Proven time and time again, nature really does seem to hold the best answers to most of your skin issues, that’s why relying on only a few pure, simple ingredients most likely to be already sitting in your pantry is the perfect way to start building your skincare regime from scratch.
Promising amazing aromas and super-effective results, it’s time to get glowing with these 7 DIY body scrubs. Find them all, below.
Cinnamon vanilla body scrub.
Aside from smelling incredible, as some would say like Christmas in a jar, this body scrub works wonders in making your skin attain that ultimate glow. All you have to do is mix all the ingredient together, put the resulting paste into a jar and use it to scrub your skin once a week. Talk about the perfect way to get ready for a radiant summer!
- 1 tbs cinnamon powder
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 cup coarse brown sugar
- ½ a cup olive oil, or coconut oil
Lavender salt body scrub.
Whisking away the dead skin and leaving you glowing, this lavender salt body scrub is the ultimate nice-smelling treat to be added to your skincare regime this summer. All it takes is putting the sea salt in a bowl, pouring in the grapeseed oil, adding the dried lavender and the essential oil and give them all a good stir. Pot it up and enjoy its wonderful effect!
- ½ cup coarse sea salt
- 1/3 cup of grapeseed oil (or jojoba, almond or coconut oil)
- 1 tbs dried lavender
- 16 drops (you can add more or less) of lavender essential oil
Classic sugar body scrub.
As far as homemade body scrubs recipes go, it doesn’t get easier than this classic sugar DIY. If you’ve got some sugar and olive oil in the house, you’re already half way there. It just takes mixing the ingredients together in a 2:1 ratio, meaning that for every spoonful of oil you add 2 spoons of sugar. Feel free to also add in a few drops of your favorite essential oils.
- 1 cup of fine brown, or white sugar
- 1 cup coconut, or olive oil
- a few drops of essential oils (optional)
Coffee chocolate cinnamon body scrub.
An exfoliating agent, as well as a natural bronzer, coffee makes for an amazing body scrub, bound to become even more fantastic when mixed in with something as delicious as chocolate and cinnamon. To enjoy its wonderful effect, simply combine all of the ingredient listed below by muddling them into a paste, apply the mixture to your damp skin, rub it in gently, rinse and rejoice in the extra lush sensation of fresh exfoliated skin.
- 1/4 cup grape seed oil (or olive oil)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbs coffee grounds
- a dash of cinnamon
- grated chocolate to your liking
Grapefruit body scrub.
If you’re used to having a grapefruit every morning for breakfast, and even if you’re not, you’re most likely familiar with the fact that the fruit can also be used to exfoliate, detox and brighten your skin. Juice 1/2 of a grapefruit, mix it in with a cup of sugar and three tablespoons of grapeseed oil and fold everything with a spoon. Apply the scrub all over your body and let the salicylic acid from the grapefruit juice work its magic.
- ½ grapefruit
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbs grapeseed oil
Green tea body scrub.
Invigorating and super-healthy, the green tea makes for a one-of-a-kind addition to your skincare regime, so next time you decide to sit down for a cup, remember to save some for this easy body scrub recipe. Just add in enough sugar and raw honey to make for a thick, gritty paste that you can then apply using your hands. Scrubbing in a circular motion, start at your feet and work your way up.
- ½ cup cold, strong green tea
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ raw honey
Paradise mango body scrub.
The perfect treat after a long day, the mango body scrub epitomizes summer in a jar, but trust the fruit’s enzymes to also work on clearing up any problematic patches on your skin, as well as brightening and tightening your skin all over.
Just combine the raw sugar with the coconut oil (heat in the microwave if solid), add the raw mango, the lemon juice and the essential oil and mesh everything together. Add more sugar or oil until you get a thick consistency that’s not too runny.
- ½ cup chopped raw mango
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 3-4 drops of lemon juice
- a few drops of orange essential oil