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Homemade Body Scrub

This natural homemade body scrub is made with coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils to exfoliate and moisturize your skin, leaving it silky soft and smooth.
Author Sarah UmmYusuf


  • 1 cup sugar (white, brown, or mixture of both; fine-grain salt can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup oil (coconut or olive oil are good choices)
  • 5-7 drops essential oil (optional; lavender or lemon are great!)


  1. Add sugar and coconut oil to a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Add essential oil and mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture into glass container with tight-fitting lid.

To use

  1. Scoop some out with a spoon (don’t dip your wet hands in the jar!), and scrub away all that dry, dead skin.
  2. Then rinse with warm water, and pat dry. Your skin will literally feel like silk!

Recipe Notes

Oil-based body scrubs will leave your tub or shower floor slippery. Use caution when entering/exiting the tub, and clean the tub very well after each use. A simple paste of baking soda and liquid soap will cut the grease and clean the tub perfectly.