There are many different methods to creating body scrub. DIY projects inspire improvisation, but there are some general guidelines you should follow to ensure a successful product.

1.) Pour about 1 cup of your preferred exfoliate into a glass jar.

2.) Pour 1/4 cup of your chosen vegetable-based oil into the jar. Stir these together until you reach a desired consistency. Add more oil or exfoliate as needed.

3.) Add about 20 drops of essential oil into the mix. You may use more or less depending on whether you desire a strong or mile scent.

4.) Stir everything together. Close the jar and store it in a cool, dark place when not in use. You may refrigerate.

View my quick montage as an example of how to make body scrub with coconut oil, oatmeal and grapefruit oil. I wanted a thick scrub like mud treatments in spas, so I decided to use dense coconut oil. I mixed the oil with oatmeal because oatmeal is a softer exfoliate than salt or sugar.