Hot! Tips for Making Body Scrubs At Home

If you are looking for a less expensive alternative to body scrub, try making your own at home. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Choose your exfoliant:

  • Sugar (gentler than salt scrubs)
  • Sea salt
  • Oatmeal

You can also add additional exfoliants such as:

  • Finely ground coffee
  • Almonds
  • Edible seeds

Choose your oils(s):

  • Apricot kernel
  • Jojoba
  • Coconut
  • Olive oil
  • Other oil of your choice

Choose your fragrance:

  • Essentials oils are an excellent option (Remember that you will only need a few drops. EOs are much stronger than Fragrance oils)
  • Sometimes I add a little castile soap which adds to the texture and provides fragrance
  • For a relaxing scrub-Lavender is a great addition
  • For an invigorating scrub- Citrus, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint are great additions

How to Mix:

  1. Add your dry ingredients to a clean dry container
  2. Add oil a little at a time until you get your desired texture
  3. Add fragrance a small amount at a time
  4. Mix thoroughly

Body scrubs are fun to make, and you can come up with a ton of different recipes. They also make great gifts. If you are making larger batches, look into natural preservatives and make sure you are storing in a cool dry place.

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  1. Thanks, I have made herbal salves that came out splendid; I will make this scrub now and share it with others as well. Love stuff like this!

  2. i’m excited and ready to try this out

  3. Latrice Kirkpatrick

    This is good to know. I actually just made my first body salt scrub that past weekend. I have used it once already. I love it.

  4. This is great! I have been thinking of making my own body scrub so I will use this as a guide. Would this same guide be a good resource for a facial scrub?

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