10 Effective DIY Scrubs For Oily Skin

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Many people do not consider the idea of making their own things, although gardening is a popular idea for a lot of people. Being able to grow your own fruits and vegetables not only helps you save money but also helps you have a healthier lifestyle.

Homemade scrubs are the same – you finally know what you are using on your skin! Better yet, you can control it, and save money in the long run. There are many reasons to make DIY scrubs at home.

A scrub made at home is more natural and you know what ingredients you are using. You do not have to buy cosmetic scrubs that have alien-sounding ingredients.

Also, when you make your own scrubs, you can fully customize them. You can use your own scents that you love.

Creating a homemade scrub rather than buying a cosmetic product from the market is especially good for oily skin. Many scrubs available in the market have scary, mysterious ingredients that are very irritating to oily acne-prone skin.

Natural, organic products come with a hefty price tag. Your local store will provide you with all-natural and sensible scrubs, but their prices will make you faint.

The solution? Make your own DIY scrubs. So, here I am, listing down some of my favorite DIY scrubs for oily skin.


1.Rosemary Lemon Salt Scrub

Rosemary essential oil


  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 10-15 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sea salt


Mix all the ingredients together to make a scrub.

Rosemary not only smells good, but it also has some very important benefits for the skin when applied in the form of a scrub. It has anti-microbial and antiseptic qualities that help in clearing oily skin, eczema, and acne. It also gives our skin a healthy glow.

2.Egg White With Sea Salt

sea salt


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt


Mix the ingredients together to make a scrub.

Sea salt is the primary ingredient in this recipe. It helps relieve acne. When used in the form of a scrub, it helps to wash away the oil, dirt, and germs that clog your pores and cause breakouts.

3.Rose Almond Face Scrub

almond oil


  • 1 teaspoon of rosewater
  • 1/2 teaspoon of finely ground almonds or almond flour


Mix the ingredients together to make a scrub.

Rosewater has a very soft and supple smell. It also has other benefits when used for the skin. It can work as an excellent skin toner and help fight acne. Almond oil also has anti-acne properties and can help clean up your skin and leave it feeling soft and new.

4.Sugary Minty Scrub

peppermint extract


  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar


Mix the ingredients together to make a scrub.

Mint has a very pleasant smell. It can be very relaxing and help calm itchy skin, heal bites and strengthen skin tissue as it contains Vitamin A. Make a large batch and slather it all over your skin, as mint can get rid of all that extra oil.

5.Salt And Honey Scrub



  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


Mix the ingredients together to make a scrub.

Honey has antibacterial properties, contains a lot of antioxidants, and is a great moisturizer. This makes it a skin savior, and it also has anti-aging properties. That’s a good thing.

6. Lemon And Sea Salt Face Scrub 

picture of sea salt and lemon on a plain surface


  • 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of sea salt


Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of sea salt in a jar. Mix the two ingredients thoroughly to form a scrub.

Lemon is an excellent home remedy for oily skin. It helps reduce excess oil, marks, and blemishes from the skin. Sea salt gently exfoliates, moisturizes, and cleanses the skin.

Read the full recipe for this sea salt and lemon face scrub

7. Olive Oil And Sugar Face Scrub

olive oil dripping into a bowl



Mix all the ingredients together in a jar to form a paste-like consistency. Use this scrub at least once a week.

Olive oil has many benefits for the face. Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants present in the olive oil help to get rid of inflammation and bacteria, and impart a healthy glow to the skin. Sugar exfoliates the skin and helps in removing dead skin cells and excess oil from the face.

Here’s the detailed recipe for this sugar and olive oil scrub

8. Honey And Almond Scrub

honey and almonds form an excellent choice for diy scrubs for oily skin



Here is the full recipe for this DIY honey scrub with almonds.

9. Oats, Strawberry, Lemon Juice Scrub

oats are good for oily skin


  • 2 to 3 ripe strawberry
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice


Mesh 2-3 strawberries and add them to finely ground oats in a container. Add some lemon juice to mix the ingredients together into a paste-like consistency.

The acidic property of strawberries helps to reduce excess oil and get rid of dead skin cells. Oatmeal nourishes the skin and keeps it hydrated. It also reduces excess oil and brightens the complexion. Lemon helps in killing the acne-causing bacteria and reduces sebum production.

Here is the detailed recipe for Oats Strawberry And Lemon Juice Scrub

10. Sea Salt, Lemon, Egg White Scrub

egg whites can be used to make homemade scrub for oily skin


  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice


Put 1 egg white, 2 tablespoons of sea salt, and 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice in a jar. Mix all the ingredients together to form a scrub.

Egg whites reduce excess oil from the face by shrinking pores and tightening the skin. Lemon juice fights excess oil and imparts a healthy glow. Sea salt exfoliates the skin and helps in getting smooth and soft skin. 

Here is the detailed recipe for this sea salt egg lemon face scrub for oily skin


So those were some of my favorite DIY scrubs for oily skin. Try them out.

They are not very difficult to make. Just a little bit of work and investment in the right ingredients can make several months of supply in just one afternoon.

It is well worth the work.

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Do let me know in the comments section below if you liked my DIY scrub recipes for oily skin 🙂

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