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6 Homemade Body Scrubs For All Skin Types

Homemade body scrubs are the best body scrubs for a skin care routine. Here are 6 simple and natural body scrub recipes to exfoliate your skin and make it smoother.

Everyone dreams for a perfect skin and look. But pollution, unhealthy life style and diet has an adverse effect on your body like acne, early ageing, pigmentation, hair loss or dull and frizzy hairs. All those expensive body scrubs available in the market also don’t help much, rather the chemicals in these synthetic products tend to harm the body in long run.

So, just give your body a break from harmful chemicals and turn to your kitchen for the answers to all your skin and hair care issues. Yes, the solution to almost all your skin care issues lies in your own pantry.

Here, in this fist post in body care series, we bring for you 6 easy body scrub recipes and tips for your skin care routine from your kitchen.

Why homemade body scrubs are the best?

Pamper your skin with the scrubs regularly to remove dead cells and exfoliate it. It is very easy to make a scrub from your already existing kitchen ingredients. The base for any scrub can be a coarse ingredient (like sea salt, sugar, ground coffee, vanilla beans, cinnamon powder, oatmeal or a bran) and a base oil (like sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, Argan oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil etc.) You can mix one or more oils to suit your skin. Here are 6 homemade body scrub recipes for you.

Homemade body scrub recipe for dry skin

Sea salt – 2 tablespoon

Almond oil – 4 tablespoon

Geranium oil – 15 drops

Mix sea salt and almond oil and add around 15 drops of geranium oil. Store in a tight jar. Almond oil is good for dry skin. Use this scrub once a month for dry skin.

Homemade body scrub recipe for Normal Skin

Sea salt – 2tablespoon

Coconut oil (extra virgin) – 2 tablespoon

Lavender oil – 15 drops

Mix sea salt and coconut oil and add around 15 drops of lavender oil. Store in a tight jar. You can replace coconut oil with jojoba oil or olive oil also. Use it once in 2 weeks.

Homemade body scrub recipe for Oily Skin

Sea salt – 2 tablespoon

Jojoba Oil – 1 tablespoon

Lemon – 10 drops

Mix sea salt and jojoba oil and add around 10 drops of lemon oil. Store in a tight jar. Use it weekly on oily skin.

Here are few more general sugar scrub recipes which can be used on all types of skins.

Homemade sugar scrub recipe with Honey

Honey – 2 tablespoon

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Brown Sugar – 3 tablespoon

Mix all ingredients and store in a tight glass jar.

Homemade sugar scrub recipe with coffee

Ground coffee – 2 tablespoon

Brown Sugar – 2 tablespoon

Olive oil (extra virgin) – 2 tablespoon

Mix all ingredients and store in a tight glass jar.

Homemade sugar scrub recipe with oatmeal

Oatmeal – 2 tablespoon

Honey – 2 tablespoon

Sugar – 3 tablespoon

Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon

Tea tree Oil – 10 drops

Mix all ingredients to for a paste and store in tight glass jar.

You can replace sea salt with sugar to get a smoother scrub. But be careful, these are body scrubs and should not be used on face as they may be a bit harsh for facial skin. Always use a moisturizer (body butter or body lotion) on your body after each scrub. Also, you can choose your essential oil as per your skin requirements or can skip it if you wish (they have their unique properties which can’t be overlooked though). As there is no preservative added in these products, make them in small batches to avoid sitting on shelf for long. Also, try to keep the jar away from water.

Aren’t these body scrub recipes quick and simple and the result will be a fresh, rejuvenated, exfoliated and smooth skin!  So, isn’t it simple to save our skin from harmful chemicals and saving your pocket from a dent!

Leave us a comment if you have any queries and keep following our body care series for more such recipes.

Disclaimer: Before using any product on the body for the first time, take an allergy test. Use a small portion of it on your arm and see for any reaction for two days. If it doesn’t show any signs of allergy or reaction, you can use it for your body. The information contained on this site is general in nature and for informational purposes. It is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own dermatologist or other medical professional. Tips and recipes here are the experiences of the author.  Everyone is unique and results vary from person to person. Caution must be taken while using essentials oils. Pregnant women and children below 7 years should not use essential oils.

References: 

http://www.livingthenourishedlife.com/best-essential-oils-for-skin/

https://www.wildly-natural-skin-care.com/choosing-natural-skin-oils.html

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/2-simple-diy-body-scrubs-for-gorgeous-glowing-skin/#gref

 http://www.storyoffive.com/oatmeal-honey-sugar-scrub-recipe/

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3 Responses to 6 Homemade Body Scrubs For All Skin Types

  1. Garima khatri August 8, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    Wow !thanx for giving such usefull information.i’ll definetaly use these things.

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