DIY Honey Body Scrub

Karen Miller, one of my friends, 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 can cost up to $75. If you are looking to save money, make your own Body Scrub with honey and lots of skin-loving oils. This home-spa remedy also only takes 15 minutes to make!

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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, which means that it pulls water into itself, making it a great moisturizer. Honey is also antiseptic thanks to its chemical makeup: this means it can cleanse the skin as well. The natural healing properties of raw honey on the body is 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. Store it in an airtight container, and do your best to avoid getting water or dirty hands into the mixture. When you introduce water into a product without a preservative you run the risk of introducing bacteria. Use a spoon to scoop this scrub into your hand. This scrub stays fresh for three weeks as long as it doesn’t get contaminated with water or dirty hands.

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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 bad. In fact, it’s recognized as the only food that doesn’t spoil. It will, however, crystallize (becoming thick and cloudy) over time. If this happens, just 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.

How to Make Honey Body Scrub

Step One: Gather Ingredients

You probably have everything that you need for this scrub in your pantry. This is an easy treat for your body. 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.

Step Two: Make the scrub

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

Step 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.

Step Four: Storing Honey Body Scrub

Store your scrub in a PET plastic container for safety. Unlike glass, it will not break if dropped in the shower or tub. PET plastic can safely hold any essential oils you add to the scrub. Plastic is recyclable, please recycle containers when they’re empty. Discard whatever is not used after 3 weeks.

Adapting this DIY Honey Body Scrub

Don’t feel like you have to make this Honey Body Scrub Recipe exactly the way we say. With lots of wiggle room to play, you can add in anything you like. 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 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 decide to try this honey body scrub, be sure to take a photo and share them 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
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Not into DIY Projects?

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

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

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 powerful 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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