my favorite DIY body scrub recipes

DIY scrub

If for some reason you live under a rock and haven’t tried body scrub, you simply must. I like it on my legs and feet the best: it makes them so fantastically smooth and soft. There are a lot of good body scrubs you can buy from the store, but they’re $15+ a pop. I’m all for splurging on things from time to time, but I can think of a lot of other things to spend $15 on if I can make body scrub with ingredients in the pantry.

Body scrubs are fast and EASY to make. I use the recipes more as a base, sometimes adding more or less of an ingredient until I get an consistency I like (e.g. more or less oily). As far as which oils you use, the best ones are coconut, almond, and grapeseed because of their high vitamin E content (I wait for coupons or sales and buy them up). If you don’t have those, use olive or mineral or baby oil.

For an ultra-moisturizing version, try

Coconut Oatmeal

1 cup coconut oil
2 cups raw brown sugar
1/2 cup ground oats (dump rolled oats in a blender to grind up)

For a sweet smelling version, try

Body Wash Scrub
6 tablespoons oil
2 cups white sugar
6 tablespoons body wash/shower cream


  1. Keep accessible so you remember to use it
  2. Rinse your shower/tub thoroughly when you’re through (the extra cleanup is worth it)
  3. Use up or throw out in 3-5 weeks
  • Cami

    I LOVED the body scrub you made me! I can’t wait to make my own!! Yay!!!! Thanks lady!!