There’s nothing quite like a homemade body scrub, although you can sluege on fancy looking exfoliants, but it tends to be more satisfying when putting a homemade potion on yourself that works wonders, and you can stay on your beauty budget by making your own natural body scrubs at home. Knowing what scrub is right for you gives your skin the boost it needs, to look radiant and very flawless. This homemade body scrub exfoliates your skin and cleans your pores, leaving you with a smooth, soft, and young looking skin. There are many different ingredients that you could use in making that amazing body scrub, in the comfort of your home, and here are some of this home remedies.
Homemade Body Scrub
- Milk & Almond body Scrub:
Since it’s recommended to exfoliate once or twice a week, it should be noted that this recipe uses only dry ingredients, so there’s no need to worry about storing it for longer periods is possible. As many may know the milk powder contains lactic acid that helps in the removal of dead skin cells, while the almond is a great component in exfoliation of your skin, as it contains lightening components, such as ninein, phytosterols and vitamin E, which is known to stimulate collagen production, and a combination of this two helps greatly in softening the skin. It is easy when you make a batch’s (one’s week), and in some cases an addition of bentonite clay helps in purifying one’s pores.
- Coffee & Sugar Scrub:
All that would be needed for this homemade scrub are:
Half a cup of grounded coffee
Half a cup of sugar
Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Three vitamin E capsule.
After all of this ingredients are combined mix into a coarse paste, cleanse your skin and apply this paste on your skin gently massage with your fingers in a circular motion, this can be done for at most ten minutes, wash off the scrub using lukewarm water. This works greatly, cause this is one of the best scrubs you could use for your skin, since coffee is rich in antioxidants, which helps to fight cellulite while the sugar in this scrub, works as an exfoliator, which helps in getting rid of the dead skin, the olive oil is usually optional as it penetrates deep into your skin hydrating it and keeping it healthy this scrub should be used two or three times weekly for a smooth and glowing skin.
- Sea salt Scrub:
Sea salt is rich in minerals and exfoliating agents that helps keep your skin looking young and healthy, and also helps in improving blood circulation while reducing issues such as scarring, as this salt possesses anti-bacterial properties and contains natural preseruant, meaning it can be stored for a very long period without getting spoilt. Because salt has no specific or well-known fragrance, one may decide to add some drops of any essential oil of their choice in the scrub. How to use; take a cup of sea salt, half a cup of olive oil, and five drops of any essential oil. After this is done properly mix the ingredients together for five minutes, then apply the paste on your skin carefully ad gently massage properly, and wash using lukewarm water, after five-ten minutes. This recipe should be used twice a week for a normal skin and thrice for an oily skin.
- Coconut oil body Scrub:
This scrub is not only an excellent exfoliating agent, but it also helps with cleansing the face, remove make-up, and moisturize. And it is a super budget friendly and easy to prepare treatment that will leave your skin feeling like that of a goddess. All you need do is take one-third or half a cup of granulated sugar and half a cup of pure virgin oil, prep for two minutes then apply on our skin and massage for five to ten minutes before carefully wash off using lukewarm water, one should try and do this twice or thrice a week, for effective results.
- Banana Body/ Face Scrub:
Bananas are lightly moisturizing while also helping to control oil, which makes them great for you if you have areas of your body that are prone to be oily, such as your breast or back region, those with super sensitive skin may want to try this recipe, as it is super friendly to all types of skin (and it is more attractive as it has a pleasant smell).
How to use; take one ripe banana and dice neatly into a bowl, then add a table spoon of brown sugar and half teaspoon of vanilla (based on preference) mix this into a clean and smooth blend, apply carefully and leave to sit for one minute before gently massaging it over your skin in a circular motion, finally rinse of using lukewarm water after about ten minutes, this routine should be repeated twice a week.
- Oat meal & Brown Sugar Scrub:
There are some who belief that then caffeine in coffee can help to reduce the appearance of aging on the skin, whether this logic is true or not, if you’re one with a sensitive skin this is the best recipe for you, as oatmeal is known to be a gentle anti-inflammatory exfoliants, which makes it one of the best natural exfoliators, as it not only help in getting rid of dead skin cells, but also soothes and heals troubled skin, because of its tenderness.
How to use; take half cup of uncooked oatmeal, half a cup of brown sugar, half a cup of raw honey, and four drops of any essential oil. Prep for two minutes till it forms a coarse paste then apply this paste on your body using your finger, massage this fir five minutes, then wash off this hydrating body scrub using lukewarm water, this routine should be followed at least two times in a week.
- Green tea Sugar Scrub:
Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea benefits your skin in several ways according to studies, most cosmetics contain green tea which helps in reducing harm caused to the skin by sun and it also aids in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.