4 Wonderful Body Scrubs Made Out Of Salt And Sugar!
I’ve always thought that body scrubs are a massive waste of money. For the longest time, I’ve been happy with my bar of soap and never really felt the need to use scrubs. But recently, I bought one out of sheer curiosity and it has changed the way my skin feels! Body scrubs have a host of minerals that make your skin look and feel healthy and smooth. In fact, sugar scrubs have minute granules that don’t hurt the skin but actually work as natural exfoliators to scrub off all that dead skin on the surface, making way for new, shinier, smoother skin. What’s more, it’s really good for sensitive skin too. Salt scrubs, on the other hand, are really good for people who have dry skin.
While there are a lot of options available in the market today, I’m a DIY buff and love making things for myself. That’s why I decided to make a scrub at home from scratch. We all know what is good for our bodies, and keeping that in mind you can experiment with various ingredients to DIY your very own scrub too. What’s more, you can totally make and gift them to your girlfriends or loved ones on special occasions. Make sure you have cute jars in stock to store them in!
A really simple recipe to make a quick and instant scrub is to mix some petroleum jelly with sugar. But if you’re looking for some nice variants, then keep scrolling for 4 easy homemade scrub recipes.
1. Ground Coffee Scrub
If you love the smell of coffee, use this scrub to tackle your day with a renewed sense of freshness! It also has both olive and coconut oil, which act as natural moisturisers for the skin.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- ½ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh coffee grounds
- 2 to 3 tbsp olive oil
Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer them into a jar.
2. Lemon & Thyme Scrub
This salt scrub gives your skin a chance to breathe. Thyme is an antioxidant and clears your skin of all the dirt and grime that collects on the surface. Lemon has a million benefits and is frequently used in beauty products. All this teamed up with almond oil make the perfect scrub for people with dehydrated skin.
- 1 cup salt
- 2 to 3 tbsp of sweet almond oil
- Few drops of lemon juice
- Handful of thyme
Method: Pour the salt into a clean, sterilised container with a tight-fitting lid. Add in lemon and thyme. Drizzle the almond oil and the scrub is ready. It will keep for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
3. Chocolate Body Scrub
Not like you need a reason to love chocolate, but here is one! Brown sugar and chocolate make a heavenly combination, not just for desserts but for your skin too.
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
Method: Take a medium-sized bowl and put all the ingredients in. Mix them well. Make sure you shake the scrub before you use it so that the oil is infused properly with the rest of the ingredients.
4. Lavender Salt Scrub
Lavender adds a bit of freshness to the scrub, and this rejuvenates your body immediately. Add in your favourite scent and smell fantastic all day long! Check out the video above for 2 great recipes for lip and face scrubs!