Matcha Green Tea Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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Learn how to make this easy DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe using matcha green tea, coconut oil and essential oils to smooth and moisturize dry skin.

Overhead view of matcha tea brown sugar scrub in a glass jar on a table next to a tin of matcha green tea powder

Brown sugar makes a great base for a body scrub, if you’ve never tried it. It is similar to using granulated sugar or sea salt.

However, since it’s a bit softer to begin with, it tends to add another level of moisture to the scrub that you don’t typically get using salt or granulated sugar. That’s one of the reasons I prefer it in my hand scrub recipe.

In this recipe, brown sugar is combined with Matcha green tea powder. Then all you have to do is add in a couple of great essential oils and what you end up with is an awesome-smelling body scrub that will leave your skin feeling great and give you a lift.

Pair this scrub with this Matcha Green Tea Salve for skin that needs extra nourishment.

This is a perfect sugar scrub to use after a long day, with the uplifting benefits of orange essential oil and rejuvenating qualities of the Balsam fir essential oil.

If you don’t have Balsam fir oil, another good option is fir needle oil, pine oil or jack pine oil. This scent combination is not overly feminine, so the men in your life can use it too.

Jar of brown sugar body scrub with matcha green tea powder added

Matcha Green Tea Brown Sugar Body Scrub Tutorial

Learn how to make this simple DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe uing matcha green tea, coconut oil and essential oils to smooth and moisturize dry skin.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Jar


  • 8 ounces brown sugar
  • ½ ounce coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha green tea powder
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 8 drops Pine essential oil


  • 10-12 ounce glass jar with lid


  • Add the brown sugar to a large mixing bowl. Sometimes brown sugar can get small, hard lumps in it, and they are not fun to find in the scrub later. So, sift through it and remove or break down any hard lumps you may find. If you’re using a Brown Sugar Bear, you shouldn’t have that issue.
    Brown sugar in a bowl
  • Then, measure and add in the coconut oil. If it needs to be melted a bit in order to use it, simply put the jar in a bowl or pan of hot water for a few minutes. Add the coconut oil to the mixing bowl with the brown sugar. Whisk these two ingredients together well until the sugar is all consistently dampened by the oil. It doesn’t need to be very wet, just a good, dampened texture.
    Coconut oil added to brown sugar in a glass bowl.
  • Now add in the Matcha tea powder and repeat mixing with the whisk. The color will change of course, with the addition of the green tea, so you will know when it is well-blended because all of it will be the same, brown color.
    Matcha green tea powder being added to a glass bowl with brown sugar and coconut oil.
  • Last step in the mixing process is to add in your essential oils. Add them and stir until well combined.
    Matcha Green Tea Brown Sugar Body Scrub in a glass bowl being whisked together.
  • Transfer the scrub into your jar and to finish it off, add a ribbon and a cute label if you’d like.
    Transferring matcha brown sugar body scrub to jar with a tablespoon


To Use
Apply a small scoop of the scrub to damp skin and rub in well. Use on any rougher areas to soften and exfoliate and overall for moisturizing and balance. Keep rubbing in until the sugar is broken down and then rinse well.

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