4 Homemade Body Scrubs That Will Totally Transform Your Skin

Exfoliation is an essential part of your skincare routine.

When you exfoliate your skin, it removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and gives room for the growth of new and healthy skin cells.

In the long run, you get a glowing and evenly toned skin that is free of any blemish. Exfoliation transforms your skin completely.

This is why I always advise ladies to exfoliate their skin twice or thrice every week.

One of the most used skincare products for exfoliating is body scrubs. Every woman who values her skin either has an exfoliating cream or scrub.

You can decide to get your scrub from the store or make it yourself at home. The good news is there are homemade body scrubs that work just like the expensive ones you buy at the beauty store.

And the best part is, you do not have to dig a hole in your pocket just to make your scrub.

Together, we will explore different homemade body scrubs that will transform your skin from rough and dull to smooth and glowy.

Here are some you can try out today:

  1. Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar Scrub

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Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It also helps to moisturise your skin while you exfoliate, and it soothes your skin.

I advise you to use brown sugar because it is less abrasive and you can use it without irritations occurring, even on sensitive skin.

Its rough texture helps to scrub off dead skin cells and even whiteheads on your skin. It also facilitates relaxation.


  • 2 cups of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Few drops of your preferred essential oil

How to prepare:

  • Mix the ingredients in a clean bowl until you get a wet-sand texture. Do not heat the coconut oil and pour into the bowl immediately. It might melt the brown sugar.
  • Leave the coconut oil to cool before adding to the sugar.
  • Pour the scrub into a clean jar.
  • Scoop a little with your finger and gently apply on your skin.
  1. Sea Salt and Olive Oil Body Scrub (With Rose Petals)

sea salt and olive oil scrub

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Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that prevents your skin from drying out while you exfoliate. It has antibacterial properties and contains vitamins A, D, E and K, which are greatly beneficial to the skin. It also serves as an antioxidant.

Sea salt, on the other hand, detoxifies your skin. It reduces stress and helps you relax. It also helps to improve circulation within your skin.


  • 1 cup of sea salt
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of dried crushed rose petals
  • Few drops of your preferred essential oil

How to prepare:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a clean bowl until you get a coarse paste.
  • Pour into a clean jar.
  1. Oatmeal, Jojoba Oil and Honey Body Scrub (With Sunflower Seeds)

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Oatmeal and sunflower seeds will give your scrub the rough texture needed to scrub off dead skin cells. They also soothe irritated skin and aid healing.

Honey is a natural moisturizer and antioxidant. It helps to clear acne and skin blemishes from your skin. It cleanses your skin pores. It contains both antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Jojoba oil helps to fight ageing signs, stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, helps to soothe skin burns and irritations, and it does not clog your skin pores.


  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of jojoba oil

How to prepare:

  • Blend the oatmeal and sunflower seeds until you get a smooth powder.
  • Pour the powder into a clean bowl and add the liquid ingredients.
  • Mix until you get a rough textured paste.
  • Turn the paste into a clean jar.
  1. Green Tea and Almonds and Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Green tea scrub

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Green tea is a natural antioxidant. It is used to treat acne and unclog skin pores. It also aids in treating ageing signs. It also protects your skin from sun damage. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Almonds contain a lot of nutrients that benefit your whole body. It is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. It reduces skin inflammation, protects skin from sun damage, and it is a great skin exfoliator.


  • ½ cup of almonds
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of brewed green tea
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil

How to prepare:

  • Blend the almonds into a smooth powder.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a clean bowl until you get a thick sand-like paste. Add more sugar if your mixture is too watery.
  • Pour your body scrub into a clean jar.

With any of these homemade body scrubs, you will notice the amazing changes in your skin within a short while.

How often should you use your homemade body scrub?

You should apply your homemade body scrub on your skin two to three times a week.

What is the proper way of applying your homemade body scrub?

Here is the proper way to use your homemade body scrub on your skin:

  • Open the jar of body scrub.
  • Scoop a little with your finger and gently apply on your skin.
  • Move your fingers in slow, circular motions. Do not too hard on your skin to avoid irritations. Be gentle.
  • Take about 10 minutes to massage your skin with your body scrub gently. You can spend a minute or two on each body part.
  • When you are done, take a warm bath. Be sure to use a gentle beauty soap.
  • Towel dry and apply a moisturizer. Exfoliation can make your skin dry, so you need to use a moisturizer.
You need a beauty soap to bathe with after exfoliating.
The BeauCrest African Black Soap cleanses your skin and at the same time, removes all kinds of skin blemishes from your skin.
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In conclusion,

Owning a body scrub is essential if you want a blemish-free and glowing skin.

You do not have to spend money on expensive body scrubs. You can make your own body scrub right in your home, and it will give you the desired results.

All you need to do is properly apply any of these homemade body scrubs and experience the changes that will occur in your skin.

Now, over to you…

Have you tried a homemade body scrub before? How effective was it? Kindly drop your answers in the comments.

And if you know other homemade body scrubs that work, you can also share them with us.

53 thoughts on “4 Homemade Body Scrubs That Will Totally Transform Your Skin

  1. Thanks Fadekemi.. This was really helpful… I look forward to seeing more of your posts. You doing a great job…

    1. I advise you do not store it for more than two weeks, especially when it has ingredients like lemon in it or any natural food product.

  2. Hi fadekemi i want to ask if after using the scrub i can use my TURA soap coz it’s TURA soap i used in bathing…hope it won’t be too harsh on my skin or you should just recommend a very nice beauty soap THANKS

    1. I really can’t vouch for TURA soap. I haven’t used it. But I advise you to use the BeauCrest African Black soap. It is a mild beauty soap that removes blemishes. In fact, it will speed up the effect of the scrub on your skin.

    1. Thanks too for reading, Nancy. Glad you find our beauty tips helpful 🙂

  3. Thanks for this,exfoliating is the beat way to keep glowing,looking forward to buying your soap soon.Thanks

    1. Thanks, dear. Will be here to send you your soap whenever you are ready.

  4. Thanks for your insightful and helpful posts.
    how long can the scrubs be stored after making them?

    1. You can store them for 2 weeks. I advise you do not use it after that, especially scrubs that include ingredients like lemon.

  5. Thank you for this information. So is not necessary to add foaming agent in a scrub. Where can I get this home made scrub? Thank you

    1. The idea is to make these scrubs yourself. We do not make any scrubs for now. You can check online beauty stores for natural body scrubs.

  6. Thanks so much for the information. Though I’m new here but I will give it a try. Thanks again

    1. Thanks for reading too. Please let me know how these tips work for you.

  7. Thanks for this beauty post, at least I have gotten some knowledge about how this thing goes very impacting.

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