Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Have you ever tried a sugar scrub? They are wonderful. They gently exfoliate your skin and the oil moisturizes it at the same time. It’s almost time for sandals and flip flops so it’s time for you to make some of this and start working on your feet in the shower!

Sugar Scrub make with coconut oil and brown sugar on a 4 oz jar with a scoop on a spoon resting on the top of the jar

You can use this on your face but I have really oily skin so I love to use it everywhere except my face. It works wonders for sloughing my psoriasis without irritating it. If you are looking for a sugar scrub for your face  that doesn’t contain an oil try these.Brown Sugar Coconut Scrub view from the top of the jar

This brown sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth!

The coconut oil is so healthy and won’t clog your pores. Sugar scrubs are perfect for exfoliating dead skin off of your body.  I use sugar scrubs on my knees, elbows and feet.  I also love to use them on my tummy, back, arms, legs and lips.  When you make your own sugar scrub, you can customize your ingredients so that you are able to exfoliate and moisturize in one step!

I use shea butter or coconut oil to make sugar scrubs. When you use either of these in your sugar scrub, your skin will be exfoliated and moisturized at the same time. Coconut oil is thick and creamy which works well for a sugar scrub.  But it also melts easily in your hands so the consistency isn’t thick and hard.  Coconut oil is available in your grocery store, it’s inexpensive, and smells great!

collage of solid coconut oil, melted coconut oil and coconut oil mixed with brown sugar to make this sugar scrub

Supplies to make a Homemade Sugar Scrub:

4 oz jar

2 parts Brown Sugar

1 part Coconut Oil (no need to use the expensive kind for this)


How to make Sugar Scrub:

Add 1 part coconut oil to the jar and melt in the microwave.

Gently mix in the brown sugar until you have a paste like consistency.

Seal the lid tightly.


The Best Way to Use a Sugar Scrub

Use your fingers or a spoon to stir up the mixture.  Smooth over your skin in a circular motion to exfoliate and polish your skin.

Warning: Keep away from eyes

jar of sugar scrub make with brown sugar and coconut oil with a red polka dot wooden spoon sticking out of it

For other homemade beauty products, check these out:

Apple Shea Butter Salt Scrub Recipe

Whipped Lemon Salt Scrub


21 Responses

  1. I’m so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.
  2. There are so many kinds of coconut oils,,, cold pressed, refined, inrefined, organic, cookig oil... Which is best to use for a sugar scrub base?
    1. It does not matter what you use, I would use a less expensive one since you are not ingesting it.
    Wouldn't the sugar in the scrub make our skin sticky? Thanks for the recipe will still definitely try though.
  4. Tricia Sterling says:
    My son is 11 and I just founfound out he has psoriasis, do you know if "mothers" apple cider vinegar will help him? I read about it helping psoriasis, I don't trust the medications the derm wants me to give him, thank you
    1. I do not Tricia, I have never tried it before. When I was about his age is the time mine started and it was really bad but I outgrew most of it. When mine flares up (mostly with the change of seasons) I do use a steroid ointment prescribed by my Dr. and have used them for 30 years now off and on with no side effects. In the mean time I use this, the lotion bars on my site and Aquaphor.
  5. Z.Michelle ball says:
    I've used this for years. It's great for your skin and wonderful as a gift for any occasion !
  6. I have been using coconut oil on my skin as moisturizer for a few months now and can't believe how healthy my skin looks! I made this last night and used it today and love the way it feels. I plan on making a large batch and handing out jars for Christmas this year.
  7. Pia Carolina says:
    Hi Kelley! Is there a specific reason why you don't use it on your face? Do you think it would be agressive to the skin, or that it could irritate it? I'm looking for some scrub suitable to use on my face, and I was excited to see this scrub recipe based on coconut oil (which it's said to be a magic product!), but then I saw the line: "I love to use it everywhere EXCEPT my face". I have very sensitive skin, and I need a good natural face scrub. What do you recommend? BTW, I like the name of your blog! Regards from South America!
    1. It's more because of the shea butter, I use just plain coconut oil on mine and it works great!
      1. But your recipe is only Coconut oil and brown sugar, it's not shea butter...??? is it...?
        1. This one is not but here is my scrub with Shea Butter - you can substitute brown sugar instead of salt if you wish -
  8. Cristina Zakis says:
    Awesome recipe! I would just add about 30 drops of a pure essential oil such as ginger or lime or both! : )
  9. This is my first time trying homemade scrub. I will try this today when i get home from work. Thanks for the recipe. Will let you know the results.
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Great I can't wait to see how you like it!
  10. LEONA mChUGH says:
    I just used this in the shower and it was amazing. I have dry eczema prone skin and love trying out homemade recipes when I can instead of using steroid based creams all the time. This scrub didn't sting my skin like everything usually does and got rid of the flakiness. It made my skin soft and smells gorgeous. Thank you!
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      You are welcome! I have psoriasis so I know exactly what you mean. The stinging you are most likely feeling is because they are putting salt in it. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.

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