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Have you bumped into a rough patch (quite literally) with your precious skin? Sometimes, a cleansing and moisturizing ritual are not enough.
A body scrub can take away the dullness and help you fix things with your skin. All you need are a few things from your pantry. Yes – the same ingredients you use to cook can be applied to your skin.
You can make these organic DIY body scrubs by just mixing a few things. And voila! You will have a gorgeous smelling scrub that your body will love you for.
Body scrubs can exfoliate your skin by removing dead cells and leaving you with bright and soft skin.
I’ve compiled a list of 10 organic DIY body scrubs for your next at-home spa day.
All of them have a lovely texture and can be prepared under five minutes. Before moving on to the DIY recipes, read about the wonderful benefits of body scrubs.
10 Recipes for Natural DIY Body Scrubs
Here are some homemade body scrubs recipes that are gentle on the skin, yet do the job of exfoliation.
They all have ingredients easily available in any kitchen. Expect a few.
But even those ingredients can be bought from your local farmers market or grocery store.
Your skin type and your skin concern will also determine the type of scrub you should opt for.
To restore dry and dull skin, you can make homemade body sugar scrubs. To refresh tired feet, you can make a peppermint sugar scrub.
You don’t have to apply the scrubs on your whole body, but just the areas that need attention.
Have dry and cracked feet? Time for homemade body scrubs with coconut oil.
Rest assured, all of these smell divine and you will have fun making them and also seeing the results!
1. Rejuvenating Oatmeal Coconut Scrub
This scrub will ward dry flakes off and encourage moisturized and rejuvenated skin.
Being a natural moisturizer, oatmeal will soften your skin and restore the skin’s surface.
Coconut is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory goodness. However, if you have acne-prone skin, then switch to argan oil as coconut oil may further clog your pores.
Also, when the ingredients of a scrub contain particles that won’t dissolve, such as tiny oatmeal bits, you will need to take care of drainage.
When you wash off the scrub, particles can get stuck in the drain.
So if you want to avoid that, then use a strainer or screen to hold the tiny bits before any drain clogs happen.
How to make Oatmeal Coconut Scrub:
First, you need to melt around 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or any other oil of your choice) in a bowl.
Mix it with half a cup of ½ cup of brown sugar. Now combine over ¼ cup of raw oats.
Use this scrub as soon as you make it as the oats can get a bit soft if left for a long time.
I hope this one takes away all the dryness of your skin and leaves it silky smooth.
2. Moisturizing Honey Avocado Body Scrub
If you’re experiencing redness in your skin or woke up with a swollen face, honey can do wonders.
Due to its antiseptic properties, honey can naturally soothe your skin.
Avocados are full of vitamins and have many health benefits.
Avocado oil is great at soothing and nourishing the skin and you will give your skin a healthy look.
How to make Honey Avocado Body Scrub:
Mash ½ ripe avocado, then add 2 tbsps of cornmeal, and 3 tbsps of honey.
Mix all of this and gently massage it on your damp skin.
Use warm water to rinse off the avocado honey scrub.
3. Matcha Green Tea Scrub for Sun Protection
You may have heard the many benefits of drinking matcha tea. Who knew it could be used to make a scrub?
It is filled with antioxidants which are helpful for sun tanning or UV damage.
So this body scrub is great for summer when you want to spend long hours at the beach.
Green tea contains some amount of caffeine that will help with redness or sensitive areas.
It will help calm down your acne or blotchy skin and is great for reducing pores.
How to make Matcha Green Tea Scrub:
Mix 1 tbsp of matcha green tea powder, 1 cup of sugar (white or brown), and 1 tbsp of green tea leaves.
You can also add 1tsp of jojoba oil or your favorite essential oil.
The oil will make your scrub go on smoothly on your body.
4. Cleansing Yogurt Honey Body Scrub
A gentle scrub for days you want to show some care to your skin. The soothing powers of yogurt will give you glowing skin.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is great for deep cleansing and removing any dirt from your skin without being harsh.
Honey and oatmeal have so many health benefits and they will leave you with moisturized and bright skin.
Wondering what you need in a DIY Yogurt Honey scrub?
How to prepare Yogurt Honey Body Scrub
Mix 2 tbsps of ground oats with 2 tbsps of sunflower seeds and grind them.
Now take a bowl and combine the oat seed mixture with 4 tbsps of yogurt (yes, we need that much!) and 2 tbsps of warm honey.
This scrub also doubles as a mask so leave it on for over three minutes. Then gently scrub it and rise off.
5. Soothing Green Tea Sugar Scrub
This mild scrub can be used three times a week. It is also great for getting rid of fungal acne and for acne-prone skin.
You can even use it on your face by reducing the amount of sugar.
Apple contains polyphenols, a miracle oxidant that protects the skin against ultraviolet radiation and harsh rays.
It can aid younger and plump-looking skin. It also helps with premature aging.
How to prepare Green Tea Sugar Scrub:
Mix ¾ cup of applesauce with 3 tbsps of green tea leaves.
Now add in ½ cup of brown sugar and 2 tbsps of olive oil.
You can adjust these for your desired consistency.
If you have extremely sensitive skin, cut down on some of the sugar and add more oil.
Make a smooth paste out of the mixture and apply it to damp skin. Rinse off with warm water in 2 minutes.
6. Anti-Aging Strawberry Body Scrub
Say goodbye to premature aging with this yummy anti-aging scrub that will take some years off your skin.
Strawberries are a natural source of Vitamin C and antioxidants that combat free radicals and encourage the production of collagen.
Strawberries contain AHA exfoliating acid that is gentle but effective in turning dull skin brighter.
It is also gentle so can even be used to exfoliate your armpits. The coconut milk and oats add a soothing factor and are great for hydrating your skin.
How to make organic Strawberry Body Scrub:
Smoosh a handful of strawberries using a fork to make ¼ cup of pureed strawberries.
Add 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of coconut milk, and ¼ cup of ground or whole oats, It will turn into a beautiful pink paste.
Enjoy using it as a mask and then lightly scrub it and rinse it off.
7. Purifying Chickpea Apple Cider Scrub
If you are experiencing body breakouts or body acne, then be smooth with the application.
Chickpea flour has amazing results when used as a mask or scrub. It can take care of acne spots or blemishes on your skin.
Apple cider vinegar is a useful product that is great for spot treatment as it has acetic acid, known for keratolytic and antibacterial properties.
It also has malic acid which is a great chemical exfoliant. Peppermint also clean the skin deeply and reduces whiteheads or bumps on the skin.
Tea tree oil is a holy grail product and a game-changer for acne-prone skin.
How to prepare Chickpea Apple Cider Scrub
Take 1 cup of chickpea flour, add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp of dried peppermint or leaves of peppermint tea, and over 10 drops of tea tree oil.
This body scrub recipe will change your life and also your skin.
8. Refreshing Citrus Scrub
When you’re tired, you want to just light a candle and spend some me-time.
This zesty citrus scrub is great for those bleak days when you want to feel refreshed.
The fragrance will transport you to a utopian tropical island while improving your mood.
The papaya and sea salt will boost circulation and also improve your skin tone.
How to prepare the organic Citrus Scrub:
Take 2 tbsps of pureed papaya, ½ cup raw sugar, ½ cup sea salt, zest of 1 lemon, ¼ cup sunflower oil, and 10 drops of orange essential oil.
Apply this citrus homemade body scrub to your face and leave it for 3 minutes, then gently massage and wash with warm water.
9. Firming Juniper Body Scrub
Does your mood need uplifting sometimes? So does your body. This amazing and nutritious body scrub will do the trick.
This DIY body scrub is also great for after-hangover hours when your skin feels droopy and dull.
You can also combine a body gua-sha with the scrub to have better results.
Juniper berries have hydrating properties that reduce water retention and tone your body.
Grapefruits help in reducing puffiness and give the needed boost to your skin.
Lavender is anti-inflammatory and will help with any irritation and swelling on your body.
How to prepare Juniper Body Scrub:
Grind some juniper berries in your coffee grinder to get 1 tbsp of pulp.
Add ¼ cup of coconut oil, mixed with 1 cup of brown sugar, and 1 tbsp of dried lavender that you can purchase from any farmer’s market.
Now add in 10 drops (or more!) of grapefruit essential oil or you can even go with the zest of a grapefruit.
10. Detoxing Sea Salt Scrub
Imagine you are a mermaid and you have all the goodness of the ocean around you and your skin shines like pearls. Too much?
Well, I would say not enough because this dreamy green-hued body scrub will make you feel exactly like that.
Sea salt and Epsom salt are rich in minerals and they will help in detoxing and exfoliating any dull or dead skin.
The magical scrub will get rid of toxins and relax your tired muscles.
The smell of this organic body scrub will restore a healthy blood flow and make you forget about your tiring day.
It will retain the moisture in your skin and leave you with flawless smooth skin.
How to prepare sea salt organic scrub:
Combine ½ cup Epsom salt, ½ cup grounded sea salt, 1 tbsp french clay, 2 tbsp kelp powder, 1 tbsp spirulina powder, ¼ cup olive oil, and 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil.
Mix these ingredients with a spoon.
This DIY body scrub makes for 8 ounces.
You can prepare these scrubs on your spa day or make them a few days before and store them in glass jars.
You can store it for up to six months if kept in a dry place.
You can even invite your pals over and have a fun day!
I hope you find these Organic DIY body scrub recipes helpful and will soon have a favorite (or more than one) that will become a part of your skincare routine.
For further read, here are some of the benefits of using organic body scrubs!
Benefits Of DIY Body Scrubs
The reason to DIY your skincare supplies go beyond easy and cheap.
Of course, they’re easy on your pockets and can be prepared in a few minutes, but the benefits don’t end there.
1. Skin nourishment
Just like we eat healthy food to give our body essential vitamins, we need to do the same for our skin.
By exfoliating with homemade body scrubs, you are lathering on minerals and vitamins that can be helpful to your skin and your body.
Those fruits in your scrub? They help in rejuvenating the body and getting rid of wrinkles.
Or the tea tree oil in your scented mixture? It actually keeps pimples at bay for a few days.
Mass production of skincare industries generates waste and is harmful to the planet.
Even the plastic packaging and the distribution process create a strain on the environment.
You can play your part by not buying things you can easily make at your home.
3. Skip the chemicals
These homemade body scrubs recipes have no chemicals in them, especially the ones with all-natural ingredients.
So do your skin a favor and skip on artificial colors and preservatives and use organic products.
It will also reduce the risk of skin cancer.