There are many body scrubs on the market, but these scrubs are saturated with parabens and chemicals. Many have opted for making an all natural body scrub. These scrubs can be made at home easily, with ingredients that are simple to find.
Coconut oil is the main ingredient for all of the recipes listed. Coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient for a homemade body scrub for glowing skin that stays soft and silky for up to a week. This recipe will leave your skin not only smooth, but sweet smelling as well.
Brown Sugar Coconut Scrub
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup softened coconut oil
Use a mixer or wooden spoon to combine ingredients in a large bowl. The mixture is fully combined when it resembles a butter-like consistency. Store in an airtight container. Shake well before using.
If you’re looking for something with more zest, try this cocktail-inspired DIY body scrub for dry skin. It adds a fruity punch to your beauty routine – with a kick!
Strawberry Cocktail Scrub
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon strawberry gin
- 1-4 drops vitamin E oil
- 1-4 drops lavender essential oil
Combine ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer or wooden spoon. When the mixture pulls away from the bowl, it’s done! Store in an airtight container.
This recipe was inspired by this DIY infused gin body scrub. Another cocktail inspired body scrub can take your next Cinco de Mayo party to the next level. Hand out these margarita salt body scrubs as party favours to your guests!
Margarita Salt Scrub
- 1/2 cup margarita salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons tequila
- 1-5 drops lime essential oil
- Juice of 1 lime
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon or mixer. The mixture will come together when it forms the texture of crushed ice. Keep in an airtight container and shake before using.
A DIY body scrub with essential oils can be a wonderful way to reinvigorate your senses while enhancing your beauty routine. Any number of combinations can be used for different remedies. This particular recipe stimulates creative energies and productivity.
Essential Oil Creativity Scrub
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups granulated sugar or sea salt
- 1-3 drops clary sage essential oil
- 1-3 drops tangerine essential oil
- 1-3 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)
Combine ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or mixer. Once combined, it should resemble the texture of crushed ice. Store in an airtight container and shake before using.
This final recipe can be beneficial for stimulating blood circulation, leaving skin looking healthy and glowing. It can even be used on the lips as a plumper before an event. The best part – the secret ingredient can be found in your spice cabinet!
Cayenne Pepper Scrub
- 1 cup jojoba oil
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1-5 drops orange essential oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon or mixer. The ingredients should resemble wet sand when fully combined. Store in an airtight container. Shake before use.
Body scrubs are a vital part of your beauty routine, so don’t skimp on them! It’s much more beneficial to use a homemade body scrub, and know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, rather than trusting whatever chemicals are on the back of a jar. These scrubs are not only easy to make but will make you look and feel beautiful as well!