Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs

I love all those natural pampering bath products, like soaps, body scrubs, lotions, oils… They smell like heaven in the shower when I use them and they make my skin feel great, but they are all so expensive.

So I decided to see if I could create my own.

After a little experimental trial & error, I finally came up with two DIY exfoliating body scrubs that are similar to store bought products, but are from ingredients on hand in most kitchens.

DIY Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup (or so) Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Vanilla or Almond Extract

sugar scrub

Step 1: Add the 2 sugars to a containter, mixing until well combined.
mix sugars

Step 2: Pour in most of the olive oil. Let it bubble down to the bottom, then pour in a little more. Mix with a spoon, if needed, until you have a nice sticky scrub.
add olive oil
mixing sugar scrub
mixing sugar scrub

Step 3: Mix in vanilla.
add vanilla

Step 4: Add a cute ribbon & this indulging exfoliating scrub makes the perfect gift.
sugar scrub gift

DIY Citrus Salt Body Scrub

Ingredients:
3/4 Cup Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
2 Slices of Lemon
2 Slices of Orange

citrus scrub

Step 1: Add olive oil & sea salt to blender.
Add salt
add olive oil

Step 2: Slice your fruit.
sliced lemon

Step 3: Add fruit with the peel to the blender & mix.
lemon in blender

Step 4: Once completely mixed, so the fruit peel is itty bitty, transfer scrub mixture to a container.
transfer to container

Step 5: Add a cute ribbon & this summery exfoliating scrub also makes the perfect gift.
citrus scrub gift

One Comment on “Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs”

  • Maureen Kennedy March 28th, 2012 8:56 am

    Great – and for once, simple – recipes – thanks! Couple fo changes/additions I made: for the sugar scrub, instead of vanilla/almond, I used Rose Geranium essential oil – I think it smells better and is good for your skin! A few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus would make for an invigorating morning wake-up scrub. I also added a couple of drops of lemon and orange essential oils to the salt scrub to “amp up” the scent, and again, good for your skin.

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