Winter wreaks havoc on our skin, and whether you’re dealing with greasy, ashy, or scaly “lizard” skin, a little TLC could work wonders. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating: they slough away dead skin cells and nourish the new skin beneath, leaving you soft and glowing all over. Below are a few ideas for DIY scrubs you can make at home, instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on them at specialty shops. The good news is that you can make your own simple exfoliating face scrubs at home, really easily! They’re inexpensive and good for your skin. If your skin has needed a pick-me-up, check out the simple exfoliating face scrubs below:
Tip: When you create your own body care products, it’s important to use good quality ingredients. Try to use organic whenever you can.
- Coffee And Sugar Body Scrub
- ¼ cup Ground Coffee
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 Vitamin E Capsules
Mix together all ingredients. Dampen skin in the shower, rub scrub all over in firm, circular motions, and then rinse clean.
2. Sea Salts Body Scrub
- 1 cup Sea Salt
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- 5-15 drops of An Essential Oil Of Your Choice
Blend all the ingredients together, and then rub over damp skin in the shower. Use once a week for dry skin, twice a week if you have normal skin, and thrice a week if you have oily skin.
3. Coconut Oil Body Scrub
- ¼ – ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Coconut Oil
Mix all the ingredients together, and then rub them all over your body from the top down. Massage in gentle circles, and then rinse thoroughly.
- Orange Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup coconut oil
- ½ cup sugar
- 3-4 Tbsp Orange Juice
- 3 Tbsp. Orange Zest
Dampen skin, and massage the scrub all over your body, starting from your feet and working your way up. Be sure to pay special attention to rough spots like heels, knees, and the backs of your arms. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
- Green Tea Sugar Scrub
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1/8 Cup of Grapeseed Oil
1/8 Cup of Brewed Green Tea (cooled)
1 Bag of Green Tea (not brewed)
Combine all ingredients and apply to skin, massaging it in circular motions, followed by rinsing it.