Homemade Coconut Oatmeal Scrub

 A homemade coconut oatmeal scrub recipe that will exfoliate and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Homemade Coconut Oatmeal Scrub Recipe

It’s no secret that I love making my own sugar scrubs. They’re incredibly easy to make and cost a fraction of what you can buy them for at a salon. There are endless scrub recipes that you can customize to your favorite scents and skin type.

While eating my daily oatmeal one morning it reminded me of an oatmeal scrub my sister and I once tried as teens. On the weekends we would stay up late watching movies or reading teen magazines while trying face masks and scrubs, complete with cucumber slices on our eyes. We tried everything from an avocado mask to an oatmeal scrub. The texture of the oatmeal scrub was coarse but it left your skin soft and smooth afterwards.

I mainly use this recipe as a hand scrub in the kitchen sink. The coconut oil will thicken the ground oatmeal, so start with the lowest amount of oatmeal and oil then increase gradually to find the perfect consistency. To use the scrub apply a spoonful of oatmeal scrub on your skin and gently exfoliate in a circular motion (if you decide to use the scrub on your face avoid the eye area).

The coconut oil aids the oatmeal in exfoliating your skin while leaving it silky smooth. The vanilla and coconut oil will provide a subtle scent to the scrub but you may add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil as well. I started using coconut oil earlier this year and can’t get enough of it! It’s not only great for cooking with, but works nicely in homemade scrub recipes.

Homemade Coconut Oatmeal Scrub


  1. 1 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  2. 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. 1 tsp brown sugar


  1. Ground oatmeal in a food processor and place finely ground oatmeal in a bowl.
  2. Add brown sugar to oatmeal and mix.
  3. Pour honey, vanilla, and coconut oil to the oatmeal and mix until well combined.
  4. Store in an airtight container.


Some of my favorite homemade beauty recipes:

Honey brown sugar scrub

Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub recipe

Homemade Lemon Soap

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  1. says

    That looks fabulous! (And strangely…sort of yummy?) I love the memory of reading the teen magazines… good times! I would totally give this as a fun gift! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Eva Kuwata says

    Your recipe sounds sooo yummy……I will be trying it! I think they would make great gifts! By the way, where did you purchase your jars and spoons from?

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