5 Easy DIY Scrubs

5 Easy DIY Scrubs

Using body scrubs frequently can improve your skin significantly. Also, they're some of the most straightforward products to make at home!

Simple DIY body scrub recipes

Body scrubs contain common ingredients like sugar, salt, olive oil, honey, coffee, oatmeal, essential oils, and spices. You probably have these in your kitchen!

Our recipes below will help you build your DIY body scrub collection. Remember that you can use substitutes, so mix and match to personalize them.

Please Note: These recipes use fresh ingredients, so it's best to store them in the refrigerator.

1. Oatmeal and brown sugar scrub

There is a belief that the caffeine in coffee helps improve the appearance of aging skin. This may or may not be accurate. However, exfoliating can help reduce the appearance of skin bumps.

If you have sensitive skin, substitute coffee with oatmeal. It's lightly exfoliating and soothing.

Olive oil adds moisture while also helping the mixture to apply easily.


  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ground oatmeal or coffee grounds 
  • A few drops of essential oil.


Mix the ingredients and store the scrub mixture in a dry place for up to one month. Wet your skin first and then apply the mixture in circular motions. Rinse. If you have extra sensitive skin, omit the sugar.

This scrub is rather messy, so you'll need to clean up afterward!

2. Two-in-one banana body scrub

Bananas are lightly moisturizing and also control the skin's oil levels. They are excellent for areas of the body that are prone to oiliness, such as the chest or back. Those with super sensitive skin should exchange oatmeal for sugar.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional).


Mix all the ingredients but avoid overdoing it, as this will thin out the mixture. Apply while in the shower. Allow to sit about a minute, then massage over the skin in gentle circular motions. Rinse with cold water.

3. Stimulating lemon- olive oil body scrub

This fantastic scrub cleanses the skin and regulates oil levels. This is because olive oil balances out the lemon, so your skin is left clean, but not dry.

We recommend adding an essential oil to the mixture, like rosemary or grapefruit. They are stimulating and keep clogged pores and oily skin in check.


  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • A few drops of essential oil.


Combine the sugar and olive oil first, followed by the lemon juice and rind. Then add an essential oil of your choice.

Apply to your skin in circular motions, then rinse off with cold water.

4. Green tea salt scrub

Green tea has numerous benefits for the body, both internally and externally. 


  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp Epsom salts
  • 1 bag green tea leaves (or a tbsp of loose leaf tea)
  • 4 tbsp of moisturizing oil, such as sweet almond, jojoba, olive, or grapeseed 


Combine the first three ingredients, then add the oil. Apply gently, using circular motions, then rinse off.

5. Coconut butter scrub

This scrub is intensely moisturizing! Exfoliating allows the skin to absorb the butter and oil. Your skin feels soft after using the scrub.


  • ½ cup shea butter or cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • Optional: a few drops of essential oil
  • ½ cup of sugar


Melt the shea butter or cocoa butter using a double boiler. Whip it up using a mixer or a hand blender until it's smooth and fluffy. Add the coconut and olive oil and slowly mix into the butter.

You can add an essential oil at this point. Finally, mix in the brown sugar. Apply as you normally would. You can leave it on a little longer to maximize its moisturizing properties before rinsing off.

With love,

The Sole Toscana Skincare Team