6 Simple Homemade Body Scrubs For Gorgeous, Glowing Skin May 27, 2016

Most of us swear by our daily skin care regime. From moisturization to toning to cleansing, we do it all. Following basic care routines is great, as it keeps your skin clean and free from blemishes and breakouts. In most cases, this skin care stays restricted to the face. Most women completely forget to look after the skin on the rest of the body. This leads to dull and lifeless skin and the signs of aging are soon to follow.

Having beautiful and healthy skin means taking care of your entire body, and not just the face. When it comes to taking care of the body, scrubbing the body is one of the most overlooked aspects. We may be pretty regular with facial scrubbing, but the rest of the body is often neglected. Not that I blame you! Scrubbing the entire body is a tedious process. Unlike face scrubs, body scrubs take more time and effort. But it needs to be done.

If you want to be all beautiful, you got to take care of the entire body, not just your face! And to give you a helping hand, we are listing the top five super easy body scrub recipes you can prepare in your own kitchen. Let’s get started with the list, shall we?

Benefits Of Using Homemade Body Scrubs

  • These are easy to prepare and inexpensive.
  • Also, these scrubs are extremely effective in helping to rejuvenate the skin while making it smooth.
  • In addition to all this, they also help to remove dead cells leaving the pores clean.

Homemade body scrubs can be made using various ingredients. Choose any of the following homemade body scrubs to exfoliate your skin once or twice weekly.

6 Brilliant Body Scrubs

1. Coffee Body Scrub

This will scrub away all your dead skin cells, revealing softer and healthier looking skin. It will add moisture to your skin and is especially great for winters, as it will help prepare the skin to meet the harsh weather. While exfoliating and making your skin cleaner, this scrub also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.

What You Need
  • ¼th cup ground coffee
  • ¼th cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 vitamin E capsules
How To Prepare
  • Mix sugar with ground coffee, olive oil, and the extracted oil from the slit Vitamin E capsule. Turn it to a paste.
  • You can add a tablespoon of sea salt and coconut oil each too.
How To Use
  • Use this mixture to scrub your entire body.
  • Scrub away gently for 10 to 15 seconds until you feel your skin has turned soft and silky.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water
  • Make sure you use a body wash to experience the softness of your skin.
  • Once done, apply a moisturizer of your choice to retain the moisture.

Coffee is a great scrub for our skin as it helps fight cellulite. Sugar works as an exfoliator. It helps to remove the surface layer of dead skin cells. You can also use brown sugar instead of the regular white sugar. Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin and protects the skin from aging. It makes the skin supple and endows it with a youthful glow. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that protect and repair the skin cells. It helps make the skin soft and supple.

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2. Lemon And Sugar Body Scrub

This is one of the best forms of exfoliation that helps to get rid of rough skin. It helps you get soft and smooth skin.

What You Need
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil or sweet almond oil
How To Prepare

Mix all the ingredients well. Your scrub is ready

How To Use
  • Moisten your skin when you go for a shower
  • Next, massage and scrub all over your body.
  • Rinse it off and pat dry
  • You will immediately feel the difference in your skin!
  • Those who have very dry skin can apply a moisturizer of their choice to help retain the moisture. The olive oil or almond oil in the scrub will also act as a natural moisturizer for the skin.

[ Read: Best Homemade Scrubs For Oily Skin ]

3. Brown Sugar And Vanilla Scrub

This is one of the scrubs that will make you feel like you are in a spa! Brown sugar exfoliates while vanilla beans smell like heaven. To make this awesome scrub, you’ll need the following ingredients.

What You Need
  • 1/4th cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4th cup of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of raw sugar
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
How To Prepare

Mix the ingredients well.

How To Use

Massage the scrub with gentle circular motions all over the body.

4. Lemon And Honey Scrub

Isn’t it great if your scrub can take away some of your tan too? This lemon and honey scrub does exactly that! Lemon is known to lighten the skin while honey works as a moisturizer as it’s a humectant.

What You Need
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar (Optional)
How To Prepare

To make this scrub, just mix the lemon juice and honey. You can add some sugar to get the scrubbing effect. Otherwise, this exfoliates without physical exfoliation.

How To Use

Apply on the entire body and massage for a minute or so.

5. Lavender Sea Salt Scrub

Lavender is one of the most wonderful essential oils known to man. And sea salt is known for its detoxifying properties.

What You Need
  • 1/2 cup of fine-grained sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of coarse Kosher salt
  • 5 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • About 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried lavender buds
How To Prepare

Mix them together and say hello to a divine smelling body scrub.

How To Use

Once you mix the ingredients, kneed them well to attain proper hydration of the sugar in the concoction of oils. Scrub it away for a lovely skin!

6. Sugar And Almond Oil Scrub

This is an amazing basic scrub that offers a multitude of benefits. Sugar is an amazing scrubbing agent and almond oil has many, many benefits. It moisturizes the skin, has a fantastic fragrance and also, lessens the abrasive effect of the sugar.

What You Need
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons almond oil
How To Prepare

Mix both the ingredients to get a coarse paste.

How To Use

Scrub your entire body gently and keep it on for a few minutes before rinsing. 

Tips

Follow the tips to get the proper scrubbing effect.

  • Sugar takes time to dissolve in oil. So, if your skin is extra sensitive, pour in more oil.
  • If you want a therapeutic effect, essential oils will be extremely helpful.
  • Take a bath to detox the skin better, but make sure to keep yourself hydrated.
  • After scrubbing, use a good moisturizer to hydrate your skin.

Regular scrubbing takes away tan and dead cells and helps in the growth of new cells too. But remember not to overdo it, as that might make your skin tender. These entirely natural body scrubs will help renew your skin’s surface to reveal smoother skin that glows with good health. As these are natural, there is no risk of any reaction or allergies.

Do try these out at home and tell us which one worked best for you. We look forward to hear about it in the comments below!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

    Nice article Oindy . .Very easy to follow . .will surely try . . :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks a lot dearie :)

      • Guest

        Do you use 6 tbsp of olive oil and also almond oil. Or one just one or the other….Thank you

      • Debbie

        Do you use 6 tbsp of olive and almond oil…or just one..Thank you

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/manya/ Manya

    good article well i’ll follow this :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Thanks a lot. I hope this will help you :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/zinniamukherjee/ Zinnia

    lemon and sugar are great. You could also mention honey and sugar. honey moisturizes and sugar exfoliates :D nice article :) and easy too !

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

      Yup! Just wanted to restrict to two that’s why, thank you for dropping by dear :)

  • SK

    Coffee Scrub is good.. Have tried it before.. It really is cool.. :) A little coarse coffee will also help…

  • Diya

    Hi, nice these packs are.. hoping to try somethng different from Besan.. very bored of it.. i hope coffee beans one does wonders. i heard it aids in anti agng also.. will surely try..:)

  • Ankitamai

    Good scrub packs.. :) i guess these packs will also help remove slight hair also.. especially owing to its sugar ingredient.. my grandma says that..:)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/aavani/ Aavani

    both have been tried and tested. they do reall good to the skin.. :) good post.. :)

  • Jhanavi

    Good post! The scrub packs have minimal ingredients and are easily available. Would love to try them both, especially the coffee scrub. Would come back for more such articles.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Yes Fathima, you can use a body wash after the application of sugar and olive oil scrub. You can follow it up with the application of a moisturizer to make your skin soft and supple.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thanks for your sharing your experience with us!!