DIY Coconut Oatmeal Sugar Scrub

I’ve been a little obsessed with scrubs in the summer. When I self tan, exfoliation is key. It ensures that the self-tanner doesn’t go on or fade off patchy. I find myself using scrubs far more in the summer than the winter months for this reason. While I do love a lot of scrubs in my collection, I have been into making my own, especially oatmeal sugar scrubs. Fun fact: oatmeal is an amazing ingredient in skincare. It’s perfect for all skin types. The FDA recognized it as a safe and effective ingredient in skincare. So, my friends, I bring you my Coconut Oatmeal Sugar Scrub!

Coconut oil is one of those “miracle oils” that really benefits the skin and hair. I’ve also added jojoba oil in this recipe as a little booster, which is said to be close to the structure of human sebum. It can certainly be omitted from this if you do not have any on hand, but I highly recommend getting some to incorporate into your beauty routine. (I’ve been loving it as a nighttime moisturizer and on my cuticles!)

Anyway, back to the scrub. I’ve enjoyed using it a few ways – as a hand scrub after I wash my hands, as a lip scrub before I apply makeup, or in the shower as a body scrub. I love how my skin feels after using this, and the best part is it smells like a cookie. I know you will love it, too. The best part is you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry! I don’t like to make too much of this at one time, so that’s why I’ve kept the portions small. You can certainly double/triple the ingredients if you want to make a big batch (would be a great gift for girlfriends).

DIY Coconut Oatmeal Sugar Scrub

DIY Coconut Oatmeal Sugar Scrub
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon jojoba oil (optional)
  1. Melt coconut oil either by placing a glass cup of it in hot water or in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Roughly grind oats in a food processor or coffee grinder, and place into a bowl.
  3. Add sugar, honey, melted coconut oil, and jojoba oil.
  4. Mix well.

DIY Coconut Oatmeal Scrub: Mix 1/2 cup ground oats, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp honey, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, and 1 Tbsp jojoba oil

Hope you all give this a try. Let me know what you think!

DIY Coconut Oatmeal Sugar Scrub made with only a few, simple ingredients! I bet you even have these ingredients in your kitchen!


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    July 13, 2015 at 7:51 am

    This looks awesome! I need a good lip scrub, so I think this would be perfect!

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    July 13, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Oo this seems like an awesome scrub to make as a gift and for myself, can’t wait to try it out!!

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    July 13, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Oh, I love homemade scrubs and this one sounds really nice. I can only imagine how good it smells. I’ll probably add some real vanilla as it has many skin benefits and would make it even more like a cookie smell. 😉

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    July 13, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Totally going to have to make this – I’ve got everything in the pantry as we speak!

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    July 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Looks awesome and easy to make!!

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    Alycia @ Crazily Normal
    July 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    this scrub sounds amazing, and to smell like a cookie! Yum!

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    Jessica Dimas
    July 13, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I just want to eat this, my mouth actually watered, is that weird? This looks like it would feel and smell so good, I love all the yummy ingredients in it. Totally pinning this!

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    July 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I talk so much smack about how I want to make scrubs and I just never do, bahahhaa. This is so easy that I MUUUUUST do it!

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    Shilpa Shetty
    July 14, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Awesome. Thank you for this DIY Scrub,… Its super easy and the ingredients are also available everywhere,.. Thank you so much…..

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    July 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I bet it smells heavenly!! I’m reading Trim Healthy Mama, so I’m about to be on a coconut oil kick. I will have to mix up a batch of this.

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    July 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    This looks so awesome! I love using scrubs, but I’ve never made any before. This looks like a good one! I have all of the ingredients on hand, too! Win!

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    Ailee | Snapshots & My Thoughts
    July 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I am definitely going to try this!! I have the dried skin, so I need to be better about exfoliating!! xo

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    Meg O.
    July 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    test test

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    February 3, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    this seems like a small batch, does it not keep well if I want to make more at a time?

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    September 29, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I made this and I love it!!! My skin is dry and sensitive. This soothes my skin and leaves it feeling soft and moisturized.

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    December 3, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hey! I’ve been looking for a scrub recipes that works on sensitive skin and this seems to tick all the boxes. I was wondering though how long this will last in terms of shelf life? Thanks!

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