Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub for Soft, Smooth Skin!

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

My family just got back from a week in Saint Augustine, Florida and if I thought Georgia was hot in the summer…WOW!  The heat and humidity was absolutely suffocating down there last week!  I went through 4 containers of sunscreen, put a 2 hour beach limit on all of us, and our shower in the cottage was running almost constantly.  Just walking through the historic district for a couple of hours had us soaking with sweat and slightly sun burnt!  Needless to say, between the sunscreen, the frequent showers and the low level sunburn I had all week, my skin is not particularly happy with me right now.  When I got home, the first thing I did was start looking for sugar scrub recipes to make for a bit of skin pampering this week.

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While I as gone on vacation, my garden kept right on growing and I came home to a whole bunch of cucumbers and fresh basil.  I decided that a cucumber basil sugar scrub was the perfect summer DIY beauty recipe for my dry summer skin.  I removed the seeds from the cucumber and only used a couple leaves of basil since it is a very strong smell.  Cucumbers have amazing health benefits.  Check out for great info about the health benefits of cucumbers!

Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub

Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub Recipe for Dry Skin

Yield: 3 cups

Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub

Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub Recipe for Dry Skin

This cucumber basil sugar scrub recipe is perfect for dry, summer skin

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3 to 4 basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil


  1. Wash and pat dry your cucumber. Slice lengthwise into 4 pieces and remove the seeds. Chop remaining cucumber and put 1 cup into the food processor.
  2. Add the white sugar, coconut oil and basil into the food processor.
  3. Turn the food processor on and puree til smooth
  4. TO USE: Apply to wet skin, scrub lightly, rinse with warm water and follow up with your regular soap if desired.
  5. NOTE: For a thicker consistency and a refreshing experience, chill your sugar scrub before using!


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  1. I love the smell of cucumber body products. They are so refreshing. And my skin could use some refreshment right now, perfect timing!
  2. I have never tried making my own sugar scrubs. Doesn't look too difficult and I'll bet it is a whole lot cheaper than buying!
  3. This sounds wonderful. I've really gotten into making my own scrubs, and I can't wait to give this one a try.
  4. I have never made anything like this before. This recipe looks fantastic and fun to make.
  5. I made it and it spells great but it was a little more liquifIed than I anticipated. I put it in the refrigerator to let the oil solidify.
    • Diane Hoffmaster says
      yes, the cucumber is high in water content so it isnt' as thick as some other scrubs. Hope chilling it worked!

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