It’s time to exfoliate the skin naturally and get smooth skin. Learn to make 20 easy recipes for homemade sugar scrub in 5 minutes. Who would have thought that something easily available as sugar could be so beneficial for the skin? Sugar is one of the best natural exfoliators for the skin. Homemade sugar scrubs are mild and help remove dead skin. They also help rejuvenate the skin by cleaning all the dirt from the skin pores naturally. With all the dead skin and dirt removed, the new skin is more radiant and you have smooth healthy skin.

Homemade sugar scrub is not only quick and easy to prepare, but they’re affordable and suits every skin type. Using sugar combined with other natural ingredients creates a perfect homemade scrub that can cleanse, soften, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that permeates the deepest layers of the skin and breaks down the glue that combines skin cells together. This stimulates cell regeneration and encourages new skin cells.

Here you’ll learn 20 recipes for How to make sugar scrub at home for smooth healthy skin.

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes:

Scroll till the end to learn 20 recipes for a sugar scrub.

1.  Homemade Sugar And Coconut Oil Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and coconut oil.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This will last long for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Make sure to store the scrub in an air-tight jar/container.

2. Homemade Sugar And Honey Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1 tablespoon)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and honey.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This will last long for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Make sure to store the scrub in an air-tight jar/container.

3.  Homemade Sugar And Olive Oil Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and olive oil.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This will last long for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Make sure to store the scrub in an air-tight jar/container.

4.  Homemade Sugar And Milk Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Milk (1 tablespoon)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and boiled/raw milk.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Make this scrub fresh. You cannot store this scrub.

5.   Homemade Sugar And Yogurt Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Yogurt (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar and yogurt.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

You cannot store this scrub.

6.   Homemade Sugar And Banana Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Banana paste (2 tablespoons)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take banana.
  • Mash it with the help of a fork.
  • Mash it completely to get a smooth paste without lumps.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and banana paste.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Prepare this scrub and use it as soon as you can. Do not store this scrub for later use.

7.  Homemade Sugar And Strawberry Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Strawberry paste (2 tablespoons)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take 2-3 strawberries.
  • Mash it with the help of a fork.
  • Mash it completely to get a smooth paste without lumps.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and strawberry paste.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Prepare this scrub and use it as soon as you can. Do not store this scrub for later use.

8.  Homemade Sugar And Milk Cream Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Milk cream (1 tablespoon)
  • Lemon juice (½ tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, milk cream, and lemon juice.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub can be stored in a fridge for 2-3 days only.

9.  Homemade Sugar And Papaya Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Papaya paste (2 tablespoons)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a small piece of papaya
  • Mash it with the help of a fork.
  • Mash it completely to get a smooth paste without lumps.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, turmeric, and papaya paste.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Prepare this scrub and use it as soon as you can. Do not store this scrub for later use.

10. Homemade Sugar And Coffee Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Coffee powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Honey or coconut oil (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, coffee, and honey/coconut oil.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 2 weeks in a fridge.

11.  Homemade Sugar And Rice Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Rice powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Honey/coconut oil/yogurt (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, rice powder, and honey/coconut oil/yogurt.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Coconut oil and honey scrub will last long for 2 weeks in a fridge.

Scrub-containing yogurt will last long for 2-3 days in a fridge.

12.  Homemade Sugar And Orange Peel Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Orange peel powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Honey/coconut oil/yogurt (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, orange peel powder, and honey/coconut oil/yogurt.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Coconut oil and honey scrub will last long for 2 weeks in a fridge.

Scrub-containing yogurt will last long for 2-3 days in a fridge.

Do you know how to make orange peel powder at home easily?

Orange peel powder recipe

13. Homemade Sugar And Oatmeal Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Oatmeal (1 tablespoon)
  • Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, oatmeal, and coconut oil.  
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 1 week.

14. Homemade Sugar And Gram flour Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Gram flour (1 tablespoon)
  • Yogurt (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, gram flour, and yogurt.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

You can store gram flour and sugar in a container. This will last long for 1 month at room temperature.

To use, mix with yogurt.

15. Homemade Sugar And Red Lentil Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Red lentil powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Honey (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, red lentil powder, and honey.  
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub on the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 2 weeks in a fridge.

16. Homemade Sugar And Rose Petals Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Rose petal powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Almond oil (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take some fresh rose petals.
  • Wash them.
  • Spread them in a tray.
  • Place the tray where the direct sunlight receives.
  • Allow them to dry completely.
  • Once they dry, grind to make a fine powder.
  • You can store rose petal powder for 6-7 months in an air-tight container.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, rose petal powder, and almond oil.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 2 weeks at room temperature.  

17.  Homemade Sugar And Neem Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Neem leaves powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Coconut oil (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take some neem leaves.  
  • Wash them.
  • Spread them in a tray.
  • Place the tray where the direct sunlight receives.
  • Allow them to dry completely.
  • Once they dry, grind to make a fine powder.
  • You can store neem leaf powder for 6-7 months in an air-tight container.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, neem leaves powder, and coconut oil.  
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 2 weeks at room temperature.  

18.  Homemade Sugar And Almond Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Almond powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Honey (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Grind almonds to make it powdered form.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, almond powder, and honey.
  • Mix well all the ingredients.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

This scrub will last long for 2 weeks at room temperature.  

19.  Homemade Sugar And Aloe Vera Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Aloe vera gel (2 tablespoons)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Use fresh aloe vera gel for the best result. Or you can use commercial aloe vera gel.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar and aloe vera gel.
  • Mix both ingredients well.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

Fresh aloe vera gel scrub will last long for 7-8 days in a fridge.

Commercial aloe vera gel scrub will last long for 2 weeks at room temperature.

20. Homemade Sugar And Wheat Flour Scrub

Ingredients:

  • White Sugar or brown sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Wheat flour (1 tablespoon)
  • Yogurt (1 tablespoon)

How To Make Sugar Scrub

  • Grind sugar to get the granulated sugar.
  • Granulated sugar gently exfoliates the skin.
  • Take a bowl.
  • Add sugar, wheat flour, and yogurt.
  • Mix the ingredients well.

How To Use?

  • Wash your skin.
  • Apply the scrub to the skin.
  • Scrub gently in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply moisturizer.

How Often To Use?

Twice or thrice a week.

How To Store Homemade Scrub

You can store wheat flour and sugar in a container at room temperature.

The mixture with yogurt will last long for 2-3 days in a fridge.

 

Other Tips To Make Homemade Scrub:

  • You can add baking soda for your dark body parts. Add half a tablespoon of baking soda to your scrub. Gently rub on your dark body parts as well as on your whole body.
  • If your skin is tanned, add tomato juice to your scrub.
  • You can add any essential oil of your own choice to your scrub.
  • Lemon juice is a good brightening agent. You can add ½ tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Turmeric is the best natural ingredient and is suitable for all skin types. Make sure to use turmeric in your scrub.
  • Neem contains antibacterial properties, if you are suffering from itching and other skin issues, then add in your scrub.

Frequent Asked Questions

Q. Can I use essential oils in sugar scrub?

A. Yes, essential oils make a perfect DIY scrub.

Q. What is the ratio for a sugar scrub?

A. To make a sugar scrub fast at home, use a 2:1 ratio of sugar and oil. Add the essential oils of your own choice. It is totally optional.

Q. Is salt or sugar better for body scrub?

A. Sugar is a gentle natural exfoliate for skin and whereas, salt contains detoxifying properties.

Q. Can you use regular sugar for a sugar scrub?

A. For body scrub, it is perfect to use granulated sugar. For the face, you will need to use a finer sugar like a powder. Granulated sugar is too rough for your face.

Q. Should I use sugar scrub before or after body wash?

A. Body washes, soap, and shower gel, should be used before scrubbing. The scrub should be used on cleansed skin so it can do its job properly.

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