DIY Body Scrub : Oatmeal Sugar Vanilla Goodness for Soft Skin

by Shivani on July 1, 2013

in DIY

DIY Body Scrub for Soft Smooth Skin

I’ve wanted to do a DIY Body Scrub post for a long time since I have been making and using these for quite some time now. These body scrubs are a budget friendly and natural option for skincare. They remove all the dead cell build up and the oils in the scrub remain on the body to moisturize after use. This scrub will also help in removing a tan because of the lemon juice.

I made my scrub using a variety of natural ingredients. The result I always get after using those ingredients is a lovely vanilla smelling coconutty scrub with lemon and oat chunks. Keep reading to find out!
How to make a body scrub diyDIY Sugar Oatmeal Body Scrub.

DIY Body Scrub Ingredients:

Brown Sugar (You can substitute this with regular white sugar too but brown sugar is more grainy and suits the purpose of scrubbing)

Oatmeal (If you have jumbo oats mash them in a mortar)

Coconut Oil (This is optional for those who do not like coconut oil)

Olive Oil (You can use any oil: coconut , olive, almond etc , whatever you like)

Lemon Juice

Vanilla Powder (Do not use the vanilla extract used in baking)


What each ingredient does:

Brown Sugar: The course grainy brown sugar helps in scrubbing away dead cell build up

Oatmeal: Dead skin exfoliation and skin cleansing. Also good for getting rid of itchy skin and redness

Coconut Oil: An excellent skin moisturizer, nourisher and emollient

Olive Oil: A great moisturizer rich in vitamin A and E

Lemon Juice: Great for getting rid of a tan.

Vanilla Powder: Just for fun! I love the smell of vanilla.


How much should you use of each ingredient?

The brown sugar and oatmeal are to be used as a base for the scrub. Everything else depends on what you choose to add to this scrub. You can skip any of the above ingredients due to personal choice and even add some of your own. Do not add too much lemon juice though.

Let me know how this scrub works out for you! 🙂

Thanks for reading! I post daily so keep checking back for new content.



{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

alittlemummymagic July 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

This looks fabulous!! Deffo going to try it!


GlamDiaries July 2, 2013 at 5:16 am



Richa Saxena July 2, 2013 at 4:30 am

I loved the way you have packaged it…Its super cute! The Scrub looks awesome…Definitely gonna try it!


GlamDiaries July 2, 2013 at 5:16 am

Thanks for reading! 🙂


satya agrawal July 2, 2013 at 9:04 am

looks amazing 😉


GlamDiaries July 2, 2013 at 10:40 am

Heyy girl! It’s been so long! 😀 <3


satya agrawal July 3, 2013 at 4:45 am

i know… u busy girl… whats happening? r u gonna meet me before you fly away? <3


GlamDiaries July 3, 2013 at 6:27 am

I don’t think I’ll be travelling to Mumbai before I go. I was discussing the sam with Isha that I won’t be able to meet her. But she will come to Canada and meet me. You also do the same. Canada is awesome and we’ll have a blast!


satya agrawal July 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

sure we will. 🙂

Priya M July 24, 2014 at 5:53 am

Whoa you’re so good with all these DIY tips! Where do you learn all these from babe? 🙂 Lovin’ your blog btw!


Shivani August 4, 2014 at 12:37 am

Pinterest! Best place to get DIY ideas from 😀 Thanks for reading 🙂


ella December 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm

What else can i use instead of vanilla powder??? HELP 🙂


Shivani January 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Vanilla extract. It’s the liquid version of the powder. Vanilla just helps give it a nice smell. If you don’t have access to the extract either, then just skip adding it.


Aleena March 3, 2015 at 6:45 am

Wow I think DIY scrubs are best! I have made one using coconut oil, sugar , salt and body wash. It really worked and I love using it. x


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