Oatmeal Cookie Body Sugar Scrub Recipe

Exfoliating in the winter time is extra important.

During winter, the cold, dry air dehydrates the skin and makes skin cells die faster. To promote healthy skin cell regrowth, it is recommended to exfoliate two to three times per week. What better way to exfoliate than using an all-natural, sugar-based scrub recipe powered by essential oils?

Simply Earth’s Oatmeal Cookie Body Sugar Scrub is the perfect solution! This toxin-free sugar scrub exfoliates your skin and leaves it nourished and healthy. Personalize this gift for yourself or a friend by decorating a jar to store the scrub!

What I Love About This Body Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub feels great on my skin, smells incredibly good (and yummy, but resists the urge to bite, LOL), and works like magic. The scrub is gentle on my skin and leaves it looking and feeling clean, nourished, and fresh.

What’s in This Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub Recipe?


Oatmeal offers tons of great benefits for the skin. It soothes dry, flaky, and itchy skin which is especially helpful if you have conditions like Eczema1 and Psoriasis2. Oatmeal exfoliates gently leaving skin looking and feeling soft and supple.

Solid Coconut Oil

The Solid Coconut Oil in this recipe dilutes the essential oils to make it safe for topical use. Aside from being a carrier oil, we all know that coconut oil is amazing for the skin. It also keeps to bind the ingredients together in a loose cookie dough-like consistency, making it easier and tidier to use.

Honey (optional)

For this recipe, you can also add other natural ingredients that can benefit your skin like honey. Like oatmeal, honey is also helpful in easing symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis. Honey can also be used for treating acne, and it is a gentle, natural exfoliator making it perfect for this recipe.

Brown Sugar

The texture of brown sugar crystals makes it a great tool for clearing away dead skin cells. Sugar is also a natural humectant which means it helps draw and seal moisture to your skin.

Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend

Adding Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend to this recipe is perfect for the holiday cheer! Infused with Spearmint, Frankincense, Orange, and Lemon Essential Oils, this blend provides an uplifting aroma for a luxurious shower experience.

Note: some of the oils in this blend are phototoxic. This means it can cause skin to be extremely sensitive sunlight. In the amounts used in this recipe, Candy Cane Essential Oil is unlikely to have phototoxic effects. However, use caution before using this recipe and spending time in direct sunlight.

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 2+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Oatmeal Cookie Body Sugar Scrub Recipe


  • 1 cup oatmeal*

  • ¼ cup coconut oil (solid)

  • 1 tsp honey (optional)*

  • ¼ cup brown sugar*

  • 5 drops Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend


  • In a sealable container, combine oatmeal, brown sugar, and honey.
  • In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), melt the coconut oil.
  • Add essential oils to the coconut oil and stir well.
  • Add oils to brown sugar mixture. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  • To use, apply a small amount to the body while in the shower and rub in circular motions.


  • Warning: This will look like oatmeal cookie dough, and it will smell just as yummy.  DO NOT EAT!

Mmm… Smells Good Enough To Eat!

Smells like candy canes and looks like a cookie! This Oatmeal Cookie Sugar Scrub is irresistible. Tell us your experience with this body sugar scrub, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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  1. Sobhan M, Hojati M, Vafaie SY, Ahmadimoghaddam D, Mohammadi Y, Mehrpooya M. The Efficacy of Colloidal Oatmeal Cream 1% as Add-on Therapy in the Management of Chronic Irritant Hand Eczema: A Double-Blind Study. 2020 Mar
  2. Virginie Nollent, Judy Nebus, Toni Anne Lisante. 18724 Tolerance and subject satisfaction of an over the counter colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) lotion in patients with psoriasis and sensitive skin. 2020 Dec