Body scrub

4 Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Everyone loves a great body scrub, but they can be expensive and if you’re not careful, full of chemicals! So I decided to develop my own body scrub recipes. Below are 4 of them, and a word of warning: just because you can eat them (they’re totally edible; that’s how you know something is truly healthy for your body!), doesn’t mean you should.

(I mean you could if you really wanted to, but do you? Ask yourself that question, first.)

Mocha Body Scrub

mocha body scrub

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ tsp. finely ground sea salt (I use Himalayan)
  • ½ cup melted cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. ground coffee
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa (or more if you prefer a stronger chocolate smell)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional but enhances the smell of chocolate)

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Store in an airtight container
  3. Shake container if oils separate from sugar and salt

*Note: the oils may make the bottom of your feet slippery, so be careful if using in the shower.

Coconut and Lemon Face and Body Scrub

Coconut body scrub

This scrub is so yummy—it reminds me of a lemon meringue pie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup lemon juice OR 15 drops lemon essential oil

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Store in airtight container
  3. Shake container if oils separate from sugar

Note: lemon makes your skin sensitive when exposed to the sun. I would recommend using this scrub in the evening. Also, the oils may make the bottom of your feet slippery, so be careful if using in the shower.

Mojito Body Scrub

essential oil

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground sea salt (I use Himalayan)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. lime zest
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 20-30 drops lime essential oil

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Store in airtight container
  3. Shake container if oils separate from sugar and salt

*Note: lime makes your skin sensitive when exposed to the sun. I would recommend using this scrub in the evening. Also, the oils may make the bottom of your feet slippery, so be careful if using in the shower.

Brown Sugar and Vanilla Body Scrub

Vanilla body scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 vanilla bean/pod

Method

  1. Slice vanilla bean lengthwise, and scrape seeds from inside pod
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  3. Store in airtight container
  4. Shake container if oils separate from sugar

Note: If you don’t have a vanilla bean, substitute for 3 tsp. pure vanilla extract. Want an even MORE luxurious and sensual treat? Add 10 drops sandalwood essential oil to your mixture. The oils may make the bottom of your feet slippery, so be careful if using in the shower.

And that’s it for now! Enjoy.

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