Body Scrubbing or Exfoliation at least once per week is essential to remove dead skin cells. In addition to remove dead skin cells, it also helps a lot to give you a smooth and glowing skin.
However, for body scrub you don’t need to buy any expensive scrubs and even don’t need to visit a beauty salon or spa center because you can make a natural body scrub at home by using some natural ingredients. These homemade natural body scrubs are less expensive even show better results. Let’s have a look on best recipes and tips for making natural body scrubs even at home.
Best Body Scrubs For Smooth & Glowing Skin
1 . Banana Sugar Scrub
Bananas sugar scrub contain are highly beneficial for skin exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and maintaining healthy glowing and well moisturized skin.
Mash a fully ripe banana and mix with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of your Lavender essential oil or any essential oil of your choice. Sugar gently removes dead skin cells, while the banana and essential oil softens and moisturize your skin. This scrub is beneficial to exfoliate to your all body parts. Remember, when you are planning to exfoliate your face, you must take extra care to avoid scratching or irritating that delicate skin. To use as a face scrub, massage more gently.
2. Oatmeal and Baking Soda Scrub
An oatmeal scrub made from oatmeal and baking soda is also very helpful for skin exfoliation. To prepare this scrub at home you need 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and just enough water to make a thick paste. Now combine these ingredients and stir until well mixed. Apply to face and gently rub in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Finally rinse off and Pat dry your skin.
3. Oatmeal and Nutmeg
A homemade scrub made from ground Oatmeal and Nutmeg is also very helpful to remove dead skin cells. Take 2 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon nutmeg and mix with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 5-6 tablespoons of almond oil. Now apply to your damp (wet) skin , gently rub for 2-3 minutes and rinse off.
4. Organic Sea Salt Scrub
To prepare this scrub at home you need 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup sea salt, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 2-3 drops grapefruit essential oil (optional). Mix all ingredients and pour into a lidded jar or glass container. Wet or damp your skin in the shower. Apply the mix to wet skin with hands, washcloth, loofah, sponge or bath glove and gently rub the scrub all over your body in gentle, circular motions. Rinse off your body and pat dry your skin.
5. Salt and Honey Scrub
Take 1/2 cup of table Salt or Sea Salt, 1/2 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of Rose water. Mix them well and apply to your damp skin and gently rub for few minutes. While scrubbing use gentle circular strokes on sensitive skin areas life face. Finally rinse off, pat dry your skin and apply a good moisturizer.
6. Mango Scrub
During summer season you can make a yummy scrub for fresh, smooth and glowing skin. To prepare this scrub at home you need a quarter cup chopped raw mango, 4 tablespoons raw sugar, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 3-4 drops of orange essential oil(optional). Mix all the ingredients and apply to your damp skin. Rub for 2-3 minutes and then rinse off and pat dry your skin.
7. Almond Scrub
Another great scrub made by combining almonds, avocado and oatmeal is highly beneficial in getting rid of dead skin cells from all body parts. To prepare this scrub you are required 1/3 cup of ground almonds, 1 medium size fully ripe avocado (peeled and mashed) and 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal. Mix all the ingredients and apply to your damp skin. Rub for 2-3 minutes and rinse well. This will give you a soft, smooth and glowing skin.
8. Coffee Scrub
Coffee scrub not only helps in getting rid of dead skin cells but also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. To prepare this scrub take 1/4 cup ground coffee 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2-3 vitamin E capsules. Mix sugar with ground coffee, olive oil, and the extracted oil from the slit Vitamin E capsule. Mix all the ingredients and use use this mixture to scrub your entire body. Gently Scrub for few minutes and then rinse off by using lukewarm water. Finally pat dry your skin and apply a good moisturizer to retain the moisture.
9. Coconut, Brown Sugar and Vanilla Scrub
This is another amazing scrub soft, supple and smooth skin. To prepare this scrub at home you need 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix together all ingredients. Damp or wet your skin and rub this scrub all over your skin in firm, circular motions for 2-3 minutes. Finally wash off and pat dry your skin.
10. Rose Petals and Sugar
Rose Petals and Sugar scrub is also very helpful not only in getting rid of dead skin cells but also give you a smooth,silky and glowing skin gently and softly. To make the rose petals sugar scrub you need 1 cup of dried rose petals. Grind them in a food processor until they become tiny flakes. Now mix the crushed petals with 2 cups of sugar, 2/3 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Put this scrub mixture into a mason jar with a lid. When you plan to scrub your body, take some scrub mixture from the jar and massage into your skin. Finally rinse off and Pat dry your skin.
11. Olive Oil and Sugar
A homemade scrub made from olive oil and sugar is very helpful to scrubs away dead skin cells, softens skin and and prevents from signs of aging. Take 1 cup of granulated sugar and mix with 1/2 cup of olive oil. Mix together olive oil and sugar until it forms a thick paste. Now apply this scrub mixture all over the body parts that need to be scrub away. Scrub in gentle circular motions for few minutes and finally rinse off.
12. Almond Oil and Sugar
Almond Oil and Sugar scrub is also very helpful in getting rid of dead skin cells. Sugar exfoliate and removes dead skin cells while almond gives you soft, glowing and youthful skin.
Take 1 cup granulated sugar and mix with 1/2 cup almond oil. Apply the mixture to wet or damp skin and gently rub in a circular manner. Finally rinse off and pat dry your skin.