“For My Honey” Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub

DIY Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub

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I love homemade sugar scrubs because they are so easy to make and make one of the best handmade gifts for any occasion. Making a homemade sugar scrub literally takes me 5 minutes to make. I can make a couple of different ones when the girls are napping and then enjoy them later after I put the girls to bed.

They are my excuse to take a long uninterrupted bath when the girls go to bed. As long as I have an hour in the evenings to myself, quiet and calm, then I feel refreshed the next day ready to take on anything.

Today I have an Oatmeal & Honey homemade sugar scrub recipe. Here is what you need:

Oatmeal Honey Sugar Scrub essential oils

You can use ANY of your favorite oils for this mix. I have tried everything from melrose, frankincense, tea tree oil and lavender. Use your favorite! Oils are great for your skin so you’re going to benefit regardless of what oil you choose.

Combine all ingredients except the oil and mix. Make sure it’s at a consistency that you like. If you want it more smooth just add more coconut oil, more course then add more sugar. Add in your essential oils last then mix again.

Related: Our Favorite Essential Oils Roller Recipes.

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Put into a pretty bowl or jar and enjoy!

If you’re giving it as a gift, add a ribbon, bow or tag and you have the perfect little handmade gift. I love to give these as little gifts, either as thank you gifts or even around the holidays.


If you’ve never had a body scrub before let me tell you, they are fantastic for your skin. The sugar acts like a gentle exfoliator and gets rid of all the dead skin cells. After a scrub your skin is so soft and smooth. My favorite place to use my scrub is my feet after a looong day with the kids and chasing a crawling baby.

Although you can certainly bathe with this scrub, if you’re really looking to exfoliate then I recommend using the scrub immediately after you have bathed. After you have patted yourself dry, apply some scrub to each part of your body and start scrubbing. I usually start with my arms and work my way down to my feet. Spend a good amount of time on each part and you will really feel a difference in your skin.

After you’re done, make sure to rinse off once more to make sure you get all the sugar off you.

This recipe makes about twice as much as what’s in the picture. If you want more then just double the ingredients. Want a tougher exfoliator ? Use salt instead!  Just keep in mind that salt will dry out your skin so if you have really dry skin to begin with you may want to stick to sugar. If you use salt just make sure to moisturize with a good moisturizer.

Related: DIY Extra-moisturizing body butter for dry skin. 

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Essential oils are an optional ingredient to use but for me they are ESSENTIAL in body scrubs. There are so many wonderful properties of essential oils.

You can purchase essential oils online at Amazon here or use my favorite oils from Young Living. You can read more about Young Living oils here.

If you are interested in purchasing the starter kit just send me an email right after letting me know you saw this post and I’ll send you $20 back!

If you liked this scrub you will probably like my Chamomile and Orange Sugar Scrub too!
DIY Homemade Chamomile and Orange Sugar Scrub


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  • Reply
    Ana @MommysBundle
    January 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    What a great idea for a relaxing bath…and what amazing photos! May I ask what camera and background you use? I often struggle with getting a clean/crisp coordinating background in photos.

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      January 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Ana! The camera I use is a Canon Power Shot SX500 IS and I just use the automatic mode, nothing special there. Most of it is editing. I use Photoshop Elements to edit my photos and I use the Depth Field option to blur out the background. For the actual background of my pix, I just use craft foam or colored cardstock paper and I use natural light. 🙂 Hope that helps!

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        Ana @MommysBundle
        January 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        Looks like I need a much better camera! Thank you!!

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        Deborah Mckinney
        May 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm

        How long can I expect this to last or keep fresh? It is food…

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    January 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I keep meaning to try out DIY sugar scrub recipes, and this one looks great!

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    January 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    This sounds like a great scrub, and I can’t wait to try it. What is the shelf life in this? Thanks.

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      January 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Stephanie! I still have some left from when I made mine, a little over a week ago and it’s still good. This was the first time I made this scrub with the oats and honey so I haven’t tested it out longer than that.

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    October 14, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Hi! I’d love to make this as Thank-You gifts for my day care families. What type of oats and what type of sugar did you use?


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      October 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Stephanie! I just used regular white sugar and the oats I believe were just the regular Quaker Oats.

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    October 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Can I use coconut oil instead of baby oil?

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    October 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Could I use coconut oil instead of baby oil?

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      November 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Leonora! Yes i believe that would be ok too. 🙂 let me know how it turns out!

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    November 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Hi! I love green tea and honey so I am curious if adding ground green tea could be a possible add to this recipe?

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    December 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    hello I was just wondering if this clogs up the drain?

    Thank you

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    March 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    How long would you say this scrub is good for?

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    March 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I just now made this and it is WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much. I really appreciate how simple and pretty this looks. When I have my bridal shower, I am SO going to make this for my girls!

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    Heather White
    May 23, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Great recipe! Looing forward to reading more from your blog. I’m obsessed with homemade beauty recipes.


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    December 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    How much does this make with this recipes?

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    December 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Could you find essential oils at the store or do you have to buy it on amazon

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    December 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Could you find essential oils at a grocery store or do you have to purchase them on amazon?

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    June 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    How much does this recipe make?

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