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 like Mountain Rose Herbs because they're ethical and sustainable, with lots of quality choices at good prices. I also like that they're a one-stop-shop for all my basic ingredients. Here's some quick links to the stuff you'll need for this homemade body scrub recipe.

After some experimentation and comparison, I switched my oils to doTerra because I found they work better. They cost more than some other brands, but that's because the quality is higher. There's no fillers or substitutes to drop the cost of making them.

You can shop retail by clicking doTerra's Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount. Message me if you want more details on how to maximize your savings.

For the best variety of any online store ever, browse Amazon. They have every brand you can imagine, and a wide range of prices.

Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only going to be worth a couple of dollars. There are no laws enforcing purity so you have to trust the supplier. Buy the best oils you can afford.

Here's how I think of it... For budget, choose Mountain Rose. For quality, choose doTerra. For variety, choose Amazon.

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Earthly Bodies Heavenly Hair

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  • Face Care: cleansers to moisturizers
  • Lip balm & lip gloss recipes
  • Hair care: shampoo to hot oil
  • Body scrubs, lotions & deodorants
  • Bath salts, oils, herbal baths
  • Women: pregnancy to menopause
  • Men: aftershave, cologne
  • Teens: acne treatments
  • Babies: diaper rash remedies, baby powder
  • Elders: pain relief remedies
  • First Aid: sun products

I definitely recommend this book - it's clear, practical and packed with recipes you'll use every day. Check it out!

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

Smooth and stimulate your skin with this salt scrub recipe that leaves your skin tingling and refreshed.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

This yummy brown sugar body scrub recipe is good enough to eat - and your skin will love it too! Good for all skin types and gentle enough for problem skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Oatmeal Body Scrub

Remove dry, flaky skin with this gentle, soothing oatmeal body scrub recipe. Especially good for dry, mature or sensitive, irritated skin.

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