Chocolate Martini Body Scrub Is Easy To Make

by Alli

Do you love body scrubs as much as I do?  Homemade Chocolate Martini Body Scrub is one of my favorites!  

Recently, I made 50 of these to give as favors at a ladies-only party. I received several comments on how awesome this scrub is! Well, thank you very much!

This body scrub is all-natural and contains no additives or chemicals. Chocolate Body Scrub would make a great last-minute Christmas gift! And it’s oh, so easy to make.

What Is A Body Scrub?

A body scrub is also called body polish or body gloss. A body scrub exfoliates your skin and leaves it smooth and moisturized. It also removes dead skin cells and increases the body’s blood circulation. 

I use body scrubs year-round, especially on my arms and legs. It feels so good! 

Why Use a Body Scrub?

I love the way my skin feels after using a body scrub. My skin is soft and feels rejuvenated. And did I say soft? As a person with dry skin, I always have a good body scrub on hand. There’s no reason to buy a scrub when it’s so easy to make one.  

If you use self-tanner you need to use a body scrub before applying the self-tanner. Using a body scrub helps remove dead skin cells and the self-tanner glides on even and you won’t have blotches. 

How often should I Use a Body Scrub?

You should use a body scrub no more than 3-4 times a week. Work in a circular motion to massage the body scrub onto your skin. 

How Do I Use a Body Scrub?

You can use a body scrub in the bath or shower. When I’m using a body scrub, it’s the last thing I do before I get out of the shower. It’s best to have clean skin before applying. 

Make sure your body is thoroughly wet and softened with warm water. That’s why I use it at the end of my shower. Apply the scrub with your hands and work in a circular motion. Rinse well and use a good moisturizer after drying off. 

Chocolate Martini Body Scrub

Scoop of DIY Chocolate Martini Scrub

It’s ridiculously easy to make a body scrub and a Chocolate Martini Body Scrub is my favorite. You’ll need Epsom salt, turbinado sugar, canola or almond oil, and cocoa powder. That’s it. 

You can find the turbinado sugar next to the regular sugar at your local grocery store. Turbinado sugar is less processed than regular sugar and has larger crystals (perfect for making a body scrub).

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Chocolate Martini Body Scrub will last indefinitely as long as you keep it in an air-tight container with a lid. I always make sure I keep water out of it while I’m showering and I use plastic containers.

Yield: 2 small containers

Chocolate Martini Body Scrub

Chocolate Martini Body Scrub

Chocolate Martini Body Scrub is great to use in the shower. Make some for yourself and for a gift.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00


  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Turbinado sugar (raw, natural sugar)
  • 1/3 cup oil (canola or almond)
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder


  • Spoon (to mix with)


  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Pour into air-tight containers with lids.
  3. Use in the shower and rinse off after scrubbing.

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Amy @ StowandTellU December 18, 2013 - 10:45 pm

My niece is throwing our holiday family party this year. I’ve been looking for a homemade gift, this is a great idea. Thank you – stopping by from Throwback Thursday. Thank you for hosting by the way ~ Amy

Alli December 19, 2013 - 5:14 am

The scrub does make a nice gift. Thanks for joining the party, Amy.

Sami December 19, 2013 - 7:22 am

What a cute idea! This would make a great Valentine’s Day gift as well!
Thanks for a gift for my girlfriends, I hope they enjoy it as much as yours did!

[email protected] December 19, 2013 - 7:51 am

What a fun gift for your girlfriends! I know they loved receiving and using this.

Carolyn Smith December 24, 2013 - 4:23 am

What a great idea! I think I will make it for me. lol. I could use some pampering about now! 😉

Amber Myers September 11, 2019 - 8:28 am

You had me at chocolate. I bet this smells incredible. I will have to make this–I always love a good body scrub.

GiGi Eats September 11, 2019 - 9:29 am

I would PROBABLY try eating this while bathing, LMFAO – cause it sounds friggin’ delicious!

Melissa Chapman September 11, 2019 - 11:33 am

I never thought to use cocoa powder on my skin but it looks great. I just had a big procedure on my skin but when it heals I will be sure to try this scrub.

Tasheena September 11, 2019 - 3:35 pm

This sounds so yummy and moisturizing! I love body scrubs. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

Esther Irish September 11, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Oh this sounds like such an indulgent way to relax! I haven’t used a scrub in ages.

Sue Reddel September 11, 2019 - 7:10 pm

What a wonderful idea! When I first saw your headline I thought, no way I’m using my Tito’s for a body scrub! Delighted to find out that it’s not necessary. Love this idea for a shower favor too.

Agnes Dela Cruz September 11, 2019 - 9:19 pm

I am getting my glass for the Martini, oh wait it’s a body scrub haha! Thanks for sharing this, will try to copy. 🙂

Ruth I September 12, 2019 - 6:50 am

What a fab idea! I think this is perfect for gifts too. I’d love to try it!

Rena September 12, 2019 - 10:52 am

I have to send this to my daughter she’s the DIY body scrub scientist in our family. She enjoys finding new ones to try and I get the benefits. Win-win!

Farrah Less September 12, 2019 - 11:28 am

I do body scrub at least once a week for relaxing at home. That home made scrub you making looks like smells like heaven!

Rachel September 12, 2019 - 11:51 am

I am sure this would feel and smell amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

HilLesha September 12, 2019 - 5:20 pm

I can easily imagine how incredible this body scrub must smell! It has been a while since I’ve made my own body scrub. I need to try this one next time!

Amy H September 12, 2019 - 10:06 pm

Homemade body scrub is great for party gifts! I love how easy it is to make your own body scrub.

Shannon Gurnee September 13, 2019 - 6:40 pm

This sounds like such a fun DIY Scrub. I would love to try this sometime.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations September 16, 2019 - 2:10 am

I love body scrubs and try to use them often. I use scrubs for my face too, once a week. I’ll have to try this body scrub. Can’t wait!


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