DIY Scrubs To Refresh & Revive Your Skin At Home

Beauty and lifestyle editor, Michaela Williams, shares her simple homemade scrub plus a few customisations to refresh and revive skin
Michaela's Homemade Scrub
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Michaela's Homemade Scrub
January 08, 2019

Michaela's homemade scrub

  • Plain scrub base ½ cup granulated brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Step 1
Mix both ingredients together in a medium bowl

Step 2
Transfer to a clean and dry glass mason jar with lid

Step 3
To use, scoop out with fingers and gently massage onto damp skin, avoiding the face. 4 Rinse off in the shower. It can be stored for up to three weeks 

Mikaela's Customisations

For an extra treat, add one of these combos to your base before mixing

Dry skin

  • 1 tbsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbsp almond oil

A blend of these two skin-loving oils will deliver a further dose of hydration as you scrub your skin. Antioxidant-rich vitamin E is also effective at minimising the appearance of marks and scarring on the body.

Sensitive skin

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Replace half of the sugar with the same volume of steel-cut oats

Packed with anti-bacterial properties, honey is a natural choice for easily stressed skin, supporting the complexion as it cleanses. Oats offer gentle exfoliation, leaving skin feeling smoothed and soothed. For an extra treat, apply the scrub while in the bath, and add a few extra scoops to the water for a nourishing soak.


  • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tbsp powdered French clay or kaolin

Powdered clay mattifies oil-prone complexions, absorbing excess sebum without dehydrating the dermis. The addition of tea tree oil, a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, helps counter existing blemishes and reduces the risk of infection.