The 5 Best Natural DIY Body Scrubs of 2020

The 5 Best Natural DIY Body Scrubs of 2020

Scrub-a-dub-dub, five natural scrubs! That’s right, we’ve scoured the internet for the best natural diy body scrubs to try this year for glowing smooth skin. 2020 has made us all a lot more familiar with our kitchens. Perhaps you’ve even tried some new dinner recipes to nourish your body from within. Here, we’ve outlined some homemade body scrub recipes that will naturally rejuvenate your skin. So whether you’re looking to banish blemishes, say sayonara to cellulite, or are looking for an oil-free option, we’ve got a scrub for you - the good kind, not the kind that TLC was talking about. And the best part is they’re natural, budget-friendly, and free from harsh ingredients like nut shells or fruit pits.

1. Breakout Busting Chickpea Scrub

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Chickpea flour, or gram flour, has been used across India for decades because of its benefits to both skin and hair. When it comes to acne, specifically, it’s the zinc that helps fight infection, control excess sebum, and reduce inflammation. This particular diy body scrub for acne from The Natural Beauty Workshop also includes almond oil which naturally dissolves excess oil, brown sugar for exfoliation, and rose oil to hydrate and repair skin.


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. Sweet almond oil
  • 2 tbsp. Chickpea flour
  • ⅛ tsp. Rose essential oil

Directions: Mix all ingredients well

2. Luminous Lemon Raspberry Scrub

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This brightening scrub from Beth Bryan of Unskinny Boppy is as effective as it is pretty. Fun fact: raspberries have one of the highest ORAC values out there. ORAC, or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a method of measuring the antioxidant content in foods. This makes it the perfect ingredient to help brighten and protect skin. The addition of lemon zest boosts this scrub’s overall antioxidant properties for gorgeous glowing skin.


  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest


  • Zest your lemon and set aside on a paper towel to dry
  • Combine sugar, olive oil, and raspberries in a food processor; blend well
  • When the lemon zest is dry, fold it into the sugar, oil, and raspberry mixture

3. Cellulite Fighting Coffee Scrub

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Caffeine has been touted as a great natural way to help reduce the visibility of cellulite by stimulating the enzymes that break down fat. We love this recipe from Ina of The Makeup Dummy. It’s more of a lotion as it calls for coffee infused oil rather than coffee grounds, which can be harsh on skin, but feel free to add ½  cup of brown sugar to kick it up from a gentle lotion to a scrumptious scrub. 


  • ½ cup coffee infused oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel

DirectionsBlend all ingredients together in a food processor

4. Relaxing Oil-Free Lavender Scrub

Relaxing Oil-Free Lavender Scrub bawdy beauty

A lot of scrubs utilize oils to moisturize the skin and bind ingredients. However, not all skin types are receptive to carrier or essential oils. We found this super simple oil-free body scrub recipe from My Cultured Palate that calls for either honey or aloe vera rather than oil. Lavender blossoms are added for a double shot of goodness: a beautiful relaxing scent as well as anti-fungal properties that help to reduce inflammation, redness, and irritation.


  • ½ cup of honey -OR- 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp. lavender blossoms

DirectionsMix all ingredients well

5. Hydrating Honey Scrub

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This diy scrub for dry skin from Shannon Davenport of Esker utilizes honey and rolled oats to help exfoliate, heal, and soothe dry skin. Additionally, sage is somewhat of a super spice. Not only is it effective for both oily and dry skin by helping to regulate sebum production, but it’s also a natural astringent to even out skin tone, helps with cell regeneration to stave off wrinkles, and exfoliates with its naturally occurring ursolic acid.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. dried sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Honey

DirectionsMix all ingredients well

Try one or try them all! They also make thoughtful gifts for numerous occasions including birthdays, bridal showers, and housewarmings. Whether they’re for your or someone else’s self-care routine, just be sure to store them in air-tight containers and share your favorites with our community.