DIY Watermelon Sugar Scrub Recipe for Smooth & Hydrated Skin


In this post, I’ll show you a simple watermelon sugar scrub recipe using a yellow watermelon.

And I’ll also show you a simple water to hydrate your skin with the watermelon rind.

After making this DIY watermelon body scrub, you’ll say goodbye to dull skin and hello to hydrated glowing skin.

Let’s dive in and explore the benefits of this homemade watermelon sugar scrub.

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Benefits of using a watermelon sugar scrub

When it comes to skincare, a watermelon sugar scrub can be a game-changer for your routine.

Let’s explore the exfoliation benefits of sugar scrubs and the hydration benefits of watermelon.

Exfoliation benefits of sugar scrubs

Sugar scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.

The granules gently slough off dull and dry skin, revealing a more radiant and naturally glowing complexion.

Exfoliation with a sugar scrub unclogs your pores and prevents breakouts.

By removing dirt and impurities from the skin, sugar scrubs can aid in preventing the buildup of bacteria that results in blemishes.

Hydration benefits of watermelon

Watermelon is delicious and also a fantastic ingredient for skincare.

Its high water content provides much-needed hydration to the skin.

And when used in a sugar scrub, watermelon replenishes moisture to thirsty skin.

Watermelon is also rich in vitamins A & C, which help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

These antioxidants help reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

Adding watermelon sugar scrub to your skincare routine can boost hydration, improve skin texture, and give it a healthy glow.

How to make watermelon sugar scrub


To make this watermelon sugar scrub, you need only two ingredients.

Especially if you’d be using the watermelon sugar scrub during summer.

Otherwise, you can add some coconut oil.

But because I made mine during summer, I used only watermelon and sugar.

Ingredients for DIY watermelon sugar scrub recipe

  • 1/4 cup of fresh-cut yellow watermelon – mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (optional)


  • Mash the watermelon in a bowl with a fork.
  • Next, add the sugar a little at a time.
  • There is no need to add more than a cup of sugar.
  • Mix it well.
  • You can add the coconut oil if you like and mix again.
  • And your watermelon sugar scrub is ready for use.
  • Scoop it into a container you can use in the shower.
  • Please do not store this scrub for more than a day.
  • It will go bad even in the fridge.
  • So use it up the same day you make it.

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How to use the homemade watermelon sugar scrub

  • First, make sure your skin is clean before exfoliating with the watermelon body scrub.
  • So take a warm shower to clean and soften your skin.
  • Then towel dry but leave the skin damp.
  • Next, scoop a small amount of watermelon scrub and gently exfoliate your skin in circular motions.
  • After several minutes, rinse it off with warm water and pat dry.
  • Your skin will feel smooth, soft, and revitalized.
  • Then follow with a light body moisturizer to lock in moisture.

Always remember to do a patch test before using this scrub on your whole body to prevent allergic reactions.

Incorporating this DIY watermelon sugar scrub into your skincare routine a few times a week will help maintain a healthy and radiant complexion.

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Quick tip to moisturize your skin with watermelon.

Stop! Don’t toss that watermelon rind just yet.

This method of using watermelon on the skin was introduced to me by my mom.

She lived in the North.

She told me how some Northern women used watermelon rind on their skin after eating it.

So my mom does the same thing sometimes after eating a watermelon.

And I, too, jumped on the wagon ever since I heard her story.

It is a simple and fun way to treat your skin with refreshing watermelon.

How to use watermelon as a skin moisture replenisher

  • First, cut your watermelon for eating or freezing.
  • Keep the rind aside.
  • Next, rub the white part of the rind all over your body and let your skin absorb the juice.
  • When you are done with one rind, get another and repeat the same thing.
  • Please let your skin absorb the watermelon juice and dry on its own. While you enjoy eating your fruit.
  • You shouldn’t feel icky or uncomfortable.
  • But if you do, rinse it off in the shower.
  • Throw away used and leftover watermelon rinds.

Frequently asked questions about watermelon sugar scrub

Can I use the scrub on my face?

It’s important to be careful about the kinds of DIY sugar scrubs you use on your facial skin because it is delicate.

But do a patch test before deciding if this watermelon sugar scrub is ideal for your face.

Apply a small amount of the scrub on a small area of your face.

Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse off.

Watch your skin’s reaction over the next 24 hours.

If you experience any skin irritations, then don’t use the scrub on your face.

Though I didn’t test it on my face, it was great on my body.

How often should I use the scrub?

To get the most benefits, it’s better to exfoliate with the watermelon scrub at most twice weekly.

But you can also exfoliate your skin daily with your exfoliating gloves or washcloth.

However, keep abrasive exfoliation to a minimum.

And remember to moisturize after skin exfoliation to retain moisture.

Can I substitute the ingredients for this scrub?

Sometimes you may not have all the ingredients to make sugar scrubs at home.

But you can substitute white sugar for brown in this watermelon sugar scrub recipe.

Or, if you love the hydration benefits of watermelon and want something close to it, check out this DIY cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe.

Also, check out other green sugar scrub recipes you can make below.

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How to Make Watermelon Sugar Scrub


I hope you have learned how to make a watermelon sugar scrub.

Also, know what to do with the watermelon rind before you toss it.

As you quench your thirst with refreshing watermelon, do the same for your skin.

Rub the rind on your legs or arms for quick skin moisturization.

Have fun with it!

Are you going to try watermelon on your skin?

Let me know in the comments.

Please share this post; it would mean everything to me.

Thank you for reading.

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