An essential for maintaining healthy, smooth, and younger looking skin, body scrubs are a must-have on your bath or shower shelf. The combination of cleansing, exfoliation and massage provides benefits that go far beyond what a bar of soap can do.
A body scrub is a popular body treatment that is basically a facial for the body: it exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. As you massage the scrub into your skin, the exfoliating granules gently begin to slough off dead skin and the massaging action increases circulation and blood flow to your skin’s surface. This increases collagen production and skin cell regeneration to helps to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.
All that deep cleansing and exfoliation during your scrub then allows your moisturizer to better penetrate and soothe your skin after your shower.
Homemade body scrubs can also soften even the toughest skin. It is gentle yet abrasive enough to assist in removing callouses on the heels and soles of the feet. And it moisturizes the heels to keep them soft and smooth.
But that’s not all. Another important and sometimes overlooked benefit of using a scrub is how good it makes you feel. The refreshing texture and alluring scent of the scrub is a potent way to help alleviate and ward off stress too. Who would have thought that something so simple could lift your mood and help your outlook through the rest of your day or evening.
Coconut Tangerine Sugar Scrub
Nourish dry skin with this tropical coconut tangerine sugar. This scrub will remind you of the tropical warmths and scents and may make you crave a fruit smoothie.
Homemade Almond and Floral Body Scrub
This DIY scrub that will help prepare your skin for your next evening out. The base of epsom or sea salt not only exfoliates your skin but has the added benefit of absorbing toxins. The almond oil has many healthy benefits for the skin too so together they are a dynamic duo.
Via Lia Griffith
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is the perfect way to pamper yourself or someone else during the holiday season.
Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub
This scrub uses coconut oil to moisturize, sugar to exfoliate, and peppermint and grapefruit oils to wake you up, energize and lift your mood. It also has a double hit of grapefruit with oil and zest.There’s a little squidge of beet juice to give this scrub it’s pretty pink color.
Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
All you need is a cute jar and you have a great gift for that special Mother or woman in your life. You will want to make a really big batch so you can keep some for yourself!
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Snow Cone Sugar Scrub Recipe
Raise your hand if you have fond memories of eating snow cones as a kid…or maybe you still love eating them. It smells delicious and makes your skin so soft! Snow Cone Sugar Scrub made with coconut oil and sugar is a perfect addition to your shower routine.
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Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
This recipe is SUPER simple. There are only 3 main ingredients and it super easy to change depending on what you already have home. Bonus, it smells amazing!
Coffee Body Scrub
Coffee Body Scrub is easy, inexpensive to make and smells delightful. This scrub is great for exfoliating and reducing the appearance of cellulite!
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All Natural Strawberry Coconut Body Scrub
This handmade strawberry scrub is high in antioxidants; because of the high dosages of vitamin A and E it is great for fighting aging and anti-free radicals. Did I mention this coconut strawberry body scrub also smells really good? Let’s just say your skin will smell amazing and feel super soft after using strawberry coconut body scrub just once.
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DIY Lime Mint Sugar Scrub
This moisturizing Lime Mint Sugar Scrub not only exfoliates like a dream but it’s like a tropical holiday in a jar – with scents of coconut, mint and lime!
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Vanilla Sugar Scrub with Orange Essential Oil
Awaken your senses when you give this Vanilla Sugar Scrub with Orange Essential Oil a try! While it looks like something sold at a pricey boutique, this is actually a scrub you can easily make in your own kitchen. You only need a few ingredients, and the end result is perfect to enjoy yourself or to give as a gift.
DIY Oatmeal Brown Sugar Scrub
For this recipe, you'll only need to go to your pantry! This Oatmeal Brown Sugar Scrub is a perfect for beginners and it makes a simple, budget-friendly gift for any occasion.
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Chocolate Sugar Scrub
This chocolate sugar scrub looks so good you almost want to eat it. While you could, you will likely enjoy it more by rubbing it on your hands and feet to help them feel soft and moisturized – especially during the winter when the air is so dry.
Sweet Grape Body Scrub
Once you use this body scrub in the shower, you will know why it’s call it sweet grape. It smells so good you will want to eat it, but remember it’s for your skin.
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Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub
If you happen to have a few cucumbers lying around, why not use them to make this quick, easy refreshing cucumber mint sugar scrub.
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Pina Colada Coconut Sugar Scrub
This easy homemade Pina Colada Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe smells AMAZING! It will transport you to the tropics with the luscious scent of coconut and pineapple! It’s a fabulous way to moisturize and get rid of dry flaky skin at the same time.
Via Setting For Four
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
Sometimes simple and easy is exactly what you need. The real vanilla used in this recipe makes it just smell amazing!!
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Many people, often women, are overloaded with the perpetual to-do list, and frequently put themselves at the bottom of that list. One way you can put yourself at the top again is to engage in self-care by getting regular body scrubs.
Treating yourself to a body scrub, especially when combined with a massage, is just plain relaxing. Having a body scrub done by a professional allows you to incur the benefit without the mess or stress. But, getting a body scrub done at a spa regularly can be pretty expensive. Now, using any of the amazing homemade body scrub recipes above, you can create your own spa-like scrub and reap the multitude of benefits that scrubs allow.