How to make DIY body scrub

Where are all my DIY girlies? Come close, I have something for you.

You see that body scrub that seems to cost an arm and a leg, I’m about to show you something cheaper, better, and of course, natural.

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I’m not exaggerating, but this DIY body scrub is the real deal. Once you’re on this road, there’s almost no going back. And why should you?

So, to briefly introduce body scrubs and exfoliation, body scrub is a simple and effective way to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities.

In this article, I will share a very affordable DIY body scrub you can make from the comfort of your home. And it gets better because everything you need to make this scrub can be found in your kitchen. That’s right. in your shelves and on your cabinets.

So without any delay. Let’s set the ball rolling.

But before we dive into the procedure of how to make DIY body scrub. Let’s talk about the benefits of using these homemade body scrubs.

Why should you make your body scrub instead of just picking one from over the counter? Well, I will answer this and many more as we carry on in this article.

So sit back, relax, and let’s learn one or two.

What are the benefits of using DIY Body Scrubs

Natural never hurts

The first and most crucial benefit is that DIY body scrubs are made from natural ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with those made from chemical ingredients; however, if you can have it natural, why not?

Unlike some commercial products that may contain harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, or preservatives, DIY body scrubs are made of natural, gentle ingredients on your skin. What this means is that you can avoid allergic reactions, irritations, or side effects that may occur from using synthetic products.

They are affordable

If you want to have soft, smooth, and glowing skin without spending a fortune on expensive products, you should try making your body scrub at home.

By using natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, you can create a body scrub that suits your skin type and needs. And you’ll save a few bucks while at it – I mean, who doesn’t want some spare change?

These body scrubs are inexpensive and easy to make. You don’t need to buy any fancy or expensive ingredients to make a body scrub.

All you need are common items like sugar, salt, coffee, honey, oil, and essential oils to create your own scrub. You can also customize your scrub based on your preferences and skin concerns.

This last one should go without saying.

DIY Body Scrubs are effective

Homemade body scrubs can help you achieve various skin goals, like moisturizing, brightening, soothing, or anti-aging.

Depending on your chosen ingredients, you can target skin issues such as dryness, dullness, acne, or wrinkles. You can also use your body scrub on different parts of your body, like your face, hands, feet, or legs.

And now, to the part we’ve all been waiting for –

How to make DIY Body Scrub

For this article, we’ll be making a Honey-sugar scrub. There are several other DIY body scrubs that you can try. These include the Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub, Oatmeal Body Scrub, and Sea Salts body scrubs, to mention a few.

However, before choosing your DIY recipe, ensure it suits your skin type. Research each ingredient to be used in the scrub, and decide if it’s something you want to try out.

Honey Sugar Scrub

What you need

– 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

– 2 tablespoons of honey

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– A few drops of orange essential oil (optional)

How to Make DIY Body Scrub

This is so easy to do. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they’re well combined. Ensure you stick to the quantities mentioned above, except if you intend to make this body scrub in a larger amount.

After mixing, store the scrub in an airtight container and make sure you use it within a week.

Why are DIY Body Scrubs Effective?

To answer this, let’s explore the skincare benefits of each ingredient used in the Honey-Sugar body scrub.

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Honey

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture in the skin. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, which can help heal wounds, prevent infections, and reduce signs of aging.

If you’ve been struggling with acne, then honey is your best bet for a clear skin. And even if you don’t want honey in your body scrub, you can always use it as a face mask or a cleanser.

Granulated Sugar

Granulated sugar is a natural exfoliant, which means it removes dead skin cells and reveals the fresh and glowing skin underneath. It serves as a mild abrasive on the skin, leaving you with a smooth and glowing appearance.

You can substitute this with sea salt, coffee, or ground flaxseed. Just find what works for you, and stay consistent.

Olive Oil

One thing you must not miss in your DIY body scrub is moisturizer. We don’t want your skin looking dry and flaky.

Olive oil can be used as a moisturizer, a cleanser, or an anti-aging treatment. It is rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, which can nourish and protect the skin from damage. It also contains vitamin E, which can hydrate and soothe the skin.

However, Olive oil may not be suitable for oily or sensitive skin types, as it can clog pores or irritate the skin barrier. So you may need to watch out for that.

Other alternatives for Olive oil are Coconut oil and Almond oil. So if you are a fan of any of these, this is another way to use it.

Orange essential oil

Now, this is optional. And basically, any essential oil should suffice. The idea is to add some sort of fragrance to your body scrub, so you smell fresh when you step out of that shower.

If you decide to go for orange oil, know that this essential oil is extracted from the peel of the orange fruit. It has a refreshing and uplifting scent, which can boost your mood and reduce stress.

Orange oil also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight acne and infections. It can brighten and even out your skin tone, as it contains vitamin C and antioxidants. So much goodness in just one ingredient.

Usage

Now that you know the benefits of this easy DIY body scrub let me show you how to use it.

Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated. On the contrary, it’s a straightforward process. So take your time, and have fun while at it.

That said, let’s dive into the procedure.

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How to use a DIY Body Scrub

– Rinse your skin with warm water to open up your pores and prepare your skin for exfoliation.

– Apply the scrub with your fingertips or a loofah and gently massage it in circular motions. Focus on the areas that need more attention, such as your elbows, knees, or heels.

– Rinse off the scrub thoroughly with warm water and pat your skin dry with a towel. Don’t rub your skin too hard, which may cause irritation or damage. Just take it slow and be gentle.

– Apply a moisturizer or a body oil to lock in the moisture and nourish your skin. You can also use a few drops of your favorite essential oil to add fragrance and boost your mood.

Use this body scrub once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. But don’t overdo it, as this may strip your skin of its natural oils and cause dryness or sensitivity.

Also, avoid keeping your homemade body scrubs for too long. Freshly mixed body scrubs are more effective since their natural ingredients are still very much intact, and will work best when used during this period.

One more thing

You know what’s actually interesting about making your own DIY body scrub? You can explore different ingredients and combinations. The secret is simple: find what works for you and stay consistent.

And if at any point you feel like trying an entirely new recipe, there’s always room for change. And trust me, there’s a long list of DIY body scrub recipes to try out.

However, I must advise you to do a patch test whenever you’re trying a new ingredient or recipe. And if you notice any irritation, please discontinue use. I’m sure there’ll be something else that suits your skin.

And that’s it for this article.

Will you be trying out this body scrub recipe? Let me know in the comment section. And I’ll see you in the next one. Until then, keep glowing Queens!

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