Often underrated, body scrubs can do much more than just sloughing away dead, dull looking skin. While some exfoliate; some smoothen & moisturize; others leave behind an enchanting smell. A spa is where you can get all this pamper and care but if you cannot get yourself to a spa, you can still shower some love to your tantalising skin with these DIY homemade natural body scrubs.
List Of 14 Homemade Natural Body Scrubs To Reveal A Smoother Softer You
Avocado Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
Powered with flavonoids, lycopene, vitamin C and beta-carotene, Grapefruits can fight away the fight away the free radicals, equalize the skin’s tone and remove blemishes and wrinkles. Avocado contains glutamine that removes impurities and toxins from the skin. Avocado being rich in healthy saturated fats, also supply nutrients and required moisture to the skin.
To prepare this scrub, take a cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons of avocado oil and ½ grapefruit. Squeeze the grape fruit and juice it in a bowl. Now add rest of the ingredients and mix well. While mixing make sure that the sugar granules stay intact and do not get dissolved completely.
Coconut Oil Coffee Sugar Scrub
This antioxidant packed body scrub will lighten and brighten your skin and will also reduce cellulite. Mix together ½ cup of sugar, ½ cup coffee and a cup of coconut oil using your hand in a bowl. Do not use spatula, the warmth of your hand is good enough.
Honey Pumpking Baking Soda Scrub
You can reverse your skin damage with this soothing honey-pumpkin vitamin packed baking soda body scrub. Honey being a natural humectant will unclog your pores and provide your skin a natural glow.
To prepare the scrub, mix a cup of baking soda, ¼ cup honey and a can of pumpkin in a bowl and this easy to make scrub is ready. This scrub is perfect for those with super sensitive skin.
Banana Brown Sugar Scrub
Packed with vitamins and minerals, this scrub will bestow an oil free, moisturising youthful glow to your skin while keeping it tight and healthy looking.
Take 3 bananas (preferably brown banana chunks) and mash them up with help of a spatula in a bowl. Add a cup of brown sugar to it. Use your fingers to mix them and get the right consistency.
Lavender Grapeseed Oil Sea Salt Scrub
Lavender is known for relieving stress, calming nerves, abetting sleep and fighting acne. Grapeseed oil is non-comedogenic and it won’t clog your pores. In fact, it will leave behind a smooth, moisturised non-greasy skin. Sea salt in this scrub will exfoliate away the dead skin and impurities. Combination of sea-salt and lavender is also known to combat eczema.
Ingredients required for this body scrub include 4-6 drops lavender essential oil, a cup of sea salt, a cup of grapeseed oil and 2-3 sprigs dried lavender. To prepare the scrub remove the lavender buds from lavender sprigs. Crush the buds using a pestle and mortar. Add grapeseed oil, lavender essential oil and sea salt. Mix gently. Lavender-grapeseed oil sea salt scrub is ready.
Coffee Olive Oil Body Scrub
If you are looking to scrub away your dead skin and reveal a younger, softer looking skin, this coffee scrub is end to your woes. This coffee scrub is also great to prepare your skin for winters as it will provide the required moisturisation and also fight cellulite.
Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 3-4 vitamin e capsules, ¼ cup sugar and enough coffee. Use this paste as your body scrub.
Sugar And Lemon Body Scrub
Lemon being a natural bleaching agent will help you get rid of unwanted tan naturally and sugar will exfoliate your skin leaving behind a smoother, softer you.
For preparing this scrub you require a teaspoon of lemon juice, a cup of granulated sugar and 6 tablespoon of almond or olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and your scrub is ready to use.
Epsom Salt Olive Oil Scrub
Containing a natural mineral i.e. Epsom salt, this scrub will soften skin, reduce inflammation, relax your muscles and will slough away the dead cells. Just mix a cup of Epsom salt with juice of a lemon and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and use it for a smooth, glowing skin.
Mango Oats Body Scrub
Great for patchy skin, this scrub has amazing soothing and healing properties. Ingredients required for this scrub include puree of a ripened mango, a teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of oats. Mix all the ingredients well. Now scrub your body with it and then use it as a body mask before you rise it off.
Papaya Sea Salt Body Scrub
Other than providing the necessary exfoliation this scrub has incredible anti-inflammation properties – good enough to cast away blemishes and body acne.
Just blend papaya fruit in a blender and then mix ½ cup of sea salt and a tablespoon olive oil in it.
Pineapple Cane Sugar Scrub
Combination of 1 cup of cane sugar, 1 cup of pineapple puree and ½ cup walnut oil will not only turn out to be an excellent exfoliator, it will also stimulate collagen production all over body renewing your skin.
Spicy Sugar Scrub
This fragrant scrub will be a perfect treat for all your senses. Mix 2 teaspoons grated orange zest, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon dried rose petals, 2 teaspoons ground cloves and 1 ½ cups sesame oil in a large bowl and scrub your body with it in circular motion.
Honey Almond Sugar Scrub
Take approximately 3 parts white sugar and a single part honey in a large bowl. Add 1 teaspoon almond essential oil to it and mix all ingredients. Use this scrub to revel soft, moisturised skin.
Coconut Mint Scrub
This exhilarating scrub will refresh your senses with scent of cooling peppermint while the coconut in the scrub will moisturise your skin making it supple and suave. A cup coconut oil, 2 cups granulated sugar and 20-30 drops peppermint essential oil has to be mixed in a bowl to make this energising scrub.
Before you use any of these scrubs, moisten your skin by taking a shower. Apply the scrub all over your body and massage in circular strokes. Rinse it off and then pat dry your skin. You will be able to experience an instant difference in your skin. If your skin is excessively dry, use a natural moisturiser for skin such as olive or almond oil.