5 Body Scrub Recipes with Kitchen Ingredients


Most women know what a difference a good scrub can make for their faces, but fewer will utilize body scrubs with the same regularity. While it is admittedly a big task to scrub down your entire body, the pay-off is a healthy glow and soft skin – and what woman doesn’t want that? The prices for many commercial scrubs can be off-putting and they do not always have ingredients that you might want in contact with your skin. A better alternative is a scrub you can make right at home with ingredients out of your own kitchen that will having you looking beautiful but also save you a lot of money.

Coffee Scrub

  • ¼ cup ground coffee
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Mix the ingredients together and mash until it has the consistency of a scrub. This is a great recipe for cleansing the skin and also reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Vanilla-Brown Sugar Scrub

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

The sugar in this luxurious scrub is wonderful for exfoliation which the oil keeps your skin smooth and the vanilla extract makes you feel like you are in a spa!

Lemon-Honey Scrub

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup honey

Mix together and scrub all over. Lemon will help lighten your skin and remove blemishes and honey is a great moisturizer, making this a wonderful summer scrub.

Lavender-Sea Salt Scrub

  1. ½ cup sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • ½ teaspoons dried lavender buds

Lavender oil is soothing and calming to the skin while the sea salt detoxifies it naturally and the oil acts as a natural moisturizer to leave your skin soft and smooth with a wonderful floral scent.

Sugared Almond Scrub

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup almond oil

The sugar will exfoliate your skin while the almond oil, with is rich in Vitamin E, will moisturize and nourish it.

While it does take more work to do a scrub-down of your entire body, your skin will thank you for it, especially in the summer when heat and overexposure to the sun can leave it dry, irritated and itchy. These scrubs will make you feel like you are in a professional spa – but without the professional prices. The all-natural ingredients in these scrubs guarantees that they will be healthy for your skin and many of these ingredients are likely already in your cupboard or pantry. So go ahead – indulge yourself in one of these wonderful and simple recipes today and see how gorgeous your skin is when you step out of the shower.

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