Find out how tomake the best DIY sugar scrub. This homemade coconut exfoliating scrub will leave your skin silky smooth and hydrated. 

A jar filled with an exfoliating diy sugar scrub. A spoon sits on top and there is text that reads "Coconut sugar scrub. Exfoliating and moisturizing."

One of my favorite bath products for years has been the Coconut Sugar Scrub from Pure Fiji. But at around $40 per jar, it gets pricy, so I’ve started making my own DIY sugar scrub. My version is inexpensive, takes under 5 minutes to make, and just as luxurious. It would make a lovely homemade gift too. 

This homemade sugar scrub is sweet, moisturizing, and exfoliating.  You probably have everything you need in your pantry, so let me show you how to make it! 

A bowl of sugar, jar of coconut oil, and vanilla and coconut extract on a marble counter before making a DIY sugar scrub recipe.

How to Make Sugar Scrub 

DIY sugar scrub is as easy mixing sugar and oil. I like the texture best with a natural cane sugar, but you could us turbinado sugar for a rougher texture, or brown sugar for smoother. 

How to Use Sugar Body Scrub 

Keep your scrub in the shower or by the bathtub. Scoop out about a tablespoon sized amount and warm between your hands. Rub gently over your skin and then rinse with water. The sugar will wash away, but the oil will stay on your skin like a moisturizer. 

Can I use This on My Face? 

I personally use coconut oil occasionally as a makeup remover. However, coconut oil is comedogenic, meaning it can clog pores. If you have oily skin you may want to avoid using it on your face. If you’d like to try this recipe as a facial scrub, use superfine sugar so it’s not too rough, and rinse completely afterward. There are other natural oils, such as jojoba, that are non-comedogenic, but won’t be edible. 

Is This Edible? 

Another benefit of making your own skincare products is that you get to control the quality of ingredients and ensure there are no sneaky chemicals. This sugar scrub is made with ingredients we use to cook with and is completely edible. I’ve tried it and it’s actually delicious. Every time I make this I get the urge to spread it on some warm bread! 

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Yield: About 1 1/4 cups

Coconut Sugar Scrub

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

A luxuriously moisturizing and exfoliating sugar scrub recipe for body and hands. DIY sugar scrub is easy and inexpensive to make, and edible!

Coconut Sugar Scrub


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add the sugar, coconut oil, coconut extract, and vanilla to the jar.
  2. Stir to combine. Store in a small sealed container. Sugar scrubs tend to separate when cold. Use a spoon to mix together. The warmth of your hands and the shower will bring the sugar and oil back together quickly.
  3. To use, scoop out about a tablespoon sized amount and rub over your skin. Rinse of the sugar and you'll be left with silky smooth skin.


The coconut and vanilla extracts add nice flavor, but are not completely necessary.

Your coconut oil may be solid or liquid depending on temperature. To melt coconut oil, place the sealed jar into a bowl of very hot water. I like Trader Joe's coconut oil but you can find it at many grocery stores.

DIY sugar scrub makes an excellent homemade gift. See some of my favorite jars below, but be very careful when keeping glass containers in the shower or bath.

The oil in this sugar scrub can be slippery, so be very careful when using it in the shower. For this reason I avoid using it on my feet in the shower.

I recommend using a plastic container as it would be safer in the shower or bath.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.