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Body scrub recipes - from warm brown sugar to cleansing strawberry

Body scrub recipes and homemade body scrub in general, meet your skin's needs because you can try out different ingredients and look for best results. Skin will respond differently to different oils and different exfoliating agents.



The rule of thumb is: apply it when you are just out of the shower, and if you are looking to moisturize the skin, apply a moisturizer (body lotion) for best results.

Although avocado and apricot body scrubs and other homemade body scrubs are not as well known as the brown sugar body scrub recipe, they are still wonderful scrubs to use if you want to exfoliate the dead skin cells, and moisturize the skin at the same time.

One of the most popular body scrub recipes is the one for brown sugar body scrub. It is often described as yummy and soothing. Certainly, it is not caloric, so if you are on a diet, you can freely enjoy it without worrying about gaining weight :)

Brown sugar is full of molasses which makes it brown and moist. Its grains are smaller than of regular, white sugar which makes it a perfect exfoliant. It is not too harsh on the skin, it is gentle and easily sloughs off dead skin cells. It smells great, warms the skin up, and leaves it smooth and luscious.

See also: Benefits of brown sugar scrub to find out about other benefits.

Brown sugar body scrub

Ingredients

2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground oats
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond oil (in case you don't have almond oil, use olive oil, it is a great substitute).

Preparation

  • Before you start preparing this scrub, grind the oatmeal using a coffee grinder or food processor. It has to be of sandy consistency, flaky and light otherwise it will scratch the skin.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until it resembles a paste
  • It should be applied on moist skin, the best time is after you took a shower. It will help the skin cells slough off faster.
  • Use circular motion and massage gently using your fingertips.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

What do these ingredients do?

Oatmeal is hypoallergenic. In case you have sensitive skin, using the oatmeal is highly recommended because it is soothing and there is no risk that it will irritate the skin. Oatmeal is benefitial to oily skin as it is extremely absorptive and picks up on excess oil. It helps dry and itchy skin and is widely used in cosmetics.

Aloe vera gel is gentle on skin, it speeds its healing and reduces the possible irritation and pain.

The next brown sugar scrub contains lemon which is a great natural disinfectant. It opens up the clogged pores and cleanses them thoroughly so your skin can "breathe" better.



Brown sugar lemony body scrub recipe

Ingredients

1/ cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sea salt
1 tablespoon of coconut oil (as with the previous scrub, you could use olive oil)
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablepoon of honey.

Preparation

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until it resembles a paste
  • It should be applied on moist skin, the best time is after you took a shower. It will help the skin cells slough off faster.
  • Use circular motion and massage gently using your fingertips.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

Almond oil sugary scrub

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 10 Drops Vitamin E
  • 10 Drops Essential oil/Fragrance Oil
Preparation

Mix oil, vitamin E and essential oil or fragrance oil in a bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Divide into containers.

Honey body scrub

Ingedients

3/4 cup of honey
1 cup of sugar (you could use brown sugar, even better than regular sugar)
1 cup of sea salt or Kosher salt
1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
1 tablespoon of oil of your choice: vanilla, orange...

Preparation

  • Mix the dry ingredients first.
  • Add oil and mix until you get a paste-like mixture
  • It should be applied on moist skin, the best time is after you took a shower. It will help the skin cells slough off faster.
  • Use circular motion and massage gently using your fingertips.
  • Rinse off with warm water.

Honey is excellent as it is a strong antibacterial agent.

Strawberries in body scrub recipes

You could always mash a handful of strawberries, add an essential oil of your choice, a bit of oatmeal, a bit of honey and use it as a scrub. There are no specific amounts, add oil until you get the pasty consistency.

Strawberries act similar to honey, they disinfect the skin, smooth it out, and decrease the appearance of dilated pores.

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