Homemade body scrub

Homemade body scrub: Cheat-sheet on everything you need to make amazing body scrubs for your skin

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Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. They have the ability to make your skin look smoother, healthier, and more radiant. 

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In this blog post, you will learn how to choose the right body scrub for you, why you must use one in the first place, the benefits of using one regularly (even if it’s not every day), recipes for homemade natural body scrubs with ingredients from your kitchen pantry, tips on what do and don’t during a scrub session so that you can get even better results than before!

How to choose the right body scrub for you

The very first step is choosing based on what type of skin you have. There are two types, dry and oily skin. Dry skin should be looking for a moisturizing scrub with ingredients like glycerin, honey or shea butter to get the best results.

Oily skin needs an exfoliating body scrub with particles such as jojoba beads, oatmeal or sea salt. These will help break down impurities without drying out natural oils so there is no risk of overstimulation.

If you can’t choose between a salt scrub and a sugar scrub, then this article was written for you.

Secondary factors such as allergies (to nuts, fragrance, etc.) or acne should also be taken into account when it’s time to make your final decision about which scrubs work best for you! This ensures no chance of an allergic reaction or overstimulation of your skin with a heavy scrub.

Benefits of using a body scrub

The benefits of using a body scrub are plentiful! They can make your skin look healthier and smoother after just one use. They get rid of any excess dead cells on the surface that might cause roughness or bumps.

Homemade body scrubs increase hydration levels in dry skins, relieve irritation, and remove impurities found in oily skin.

Body scrub may help fight acne or brighten up dull complexions with ingredients like salicylic acid. Some scrubs will even have anti-ageing ingredients that can improve the appearance of your skin.

The best part is that there’s no risk involved because if you don’t see results right away, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong! Different people need different amounts of time before noticing results.

Recipes for homemade natural body scrubs

Coconut and Vanilla Sugar Scrub 

This is a recipe for those with dry skin because it doesn’t have anything harsh that could counteract hydration. Coconut isn’t just great at moisturizing but also has antifungal properties which can ward off irritations.

The ingredients needed are one cup each sugar and coconut oil. Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of salt.

Coconut body scrub recipe

Cucumber Honey Scrub 

The sugar will help remove dead cells while providing an extra layer of protection against moisture loss. Cucumbers are hydrating thanks to their high water content, and they also contain antioxidants that can ward off inflammation.

Ingredients needed are one cup each sugar and honey, a tablespoon of cucumber juice (you can use store-bought if you don’t feel like making it at home)

Tropical Coconut Scrub 

This is an amazing recipe for those who enjoy the benefits of coconut oil but want to try something different at least once.

The difference here lies within all the other ingredients that will give it more oomph without drying out sensitive areas like elbows or knees. Look for natural oils like almond, avocado and olive oils for a more intense moisturizing experience.

Ingredients needed are two cups of shredded coconut (unsweetened), one cup each of brown sugar and honey, one tablespoon of rose powder,  plus around four drops of any natural oil you enjoy the smell of.

Coffee Grounds Scrub Recipe

coffee body scrub

This recipe requires just two steps but has fantastic results! First, mix a cup of coffee grounds and about one tablespoon of olive oil. Add some brown sugar for a pleasant scrubbing effect. Rub the mixture on your skin in circular motions, then rinse it off with warm water!

Oatmeal Cucumber Body Scrub 

Oats provide gentle exfoliation without being rough on sensitive areas like knees and elbows, which can’t handle extreme scrubbing sessions very well.

Ingredients needed are one cup of oatmeal and sugar, a tablespoon of whole milk or plain yoghurt. Add a teaspoon of chamomile powder and sweet almond oil to desired consistency.

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Lavender And Lemon Scrub Recipe

This homemade body scrub contains that are all-natural ingredients. It will work to moisturize and hydrate your skin without any harmful chemicals! The recipe includes lavender oil, lemon zest (or juice), sugar or brown sugar, and water.

First add the oil and juice to the other dry ingredients like sugar or brown sugar for an exfoliating effect. Add just enough water to form a paste-like consistency, then rub onto your skin until you feel refreshed afterwards!

Strawberry Scrub Recipe

This recipe uses strawberries mixed into one cup of brown sugar (or white granulated). Add four tablespoons of olive oil or coconut milk (any other oils are also okay) and peppermint essential oil.

strawberry homemade body scrub recipe

Mix the scrub well, rub them onto your damp skin for ten minutes or more and then rinse off with warm water.

Aloe Vera Scrub Recipe

Blend two tablespoons of aloe vera gel, mixed into one cup of sugar or brown sugar (granulated), four teaspoonsful of olive oil or coconut milk, as well as a geranium essential oil to give a nice smell.

Leave on for five minutes before rinsing off afterwards with lukewarm water, which will help moisturize skin while also leaving an amazing scent behind! This recipe is great if sensitive skin needs some extra care but without being irritated in any way like other exfoliating substances might be. 

Sweet Orange And Cinnamon Spice Scrub Recipe

This homemade body scrub includes 15 ounces white sugar mixed into hot water then cooled down slightly, followed by adding one teaspoonful of cinnamon extract to help give an amazing scent as well as two teaspoonfuls of orange essential oil for a nice, citrusy smell.

Once you combine these ingredients into an oily paste, rub it over your damp skin for five minutes before rinsing off afterwards with cold water!

Pineapple Body Scrub Recipe

This recipe is made by mixing two cups of brown sugar (granulated) with one cup of pineapple juice and four olive or coconut oil tablespoons. Mix well before applying to your wet skin for ten minutes!

The best way you can store this scrub is in the fridge, but it should be kept out overnight if not using right away, as this will allow all the ingredients to mix thoroughly!

Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

To make this homemade body scrub, mix a cup of ultra-fine Himalayan pink salt with one tablespoon of olive oil and almond oil. After this, all you need to do is rub onto damp skin for about five minutes, then rinse off afterwards!

Himalayan pink salt scrub

This scrub also contains some amazing minerals that are known for their ability to detox the body too.

Rose Body Scrub

To make this scrub, you will need two cups of white sugar (or granulated) mixed into a cup of almond oil until they form an oily paste.

Add in twenty drops each rose essential and lavender essential oils for that added scent! Mix well, then apply onto your damp skin, rinse off afterwards with cold water.

 Honey and Sugar Scrub

This is an easy one! Combine ½ cup of brown sugar with ⅓ cup honey in a small bowl, stirring until thoroughly mixed together to form the scrub base. Then add enough warm water as necessary to make it into a thick paste that’s not too runny or oily.

Honey homemade body scrub

Apply liberally on areas where dry skin may be present, like your elbows, knees, feet or heels and leave on for about 15 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with cool water. Repeat as desired.

If you have sensitive skin prone to breakouts, avoid this solution because the honey will make your skin more oily.

Banana and Coconut Oil Scrub

Combine ½ cup plain coconut oil with ¼ banana and ultra-fine sea salt in a small bowl. Mix well with your fingers before applying to dry skin areas like elbows, knees, feet or heels.

Leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with water. It can also be reapplied liberally if desired but remember that it takes longer to wash away.

Sea Salt and Coconut Oil Scrub

Combine ½ cup coconut oil with ¼ teaspoon sea salt in a small bowl to form a thick paste that is not too runny or oily. Add water if necessary to get it into the desired consistency.

Apply all over areas like elbows, knees, feet or heels where dry skin may be an issue, then leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing completely off with cool water. This scrub can also be reapplied liberally, but remember that it will take longer than other scrubs to wash away!

If you have sensitive skin prone to breakouts due to the overproduction of natural oils, avoid this solution because the sea salt will make your skin more oily.

Tips on how to make the most out of a scrub session – what to do and not do: 

For your scrubs to provide maximum benefits, you need to know how they work best. You should avoid using them on dry skin when experiencing dehydration or irritation because this will only worsen the situation.

Avoid washing off any excess product after applying. Always pat these into place before rinsing clean again. Always massage in circular motions while avoiding sensitive areas like knees or elbows. Don’t forget washcloths for a deep exfoliation experience!

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What is your favourite body scrub? Let me know in the comments

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