Start Scrubbin’: Prep for Summer with these DIY Exfoliators

Dull skin got you down? We hear ya! There’s nothing worse than drab, dry skin – especially when you’re itching to slip into that brand-new bikini. And while there are plenty of good scrubs at your local beauty supply, there’s nothing more fun (and budget-friendly!) than whipping up a killer iteration right in your own kitchen – the DIY way!

Intrigued? We thought so! Read on for DIY exfoliating treatments that will get your skin in tip top shape for summer.



Lemon and Thyme Scrub

Isn’t it about thyme you take care of your skin? This sweet and simple DIY scrub will leave your skin soft and smelling good enough to eat! This easy-to-make concoction is jam-packed with antioxidants, natural cleansing qualities, and can even treat pigmentation problems!

Homemade Lemon and Thyme Salt Scrub

Recipe via:


1 cup kosher salt

½ cup pure organic almond oil

The zest of 1 lemon

2 teaspoons fresh thyme


Pour salt into a clean, sterilized container with a tight-fitting lid.

If you’re using plain salt, add the lemon zest and thyme.

Pour the almond oil over top and screw the lid on tightly.

To use, stir and mix the oil and salt together, and scrub away in the shower!

Natural off scrub

Coffee Scrub

Wake up and smell the coffee! Everybody’s favorite morning pick-me-up just got a whole lot better! Did you know that coffee not only stimulates your body, but it stimulates your skin, too? Thanks to anti-inflammatory effects, it’s designed to boost collagen production, leaving skin soft, smooth, and seriously supple.

Invigorating Coffee Scrub

Recipe via:


1 tbsp of ground coffee

1 tbsp of water or olive oil


Combine 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Apply thoroughly to skin.

Tropical Fruit Body Smoother Ingredients, Spa Stil

Getty Images

Orange Coconut Scrub

The one-two punch of vitamin c filled oranges and moisture-packed coconuts will boost collagen while also giving dull, dry skin the hydration it craves. The best part? This fruity facial fix will leave you smelling like you just stepped off the sand.

Orange Coconut Scrub

Recipe via:


1/2 Cup Sea Salt

1/3 Cup Raw Sugar

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

30 Drops of Orange

1 Tbsp. Essential Oil


Fill a jar with the sea salt, adding in the raw sugar on top.

Pour in the coconut and essential oils, and finish with the 30 drops of orange juice.

Mix together and enjoy.


Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub

Keep your skin cool, calm, and collected with this energizing homemade sugar scrub! This super-simple scrub is made with eucalyptus oil, coconut, and sugar to enliven the skin while also supporting healthy circulation and moisture.

Homemade Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub

Recipe via:


¼ to 1 cup coconut oil

2 cups sugar

10-15 drops essential oil


Combine coconut oil and one cup of the sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.

Add essential oil while continuing to stir.

Add remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.

Scrub away and enjoy!

Pineapple and Papaya Mask

Need a break from the scrub? We got you covered! With this fantastic exfoliating mask, you can enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of pineapple and papaya and the calming qualities of honey. Apply it to the skin, relax, and enjoy.

Getty Images

Pineapple & Papaya Exfoliating Mask

Recipe via:


1/4 cup of cubed fresh pineapple

1/4 cup of cubed fresh papaya

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp sweet almond oil

1 tbsp manuka honey


Mash the fruit together until it’s in a pulp.

Add remaining ingredients and combine well.

Apply mixture to skin and leave on for a few minutes..

Rinse with warm water and press skin with a warm washcloth.