Make This DIY Turmeric Sugar Scrub

If you love turmeric and it’s anti-inflammatory properties, then this DIY turmeric sugar scrub is perfect for you. It’s a great beginner sugar scrub recipe because it is quick to come together and involves no colorants.

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Turmeric Sugar Scrub

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I truly prize the creation of DIY bath products. I save time, money, and am in full control of the ingredients. Naturally, I’m always coming up with new and fun DIY bath salts and sugar scrub recipes to make.

And, though I don’t use this turmeric sugar scrub every day, it’s definitely a fun, fresh feeling that I get after a good scrub-down. Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Turmeric Scrub

  • Store this in an air-tight container but use quickly (can be stored in the refrigerator for a remarkable experience).
  • I like to use this turmeric sugar scrub in the shower and not the bath because turmeric can stain some tubs.
  • Both sugars are great for exfoliating and the almond and vitamin E oils are natural moisturizers. The anti-inflammatory properties in the turmeric powder will soothe your skin.
  • To use, wet your skin with warm water and apply the turmeric sugar body scrub and rub into the skin in a circular motion. Rinse the scrub off with warm water and gently pat dry with a towel. Then, apply your favorite skin moisturizer to seal in the moisture.

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How Do I Make This Turmeric Sugar Scrub?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.

Yield: 1 sugar scrub

Turmeric Sugar Scrub

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White and brown sugars combine to make this DIY turmeric sugar scrub recipe the perfect remedy for winter skin. Whip up a batch in just minutes and take a little time for self-care.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond oil 
  • 3-4 drops Vitamin E oil 
  • 2 Tablespoons ground turmeric powder 
  • 10-12 drops cinnamon bark essential oil


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl. 
  2. Stir well to incorporate the oils. 
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to one month. photo collage tutorial of how to make a turmeric sugar scrub recipe


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  1. Can you make this into sugar scrub cubes? if so, would it be as simple as adding a soap base? What amount?

    1. Hi there, Tanya – just seeing this now as I was on vacation. Yes, you can add soap base, but might have to tweak the oil by leaving out the Vitamin E (there is more than enough in the 1/4 cup almond oil).