5 easy recipe for body scrub: step by step DIY recipe for smother skin
It’s pretty relatable waking up every day and not feeling your skin.
I’m one of those people that exfoliate once in a while, which is a habit I’m gradually changing.
There were times I couldn’t remember the last time I exfoliated and my skin wasn’t feeling vibrant or radiant.
Any exfoliate I ever used in the past were store bought. But I decided to start using my own DIY body scrub which every single ingredient I put into it was familiar to me and also good for my body.
There’s a satisfaction from crafting your own recipe for body scrub with things right of your counter.
This recipe for body scrub is very budget friendly and works equally perfect.
Exfoliating is a great way to keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy and a body scrub is a popular way.
Avoid exfoliating skin that is sun burned, chapped or broken, red or swollen, recovering from a chemical peel.
The Benefits of using homemade body scrubs
• Body scrub exfoliates skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells and cleaning pores, leaving your skin looking brighter
- Exfoliating skin with the right scrub can also stimulate production of collagen which may help skin stay firm , radiant and flawless
- Homemade body scrubs are very easy to prepare and they are inexpensive\
• Exfoliating with a body scrub helps the moisturizer to penetrate your skin better and hydrate it.
Is it okay to use a body scrub every day?
This is solely up to your skin type; generally it is safe to exfoliate your skin two to three times a week because exfoliating too much can leave it dry, sensitive or irritated.
If you have a sensitive or dry skin, you may want to start by exfoliating just once a week.
If you have a skin condition, you may want to talk to a dermatologist.
What essential oils are good for body scrubs?
Sweet orange essential oil, peppermint oil, spearmint oil etc these essential oils take your body scrubs to a whole new luxury
How do you make a homemade exfoliating body scrub?
Recipe for body scrub needs the following items on hand
• Select your granules such as sugar or salt,A carrier or base oil such as coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil etc,Mixing bowl and spoons,A few drops of essential oil(not compulsory)
When making homemade body scrubs, it is important to get the consistency right; it shouldn’t be too runny or too crumbly.
Below is the most popular recipe for body scrub that will work perfectly well
Sugar is a humectants and it will not strip your skin of its oils.
It also has a naturally occurring glycolic acid which is helpful for cleansing the skin.
The type of sugar you use determines the type of scrub you want to be getting; raw sugar for a strong scrub, white sugar for mild scrub or brown sugar for something in between(this is perfect as a face scrub)
• 1 cup sugar,1 cup oil of your choice ( olive oil, coconut oil, almond, jojoba or grape seed ),Essential oils ( this is optional)
Combine all in a mixing bowl and if needed, add more oil or more sugar to get the right consistency. Put in an airtight container.
The coffee grounds work gently to remove dead skin cells and this helps to rejuvenate and boost circulation.
Caffeine may help diminish the appearance of cellulite and this has been backed up by some scientific evidence.
• Coffee grounds,Hot water, Coconut oil,Essential oil (optional)
Mix the coffee grounds and hot water thoroughly with a spoon.
Add the coconut oil and when you are satisfied with consistency, put the mixture in an air tight container.
Sea salt scrub
There are other types of salt that can be used depending on the texture you want e.g. Table salt, Himalayan salt, Epsom salt, sea salt etc.
The sea salt scrub will be able to preserve itself because salt is also a natural preservation.
Salt has antibacterial properties that can be helpful for some skin condition.
Keep in mind to use ground sea salt and be mindful that if you have a cut on your skin, the salt can sting.
• Sea salt,Oil of your choice,Essential oil(optional)
Combine all in a mixing bowl and if needed, add more oil or more salt to get the right consistency. Add fragrance of your choice and Put in an airtight container.
Green tea sugar scrub
Green tea can benefit your skin in several ways as it is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
• Green tea, Sugar, Coconut oil
Put the tea bags in hot water and let it cool. Mix the sugar and coconut oil. Once the tea is cooled, add it to the sugar mixture.
When you get your desired consistency, put the mixture in an airtight container.
it has antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that may help some variety of skin conditions.
this scrub can protect against UV damage, repair some tissue and also help kill germs on the skin
• Honey,Sugar,Coconut oil (melted)
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and if needed, add more to get the desired consistency.
Put it in an airtight container.
if you’re done making that scrub and you’re in the mood for a lip scrub, read also; lip scrub DIY to achieve that yummy and soft lips
Frequently asked questions
How long do DIY scrubs last?
Most homemade body scrub will last around up to two months.
Keep in mind that the lid should be covered tightly as much as possible.
You’ll be able to smell the difference in the scrub if the carrier oil goes rancid.
How can I exfoliate my whole body?
It will be best to start off by rinsing your body with warm water to open your pores.
Use your finger or your sponge and apply the scrub in light strokes.
Exfoliate gently for a period of time then rinse your body well.
Which is better, sugar or salt scrub?
Again, this all depends on your skin type; salt scrubs have sharper edges and are generally abrasive and they do a better job at smoothening out rough skin patches whereas sugar scrubs have smaller granules than salt and they are more suitable for sensitive skin.
Which is best natural face exfoliate?
Brown sugar is one of the best natural face exfoliate
How can I exfoliate my face without a scrub?
You can use these as an alternative; exfoliating gloves, face peels, exfoliating face lotion, rolling exfoliates.
Lately I’ve been using the honey scrub and it’s amazing for me.
Have you ever tried a homemade body scrub? Which DIY body scrub are you going to try to unclog those pores and remove those unwelcomed dead skin cells? Comment below!
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