Exfoliation is a good idea because it helps to get rid of those nasty dead skin cells. It keeps your skin happy and healthy. It is important to exfoliate at least once a week, more if your skin doesn’t have an adverse reaction to whichever DIY body scrubs you are using. Making your own body scrubs can save you a lot of time and money.
Making a body scrub DIY is much easier than you think. Here are a few simple recipes of a body scrub DIY to share with your friends. They can fit any budget as they are made of a few simple ingredients. You can even make an extra beautifully decorated mason jar of your DIY body scrubs to give to your girlfriends and family members as a birthday or holiday gifts.
Banana Sugar Body Scrub
Besides being the ingredient for the best homemade face mask, bananas are also perfect for scrubs. This body scrub DIY is great for those with dry skin. Bananas are high in Vitamins B6 and C as well as antioxidants. The sugar removes old skin cells while the coconut butter and coconut oil work as moisturizers. Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A, as is the apricot kernel oil which also contains vitamins C and E.
- Coconut butter – ¼ cup
- Coconut oil – ¼ cup
- Shea butter – ¼ cup
- Apricot – ¼ cup
- 1 ripe mashed banana
- Raw sugar – 1 cup
Recipe: Simply mix coconut butter, coconut oil, shea butter, apricot and ripe mashed banana in a blender until smooth, then stir in cup of sugar (preferably raw sugar), and then enjoy. This mixture will last for 48 hours in the fridge. Make sure to let the amount you wish to use get room temperature before applying.
Vanilla Sugar DIY Body Scrub
A simple, but delicate and highly feminine body scrub that won’t give you a migraine or cause breakouts. For those with sensitive skin, this is the go-to product due to its simple ingredients.
- Raw sugar – 2 ½ cups
- Vanilla extract – 4 tbsp
- White granulated sugar – ¾ cup
- Almond oil – ¼ cup
Recipe: Simply mix the two sugars together in a bowl and then add the almond oil and vanilla extract and there you go!
Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub
This makes a great Christmas gift, but peppermint is good for any time of the year. This DIY body scrub will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
- White granulated sugar – 2 cups
- Peppermint essential oil
- Coconut oil or almond oil – ¼ cup
- Red food coloring, or raspberry/pomegranate juice.
Recipe: Mix the almond or cocoa oil carefully with the granulated sugar. If you wish, you can add a little more oil, but don’t overdo it. Add a few drops of the peppermint oil till it smells the way you like it. To achieve the pink peppermint color, add a few drops of the red food coloring or the pomegranate or raspberry juice. Mix together until you have the desired consistency.
Coffee Body Scrub
Who doesn’t love coffee? Very few people come to my mind. But coffee is good not only for your morning pick-me-up. This Coffee DIY body scrub exfoliates the skin, and the coffee grains help reduce the appearance of cellulite by plumping up your skin.
If you look at the ingredients in more expensive cellulite creams, you will notice that caffeine is one of the key ingredients. However, this is a much cheaper way to get rid of both dead skin cells and cellulite all in one.
- Coffee and raw sugar – 2 tbsp
- Сoconut oil – 2 tbsp
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Sea salt – 1 tbsp
You can use flavored coffee to get the desired scent if you prefer, as long as you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Recipe: Simply mix together the ground coffee, sea salt, and raw sugar. Then add the olive and coconut oils. It’s that simple! Enjoy!
Homemade Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe
This DIY oatmeal body scrub can help exfoliate all those dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling young and healthy. Moreover, it will make you feel as though you have just stepped out of a spa.
- Coconut oil – 1 cup
- Finely ground oatmeal – ½ cup
- Olive oil – 2 tbs
- Brown sugar – ½ cup
*Note this recipe makes about 20 oz so you can make some for a friend, as well. It also lasts up to 6 months when stored in an airtight container.
Recipe: Blend the oats until they have reached a powder-like consistency. Then mix the rest of the ingredients and the powdered oatmeal in a medium size bowl. There you have it. A fancy spa-style oatmeal scrub that you made at home!
Homemade Citrus Green Tea Body Scrub
This DIY body scrub will help open the pores and draw out toxins while it also relaxes your body and helps reduce tension.
- Baking soda – 3 tbsp
- Epsom salts – 3 cups
- 1 green tea bag
- Essential oils (you can use apricot kernel, but almond or grapeseed oil work just as well) – 4 tbsp
- Essential orange oil – 8 drops
- Essential lime oil – 8 drops
- Zest from any of the following (or a combo): lime, lemon or orange.
Recipe: Mix the baking soda and Epsom salts in a large bowl, add oil and green tea or green tea leaves (cut open the tea bag and add to the mixture), add the essential oils and citrus zests and mix thoroughly. It should have the consistency of packing snow, the kind you would use for a snowman. Store it in a sealed container and enjoy.
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