Take some time to pamper yourself! Make one of these 20+ easy body scrub recipes and treat yourself to a special spa day. Great for gifts too.
I’m one of those lucky people with oily skin. I’m not being sarcastic – I really don’t mind it because I’m hoping it helps keep the wrinkles at bay (or is that a myth?). But really, it’s mostly fine.
Except there’s one issue . . . I get build up on my skin and I absolutely have to exfoliate regularly. And I don’t know if you body exfoliators have noticed, but those scrubs aren’t cheap!
Here’s a great solution – make them yourself using body scrub recipes. It’s really easy to make a scrub, and you can use a lot of common items that are already in your cabinets!
How to Make Body Scrubs
Generally speaking, a scrub you make is going to have at least three base ingredients:
- Carrier – something like coconut oil that holds the scrubbing material
- Scrub – salt or sugar provide the exfoliating portion of the scrub
- Scent or Coloring – most people like to add scent or coloring or both to their scrub
You’ll mix the three together and add any extras that you like. If your scrub is too liquid-y, you’ll add more salt or sugar. If it’s too coarse, you’ll add more carrier.
Store in an airtight container to gift. Usually they can be left out for a week or two, or in the fridge for longer. This is why I typically make them in small batches.
It’s hard to ruin a DIY body scrub! Give one of these body scrub recipes a try and you’ll find out how easy it is. There are recipes for body, hand, lips, and more. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Body Scrub Recipes
Pamper yourself at home with one of these 20+ body scrub recipes featuring sugar. Ways to exfoliate your whole body, hands, feet, face and lips are included.
Cinnamon Sugar Hand Scrub
This cinnamon sugar hand scrub recipe smells like delicious baked goods! Make your hands soft and is perfect for a gift idea. So easy.
Watermelon Kiwi Lip Scrub
Not only can you use this on your lips to make them smooth prior to applying lipstick, but this scrub is completely edible.
Piña Colada Sugar Scrub
You'll love how this scrub makes your skin smell like a tropical vacation! Heidi also gives a recipe for making Piña Colada mini soaps that are so adorable you need to go look at them now!
Mandarin Orange & Coffee Scrub
This rich DIY sugar scrub recipe with coffee and mandarin essential oils is so easy and quick to make that you’ll want to make them in batches wrapped as gifts around the holidays.
Blackberry Mint Foot Scrub
Soothe your tired, sore feet after a long day with this blackberry mint foot scrub. It has raw sugar so it has the grit you need for exfoliating tough skin on your feet.
Candy Cane Body Scrub
This great smelling peppermint scrub is perfect for softening winter skin and makes a great Christmas gift. It is also a great way to relax during this crazy busy season!
Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub
This scrub will remind you a sipping a delicious cocktail while sitting by the pool! The grapefruit in it will help even out skin tone and prevent acne.
Pink Lemonade Scrub
This scrub will pamper and soften your skin while smelling amazing! Get the recipe and download the free printable label.
Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Scrub
This body scrub recipe not only smells delightful, it uses avocado oil which is full of nutrients and brown sugar that contains Glycolic acid that kills bacteria.
Coco-Lime Hand & Foot Scrub
This scrub has an awesome smell, and is perfect for making hands and feet delightfully soft. This is my ultimate favorite hand and foot scrub!
I love that these are in individual cubes with a tasty smell of citrus. So easy to use and they look great in a mason jar for gifting.
The coffee in this scrub improves circulation and helps stimulate those problem areas. Show that cellulite who’s boss and make your legs a little smoother.
With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, this turmeric sugar scrub is a great treatment to exfoliate while creating a lovely, natural glow!
Apple Spice Sugar Scrub
The smell of fall will fill the room when you use this sugar scrub! Plus, it is exfoliating, moisturizing, and rejuvenating for you skin.
Mermaid Bath Scrub Cubes
These little beauties would make a great gift for the mermaid lover in your life! Sarah gives some great tips for making these cubes and getting the amazing colors without staining your skin.
The Sweetest Lip Scrub
Give your lips some lovin' and learn how to make lip scrub using soothing coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla!
This gently scented lavender sugar scrub recipe will leave you feeling relaxed, even if you aren’t ready for bed. This body scrub is easy to make at home with simple kitchen and beauty ingredients and is a safer way to exfoliate than many chemical concoctions.
Oatmeal Hand Scrub
For a gentler hand scrub, Irena recommends using superfine sugar in this recipe. The coarser the sugar the more it exfoliates.
Gingerbread Men Scrub Cubes
Using a gingerbread man mold for these body scrub cubes makes them an adorable gift for the holidays, don't you think?
Sage & Blackberry Pre-Shave Leg Scrub
This sage and blackberry sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating your legs prior to shaving. You'll get a nice close shave!
Making this super cute and easy sugar scrub is a great activity for a little girl's birthday party. You could watch the movie, make the scrub and send it home with the kids as a favor!
Pineapple Body Scrub Bars
Are you looking for a cheap DIY gift idea that smells like Hawaii? Find out how to make yummy smelling pineapple body scrub bars that are crazy easy!
Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub
This scrub contains oatmeal, which is soothing to the skin, while coconut oil moisturizes. This is a great lightweight scrub if you don't want to go too crazy.
What are your favorite body scrub recipes? Let us know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out the following posts:
Wednesday 4th of May 2016
Wow! So much body scrub recipes to choose from! I'm so glad to have found your article. I can't wait to try each one of them! Thanks for sharing!