Body Scrubs to Make in the Kitchen


Body Scrub | by La Fee Brune via Creative Commons

Body scrubs help keep the skin soft and smooth while giving it a fresh healthy glow. Unfortunately, some scrubs have become way too expensive for anyone to add to their shopping list. So here’s a quick tip: buy a 5-lbs. bag of Atlantic sea salt for $11.40 or 2.2-lbs. of organic sugar for $4.79, some vegetable oil (which I assume you already have), and a few of your favorite essential oils. Just measure, mix, and voila – instant homemade body scrub which you can pack as gifts for friends and family.

While the only instructions for each of these recipes is to mix everything together, remember to combine all non-oil ingredients first before adding the oil in. Also, if the scrub is too oily, just add more sugar or salt, and more oil if it’s too dry. Here are some recipes to help get you started:

Basic Sea Salt Scrub
1 cup sea salt
½ cup baby oil or vegetable oil

Coffee Scrub
½ cup ground coffee
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp coconut oil

Lemon Peppermint Scrub
¼ cup grapeseed oil
2 tbsp spearmint essential oil
1 whole lemon squeeze
½ cup sugar

Olive Oil Sugar Scrub
3 tbsp EVOO
2 tbsp honey
½ cup sugar

Chocolate Scrub
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
¼ cup cocoa
½ cup canola oil

Citrus Scrub
1 cup sea salt
½ cup sugar
½ cup coconut oil
5-10 drops orange essential oil
3-5 drops lemon essential oil

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