20 DIY Body Scrubs | DIY Formula

20 DIY Body Scrubs

You make a DIY body scrub with affordable ingredients that will result in a high-quality product. Finding the perfect one will both soothe your skin and leave it perfectly smooth in the aftermath. The next 20 DIY body scrub recipes have many advantages. The recipes are easy to follow, and they don’t take too much out of your time. The ingredients that you’ll be using are natural, so this means that your skin will look flawless too.

1. Coffee Body Scrub DIY Recipe

This DIY coffee scrub not only smells divine, but it also has the potential of waking you up in the morning. If you want to have baby smooth skin, give this exfoliant a try. It will leave your skin feeling like silk since it’s tough enough to break out any undergrown hairs. Achieve the perfect summer skin with this effortless DIY coffee scrub that will leave your bath smelling like a coffee shop!

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-6 minutes’ tops

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 1-3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1-3 drops of orange essential oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar

2. DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

You don’t need a dozen of ingredients to achieve supple skin in minutes. This natural DIY sugar scrub only needs three ingredients you probably already own and has various benefits for your skin. The delicate exfoliating properties make this delicious DIY sugar brown suitable to use for your lips, face or feet. Easy to whip up, you can store it in a container for up to two months.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5 minutes or so

  • 1/2 cup of Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 tbs of Almond Oil (or grapeseed oil, sesame oil, coconut oil)
  • 8-10 drops of Rose Oil (or your favorite essential oil)

3. DIY Peppermint Body Scrub

This homemade peppermint sugar scrub will refresh and exhilarate your skin. It has a pleasant scent to it that will linger after use. Even more, this DIY body scrub is an incredible gift for anyone if you mess around with the layers.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 15 minutes

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • food coloring (red mainly)
  • Peppermint essential oil

4. DIY Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Coconut oil is the holy grail of natural products aficionados. It boasts several benefits: it is exceptionally hydrating for the skin and soothes dry patches, leaving the skin hydrated for a couple of days. The combination with sugar makes it the perfect and easiest DIY body scrub that you can try at home. Especially if you’re on a budget.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-6 minutes

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

5. DIY Lavender Body Scrub

Lavender lovers will fall head over heels in love with this DIY body scrub. It combines the calming and peaceful smell of lavender with its amazing aromatherapy properties. This lavender sugar scrub is the best way to wrap up a busy day. Add this homemade sugar scrub to your evening routine for a truly pampering at-home SPA session. Bye, bye dry skin! Hello hydrated, soft skin! Use this body exfoliator in the shower or while taking a bath, and you’ll be only reaping the benefits. Smooth skin and a relaxed state of mind await.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 6 minutes

  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tb Unrefined Coconut Oil (liquid state)
  • 5-10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Dried Lavender
  • 2 Tb Grape Seed Oil

6. DIY Lemon Body Scrub

If you adore everything citrus-scented, you don’t have to spend all your budget on a drug store natural scrub. Instead, make your own at home and share your lemon sugar scrub with your loved ones. The lemon and orange used in this unique DIY recipe add more than a pleasant smell. They have astringent properties and will thoroughly clean your pores. Use this DIY body scrub all over your skin in the summer for a refreshing feeling.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5 minutes

  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (can use coconut oil or almond oil)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

7. Sea Salt Body Scrub DIY Recipe

This is one of the easiest DIY sugar scrubs you can try. Grab these three ingredients and get ready to pamper yourself. Excellent for dry feet, the sea salt scrub will get rid of all the dead skin and leave it ready for moisturizing. Follow up with some coconut oil that will seal in the moisture and leave your skin feel rejuvenated.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 4-5 minutes

  • 1 cup fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 5 – 15 drops Essential Oil (optional)

8. DIY Vanilla Body Scrub

Indulge both your skin and your senses with this delicious and nourishing DIY body scrub. The heavenly combination of sugar, honey, and vanilla hits the sweet spot between exfoliating, hydrating and rejuvenating. Allow this unique fragrance to warm you up on winter days. This vanilla sugar scrub adds a touch of vitamin E oil for the boosted hydration effect.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or any other type of oil)
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil)
  • ½ tsp vitamin E oil

9. DIY Body Scrubs – The Best Gifts Ever!

No other gift says “I really care about you!” like one that you made yourself. Play around with various ingredients, taking into consideration what the giftee prefers. A DIY body scrub is a unique gift that is perfectly natural and healthy for the skin. Even more, it’s affordable.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5 minutes
Ingredients: it depends on your tastes

10. DIY Apple Pie Body Scrub

A must try DIY body scrub in the winter time. This apple scented scrub will leave you with the softest skin. The best part about this all natural DIY is that it has all-edible ingredients. The brown sugar is a great exfoliant and the olive oil packs outstanding hydrating properties. Remove dry skin flakes and keep your skin healthy with this perfumed apple body scrub. It’s an excellent homemade body scrub for dry skin.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 8 minutes

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • Pinch of cinnamon

11. DIY Cinnamon Body Scrub

Cinnamon is not only delicious on your oatmeal or frappuccino, but it also has wonderful exfoliating and antibacterial properties. This DIY cinnamon body scrub will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. A creative DIY Christmas gift, this body scrub recipe is bound to bring a smile on the giftee’s face!

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 4 minutes

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

12. DIY Organic Strawberry Body Scrub

Write this recipe down for next summer, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the scent and benefits. This fabulous DIY strawberry scrub looks delicious and has all organic ingredients. Get ready to show off your legs in the hot months because this DIY sugar scrubs will leave them looking flawless.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 6-7 minutes

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries
  • ¾ cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 mason jar

13. DIY Homemade Body Scrub with Shea Butter

If you struggle with razor bumps, this DIY sugar scrub is a life saver! It will rid you of ingrown hairs and leave your skin all prepped for shaving. The four ingredients that comprise this easy recipe beautifully complement each other. In addition, it will leave your legs and arms feeling silky smooth.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 10-12 minutes

  • 1/2 cup Shea Butter
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil (melted, but not hot)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

14. DIY Whitening Body Scrub at Home

Looking to achieve a glowing complexion without spending an arm and a leg at a luxurious SPA saloon? Check out this anti-aging special DIY scrub that will polish off your skin and make it feel supple again. Apply once a week for two months in a row for best results. However, if you want to hold on to your summer tan, postpone this DIY option for colder months. That’s because it can reduce tanning effects.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 7-8 minutes

  • 1 cup of White or Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of Milk Powder
  • Olive oil/ Coconut oil/ Almond Oil – half a cup
  • Honey half a cup
  • 8-10 drops of Strawberry Essence
  • 2-3 drops of coloring red or pink

15. Easy DIY Tomato Body Scrub

Don’t add in all your tomatoes to your salad! Keep a big, plump tomato for this one-of-a-kind homemade body scrub that promises to cool you down after a beach day and leave your skin feeling squeaky clean. As a plus, the active ingredients in the tomato act as a natural sunblock and can revive dull looking skin after only one use!

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 8-10 minutes

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large tomato chopped (we recommend Roma)
  • ¾ cup oil (coconut, avocado)
  • 5-20 drops essential oil (I used lemon and citronella)

16. DIY Grapefruit Body Scrub

Citrus lovers, take note! You only need three ingredients to try out this piece-of-cake easy DIY scrub, packed with minerals and vitamins that will quench your thirsty skin. Ready for glowy skin? Give this recipe a try before shaving, and you’ll enjoy the best results!

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-8 minutes

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 grapefruit, squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil

17. Mediterranean Olive Oil Body Scrub

Those who struggle with dry skin need not despair. Contrary to popular belief, dry skin can (and should) be exfoliated. Only by getting rid of dead skin cells can you fully nourish your body. What better way to do it than by indulging in an olive oil DIY body scrub? It guarantees to leave your skin feel smoother than ever.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 3-5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • A couple of drops of orange essential oil

18. Cheap DIY Body Scrub

Natural DIY scrubs are great for your skin and your wallet! Take care of your body with these organic recipes and get creative by mixing the ingredients of your choice. By mixing an ingredient that will act as an exfoliant (sugar, salt, baking soda, coffee) with a nourishing oil (coconut oil, avocado oil, sesame oil) you achieve a lovely and affordable DIY scrub. Even more, it will be custom made for your needs and wishes.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-6 minutes

  • 1 cup exfoliant
  • 1/2 cup liquid
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fun add-ins

19. DIY Oatmeal Body Scrub

Oatmeal does not only fuel you up in the morning, but it also has less known healing properties. Suited for oily or acne pro skin, this DIY scrub is easy to make and acts as an excellent moisturizer.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 7 minutes

  • 1/2 cup whole oats, ground in a spice grinder
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

20. DIY Honey Body Scrub

Almonds and honey complement each other like no other two ingredients. They both bring to the table wonderful benefits: they are antibacterial, hydrating and healing. Perfect for sensitive skin, this honey DIY body scrub smells amazing and feels very soothing on the skin. Gentle yet powerful, it will leave your skin feel silky smooth.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 5-6 minutes

  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 6 drops of Peppermint essential oil


It’s hard not to try a simple DIY body scrub recipe out. This kind of body scrub lasts longer than the ones you buy from a shop. The homemade body scrubs out of natural ingredients make your skin look and feel amazing. So, why not give any of the above-mentioned DIY body scrub recipes a go? Make sure to check out these DIY sugar scrub ideas as well for a softer and healthier skin.


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