21+ BEST Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes on Earth

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These sugar scrub recipes are GORGEOUS and would make the best gifts for teachers, friends, family, or anyone - at livingthenourishedlife.com

If you’re looking for homemade sugar scrub recipes, you’re in the right place. I’ve scoured the web for some of the best and most creative (and yes, the prettiest!) DIY sugar scrub recipes, and I’ve compiled a list of my absolute favorites.

These make the perfect gifts for teachers and friends and family — but don’t forget to spoil yourself too! There’s plenty of sugar love to go around. 😉

Which one of these will you try?

21 BEST Homemade Sugar Scrubs

PS: Several of these body scrub recipes contain coconut oil — one of my favorite oils, inside the body and out! You can order virgin coconut oil HERE to eat or use in these awesome recipes.

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21 DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes

With just a few natural ingredients, you can make a lot of wonderful sugar scrubs. I hope this list of over 21 sugar scrub recipes inspires you to nourish your skin with homemade natural items!

1. DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars from Happy Mothering

These bars are straight up adorable, and soothe the skin with the refreshing properties of peppermint.

cute pink peppermint scrub bars in a glass jar

2. DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub from Mommy Musings

Okay, I’m a little biased because I love gingerbread, but this DIY body scrub smells like heaven.

gingerbread sugar scrub in a glass jar with a red bow and a gingerbread man on the label

3. DIY Coffee Body Scrub from me!

This homemade body scrub uses coffee to tone and purify your skin all over – especially legs, thighs, and torso! Perfect for getting ready for summertime. 😉

homemade coffee scrub in a glass jar with a spoon on a wooden table

4. Homemade Chocolate Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by How Sweet It Is

The second best thing to drinking hot chocolate is using it on your skin! This scrub is the perfect gift for the chocolate lover in your life.

chocolate sugar scrub in a glass jar with chocolate chips on top

5. How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes from Hello Natural

These DIY sugar scrub cubes are the perfect way to make your scrub ahead of time and use them (or gift them) as needed.

orange and gray sugar scrub cubes in a cup on a wooden table

6. Lemon Honey Sugar Scrub from Happy Go Lucky Blog

Lemon and honey is smoothing and detoxifying for all of your skin – and smells delicious!

lemon wedge and a jar of lemon honey scrub on a teal table

7. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub from Love Grows Wild

Anyone who gets this mint green scrub as a gift is going to love you. Just saying.

mint green sugar scrub in two jars with red and white twine

8. Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub from Leggins N Lattes

Oatmeal and honey are the perfect combinations for irritated, sensitive skin.

oatmeal honey sugar scrub in a mason jar on a bright blue table

9. Peach Passion Sugar Scrub from Savy Naturalista

Put together a sweet-smelling scrub for the perfect gift. This recipe uses natural peach passion tea for the perfectly yummy aroma.

peach sugar scrub with flecks of black in a jar

10. Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub from Thank Your Body

Vanilla brown sugar is one of my favorite scents, and the real thing is WAY better than those artificial fragrances at the shopping mall. 😉

vanilla brown sugar scrub in a jar with a wooden scoop

11. Cranberry Sugar Scrub from Imperial Sugar

Cranberries are detoxifying and cleansing to the skin, and make the perfect crimson scrub.

crimson cranberry sugar scrub in a jar on a bed of fresh cranberries


12. Homemade Green Tea Sugar Scrub from Living Chic on the Cheap

Green tea is full of antioxidants that nourish the skin and aid regeneration. It smells refreshingly herbal, too!

Homemade Green Tea Sugar Scrub

13. DIY: Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub from Simply Shellie

A sugar scrub that smells like apple pie? I’ll take it. Cinnamon also invigorates the skin and promotes circulation.

a red apple and cinnamon sticks on a table with a jar of apple pie sugar scrub

14. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub from The Kitchen McCabe

I’ll admit – I just adore the pictures of this recipe. Forget that grapefruit and mint stimulate healthy skin tissue. I just think it’s gorgeous.

light pink grapefruit sugar scrub in a white bowl with a white spoon on the table

15. How to Make a Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub from DIY Natural

Hey, chai isn’t just for tea. It makes an excellent DIY scrub for all over!

golden brown vanilla chai scrub in a small mason jar with cinnamon sticks

16. DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub from Bespangled Jewelry

I’ve always loved the combination of raspberry and lemon, and this scrub combines the two perfectly. The natural acids in the fruit aid in exfoliation, too.

DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub in etched glass jars with cardboard labels

17. Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub from The Idea Room

Cinnamon and vanilla are the perfect warming and relaxing combination for a body scrub. My shower will smell like fresh baked cookies, and I don’t think I’ll mind.

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

18. Homemade Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub from Salt Lick Lessons

Eucalyptus is cleansing and invigorating. It promotes circulation and deep breathing, making this scrub the perfect spa experience.

mint green eucalyptus scrub on a wooden table with a wooden spoon

19. Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub from Happiness is Homemade

Pumpkin spice is everyone’s favorite, so it makes sense that it would be the perfect DIY body scrub too, right? It also makes a great gift during the holiday season.

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

20. DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub from Bella Limento

Cucumber promotes collagen production and skin elasticity, so this minty fresh scrub will leave your skin feeling toned and youthful.

light green cucumber mint scrub in glass jars with a metal spoon

21. Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub from Shaken Together Life

And finally, the perfect combination: lemon and mint. It smells amazing and brings so many herbal benefits to your skin. Enjoy!

a small mason jar of lemon mint scrub on a wooden table with trees in the background

Whew! Did you make it through all those nifty sugar scrub recipes? I hope you enjoyed my list and found the right sugar scrub recipe for you! Have a scrub-a-licious day!!

BONUS RECIPES: I can’t forget to add my famous lemon hand scrub recipe to clean and deodorize your hands. And you might want to try my beach body mineral polish while you’re at it.

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Elizabeth is the founder of The Nourished Life and has been writing about natural living for 12 years. Her work has been featured at Shape, Bustle, and Mother Earth Living. Her mission is to help you lower your stress levels and find fun ways to become happier and healthier. Read more about Elizabeth here.

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