Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Make your own body scrub with oats, yogurt and honey to nourish and soothe sensitive & problem skin

Remove dry, flaky skin with this gentle, soothing homemade body scrub recipe.

Oatmeal, yogurt and wheat bran nourish as they exfoliate, while lavender, chamomile and rose calm irritation. Honey attracts moisture to the skin and also acts as an anti-irritant and general healer.

Especially good for sensitive, irritated or problem skin.

This oatmeal body scrub takes two steps: you pre-mix and store the grains and essential oils, then add the yogurt, honey and oil at the last minute.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe


1/4 cup (30g) Rolled Oats, ground fine

1/4 cup (15g) Wheat Bran

1 tablespoon (15ml) Sweet Almond oil

1 tablespoon (15ml) Honey

1/2 cup (125ml) full fat Yogurt

8 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Palmarosa essential oil

2 drops Rose essential oil

2 drops Chamomile essential oil

Recipes for Other Skin Types

Normal Skin
Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Dry, Mature Skin
Oatmeal Body Scrub

Acne & Oily Skin
Citrus-Peppermint Salt Scrub


  1. Grind the oats to a fine texture using a coffee grinder. (Make sure it's well cleaned first so your homemade body scrub doesn't end up smelling like coffee.)
  2. Using a metal spoon, stir the oats and wheat bran together in a glass or ceramic bowl (or even the jar you intend to keep it in - remember to use dark glass or PET plastic.)
  3. Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the oatmeal body scrub mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Store in a cool, dark location until you're ready to give yourself a body scrub treatment.
  4. When you're ready to use your home made body scrub, stir together the yogurt, honey and sweet almond oil in a medium-sized bowl. Add all of the oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine.
  5. To use, take a quick, warm shower to wet your skin. Standing in the bathtub, massage the homemade body scrub into your skin using gentle circular motions until your skin is rosy from the increased circulation.
  6. Rinse off under the shower, towel dry and moisturize.


If you're allergic to ragweed, replace the chamomile essential oil with 3 drops lavender.

Do not use aromatherapy body scrub recipes on broken or very irritated skin, and avoid your face and genitals.

Buying Homemade Body Scrub Ingredients

You'll find oats, honey, yogurt and wheat bran at your local supermarket.

I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs for other ingredients. Here's some quick links to the stuff you'll need for this homemade body scrub recipe.

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Want More Great Body Scrub Recipes?

Here's a few more restorative body scrub recipes, including a yummy-sweet brown sugar scrub...Mmmmm!

Citrus-Peppermint Salt Scrub

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Oatmeal Body Scrub

Body Scrub Recipes Main Page

Facial Scrub Recipes

Foot Scrub Recipes

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Homemade Body Scrub

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