8 Best Natural Body Scrubs for Soft, Supple Skin
Let us guess, you have a carefully curated 10-step skincare routine for your face, but when it comes to your body you only treat it to two basic steps—cleansing and moisturizing. Yeah, you're not the only one.
The truth is, we should give the skin below our neck the same care and consideration we give the skin above it. Our body can get just as dry and dull as our face does and needs just as much attention.
The best place to start? A natural body scrub.
Body scrubs are your best friend when it comes to removing dull and dry skin. They require minimal commitment—you only really have to do it once a week to see results—and they leave you feeling lighter and brighter.
From buffing polishes to exfoliating gels, there's bound to be one that works with your skin type and texture. And if you need help picking one that's right for you, we've got you covered.
Read on to discover the best natural body scrub for your skin type and tone:
- Best Body Scrub Overall: Herbivore - Coco Rose Body Polish
- Best Body Scrub to Remove Dead Skin: OSEA - Salts of the Earth Body Scrub
- Best Body Scrub for Glowing Skin: True Botanicals - Pure Radiance Sugar Scrub
- Best Body Scrub for Sensitive Skin: Nécessaire - The Body Exfoliator in Fragrance-Free
- Best Body Scrub for Dark Spots: One Love Organics - Vitamin C Body Polish
- Best Body Scrub for Dry Skin: C & The Moon - Malibu Made Body Scrub
- Best Body Scrub for Cellulite: Sade Baron - Morning Glory
- Best Smelling Body Scrub: Indie Lee - Coconut Citrus Body Scrub
Best Body Scrub Overall
Review: 4.8 / 5.0
There's a reason this vegan body polish from cult-fave skincare brand Herbivore has become one of the best natural body scrubs since its arrival to the clean beauty world.
Thanks to a sugar and clay base, it has a glorious grainy texture that buffs effortlessly into the skin allowing virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rosehip oil to rehydrate and give skin a subtle glow.
As a bonus, the decadent formula's subtle rose scent leaves skin not only looking and feeling fresh but smelling it too.
Simply massage a handful all over the skin, focusing on the dry, rough areas, and let it sit for one to two minutes to tap into the moisturizing benefits.
Best Body Scrub to Remove Dead Skin
Review: 4.6 / 5.0
There are plenty of salt-based body scrubs in the clean beauty world, but not many leave skin feeling as smooth as this award-winning one does.
OSEA has struck the perfect balance between exfoliation and hydration, with natural ingredients that sweep away dead skin cells while maintaining moisture.
The mineral-rich trio of New Zealand Solar, Pink Himalayan, and Red Hawaiian salts help buff away dullness, while rich shea butter replenishes hydration.
Seaweed, the brand's signature ingredient, adds that extra level of nourishment for silky, smooth skin.
Rub this salty scrub into the skin twice a week and follow with the Undaria Algae Body Oil to really sea the difference.
Best Body Scrub for Glowing Skin
Review: 4.0 / 5.0
When you want gorgeous, glowing skin, the routine is always the same: you need to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize.
But if you, like many of us, don’t have the time to do all three daily, True Botanicals is here to save the day (every day) with this three-in-one radiance-boosting scrub.
Kaolin clay, smooth-edged organic sugar, and sandalwood powder work harmoniously to slough off dead skin without leaving any damage behind.
Antioxidant-rich oils (hi, organic camellia, hemp seed, and jojoba) are added to the mixture to help condition, nourish, and protect the skin barrier—and leave it with an illuminated finish.
Plus, a natural aroma of orange peel and cedarwood essential oils gives this scrub that ultra-luxurious feel that the brand never fails to deliver in their products.
Best Body Scrub for Sensitive Skin
Review: 5.0 / 5.0
Love the idea of regularly using a body scrub, but worried your skin might disagree?
We get it. Frequent exfoliation can be a real struggle for sensitive skin—which is exactly why this body scrub from Nécessaire could be the perfect, gentle exfoliation your skin's been missing.
The hybrid grainy-gel formula has a subtle abrasive feel that deeply cleanses to clear dead skin cells without leaving skin feeling tight or bothered.
It's made with chemical exfoliants like AHAs and niacinamide, and physical exfoliants like volcanic pumice and charcoal bamboo, which work in tandem to gently, but effectively, remove dullness on the skin's surface.
The best part? It's fragrance-free and is made for everyday use as part of your in-shower routine to keep sensitive skin clear and happy.
Best Body Scrub for Dark Spots
Review: 4.7 / 5.0
When skin is in dire need of exfoliation, its texture is uneven and dry and can appear dull with dark spots.
The most effective way to smooth and brighten things up is a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Lucky for your skin, there's an ultra-concentrated form found in this illuminating organic body scrub from One Love Organics.
Raw, organic sugar crystals remove dead skin cells to help show off the brightening benefits of vitamin C, while natural emollients like shea butter and aloe vera round out the formula leaving behind a dewy finish.
Best Body Scrub for Dry Skin
Review: 4.5 / 5.0
Want your in-shower time to feel decadent? Like dessert-level decadent?
Treat your dry skin in this body scrub from C & The Moon that smells like baked goods.
The recipe begins with AHA-rich brown sugar to help with cellular turnover, followed by softening coconut oil, food-grade vanilla, and antioxidant-packed sweet almond oil to keep skin moisturized and balanced long-term.
But the sweetness doesn't stop there: Jojoba oil is a key ingredient in this recipe, clearing away the dirt, grime, and uneven texture caused by dryness.
It's time to leave your skin feeling less like a desert and more like a dessert. (Sorry, we had to.)
Best Body Scrub for Cellulite
Review: 5.0 / 5.0
Cellulite occurs with a lack of circulation to a specific area of the body. While it’s normal, we know for many, it's not necessarily desirable.
So for those seeking a body scrub to help address the appearance of cellulite, this exfoliating bar from Sade Baron is our top pick.
Its caffeine content, sourced from natural coffee granules, provides energy to the skin and, as a result, boosts circulation.
These coffee grinds are enveloped by cocoa butter, an antioxidant- and phytonutrient-rich emollient that supports skin elasticity and tone (bye-bye cellulite dimples!).
And, since it's a cleansing bar, you can be sure you're also getting a deeply invigorating cleanse while you're at it with no scrubby mess.
Best Smelling Body Scrub
Review: 4.9 / 5.0
Want clear, soft, and smooth skin—but also skin that smells amazing?
Say hello to this body scrub from Indie Lee that's reminiscent of a refreshing piña colada thanks to its citrusy lemon balm and vanilla scent.
Not only does it smell good enough to drink, it also preps your skin for spending time at the beach or poolside, when you’ll be sipping a cocktail you can really drink.
Raw cane sugar, jojoba oil, and coconut oil exfoliate and hydrate, sending rough, dry skin packing.
Simply scoop a small amount into your damp palm and rub the polishing scrub in circular motions around areas that are prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and heels.