Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

by Raksha Hegde last updated -

Making sugar scrubs at home is an inexpensive and easy way to keep your skin silky smooth and soft. You don’t need to spend a lot of money in salons and spas. All you need are two ingredients – sugar and a good quality natural oil. You can make several variations of a sugar scrub. The top three sugar scrubs are coconut oil sugar scrub, olive sugar scrub, and lemon sugar scrub. So, let’s get straight to it!

A jar full of home made scrub

Top 3 Sugar Scrub Recipes

Natural sugar scrubs are great for your skin!
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Course: Health Products
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sugar scrub
Appliance: Blender
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown, preferably organic)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (virgin)
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown, preferably organic)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 400 IU vitamin E (optional)

Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown, preferably organic)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil can also be used)
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh, optional)


Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

  • Take a clean, airtight glass container.
  • Mix the sugar and the oil well and use as needed.
  • If it is too dry, you can add additional oil or a tablespoon of thick honey. If it is too wet, add more sugar. Your home-made coconut oil sugar scrub is ready!
    A bowl containing coconut oil sugar scrub

Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

  • It's best to use extra-virgin olive oil to make a scrub for the skin as it is unrefined and has a low level of acidity in it.
  • In a clean, airtight glass container, mix both ingredients well and use as needed.
  • Add olive oil if you want to make it wet. Your home-made olive oil sugar scrub is ready. You can even add vitamin E oil by breaking a capsule into it to make it even healthier for your skin!

Lemon Sugar Scrub

  • In a clean, airtight mason jar, mix the sugar and oil well.
  • Add the essential oil or the lemon juice and mix till blended completely. Use a palmful twice a week for best results.


You can get innovative with the homemade sugar scrubs once you master these basic recipes. You can add different essential oils such as lavender, orange, or peppermint oils for a fragrant scrub. Try pure vanilla extract for a spa experience. Jojoba and grapeseed oils also work well on the skin. White and brown sugar are not as harsh as raw sugar.
Make sure you test the sugar scrubs on your hand before you use it on your body to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction. Always use a palmful of scrub and use smooth, circular strokes to massage your body with it. Don't scrub the skin too hard as it may cause skin irritation. It's best to avoid scrubbing skin, which is prone to acne, to avoid a breakout. Watch your dead cells go away and say hello to beautiful, radiant skin!

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About the Author

Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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