14 Homemade body scrub recipes for glowing skin

Heather Campbell
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14 Homemade body scrub recipes for glowing skin that you can make easily, quickly, and cheaply.

14 Homemade body scrub recipes for glowing skinWant to have beautiful, smooth, and soft skin? Are the scrubs you find on the market often too expensive or too chemical for your taste?

There are innumerable body scrubs on the market, all at varying prices and for different skin types. Yet, there is nothing better than making your own body scrub with easily found ingredients, and knowing exactly what it’s made of. Natural, cheap, and easy to make with satisfaction guaranteed! 

Rest assured, it is possible to make your own homemade scrubs with natural and controlled ingredients. Read on to learn how.

14 Homemade body scrub recipes for glowing skin: Introduction

The advantage of homemade scrubs is that they can easily be made in a few minutes with ingredients that you can find in the back of your cupboards.

We can prepare scrubs based on salt and olive oil or on sugar and argan oil.

There is a whole range of homemade scrubs, from the gentle homemade scrub with coffee grounds to the face scrub with yogurt, honey, and sugar, or simply the yogurt-based body and face scrub.

There are also original recipes with guaranteed benefits, such as the kiwi body scrub, the homemade green tea body scrub, or the softening coconut body and face scrub.

Homemade scrubs can also include essential oils such as a lavender body scrub, a face scrub with Scots pine essential oil, or a body scrub with Manuka essential oil.

All of these “Do it Yourself” skincare products offer the best of nature to do good to all skin types!

It’s hard to get healthier and more natural than a beauty remedy concocted by your own care, without suspect components, unknown ingredients, or chemical preservatives.

In this article, we offer you 14 recipes for scrubs to have beautiful skin, which are 100% homemade.

14 recipes for 100% homemade skin scrubs

Face scrub with sugar and argan oil

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil
  • 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Apply the scrub in circular massages on a clean face, then rinse with warm water.

Dry without rubbing and moisturize immediately.

Homemade face scrub with oatmeal

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil

Preparation

Mix the oats and oil in a bowl until you have a paste.

Apply the resulting paste to a clean face, in s circular motion, massaging gently for 2 minutes, leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Dry without rubbing and moisturize immediately.

Softening body and face scrub with coconut

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sugar

Preparation

Let the shea butter soften in a bowl, then mix with grated coconut, oil and sugar.

Apply the scrub in circular motions to clean the skin.

Then rinse with warm water and moisturize your skin directly.

Homemade kiwi body scrub

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 1 kiwi
  • Half a plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of fine sugar

Preparation

Peel the kiwi and blend with yogurt and sugar and mix well.

Apply the treatment by massaging gently into clean, dry skin and leave on for 15 minutes.

Rinse with warm water and moisturize your skin immediately.

Homemade face and body scrub with yogurt

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons almond powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil

Preparation

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until you have a paste.

Apply this paste to clean skin by massaging gently, then rinse with warm water.

Dry without rubbing, then moisturize.

Homemade soft body scrub with coffee grounds

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons of mild shower gel

Preparation

In a bowl, mix the shower gel with the coffee grounds.

Apply the scrub in the shower in circular motions, then rinse well.

Dry without rubbing and moisturize the skin immediately.

Homemade body scrub with green tea

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 1 tablespoon of brewed green tea
  • 2 teaspoons almond powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Preparation

Let the green tea cool before using it.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Tip: remove the salt from the recipe if you have dry skin.

Face scrub with honey and almond

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Preparation

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you obtain a homogeneous paste.

Apply the paste to a clean, dry face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

Massage gently in concentric circles and rinse with warm water.

Dry and moisturize immediately.

Homemade body scrub with salt and olive oil

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 4 tablespoons of fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil

Preparation

Mix the oil and salt in a bowl until you have a paste.

Apply it on clean skin in concentric massages.

Rinse with warm water, dry gently, and moisturize immediately.

Good to know: avoid salt scrub for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Sugar and chocolate facial scrub

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 8 squares of dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of hazelnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fine sugar

Preparation

Break up the chocolate squares and melt them over very low heat in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water. Remove from heat and let cool.

Add the oil, then the sugar, and mix.

Gently massage the mixture onto a clean face and leave it on for 5 minutes.

Rinse with warm water, dry gently, and moisturize without delay.

Face scrub with yogurt, honey, and sugar

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 0.11 lbs of plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Preparation

Mix the yogurt and honey in a bowl.

Add the sugar and mix well. The preparation must remain granular.

Apply this treatment in circular massages to the face and neck until the sugar melts, then rinse with warm water.

Tip: If you have oily skin, add a dash of lemon juice to your preparation before use.

Lavender body scrub

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 2 tablespoons of dried lavender
  • 4 oz of sweet almond oil
  • 4 oz of olive oil
  • 16 oz of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin E
  • 2 drops of essential oil of lavender

Preparation

Chop the dried lavender well and set it aside.

Mix the oils, salt, and vitamin E in a container until they are well combined.

Let stand for 35 minutes until oil floats to the surface, and salt sinks to the bottom.

Then add the essential oil and lavender and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a well-sealed container.

Apply this scrub in the shower in circular motions before rinsing thoroughly with cold water.

Body scrub with manuka essential oil

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 4 oz sweet almond oil
  • 4 oz of olive oil
  • 16 oz of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin E
  • 2 drops of Manuka essential oil

Preparation

Mix the oils, salt, and vitamin E in a container until they are well incorporated.

Let stand for 35 minutes until oil floats to the surface, and salt sinks to the bottom. Then add the essential oil, mixing well.

Pour the mixture into a well-sealed container.

Apply under the shower in circular motions before rinsing thoroughly with cold water.

Facial scrub with essential oil of Scots pine

Ingredients for 1 person:

  • 0.11 lbs. of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid honey
  • 2 drops of essential oil of Scots pine

Preparation

Mix the yogurt with the honey in a bowl.

Then add the sugar and the essential oil, mixing well. The preparation must be granular.

Apply this treatment in circular massages to the face and neck until the sugar melts, then rinse with warm water.

14 Homemade body scrub recipes for glowing skin: Conclusion

As you can see, you don’t have to make expensive purchases to make your own 100% natural, homemade scrubs.

Thanks to these recipes, your skin care is under control, and your skin will be beautiful!

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About Heather Campbell

As a dietitian, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More