DIY Honey Body Scrub

One of my friends, Karen Miller, created this DIY Honey Body Scrub recipe. Karen is a massage therapist and sees lots of dehydrated bodies all day. She whips up this simple DIY Honey Body Scrub for her clients to help with dry skin and exfoliation because removing the oldest cells on the outer layer of the skin is good for health. Karen noted that there are all sorts of salt and sugar scrubs on the market that cost up to $75. This home spa remedy also only takes 15 minutes to make! If you want to save money, make Body Scrub with honey and lots of skin-loving oils.

Honey Body Scrub is as Simple as it is Sweet.

This honey body scrub makes skin look and feels better because of the honey in the mixture. Honey is a humectant that pulls water into itself, making it an excellent moisturizer. Honey is also antiseptic thanks to its chemical makeup: it can cleanse the skin. The natural healing properties of raw honey on the body are gentle, and the antioxidants and minerals in honey skincare will make your complexion happy.

Karen shared this simple home remedy that’s easy and quick to make. You risk introducing bacteria when introducing water into a product without a preservative. Use a spoon to scoop this scrub into your hand. This scrub stays fresh for three weeks as long as it isn’t contaminated with water or dirty hands. Store it in an airtight container, and do your best to avoid getting water or dirty hands into the mixture.

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Did you know that honey is a nearly perfect food?

Since ancient times, honey has been used as both food and medicine. It’s very high in beneficial plant compounds and offers several health benefits. Honey does not go wrong. It’s recognized as the only food that doesn’t spoil. It will, however, crystallize (becoming thick and cloudy) over time. If this happens, remove the lid from the jar, place it in a pan of boiled water, and warm it until the honey returns to its original consistency. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories.

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How to Make Honey Body Scrub

One: Gather Ingredients

You probably have everything that you need for this scrub in your pantry. You’ll need sugar, honey, olive oil, jojoba oil, essential oil of your choice, a vitamin e capsule, and a non-reactive (glass or ceramic) bowl. This is an easy treat for your body.

Two: Make the scrub

Add all the ingredients to the non-reactive bowl. With your hands, blend all ingredients thoroughly. Pierce the vitamin E capsule with a fork or snip it with a small pair of scissors and empty the contents into the scrub. A sidebar chats on Vitamin E oil; read the label if you have soy sensitivities. Most vitamin E oil is soy-based.

Three: Treat yourself

Hop in the shower or tub and warm your skin. Apply to the body and massage thoroughly. Rinse and follow with body butter while the skin is still damp.

Four: Storing Honey Body Scrub

Store your scrub in a PET plastic container for safety. PET plastic can safely hold any essential oils you add to the scrub. Unlike glass, it will not break if dropped in the shower or tub. Plastic is recyclable; please recycle containers when they’re empty. Discard whatever is not used after three weeks.

Adapting this DIY Honey Body Scrub

Don’t feel you must make this Honey Body Scrub Recipe precisely as we say. You can add anything you like with lots of wiggle room to play. Get creative and experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

  • Replace the sugar with fine acceptable Himalayan pink salt for a finer exfoliant.
  • Sore muscles? Replace the sugar with Epsom salt to soothe sore muscles.
  • Add dried lavender buds to the mixture.
  • Explore this blog on honey skincare and how you can add other ingredients to the mix
  • For added texture and increased scrub, add fine poppy seeds.

If you try this honey body scrub, take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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DIY Honey Body Scrub

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey body scrub, honey scrub
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 340kcal
This scrub will help skin look and feel better. One of the main ingredients is honey because of the humectant (honey is a moisturizer) and healing (honey is an antiseptic) properties of raw honey on the body.
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  • 3/4 c organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. organic jojoba oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil or your favorite essential oil
  • 1 vitamin E gel cap


  • Combine all ingredients. Pierce vitamin E capsule and empty contents into scrub.
  • Blend all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Apply to the body and massage thoroughly.
  • Rinse and follow with body lotion.



Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Not into DIY Projects?

If you’d instead grab something ready to go, check out Waxing Kara’s Original Honey Body Scrub, it’s pure crystallized honey, heaven on your skin, and all natural-made by mother nature. It’s safe to use on your face, also!

All our scrubs are made with plant-based, primarily organic, and cruelty-free ingredients that you will feel good about. We’ve even formulated a face scrub, too! Safe for use from the top of your neck to the tips of your toes.

Great Body Scrubs from Waxing Kara

  • Peace of Mind Honey Body Scrub is perfect for soothing the body and mind with a pure lavender scent from essential oils.
  • Strength Honey Body Scrub awakens and restores the body with the robust aroma of clove, cinnamon, and eucalyptus oils.
  • Sea+Tea Scrub is packed with antioxidants from green tea and kelp extracts. It’s perfect for rejuvenating the skin.

1 thought on “DIY Honey Body Scrub”

  1. This is a perfect go-to scrub for you if you’re stuck at home and your skin needs love and attention!

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