Body Scrub Recipes

Homemade body scrub recipes are based on herbs and natural ingredients which help improve the skin disorders.

A scrub is a body treatment that is like a facial for the whole body. It helps to slough off the dead skin cells from the surface of our bodies. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, making it smoother, softer and healthier looking skin.

Ingredients of A Scrub

A body scrub has three basic ingredients.

  1. An exfoliant which is an abrasive material like salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, jojoba beads, apricot kernels, ground nuts, etc. that rubs away the dead skin cells on the surface.
  2. Carrier oils to hold the mixture together and to help penetrate the skin to be more effective. The carrier oil can be almond oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oit, macadamia oil, kukui nut oil or hazelnut oil or extra virgin coconut oil.
  3. Essential oils for fragrance for aromatherapy such as lavender, orange, juniper or grapefruit oils or spearmint or rosemary.

How to Use A Body Scrub

Take a spoonful of the scrub mixture into your palms and then rub the mixture all over your body in a circular motion.

Once the whole body is scrubbed well, rinse thoroughly. The salt or sugar will exfoliated your skin nicely and the oil will make the skin soft and moisturized.

For tougher areas such as the elbows, knees and soles, you may cut a lemon in half and pour sea salt on the halves, and scrub.

You can make your own natural scrubs at home in 5-10 minutes for a fraction of the cost of the commercial product.

Use the homemade scrub once a week to keep your skin smooth and soft. Don't use the scrub on your face because it may be too harsh on teh soft skin of the face.

Salt Body Scrub 1

Castor oil, 1 tsp
Beewax, 1/2 tsp
Apricot oil, 1/2 tsp
Sea salt, 1 Tbsp
Almond powder, 1 tsp
Baby Shampoo base, 2 tsp

Melt the beeswax, castor oil, and apricot oil together and mix well. Remove from heat. Add sea salt and almond powder. Stir in the shampoo.

Salt Body Scrub 2

Baby oil or extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil any other oil, 1/2 cup
Fine sea salt, 1 cup. Substitute with dark brown sugar if you have sensitive skin.
5-15 drops essential oil like lavender is relaxing, lemongrass or any other essential oil.

Preparation of Salt or Sugar Body Scrub

Put the salt or suga) in a small bowl. Add the oil, mixing well with a spoon. Add drops of essential oil and combine well.

Note: Choose small granular sugar or salt.

Oat, Milk, Seasalt Body Scrub

Rolled oat, 1/4 cup
Milk (buttermilk or goats milk) Powder, 1/4 cup
Sea salt, 1 Tbsp
Cornmeal, 1 Tbsp
Rose petal powd, 1 Tbsp

Put all ingredients in food processor and process until fine. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing.

Anti-wrinkle Body Scrub

Mash 1/2 paw paw with 4 Tbsp rice flour. A few dropes of orange oil and mix well. Apply to face, lightly scrubbing in circular movements. Dont leave on face for than 5-10 minutes. Moisturise with natural plant oil. Rinse well.

Anti - Toxin Body Scrub

Mash 1/2 punnet of Strawberries with 4 Tbsp rice flour. Apply to face, lightly scrubbing in circular movements. Don't leave on face for longer than 5-10 minutes. Moisturise with natural plant oil. Rinse well.

Herbal Body Scrub

Turmeric spice powder, 1 tsp

Citrus blend, 2 Tbsp
Apricot kernels, grounded, 1 Tbsp
glycerine soap, powdered,1 Tbsp
Aloe vera gel, 1 Tbsp
Almond oil or Rice bran oil, 1Tbsp
Sandalwood oil, 1 tsp

Mix all the ingredients well, add water, and apply.

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