Posted on: 8 December 2021
Body scrubs are wonderful for exfoliating dry skin. They also work for scrubbing overly dirty hands! There are tons of body scrubs for sale at most pharmacies and body shops, but if you're someone who likes to get a bit creative and crafty, you can also make your own. Here are two recipes for body scrubs made with natural ingredients.
Foaming Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub
This scrub gets its grittiness from simple white sugar. Its refreshing eucalyptus scent will open your airways and wake up your senses, making it a great choice for morning use. Using castile soap makes the scrub just a little foamy. Since castile soap is a natural soap, it is easy on your skin. So, without further ado, here's how to make the scrub.
- 1/4 cup castile soap
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 10 - 15 drops of eucalyptus oil
Place the coconut oil in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 15 seconds on medium, or until the coconut oil is completely liquefied. Add the sugar to the bowl, and stir until you have a uniform mixture. Then, add in the castile soap and eucalyptus oil. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes to make sure the scrub is evenly mixed. Transfer it to a glass jar for storage. Use about a teaspoon at a time, apply it to damp skin, and scrub your body and exfoliate.
Coffee and Vanilla Scrub
Coffee and vanilla may sound like strange ingredients to combine, but they come together to create a really unique, soothing scent that makes this scrub good for evening use. The grit in this scrub comes from both the coffee and the sea salt. Don't worry, the coffee won't stain your skin. Here's how to make a batch:
- 2 tablespoons medium-grind coffee
- 1/4 cup finely ground sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or the contents of one vanilla bean
Place the coconut oil in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat on medium for 15 seconds or until liquefied. Add the other ingredients to the bowl, and mix to combine. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes to ensure the ingredients are well distributed. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar for storage. Use about 1 teaspoon each time you scrub your body; it works best on damp skin with warm water.
With these natural body scrubs, you'll be equipped for a very enjoyable shower. If you try a body scrub first before making your own, contact a local supplier, such as Salt Soothers.Share