Not only do homemade body scrubs leave you feeling soft and fresh, but they can also give you a sense of pride. It’s a great feeling to craft something by yourself, and doing it at home can also help you save some money. Body scrubs will help exfoliate the dead skin cells while encouraging collagen production. They are also great to use before applying a topical treatment or self-tanner.
Here are a handful of DIY scrubs for you to try out.
Easy Coffee Scrub
Studies show that caffeine may actually diminish the appearance of cellulite. This and the fact that it smells incredible makes it a prime main ingredient for our first body scrub.
½ cup of ground coffee beans
¼ cup of sugar
½ cup of coconut oil
If your coconut oil is thick, heat it until it’s a liquid consistency. After it cools down, mix everything until well combined. Keep in a sealed jar until use. You can also add ½ tsp of vanilla extract to elevate the experience!
If you’d rather buy: frank body Original Coffee Scrub
Sea Salt Scrub
Salt is a brilliant scrub as it can really get the circulation going. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to skip this scrub.
1 cup of sea salt
½ cup of olive oil or jojoba oil
A few drops of essential oils (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add more salt or oil to get the consistency you like. Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender to add a calming upgrade.
If you’d rather buy: Ulta Detoxifying Himalayan Salt Body Scrub
Honey Sugar Scrub
A sugar scrub is one of the easiest and most affordable to make on this list. To take this scrub to the next level, we wanted to add a little of honey. Honey has both antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help repair the skin and keep it clean.
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
2 tbsp honey
Add the three ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add more sugar or oil to get the consistency you are looking for. This scrub is safe to store in a sealed container.
If you’d rather buy: The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub
Oatmeal works as a natural moisturizer, allowing this scrub to remove dry skin and keeping it soft and replenished at the same time.
½ cup oats
½ cup brown sugar (or white sugar)
¼ cup of coconut oil (or jojoba oil)
Mix the dry ingredients first. Combine the rest until you have a coarse paste. You can also consider grinding the oats to have a finer texture if you’d like. Feel free also to add a tablespoon of honey to this scrub. This recipes does not last in a jar for long, so use it right away!
If you’d rather buy: Eczema Honey Premium Oatmeal Scrub
Matcha or green tea is well known for being rich in antioxidants that work hard to undo sun damage. The tea also has caffeine, which can help with redness.
1 cup cane sugar
¼ cup jojoba oil (or coconut oil)
1 tsp matcha powder
1 tsp of loose leaf green tea
Combine all the dry ingredients first. Then slowly add the oil until you get the desired consistency. This scrub is safe to keep in a jar.
If you’d rather buy: O Naturals Matcha Green Tea Scrub for Face & Body