One of the best ways to prep your skin for the change in seasons is with DIY scrubs. They’re inexpensive, easy to make and fun to use for soft, smooth skin. There is no reason to go out and buy pricey exfoliators when you can easily make your very own body scrub with the ingredients of your choosing and customize it to suit your personal skin care needs. So why not treat your skin to a good exfoliating treatment this weekend with one of these DIY scrubs!
1 Luxurious Sugar Scrub
2 parts white or brown sugar
1 part coconut or olive oil
½ teaspoon of Vitamin E oil or the gel from a Vitamin E capsule
Mix well and enjoy!
2 Banana Sugar Body Scrub
1 soft, ripe banana
2-3 tablespoons of sugar
Few drops of vanilla extract or essential oil
Grab a fork and smash the banana until it’s a chunky consistency. Next, add the sugar and vanilla extract or essential oil. If you want to use this recipe on your face, use only the mashed banana and no sugar.
3 Tomato and Sugar Facial Scrub
½ cup of white sugar
Take the tomato and carefully slice off the top with a knife. Place the sugar in a bowl or plate and dip the tomato in the sugar. Using small, circular motions, use the sugar coated tomato to gently exfoliate your entire face avoiding the eye area. Leave the sugar and tomato juice on your face for about 10 minutes, then rinse off. Do not use this if you’re allergic to tomatoes.
4 Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub
1 part coconut oil
1 part white sugar
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix the sugar and coconut oil together first, then add in cinnamon. Mix well and apply to lips. Gently scrub using circular motions and rinse off.
5 Citrus Salt Scrub
½ cup coarse sea salt
½ cup of coconut or olive oil
1-1 ½ teaspoon of lemon or orange zest (or a mix of both)
Combine all ingredients together.
6 Homemade Hand Scrub
¼ cup sea salt
¼ cup of white sugar
1-2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine the honey and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine sea salt, sugar and lemon juice until it’s crumbly. Combine the contents of the two bowls. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.
7 Peppermint Foot Scrub
1 cup of Epsom salt or sea salt
¼ cup of oil of your choice (olive, coconut, avocado)
Peppermint essential oil
1 tablespoon of peppermint leaves (optional). If you don’t have peppermint leaves on hand, you can use a tablespoon of peppermint tea leaves from peppermint tea.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Use immediately or pour contents into a jar and refrigerate.
8 Red Bump Eraser Scrub
Plastic Kerr jar
1 cup of white sugar
Avocado or olive oil
Essential oil of your choice
Fill up the jar with the sugar until it is about one inch from the top. Pour in oil up to the top, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to add a nice fragrance and shake well.
9 No Nonsense Daily Scrub for Any Skin Type
½ cup of finely ground oatmeal
½ cup of finely ground almond meal
Water or rosewater (You can also use witch hazel for oily skin or milk for dry skin. You’ll only add the liquid when you’re going to use the scrub)
Grind oats and almond meal separately and then combine together in a container. When you’re ready to use, take about a ½ tablespoon of the dry ingredients and add a small amount of your liquid of choice, allowing the oats to soak before you apply it to your face. Gently scrub your face and rinse off with warm water.
I think there's a scrub for just about every part of your body you can use a scrub on! I hope these DIY scrub recipes inspire you to create your very own scrub to enjoy silky smooth skin. Do you make your own beauty products? Do you have a favorite recipe you want to share with us?
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