Skin care recipes - Glycerin body scrub recipe

Glycerin body scrub recipe provides unpresendented benefits when it comes to adding moisture to skin.

We use Liquid glycerin as a skin moisturizer when we don't wish to use oil. This is particularly helpful when we want to scrub nose crevices, without introducing oil to the face.

Liquid Glycerin is a by-product of soap making, and can be found at health food stores. Its also readily available on the internet as well. Do a patch test to be certain you can tolerate the glycerin, if you find you have sensitivities. In addition, consider substituting all honey. It never spoils, and makes a good long-term scrub which may be stored.



  • 1 cup fine loose salt or loose sugar
3 teaspoons liquid glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey
3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil

  • Optional: Pinch of lavender blossoms (available in the bulk department of good health food stores), or chamomile, or dried herbs of your choice, chopped exceedingly fine.


  • Mix ingredients well and store in an airtight container.
  • Add more liquid ingredients if you prefer a thinner end-product.
  • Stir thoroughly before use.
  • This keeps very well, and in fact, the honey acts as preservative.
  • Use small amounts when scrubbing the nose, being careful not to irritate or get it in the eyes.
  • Scrub elbows, hands, knees, and feet. Rinse in warm water, pat dry, and apply your favorite lotion afterward.

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  • 1/2 cup liquid glycerin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups sugar or salt (white sugar, brown sugar, or table salt)
  • 1 teaspoon solid coconut butter or solid coconut oil
  • 6 drops of essential oil of your choice, or combine several (not to exceed 6 drops)


  • Combine glycerin, water, and one cup of sugar or table salt until the salt/sugar has mostly dissolved.
  • Add the remainder of the sugar/salt until you have a rather pasty mixture, at a consistency you prefer.
  • Meanwhile, melt the coconut butter or oil in a small container, in your microwave. MELT, but do not overheat.
  • Stir the melted coconut oil into your sugar mixture, and stir well.
  • Last, add the six drops of essential oils of your choice, stirring to blend.
  • Melt and add more coconut butter or oil to reach your desired consistency.
  • Transfer your mixture to an airtight container or jar, and cool until slightly thickened.
  • Use as an after shower or after bath moisturizing body scrub.

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