Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Tips--Tricks

October 16th, 2012 by Adore

Soft skin needs to be maintained regardless of whether it’s summer or winter! But its summer time when we have to bare our skins and reveal our bodies. Exfoliating is essential because it not only makes your skin silky soft, but also plays an important role in sunless tanning. Exfoliating or scrubbing removes the dead skin cells which then prepares the skin for maximum spray tan solution absorption. This makes the tan last longer and makes the skin feel more refreshed and smooth.

The perfect way to exfoliate is by using a body scrub. And what’s better than making your own home made body scrubs? There are plenty of benefits in using home made body scrubs, plus they’re purely natural oils that help moisturise the skin. Here are some recipes, which you can make with common household items:

Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Things you will need:

– ½ cup brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
– 10 drops vanilla oil or vanilla essence
– 4 drops sandalwood oil
– 1 tablespoon glycerin

Method:

Mix the sugar, oils, and glycerin in a bowl until the ingredients are thoroughly blended. Apply the mixture on wet skin while you’re bathing in warm water. Massage the body scrub onto the skin in circular motions. Rinse off under the shower after a few minutes and then towel dry. This home made body scrub is best for normal skin types.

Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe

Things you will need:

– ¼ cup grounded oats
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
– 4 drops rosewood oil
– 2 drop chamomile oil
– 8 drops lavender oil
– ¼ cup grounded almonds

Method:

Grind the sugar, oats and almonds in a grinder to create a fine powder. Add these ingredients in a bowl and stir in the oils. Apply the home made body scrub while taking a hot shower on your wet skin. Massage in circular motions and rinse off after a few minutes. Towel dry and apply moisturizer. This body scrub works best on dry skin.

Honey & Yogurt Body Scrub Recipe

Things you will need:

– 1 tablespoon honey
– ½ cup full fat yogurt
– ¼ cup wheat bran
– ¼ cup ground oats
– 2 drops chamomile oil
– 4 drops lavender oil
– 2 drops rose oil

Method:

With the help of a grinder, grind the oats. Mix it with the wheat bran in bowl. Add the oils to create a fine body scrub mixture. Add the yogurt and honey and stir well. Apply the mixture on wet skin while bathing in a warm shower. Use gentle circular motions while applying. Rinse under the shower and towel dry. This homemade body scrub is best for sensitive and irritated skin.

Citrus Body Salt Scrub Recipe

Things you will need:

– ½ cup sea salt
– 8 drops orange oil or orange juice (squeezed freshly from an orange)
– 1 tablespoon aloe vera
– 2 tablespoons grape seed
– 2 drops rosemary oil
– 3 drops peppermint oil

Method:

Stir the salt and oils together in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredient and mix well to create a fine mixture. Apply the body scrub on wet skin in circular motions while showering under warm water. Rinse off with water and towel dry. This homemade body scrub is good for oily skin as it reduces oil production.