Body scrubs give your skin the glow that it deserves. And the cool part is you can DIY! Sure, it’s convenient grabbing store-bought body scrubs given the ease and their benefits. But what if we told you that you can enjoy the benefits of a store-bought body scrub from a DIY body scrub too?
And making a top-notch body scrub is not as difficult as you might think it is. A great body scrub can be made with ingredients that you can find right at your home or the nearest grocery store. It also takes minimal prep time.
So let’s dive in and make some awesome exfoliating body scrubs that make your skin glow. Pick the one that suits your skin type from these 7 DIY Body Scrubs.
1. Coffee Body Scrub
If you’re a coffee lover you know that it is an instant mood lifter. But did you know that caffeine in coffee can be a boon for your skin when applied topically?
The coarse texture of coffee helps clear the dead cells off your skin. While an excellent exfoliator, it also boosts the circulation of blood in your skin. The result is bright and rejuvenated skin.
And if you’ve been struggling with stubborn cellulite, coffee body scrub can come in handy.
Add to these amazing properties the coffee’s aroma, and you got a scrub that soothes your senses too.
For getting the right consistency we recommend using a juniper berry oil. Like caffeine, it has properties that work in aiding the reduction of cellulite.
Try out this simple recipe of a DIY coffee scrub:
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply it on your body and face. Leave it on for 15 mins.
- Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
2. Sugar Body Scrub
Another ingredient that works wonders for your skin is Sugar. Yes, you heard that right! All you have to do is turn to your kitchen and make this amazing sugar scrub for rejuvenated skin.
Glycolic Acid occurring naturally in Sugar helps in dissolving dead skin cells. It not only exfoliates the skin but also removes the excess oils from the skin. While it may remove the excess oils, it ensures that the skin is not stripped off its natural oils.
Not as coarse as Epsom salt or sea salt, it is perfect for sensitive skin. We recommend using oil like Jojoba oil that can penetrate the skin and clear out the pores on a deeper level. You can also add essential oils like grapefruit or spearmint for an uplifting aromatic experience.
Here’s how you make this scrub at home.
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Add the oil one teaspoon at a time to get the right consistency.
- Apply to your body in a rotating motion and leave it on 15 mins.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
3. Sea Salt Body Scrubs
Like any scrub, besides removing dead skin, Sea Salt Scrub has a bunch of attributes that make it special.
Thanks to its size and density, Sea Salt exfoliates the skin better than other scrubs. It improves blood circulation giving you an even tone healthy skin.
Loaded with anti-bacterial properties, sea salts kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. Another fun fact – it strengthens the immune system.
Mixing it with the right oil can help moisturize your skin too. Jojoba oil or even coconut oil will fit the bill in this case. Being light, coconut oil is a better fit as it doesn’t clog the pores while moisturizing the skin.
One thing to be careful about though is that sea salt can in some cases be too abrasive for the skin. So go for the sugar scrub if your skin is too sensitive.
Due to its coarse nature and anti-bacterial properties, this is a great foot scrub too.
And here’s the recipe to make this simple sea salt DIY body scrub:
- Mix all of them in a bowl until you get the required consistency.
- Massage gently onto the skin.
- Rinse off with warm water.
4. Milk and Almond Body Scrub
Milk and almonds make up for a deadly combination that can create magic for your skin.
The lactic acid in the milk helps in removing the dead skin cells and moisturizing the skin. Meanwhile, the exfoliating properties of almonds help in brightening and softening the skin. We’d like to recommend almond meal for this scrub since it is milder on the skin, unlike ground almonds.
Add bentonite clay into this combo and you have a body scrub worthy of being sold in stores. The bentonite clay is great for absorbing all the excess oils and toxins and is perfect for acne-prone skin.
Here’s how to make the simple and effective Milk and Almond body scrub in the comfort of your home
- Mix the contents in a jar or a bowl.
- Take the required amount and mix it with warm water or almond oil to make a paste.
- Apply and leave it for 15 mins.
- Rinse clean with a warm cloth
5. DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub
What makes this citrus DIY body scrub so special is the calming aroma that citrus fruits let out.
The citrus fruit we’ve used for this body scrub is a lemon. Lemons have natural cleansing properties that reduce bacteria and removes excess oil. They also help in bringing out the natural shine of the skin by reducing dark spots.
Throw in the exfoliating properties of sugar, and you get a body scrub that gives your skin a refreshed look. For added moisturizing properties add olive oil and coconut oil to this DIY Body Scrub.
And if its the stronger aromas that please you add a few drops of essential oils like lime or grapefruits to the mix.
Here’s how to make an awesome exfoliating citrus body scrub:
- 1 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup dried lemon peel
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply on the skin and leave for 15 mins.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
6. Oatmeal Honey Scrub
You kickstart your day with an overnight oatmeal breakfast that is healthy. It’s time you added this to your beauty regime and body scrub will be a great place to start.
With its coarse texture, oatmeal is an excellent exfoliating agent. And that’s not all! Oatmeal softens and hydrates your skin because of its emolliating properties. It is also a humectant that helps in moisturizing the skin.
Versatile as it is, oatmeal is great for all skin types and aids dry and itchy skin as well. When combined with anti-aging properties of honey it can be a lethal agent for glowing skin.
So here is one way of a DIY oatmeal honey body scrub
- 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Coconut oil (to use)
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl
- Apply in a rotating motion and leave it on for 15 mins.
- Wash with lukewarm water
7. Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Along with firing the dopamine levels in your brain, chocolate has other superpowers too. And when it comes to dark chocolate it has been widely accepted as a superfood for your body.
Not only for your body, but dark chocolate is also a superfood for your skin. And that’s because it is rich in flavonoids and Vitamins B1, C and E . All these vitamins cleanse your skin and clear your complexion. Dark Chocolate hydrates your skin acting as an anti-aging agent.
With the aroma of this DIY body scrub having a lingering effect, you’re sure to turn heads when you walk past. Also, sugar in it acts as a great exfoliator and works in synergy with chocolate to exfoliate your skin.
Here’s how you get this easy and delicious body scrub:
- 1 cup natural raw sugar
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- Mix them all in a bowl.
- Apply in a circular motion
- Rinse off with lukewarm after 15 mins.