Homemade Body Scrubs


Wednesday June 17, 2015   

simple ingredients for at home body scrubs

Last week I thought I’d try some homemade sugar scrubs. I recently had one from LUSH that left my skin so soft, but I’m also incredibly lazy and I didn’t feel like a trip to the store. I used only what I had available at home. Sugar, coconut oil, essential oils. And after I used them I was really happy with the results! My skin was soft for days after using them. Seriously, days. So I’d thought I’d share them here.

simple ingredients for at home body scrubs

Feel free to adjust the ingredient amounts to your own liking. I like body scrubs that are drier and crumbling compared to a smooth more lotion-style of scrub. So if you like a more creamy scrub use less sugar in these recipes.


Lavender Body Scrub

Ingredients
– Granulated sugar
– Lavender essential oil
– Coconut oil (room temperature)
– Dried Lavender (optional)
lavender
Directions
Mix 1 part coconut oil with 3 parts sugar.
I used 1/4 cup coconut oil with 3/4 cup sugar.
Add a few drops of essential oil (between 2~5.)
Add the dried lavender (optional.)
Mix, mix, mix, until everything is blended.
Place the scrub into a glass jar (preferred.)

Lavender body sugar scrub


Rose Body Scrub

Ingredients
– Granulated sugar
– Rose essential oil
– Coconut oil (room temperature)
– Rose petals (optional)
pink rose petals
Directions
Mix 1 part coconut oil with 3 parts sugar.
Adjust for preferred scrub consistency.
Add a few drops of essential oil (between 2~5.)
Cut the rose petals with kitchen scissors and add (optional.)
Mix, mix, mix, until everything is blended.
Place the scrub into a glass jar (preferred.)

Rose body sugar scrub



I found the coconut oil very moisturizing but it also leaves a thick film on the skin I had to rinse off with body wash afterwards. So I tested out grapeseed oil as an alternative to the coconut oil. Grapeseed is often used in facial moisturizing packs. CAUDALIE is a popular beauty brand that uses grape seed oils for their products. It’s virtually orderless like coconut oil. I used the same measurements (1 part oil to 3 parts sugar) for this ginger scrub.


Ginger Body Scrub

Ingredients
– Granulated sugar
– Ginger essential oil
– Grapeseed oil
ginger root
Directions
Mix 1 part grapeseed oil with 3 parts sugar. (I used 1 Tbsp oil.)
Adjust for preferred scrub consistency.
Add a few drops of essential oil (between 2~5.)
Mix, mix, mix, until everything is blended.
Place the scrub into a glass jar (preferred.)

Ginger body sugar scrub


I actually think epsom salt would be a good substitute for the sugar and provide an added benefit when used in a bath. I usually have epsom salt on hand but I had run out. I recently bought some more and will try this with the epsom salt instead. I read brown sugar can also be used (but brown sugar costs more I think.) I have a lot of essential oils already because of my aromatherapy humidifier. Some of these oils like the rose ones are very pricey! But others, like eucalyptus and peppermint, are much more affordable and can be found at Whole Foods type of groceries or online.

You could also just use coconut oil + sugar and still have a great skin softening body scrub!

The rose petals were from some roses I had that week and the lavender is actually from a bunch of dried lavender I bought a l’occitane a few months ago.

 

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14 Responses to “Homemade Body Scrubs”

  1. Eliz says:

    We grow a lot of lavender in our backyard. The smell tends to disappear after a few days indoors though. I should take a few photos… or enjoy the lazy beach weather and enjoy the occasional Canucks game here in Vancouver lol

    • jenny says:

      I grew spanish lavender last year and the scent lasted so much longer than this year’s english lavender plant that I have.

      • Annapearl says:

        What do you think of French lavender? This is my first year trying to grow it from seeds. But it’s so slow and tiny still, i wonder if i will get to smell it at all this year…

  2. Aleida says:

    Oooh thanks so much for sharing these recipes. I love scrubs, but never really took the time to make them myself. I always thought it was a little daunting to truly make them myself, but with your recipes… I think I might be able to manage to make one myself ;)

  3. Kate says:

    I love making my own scrubs & bath salts. It’s so much cheaper!

  4. Honeydew says:

    I never thought of making my on DIY body scrub but I love how you use flowers as an ingredient!

  5. Anonymous says:

    So nice!!!i use cocotnut oil as makeup remover and then wash my face with aloe gel. I have to try the scrubs out! 💖 thank you!

  6. apple says:

    thank u for sharing the wonderful step by step formula :D

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