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A Refreshed and Flawless You: 15 Natural DIY Body Scrubs

Do you love exfoliating products because they make your skin feel smooth and refreshed, but you’re wary of drugstore products because you’re sensitive to some of the ingedients brand name things contain? The answer to your problem is a homemade, all natural sugar body scrub!

Check out these 15 DIY body scrub recipes that will have you looking smooth and flawless (and smelling really good, too)!

1. DIY peppermint sugar scrub bars

VIEW IN GALLERYDIY peppermint sugar scrub bars

Do you like the idea of reach for a bar rather than squishing your hand into a jar of gooey oil and sugar? Try these deliciously minty sugar scrub bars by Happy Mothering instead! You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of melt and pour soap (ex. olive oil, hemp, or goat milk)
  • 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 cup of organic sugar
  • Red Mica colorant (optional)

2. Gingerbread sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYGingerbread sugar scrub

Would you like to give someone a natural sugar scrub as a Christmas gift but you’re not sure peppermint scented things are what they’d like? Mommy Musings suggests this delicious gingerbread scented scrub instead! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of all spice
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg

3. Antioxidant coffee scrub with coconut oil

VIEW IN GALLERYAntioxidant coffee scrub with coconut oil

Every list needs one unique exception, right? Ours is this ground coffee scrub in place of sugar! The caffeine in coffee grounds is purported to be healthy for cellulite areas. According to Coconut Mama, you’ll need:

4. Homemade chocolate coconut oil sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYHomemade chocolate coconut oil sugar scrub

Do prefer very sweet smells to stronger ones? Are you a total chocoholic, even when it comes to things that you probably won’t eat (despite the fact that you technically could eat this recipe)? How Sweet It Is has the perfect kind of body scrub for you! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of solid coconut oil (i.e. not melted)
  • 1/3 cup of almond oil
  • 2 tbps of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • a few drops of coconut extract or essential oil

5. Lemon honey sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYLemon honey sugar scrub

Rather than smelling just sweet, would you also like your body scrub to smell clean and fresh? Keep the sweetness by using sugar and honey but add a little citrus in the form of lemon juice. If you take a look at Homemade Mommy, you’ll see that you need:

  • 1 cup of organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of raw honey
  • 2 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 15 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

6. Mint sugar body scrub

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Do you like the sound of a peppermint scented body scrub but you’re not really into the cubes idea from the first idea in this post? Love Grows Wild has you covered with an alternative, loose mint recipe! You’ll need:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1½ – 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of peppermint extract
  • 1 drop of green food coloring

7. Oatmeal and honey homemade sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYOatmeal and honey homemade sugar scrub

Do you feel as though the sugar in a regular sugar scrub almost exfoliates your skin properly, but not quite? Mommy Mentionables shows you how to take it up a notch by adding oatmeal! You’ll need:

  • Finely ground oatmeal
  • Organic honey
  • Sweet almond oil or coconut oil

8. Peach passion sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYPeach passion sugar scrub

All of these scents have been very sweet so far, but perhaps you’re more into delicious fruity flavours and smells? Check out this absolutely stunning peach passion scrub recipe from Savvy Naturalista! You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • ½- ¾ cup of coconut oil
  • 4-5 peach passion tea bags
  • essential oils (optional)
  • Color (optional)

9. Sweet vanilla sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYSweet vanilla sugar scrub

Are you the kind of person who prefers simple, traditional scents? You’ll probably enjoy the original sweet vanilla sugar recipe the most when it comes to body scrubs! According to Thank Your Body, you’ll need:

  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Vanilla

10. Cranberry sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYCranberry sugar scrub

Sometimes it’s nice to use a scrub with a scent that will actually stay with you throughout the day! That’s exactly what this cranberry scrub by Imperial Sugar will do! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of whole frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups of extra fine granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 12 drops of essential orange oil or fragrance

11. Homemade green tea sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYHomemade green tea sugar scrub

Have you heard all about the reinvigorating powers of green tea and green tea leaves? Then you’ll love this green tea sugar scrub recipe by Living Chic on the Cheap! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 1/8 cup of brewed green tea (cooled)
  • 1 bag of green tea (not brewed)

12. Apple cinnamon sugar scrub

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Is cinnamon one of your very favourite tastes and smells, even when it’s not Christmas or autumn? Make it smell a little less like the holidays by combining it with the fresh scent of apple like Simply Shellie did! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of Coconut Oil
  • 1½ cup of Sugar
  • 1 medium-sized apple (or chamomile essential oil)
  • Cinnamon extract
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon powder

13. Whipped grapefruit mint sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYWhipped grapefruit mint sugar scrub

Do you prefer to use your face scrub in the morning when you wake up? Choose one that’s refreshing and invigorating! This grapefruit and mint combination scrub by The Kitchen McCabe is an amazing option for that! You’ll need:

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • Zest from 1 grapefruit
  • 1 tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • 25 drops of grapefruit oil
  • ¼ tsp of beet juice (optional-for color)

14. Vanilla chai sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYVanilla chai sugar scrub

Do you love deep, spicy scents that linger all day long without overpowering people as you go about your day? Check out this vanilla chai sugar scrub by DIY Natural! You’ll need:

  • The contents of 5 chai tea bags
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp of coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract OR 12-15 drops of vanilla essential oil

15. DIY Raspberry lemon sugar scrub

VIEW IN GALLERYRaspberry lemon sugar scrub

Are you looking for a scent that’s summery and clean, but not just full blown citrus? Combining raspberry and lemon, like Bespangled did, is one of the most delicious smelling ideas we’ve heard all day. You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of raspberry extract
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of lemon extract
  • red food coloring (optional)

Put those harsh cosmetics aside and give yourself a homemade treat with one of these flavor-filled and refreshing scrubs!