How to make body scrubs?

Q: I am a housewife and I want to make a scrub for my daughter I’d like to know how to make body scrubs.

– Carlos Alfredo

A: Making your own body scrubs is relatively simple and allows you to customize the ingredients to your skin type and preference. Here’s a basic recipe for a DIY sugar body scrub:


  • 1 cup granulated sugar (white or brown)
  • 1/2 cup oil (olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil)
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil (optional, for extra skin nourishment)


  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar with the oil. You’re aiming for a consistency that is not too loose but still easily spreadable. Adjust the amount of oil as necessary.
  2. Add the essential oils if desired. Some popular choices for body scrubs include lavender for relaxation, peppermint for a refreshing feel, or citrus oils for an energizing scrub.
  3. Stir in the vitamin E oil if using.
  4. Store your scrub in a clean, airtight container. It’s best to keep it in a cool, dry place.

To use the scrub, wet your skin in the shower, apply the scrub by massaging it into your skin in a circular motion, then rinse off. Be cautious as oils can make the shower floor slippery.

Remember, everyone’s skin is different, and what works for one person might not work for another. Always do a patch test with a new product or ingredient to make sure it won’t irritate your skin. Avoid using body scrubs on broken or irritated skin.

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