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5 Best Homemade Body Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipes

Homemade exfoliating body Scrub can be a delight for your pocket and your skin as well. Body scrub is something we spend a lot for and if we can get something which is economical at the same time effective also, there can be nothing more that you can wish for. Let me share you a fact about body scrubs, did you know that salt and sugar forms the  best base for an exfoliating body scrub. These are the ingredients which are easily and sufficiently found in any kitchen. And these ingredients makes the most effective body scrubs. Then why to go for chemical based expensive body scrubs available in the market.

How To Make Homemade Organic body scrub 

The formula for making your own  body scrub is very simple, it takes only three ingredients to whip up your all natural, chemical free body scrub. First being the exfoliant that will have slightly coarse or grainy texture, second comes the medium that will give fluidity to the scrub and aide in the application. The best medium is a carrier oil like sweet Almond oil and finally you can add  fragrance, the best choice for this is Essential Oil.

To make organic body scrub at home you need to pick organic ingredients for your diy body exfoliator. Now let me tell you there is a difference between natural and organic ingredients.  The difference is in the process of cultivation for Eg. A Tomato is a natural product but it can be called organic only if it is grown following the process of organic farming.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe Composition Basics

1. Choose your exfoliant

  •  Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Kosher salt

Ratio – 2 parts

2. Beauty Oil ( can be called carrier oil)


  • Apricot Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado oil

Ratio – 1 part

3. Add  essential oil for fragrance to the body scrub

Essential oils are highly potent oils derived from natural sources likes flowers, leaves seeds etc. They  are therapeutic and can help in fighting various skin problems like dryness, oiliness, acne etc. They are the best ingredients to add scent to your scrub. Always avoid using fragrance oils as they are synthetic and they do not go well will the idea of making “chemical free” and “all natural” body scrub.


  • Rosehip oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Grape fruit oil
  • Vanilla Essential oil or any other essential oil of choice.
Ratio : Few drops

1. Green Tea Sea Salt Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe

How to make 

Things You will need
  • Sea Salt     1cup
  • Green Tea Bags 2
  • Grape seed, Hazelnut oil or almond oil    1/2 cup
  • Essential oil of choice -5 drops
Open the green tea bags and powder them. Add the powdered green tea to the almond oil. Leave to infuse for 5 days.
After 5 days, mix sea salt (the salt has to be fine) and green tea infused Almond oil. Add 5 drops essential oil of choice.
How to apply
Dampen your body and massage with this mixture. This mixture works fantastically on the elbows and heels. This makes an amazing exfoliating body scrub.

 2. Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Sugar Body Scrub Recipe
White Sugar for Body Scrub
    How to make Sugar body Scrub
    Things You will need
     Sugar – 1/2 cup
     Wheat Germ oil or olive – just as much is sufficient to dampen the
     Few drops of any of your favorite essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and you are ready to go.
How to apply.
Apply the mixture on the body and  scrub gently (dont be harsh while scrubbing) and rinse.This scrub is used as a facial scrub also. This is another simple natural exfoliating body scrub and this scrub also remove the dry paint from skin.

3. Gram Flour Body Scrub Recipe For Dry Skin

How to make 
Homemade Gram Flour Body Scrub Recipe
Gram Flour for Body Scrub

Things you need

Gram flour – 2 parts
Yogurt – 1part
Turmeric Powder Just about a pinch
Lemon oil – few drops
 Take 2tsp of gram flour and add 1ts yogurt, turmeric powder (just about a pinch) and few drops of lemon oil mix all to make a thick paste.
How to apply
You can apply this paste all over the body and scrub it off when dry. This leaves your skin soft smooth and silky. This gram flour body scrub is great to deal excessive dryness of skin.

4. Homemade Organic Brown Sugar Body Exfoliator Recipe

Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Brown Sugar for Homemade Body Scrub
   How to Make brown sugar body scrub

Things you need

Organic Brown Sugar – 1 cup

Organic White Sugar  – 1 cup

 Vitamin E capsule – 1 Capsule
 Organic Olive oil – as much as required to form a paste few drops of vanilla essential oil (optional)


Take a mixing bowl add organic brown sugar, organic olive oil, 1 capsule of vitamin E (cut open and mix to the mixture) and organic white sugar mix them all.
How to apply

Moisten your skin and then massage gently with this natural organic body scrub.T his is a very simple and easy homemade organic body exfoliator.

Also see: Homemade hand cream

 5. Homemade Exfoliating Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe

The grainy texture of oatmeal makes is a superb skin exfoliator especially for oily skin. Besides being naturally absorbent, oat is packed with the properties which are a true blessing for the skin. Oatmeal body scrub not only exfoliates the the skin but it also absorbs all the impurities from the skin, will open the pores and go deep, it also hydrates the skin leaving it smooth and soft.

Take 2 tbsp of  rolled oats. Grind it into a powder.

1 tbsp of baking soda

Lemon Essential Oil 1 drop

Honey 2 tsp

Dried Lavender petals for fragrance you can use any other fragrance also.

Mix all these ingredients to form a thick paste. Store it in an air tight jar.
Rub your oatmeal body scrub softly on the body and then gently rinse with water. Pat dry with towel and experience a smooth and moisturized skin.

I hope you try out these homemade body scrub recipes. Do leave your comments and suggestions.



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