Body scrubs are wonderful for exfoliating dead skin.Using a homemade body scrub feels wonderful, and has many benefits for your skin and health. A homemade scrub doesn’t only exfoliate and moisturize your hands, feet, and body but it also makes an amazing gift!
Homemade DIY body scrubs can be made using various ingredients. Choose any of the following homemade DIY body scrubs to exfoliate your skin once or twice weekly.
In most cases, this skin care stays restricted to the face. Most women completely forget to look after the skin on the rest of the body. This leads to dull and lifeless skin and the signs of ageing are soon to follow. Having beautiful and healthy skin means taking care of your entire body, and not just the face. Using homemade DIY body scrubs is a great way to make sure that your body skin is taken care of.
DIY Spicy Sugar Scrub
Sugar is an inexpensive and relatively gentle exfoliator. This scrub’s cloves, rose petals, and orange zest give it a heady aroma, while sesame oil makes it feel luxurious. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 tablespoon dried rose petals, 2 teaspoons grated orange zest, and 1 1/2 cups sesame oil in a large bowl, making sure that everything is well mixed. Use on damp skin twice a week, scrubbing with your hands or a washcloth in small, circular motions. The mix will last up to six months when stored in a cool, dark cupboard.
DIY Delicious Scrub
Scrubs are a wonderful way to exfoliate and feel fresh and clean. This scrub has both sugar and salt and combines the delicious scents of coconut, lavender and almond oil.
DIY Purifying Scrub
Combine 3/4 cup Epsom salts, 1/4 cup baking soda, 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil, and enough almond or jojoba oil to make a paste. Apply the mixture to your body (avoiding your face), using gentle scrubbing motions. Rinse in a warm shower. Be very careful not to slip! Clean the shower after you’re finished as well, so the next person who showers doesn’t slip.
DIY Honey Scrub
The best scrub may be no farther than your pantry. Honey is one of nature’s best humectants, drawing water into the skin, while sugar buffs away dead cells so gently that it dissolves as it works. A touch of citrus offers an invigorating scent. Add 1 teaspoon pure honey to 1/4 cup light olive oil. Blend with 1 cup raw or granulated sugar. Mix in 2 teaspoon fresh citrus zest. Blend until well mixed, then store in a jar.
DIY Grapeseed Body Oil
Once you’ve scrubbed your skin, keep it moisturized and supple with a healing body oil. Grapeseed oil has antioxidant properties, and unlike other oils, which can be heavy or greasy, it’s light, easily absorbed, and creates a protective layer to lock in moisture. It is also unscented, and mixes well with other oils and herbs.
DIY Wake-Up Scrub
If you depend on your cup of joe to kick-start your morning, put those coffee grounds to use in this skin-softening body scrub. A traditional treatment that’s used in Thai and Balinese spas, it’s a luxurious way to start the day. This scrub also contains peppermint, known for its mentally stimulating properties, and raw sugar crystals and olive oil, which exfoliate and moisturize.