Natural DIY Body Scrubs


Pictured: Sugar, Cinnamon, & Sweet Almond Oil Scrub

I love using up what I already have at home to make natural beauty products. These scrubs can be used on your face (be gentle, please!), hands, feet, or wherever your body needs a little extra loving. Most of the scrubs I am sharing with you today have some kind of oil in them to help nourish your skin afterwards. No point scrubbing away dead skin, just to dry your skin out even more!

Admittedly, I do not often use body scrubs. In response, I often get sudden flares of dry skin or ingrown bumps all over my legs (hello summer, hello shaving!). I decide to make a few batches of various scrubs so that I have no excuse anymore not to use them. The end results I share with you today.

Sugar, Cinnamon, & Sweet Almond Oil Scrub

This one sounds like the beginning of a wonderful dessert! I happen to have sweet almond oil, but feel free to use any oil you have on hand. I recommend coconut oil or olive oil. Sugar is a popular staple in homemade scrubs, and its obvious why! Almost everyone has sugar somewhere in their pantry, and it is perfect for gently scrubbing away dead skin. The end result from this scrub is a smooth, refreshing, and sweet smelling skin! I loved using this on my hands and feet. This would be perfect to use during the drier months so I'll be keeping this one around.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 1/2 cup of oil ( I used sweet almond oil )

  • 4-6 drops of essential oil ( I used cinnamon leaf )

Directions

  1. Mix everything together and store in a air sealed container. I place mine in the fridge because I don't use it often, but if you plan on going through it fast, it should be fine in your bathroom.

Baking Soda, Coconut Oil, and Lemon Scrub

Again, am I the only one that thinks these items sound like the starting items for a dessert. I must be craving sweets today! Baking soda is another staple for body scrubs, and what beauty post would be complete without mentioning coconut oil! If you want an extra scrub (for maybe your feet?) give this scrub a try. Baking soda can be a bit harsh, so be careful if you have sensitive skin. The coconut oil will help with balancing out the dryness, leaving your skin smooth! I added a few drops of lemon essential oil to give this scrub a rejuvenating smell! Feel free to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice instead.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 4 drops of lemon essential oil (or a few drops of lemon juice!)

Directions

  1. Same as the previous scrub, mix everything together and store in a air sealed container. I place mine in the fridge because I don't use it often, but if you plan on going through it fast, it should be fine in your bathroom.

Salt & Lavender Scrub

This one may be best for winter skin when you really want to give your skin a good scrub. Again, be gentle with your skin! These scrubs will do all the work for you; all you have to do is gently rub them on your skin. I add a few drops of oil to help clump the salt a little together, but this one will probably be messier than the other scrubs. I added a few drops of lavender essential oil for a refreshing smell. Lemon would be another great essential oil to try!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salt

  • 1/4 cup oil (olive oil would be great!)

  • 4 drops of essential oil ( I used lemon)

Directions

  1. Mix everything together and store in a air sealed container. I place mine in the fridge because I don't use it often, but if you plan on going through it fast, it should be fine in your bathroom.

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