Body scrubs are the best way to treat your skin. There is a reason that salons and spas all over the world charge so high for giving you a body scrub. There are so many benefits to getting your skin scrubbed that to enlist them here would take quite a long time. The fact that scrubbing leaves your skin refreshed, smooth, glowing and exfoliated is reason enough to go one reading. Another common fact known to all ladies is that you need to properly scrub your skin before you get a skin tan. However, you do not really need to pay a salon for all the expensive scrubbing, neither do you need to go out and get an expensive scrub for your body when you can easily make one in the comfort of your own house, following our delicious recipes (you might be tempted to eat them but we advise that you don’t). Given below are ten best homemade body scrubs that will not only make you feel good but will also make your skin breathe a sigh of relief.
10. Sea Salt Scrub
The first scrub on our list of the ten best homemade scrubs is the Sea Salt Scrub. The first and the foremost thing that you need to know about sea salt scrubs is that they are excellent detoxifying agents. All you need is one cup of course sea salt and half a cup of baby oil to make this detoxifying scrub at your own house. Combine the mentioned ingredients in a bowl and let them sit for 24 hours. Next you apply the scrub to your skin and massage in circular motions for a few minutes and then rinse.
9. Citrus Scrub
If you are more into the scents and aromas of citrus fruits the next scrub on our list, the one we call the Citrus Scrub, is better suited for your needs. For making this scrub, you will need a cup of course sea salt, half a cup of raw sugar, half a cup of coconut oil, ten drops of grapefruit oil, ten drops of sweet orange oil and five drop of lemon oil and voila. The next step is to prepare the scrub for which you need to mix sea salt and sugar in a jar. Then heat coconut oil in a pan till it turns into liquid and then add the remaining essential oils into it, after removing it from the heat. You then pour these oils over the salt and sugar mixture. Follow with massage and rinse it off thereby enjoying skin that feels likes satin.
8. Irish Cream Sugar Scrub
We do not need to emphasize on the benefits of milk and other dairy products as far as your skin is concerned so we will move directly onto the next homebody scrub for your comfort and ease. The Irish Cream and Sugar Scrub includes a mixture of one cup of sugar, a tablespoon of dry milk, half a cup of coconut oil, a couple of drops of peppermint oil and a couple of drops of green food coloring. The trick (pun intended) is to mix these all up, apply to the skin, massage and rinse. The point is to let the simple creations of nature lead you through skincare so relieving and refreshing that you would never want to go to the spa again.
7. The Coffee Scrub
We all love our coffees don’t we? So why shouldn’t we add a bit of the same delicious aroma to our everyday beautification needs as well. Imagine slathering your skin with the delightful aroma of coffee- that should be more than enough to lift your moods. But to make it even better, let us make a scrub out of it. What’s more is that the coffee in the scrub will reduce the appearance of cellulite. All you need to do is mix half a cup of coffee, half a cup of sugar, half a cup of organic nut oil and a couple of drops of mint oil and your bath and body treat is ready.
6. The Delicious Scrub
We are sure that you all must be wondering as to why we are calling it the delicious scrub, well the reason is that to make this scrub you will need a cup of organic cane sugar, a quarter cup of celtic sea salt, half a cup of organic coconut oil, two to three table spoons of almond oil, a tablespoon of vitamin e and a couple of drops of lavender essential oil and the result would be, as we are sure you can imagine well by now, a delicious scrub.
5. Sugar Olive Oil Scrub
The best thing about this scrub is that it can be stored for as long as 30 days, how blissful is that. Just take 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, two table spoons of honey and half a cup of sugar. Mix it all up, massage onto the skin and rinse it off. We would recommend making a month’s stock of the scrub, packaging it neatly into a DIY jar and gifting it to a loved one.
4. Brown Sugar Scrub
The next scrub on our list of the best homemade body scrubs is the brown sugar scrub. If white crystalline sugar is not your thing and neither us sugar cane then try this with coarse brown sugar. All you will need is half a cup of brown sugar, I table spoon of honey, one table spoon of olive oil, a quarter table spoon of fresh lemon juice and bingo.
3. Lemon and Sugar Scrub
All you need is one halve of a fresh lemon, half a cup of granulated sugar, a table spoon of live oil and a table spoon of honey and you will have yourselves an excellent scrub. We cannot deny the amazing properties of lemon now can we.
2. Almond Orange Scrub
Take a fist full of almonds and a cup of olive oil. If you would rather, you can take grape seed oil. Add an orange peel to it and put this all in a blender to get a smooth but not runny paste. You can add more dry fruit to the mixture to make it even more amazing.
1 The Wake-Me-Up Scrub
This is one scrub that has the tendency to get very messy but this is the best scrub there is especially if you plan to scrub down before you start your day. Not only does it smell amazing, it also makes you skin satin soft like petals, literally. All you need is to mix 2 cups of ground coffee grounds since they offer the coarseness that is needed for a scrub. Add half a cup of sugar (you can chose between brown or white) and a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Mix them all together and then add three table spoons of olive oil and you have yourself a winner.