20 DIY Body Scrubs with Essential Oils for Extra Nourishment

Smooth, fresh and invigorated. That’s how amazing your skin feels when you’ve exfoliated.  And if you’re exfoliating more than your face and neck then you can use up a good amount of body scrubs. Enter – DIY homemade body scrubs. Made with fresh ingredients that you probably have sitting in your pantry! Cheap and you know exactly what you’re putting onto your precious bod.

In these enlightened days when we’re using self tanning products rather than sitting in the harsh sun to get a tan, exfoliating is a must. Removing dead skin off to keep your ‘tan’ fresh and not blotchy just has to happen, no questions asked.

Adding some essential oils to body scrubs is so divine. You’ll get to moisturize, nourish, protect and reinvigorate your skin all in one go. Also, they smell so delicious that you may be tempted to gobble them up. Probably not a good idea though

You will find that a lot of the recipes contain coconut oil which is incredible for soft skin and we’ve listed the essential oils next to each scrub so that you have a quick guide and can scan for your favorite combination.

Don’t forget that these body scrubs make amazing gifts too! Mason jars are easily found in most dollar stores, so these make inexpensive gifts that are full of love.

If you’re looking for an extra gift to pair with a body scrub, or you just feel like spoiling your pout, then check out our post on 15 Lip Scrubs for Softer, Fuller, Sexier Lips. 


Photo credit – Lets Live Lively

1. Peppermint Coconut Sugar Scrub | Lets Live Lively

Peppermint essential oil.

2. Coconut Rose Sugar Scrub | My Skincare Recipe

Rose essential oil.

3. Lemon Sugar Scrub | A Cultivated Nest

Lemon essential oil.


Photo credit –  The Kitchen McCabe

4. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub | The Kitchen McCabe

Peppermint essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil.

5. Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub | Dear Crissy

Lemon essential oil.

6. Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub | Building Our Story

Lavender essential oil.

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Body Scrub | The Savvy Naturalista

Lemon essential oil.

8. Rosemary and Spearmint Body Scrub | Garden Therapy

Sweet almond oil, Rosemary essential oil, Spearmint essential oil.


Photo credit – Dear Crissy

9. Orange Clove Sugar Scrub | Dear Crissy

Orange essential oil. Clove essential oil.

10. Healing Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub |Garden Therapy

Lavender essential oil, Ylang ylang essential oil,  Rose essential oil,  Rose geranium essential oil, Carrot seed essential oil

11. Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub | Reasons to Skip the Housework

Lemon essential oil.

12. Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub | A Mom’s Take

Almond oil, Vitamin E oil.

13. Calming Chamomile Salt Scrub | Building Our Story

Chamomile essential oil, Sweet Almond oil.

14. Spiced Orange Sugar Scrub | Living with Lovebugs

Orange essential oil.


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15. Lemon-Lime Coconut Sugar Scrub | Happiness is Home Made

A blend of lime, cedarwood, vanilla, and lavender –  (with lime definitely being the strongest overtone) -OR- 15 drops of Lime Essential Oil -OR- any combination of Stress Away, Lime and/or Lemon essential oil to your preference.

16. Apricot Oil Sugar Scrub | A Pumpkin and A Princess

Apricot oil.

17. Rosemary Lavender Sugar Scrub | Don’t Mess With Mama

Lavender essential oil.

18. Citrus Basil Sugar Scrub | You Brew My Tea

Basil essential oil, orange essential oil, lemon essential oil.

19. Coconut Tangerine Sugar Scrub | A Pumpkin and A Princess

Tangerine essential oil.

20. Sandlewood and Grapefruit Sugar Scrub | A Mom’s Take


21. Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub | Le Zoe Musings

This one doesn’t contain any essential oils as such but is so divine that I couldn’t not include it! Baby oil is used in the recipe, but Zoe also suggests to use either coconut, olive, almond, avocado, or Vitamin E instead.

DIY Body Scrubs with Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin

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