’t be hard to make either. The freshly chopped cucumber in this recipe will help relieve irritated or puffy skin as well so it’s great for summertime.

Ingredients:

  • White sugar
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Basil leaves (optional)
  • Coconut oil

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17. Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Strawberry scrub

As a strawberry lover, this homemade sugar scrub recipe looks amazing to me! The bright red color comes from the fresh strawberries and I’m sure the scrub has a sweet fruity scent as well. This is another one that’s perfect for summertime!

Ingredients:

  • Cane sugar
  • Freeze-dried strawberries
  • Organic virgin coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract

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18. Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub

Lemon poppyseed sugar scrub

If you’ve been around Fabulessly Frugal for a while you know how much we love the lemon poppyseed combination. Although we usually use it in our food recipes, this lemon poppyseed sugar scrub looks like it would be pretty refreshing and revitalizing!

Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond or Vitamin E oil (optional)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Poppy seeds
  • Lemon zest

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19. Rose Petals Sugar Scrub

Rose petal scrub

This is a really unique body scrub recipe because it uses dried rose petals to tone and tighten skin. You can add essential oils as well for added benefits, but it’s not required.

Ingredients:

  • Dried rose petals
  • Granulated sugar
  • Moisturizing oil
  • Essential oil

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20. Lemon Lime Sugar Lip Scrub

Lemon lime lip scrub

This is similar to the other lip scrub we mentioned above except for that this one has some honey and food coloring in it. This one doesn’t use any fresh fruit either. Still, it’s great for exfoliating and moisturizing dry lips, and it’s super easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Lemon flavor
  • Yellow and green food coloring

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21. Chocolate Body Scrub

Chocolate body scrub

Ok, you’re going to have to be careful with this one. Don’t leave it lying around or someone might just try to eat it! Seriously though, this chocolate body scrub looks wonderful and I bet it will make your skin feel amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Cocoa powder

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22. Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

DIY pomegranate sugar scrub

I love all of these fruity DIY sugar scrub recipes! It’s so nice and relaxing to have something sweet and yummy smelling waiting by the bath! This is another one that you should have no problem making.

Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Fresh pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate essential oil

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23. Brown Sugar Scrub Bars

Brown sugar scrub bar

To end of this list of homemade body scrubs we have these extremely unique brown sugar scrub bars! These are like regular DIY body scrubs they’re just a bit more solid so you can use them to rub off dead skin with ease.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Brown sugar
  • Soap base
  • Essential oil (optional)

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Best DIY body scrubs

Final Thoughts

I can’t wait to try some of these DIY body scrub recipes! There are so many unique ones and I love how affordable they are to make.

Now that you know how to make your own sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, and lip scrubs, it’s time to start creating! Don’t be afraid to throw some of your own creativeness into the recipes too!

Have you tried store-bought or homemade body scrubs before? What do you think about them? 

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