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In the time of ever-rising beauty standards, who doesn’t want to have clean, healthy-looking skin?

Daily skincare has become a part of our everyday routine.

From cleansing first thing in the morning to massage your skin at night, women do everything to make their skin worthy of turning heads.

This is where sugar scrub recipes come into play.

One essential part of a skincare routine is exfoliating your skin and removing dead cells and bacteria so you can help keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

You might be getting worried that scrubbing your entire body would mean spending large amounts of money on expensive beauty products or spa treatments.

The good news is, there are also some cheap and more reliable ways to take care of your skin than investing money on expensive products.

You can make some great DIY natural body scrub recipes right at home for so much less than you would pay at a department or drug store. 

The best part of DIY sugar scrub recipes is that the are inexpensive, always fresh, and chemical-free and have no side effects!

Here are 12 body sugar scrubs that are easy to make and work wonders for every skin type.

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Body sugar scrub recipes


The Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Especially great for winters, this DIY sugar scrub will remove dead cells, make your skin smooth and help it withstand the harsh weather.


1/4 cup coffee

1/4 cup sugar

3 vitamin E capsules

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil


Mix coffee, sugar and olive oil.

Slit the vitamin E capsules and add its oil to the above mixture

You may also add a tbsp each of sea salt and coconut oil.

Mix well. Your sugar scrub is ready!

Scrub your whole body gently for 10 to 15 seconds with this mixture until your skin feels soft and smooth

Rinse it off with lukewarm water and apply your moisturizer to prevent dryness and retain the moisture.

Classic Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar is a perfect natural exfoliating agent and keeps the moisture in place. For this easy-to-make scrub you’ll need:


Sugar (brown or white)

Vegetable oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil or any other vegetable oil you prefer for your skin)


Mix sugar and oil in 2:1 ratio. It means for every spoonful of oil, you add 2 spoons of sugar to it.

Mix the ingredients, gently scrub your skin for 10 to 15 seconds and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Easy, wasn’t it?

Lemon and Sugar Scrub Recipe

Add some lemon to your sugar scrub recipe to multiply its beneficial effects.

Lemon juice is a natural antibacterial and skin brightening agent. It can help treat acne, along with adding a natural glow to your skin.


1 cup granulated sugar

6 tbsp olive oil or almond oil

1 tsp of lemon juice


Mix the ingredients and your sugar scrub is ready to use.

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Raw Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

Raw honey crystallizes quickly and the small crystals are perfect scrubbing agents. This sugar scrub recipe is mild and good for all skin types.

Moreover, honey is a natural antibacterial agent, full of antioxidants and a complexion booster. After using this sugar scrub you’ll notice a visible glow to your skin along with a smooth and moisturized skin.


1/2 cup Crystallized raw honey.

1/4 cup White Sugar


Simply apply the raw honey mixture on your skin and gently scrub away the impurities once dried. Could it get any easier than that?  

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

In addition to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, peppermint can also give your body scrub a cooling and refreshing effect; perfect for using in mornings.


½ cups softened coconut oil

1 and ½ cups of sugar

1 tbsp of peppermint extract


Microwave about half a cup of coconut till it softens. Add sugar and the peppermint extract. Mix it well until thick. Apply it to your skin for a refreshing effect.

Lemon and Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

Want a scrub with combined moisturizing and skin-brightening effects? Then the lemon and honey scrub is the perfect scrub for you.


3-4 tbsp honey

2-3 tbsp sugar

3-4 tbsp lemon juice


Mix honey and lemon juice. Sugar, however; is optional because honey and lemon themselves have exfoliating effects. Apply it to your skin and gently scrub for a minute or so.

Nourishing Sugar Scrub Recipe (for sensitive skin)

If you have a sensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions, you might need something that you can use without any fear of consequences. This sugar scrub recipe uses all the natural ingredients perfect for sensitive skin:


2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp Avocado Oil

Cucumber (small to medium)


Mix sugar and oil and 2:1 ratio. Blend the cucumber and add it to the mixture. Gently massage your skin with this sugar scrub for a few seconds and leave it on for a few minutes.

Wash it off with lukewarm water without any fear of rashes or allergies!

Green Tea Sugar Scrub Recipe

Green tea is nature’s very own anti-aging and detoxifying agent. Green tea has an invigorating effect, delays the signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles and prevents the build-up of free radicals that damage the skin.


Green tea




Take a few tablespoons of above-mentioned ingredients and mix them to make a thick paste. Gently rub it over your skin for a few seconds and wash it off.

Longtime use, combined with your regular skincare routine can delay the signs of aging and give you a healthy and glowing skin.

Brown Sugar and Vanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe

Want a scrub that makes your skin smell great and also feel great? Just add some vanilla extract to it!


2 tbsp sunflower oil

¼ tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar


Mix the ingredients and gently apply the scrub in circular motions.

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Lavender Sea Salt Scrub

Ok, this is not exactly a sugar scrub recipe but the sea salt helps to exfoliate your skin just as good so I thought I’d include it anyways.

Lavender oil is an amazing essential oil known for its antiseptic and antifungal properties and is widely used to treat acne, wrinkles, eczema and other inflammatory conditions.

Sea salt is a detoxifying agent and also cleans pores and balances oil production. To make this amazingly beneficial body scrub (which also smells like heaven!), you’ll need:


½ cup of sea salt

2tbsp coarse Kosher salt

15 drops of lavender Oil

5 tbsp of sunflower oil

½ tsp dried lavender buds


Mix the ingredients until the mixture attains the consistency of a scrub. Gently scrub your skin for healthy skin and lasting fragrance.


Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Body Scrub

I think you all must have heard of the many beneficial properties of baking soda for the skin. Baking soda is a good exfoliating agent that removes dead cells, balances the pH of the skin and lightens the skin, giving it a natural glow.


Baking soda

Coconut oil


Mix baking soda and coconut oil to make a paste and gently massage your skin.


Avoid using water instead of coconut oil, particularly if you have dry skin, because baking soda can dry your skin but adding coconut oil can counteract the drying effect and provide your skin with the moister it needs.

Sea Salt and Pineapple Body Scrub

This scrub is a good option for oily skin which is prone to breakout. Sea salt detoxifies the skin and restores the oil balance and pH of the skin.

It exfoliates the impurities and oils clogging the pores that may lead to frequent breakouts. Pineapple is added as a toner and also for prevention of acne and for its anti-aging effects.


2 tbsp black lava sea salt

A large slice of Pineapple

1 tbsp Olive oil


Add salt and olive oil in 2:1 ratio. Take a large slice of ripe pineapple, mash it well and add it to the mixture. Apply the mixture for an oil-free and healthy skin


Do not scrub the salt too hard or it will lead to skin damage. Also, leaving the salt mask on for too long can cause irritation and even exacerbate acne.

Also, avoid using table salt because it actually worsens acne.  So be a bit cautious while using this scrub!


All of these body sugar scrub recipes can be made at home with ingredients that are easily available in your local grocery stores.  

These body scrubs are extremely helpful in removing dead cells and rejuvenating the skin to make it smooth. So what are you waiting for? Try these amazing sugar scrub recipes and get healthy, beautiful skin naturally!


Body sugar scrub recipes

FAQ About Sugar Scrub Recipes

How do you make homemade sugar scrub?

There are many different sugar scrubs that you can make depending on your skin type. Sugar combined with other natural ingredients should be based on your skins

What is the best sugar to use in sugar scrub recipes?

White sugar works best for facial or lip scrubs because it is less abrasive. Brown sugar, which is a bit more coarse, is best for body scrubs. Raw sugar, which is the coarsest sugar, is nice to use for hand and foot scrubs.

How long does a DIY sugar scrub last?

Sugar scrubs can last for quite a long time on a shelf with a lid on it or in your refridgerator. Some can be kept up to 6 months, but it depends on additional ingredients that will determine how long to store it

How do you use a sugar scrub?

Sugar scrubs are super easy to use. Simply apply a small amount onto clean skin using dry fingers. Then, wet your fingers and gently massage the sugar scrub over your face and or body. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.