Homemade Natural Body Scrubs

Homemade Natural Body Scrubs

The Benefits of Making Body Scrubs at Home

Homemade natural body scrubs can help manage the unpleasant and painful symptoms of dry skin. Scrubs provide gentle exfoliation, help brighten dull skin and accelerate cell regeneration. Unlike store-bought scrubs, homemade scrubs contain no synthetic ingredients at all, such as parabens and phthalates, which can irritate dry skin. They can be fully adapted to the individual skin needs and preferences of the consumer. For example, when using a homemade scrub, you can choose an exfoliating ingredient that is not too harsh on your skin. Similarly, you can tailor the level of hydration to achieve the most favorable balance of hydration and exfoliation for a particular user.

Those with limited funds will love that homemade scrubs save money, and the ingredients that make many of the most effective scrubs can be found in every kitchen. Ever-busy housewives will be happy to know that making homemade scrubs is a simple and enjoyable process that usually takes minutes.

Body scrub: recipes for beginners

The easiest scrubs for beginners are body scrubs with sugar and salt. The recipes are easy to adapt. These scrubs can be made with almost any type of sugar, salt or oil you have on hand. Once you get the hang of it, you can add additional ingredients or essential oils to the scrub.

Sweet sugar body scrub

Ingredients:

A clear glass cup or glass jar with a lid

3 parts any sugar, such as brown or coconut sugar

1 part oil, such as coconut oil or olive oil

15-20 drops of essential oil, such as lavender or rose oil

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a glass or jar and cover with a lid.

Store on the table or in a cupboard. Do not refrigerate.

Apply to damp skin as needed, especially on knees, feet, elbows and other dry areas.

The scrub will stay fresh for up to six months.

A simple body scrub with salt

Ingredients:

A clear glass cup or glass jar with a lid

2 parts sea salt or other coarse salt

1 part coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil

5-7 drops of essential oil, such as lemon, bergamot, orange, or chamomile oil

Preparation:

Put the salt in the bottom of the jar.

Add the oil and stir.

Add 5-7 drops of essential oil and stir again.

Store the scrub in a cool, dry place, such as on a table or in a cupboard. The scrub has a shelf life of up to six months. Do not refrigerate it.

More complex body scrubs

With experience, lovers of self-made scrubs can move on to more complex recipes with more ingredients and a greater variety of flavors. These luxurious scrubs will not only help fight dry skin, but will also make a great gift for friends and family.

The following body scrub recipes allow you to choose a scent to suit your mood: invigorating or relaxing. Invigorating scents help you feel energized and are best for a morning shower or bath. Soothing scrubs can help you relax after a long day and are a useful addition to your evening skin care routine.

Invigorating body scrub with jasmine and coconut sugar

Ingredients:

A clear glass cup or glass jar with a lid

2 parts sugar, such as brown or coconut sugar

1 part coconut oil

10 drops of jasmine essential oil

Preparation:

Put the coconut or brown sugar in the bottom of a jar.

Add the coconut oil and stir.

Add 10 drops of jasmine essential oil and stir again.

The finished scrub can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to six months.

Invigorating body scrub with lemongrass and ginger

Ingredients:

Clear glass cup or glass jar with lid

2 cups sugar, such as brown or coconut sugar

One and a half cups of sweet almond oil

3-6 drops of lemongrass essential oil

1-2 drops ginger essential oil or a pinch of ground ginger

A pinch of ground turmeric (optional)

Preparation:

Put the sugar in the bottom of a jar or glass.

Add the sweet almond oil and stir to combine.

Add the lemongrass essential oil and stir again.

Add ginger essential oil or a pinch of ground ginger and stir once.

If using white sugar, add a pinch of ground turmeric for a more intense color and stir.

Because there are more ingredients in this scrub than in simple scrubs, it will retain its optimal flavor if used within one month of the date of manufacture. Store the scrub on the table or in a cupboard.

Refreshing pink body scrub

Ingredients:

Clean glass cup or glass jar with lid

Kitchen machine or immersion blender

1 cup of any sugar, such as cane sugar or coconut sugar

A quarter cup of avocado oil, olive oil, or liquid coconut oil

Rose petals that have not been chemically treated

Preparation:

If using a food processor or immersion blender, put all the ingredients in the food processor or jar at the same time and then chop them with the blender or in the food processor.

If you’re making the scrub by hand, pour the sugar into the bottom of a glass or jar. Then add olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil and mix.

Add the rose petals and stir again.

If the smell of rose is not strong enough, you can add 4-5 drops of rose essential oil. Since this scrub contains fresh rose petals, it is recommended to use it for 10 days. Keep the scrub on the table or in a cool, dry place.

Soothing chamomile body scrub with lavender

Ingredients:

A clear glass cup or glass jar with a lid

2 parts sugar, such as brown or coconut sugar

1 part coconut oil, olive oil, grape oil, or avocado oil

2 tablespoons herb infused oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops chamomile essential oil

Dried lavender flowers if desired

Preparation:

Put the sugar in a jar or glass.

Add coconut oil, olive oil or other oil and stir.

Add the herbal oil and stir again.

Add the lavender and chamomile essential oils and stir again.

When the ingredients form a homogeneous mass, add a handful of dried lavender flowers and mix gently so that the flowers combine with the mass.

This scrub has a shelf life of up to six months if stored in a cool, dry place.

 

Scrubs for Sensitive Skin

If you’re making scrubs for sensitive skin or for areas with scars, it’s important to choose ingredients like oats: not too coarse and with a mild exfoliating effect. Before adding an essential oil to a scrub, it is worth testing it on the skin to make sure there is no individual intolerance.

Revitalizing Oatmeal Body Scrub

Ingredients:

Clean glass cup or glass jar with lid

Food processor

1 cup of rolled oats or unprocessed oats

1 tbsp. any sugar, such as brown or coconut sugar

1 tablespoon oil, such as olive, almond or coconut oil

2 tablespoons vegetable milk, such as oat milk, almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk

1 whole egg or vegan egg substitute

Preparation:

Grind oats in a food processor and place in the bottom of a jar.

Add the sugar and butter and stir to combine.

Add the vegetable milk and egg and mix again.

Since this scrub contains milk and egg, it should be used immediately or kept in the refrigerator where it will keep for two to three days. The oats gently exfoliate the skin, and the milk and egg or its vegan substitute nourish the skin with protein and vitamins. This scrub is probably best for people with problem skin.