Homemade sugar scrub recipe

Tips and instructions on how to make your own sugar scrub at home with customizable ingredients to suite your personal taste.

If you have skin then you need to exfoliate, and the best, and easiest way to do it is by making your own sugar scrub at home. Below are enough scrubs to keep you happily experimenting for several months.

Starter Scrub

This scrub is really simple, but effective.


½ cup sugar

Cold-pressed Oil (olive, wheat germ, peanut, corn, or sunflower)

Pour sugar into a bowl. Add a small amount of oil and mix. Continue to add oil until the mixture is damp.

You don't have to use this scrub right away. It has a pretty good shelf life, simply store the mixture in a jar.

Scrubs are usually used in the tub or shower after the skin has been cleaned and has had a chance to soften with the warm water. Simply take some of the scrub in your hand and rub it on your body in a circular motion. After you have rinsed off the scrub, apply lotion to retain your new, fresh, soft skin.

Brown Sugar Scrub

This scrub is heavy duty for those with really dry, flaky skin. Don't use it more than once a week.


3 Tablespoons Raw Sugar

2 Tablespoons White Sugar

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

3 Tablespoons Epsom Salt

1 Tablespoons Kosher (sea) Salt

1/3 Cup Baby Oil

1/3 Cup Scented Body Lotion

To start, add all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and mix well. Next, add the oil and lotion. Mix it all together until everything is wet and the ingredients stick together.

Now you're ready to use your new scrub.

You can store the scrub in a plastic container in the refrigerator for a week or two if you don't use it all.

Lemon Milk Scrub

Milk makes the roughest skin smooth . . . and lemon boosts the senses.


Juice from one lemon

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Cream or Milk

4 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

This one is super easy. Just mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and use immediately.The lemon will make the milk sour and curdle if left unused.

Honey Soy Scrub

Soy is great for the skin and honey is great for dry skin, so this scrub makes a winning combination.


1 1/3 Cups Soy Oil

1 1/3 Cups Sugar

1 Tablespoon Honey

½ Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

Mix the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and store in a large jar with a lid. It's fine to keep this scrub in the bathroom.

Yogurt Sugar Mask

This is a great mask for your face. Just gently massage it onto your skin, let it sit for five minuets and rinse thoroughly.


3 Teaspoons of Plain Yogurt

2 Teaspoons of Sugar

Mix this small amount of ingredients in a cup until well mixed.

This mixture needs to be used right away otherwise it will mold or sour. It can be stored in the refrigerator for a small amount of time, a day or two, in a covered container.

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