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Turmeric Scrub

Turmeric Scrub Recipe


This turmeric body scrub recipe is easy to make and has many skin benefits. Also tips for a versions for face, sensitive skin or rough skin.


  • 1 cup white sugar (or brown for face scrub, use salt for more aggressive body scrub)
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric powder
  • 10-12 drops essential oil (I used lavender and lemon)
  • Optional: add 1/2  teaspoon rosehip oil or Vitamin E oil or a teaspoon of castor oil
  • Optional: teaspoon of citric acid


  1. If you are using coconut oil that is solidified, melt it first.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir well.
  3. Once evenly mixed, transfer to an airtight container, such as a mason jar.
  4. To Use: Apply to wet skin and massage on skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.


 For those with very sensitive skin, almond meal can be used in place of the brown sugar in a face scrub. It is even gentler. Be mindful, this will need to be refrigerated and will have a short shelf life.

A tablespoon of honey added as well will make the scrub more akin to a scrubbing face mask. Give it a try.

  • Prep Time: 2 min

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