While it’s a good idea to use a body scrub at least once a week, I find I need one even more often during the winter months! As fast as I’ve been burning through my body scrub, I’m spending too much money and thought…’I can totally make that for less’! So below is a DIY Body Scrub that allows you to customize the scent using your favorite essential oil!
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Benefits of Body Scrubs
If used regularly, body scrub can really improve the clarity and vibrancy of your skin. It exfoliates dead skin cells and helps to rid of any ingrown hairs, which allows for moisturizing body washes to work better and lotions to absorb more. I know it helps my skin tremendously….smooth as a baby’s bottom! Speaking of scrubs, I have two DIY lip scrubs you can check out here.
As you massage this DIY body scrub all over your skin, you are also increasing your circulation. This is why I enjoy using mine during morning showers the most, it helps get my blood flowing and wakes me up!
I find it’s best to massage it in circular motions as it’s less abrasive that way. Also, it’s not recommended to use your body scrubs every day, 2-3 times per week is sufficient and won’t over-do-it.
There seems to be some controversy over whether you should soap first and then use your scrub or vice versa. I like to use my scrub first, then my body wash, then rinse really well so the scrub isn’t clogging any pores. Plus, applying the body wash with my loofah helps to slough off those loose skins cells.
DIY Body Scrub
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil – softened (I used LouAna)
- 8-10 drops of an essential oil (of your choosing)
- 2 drops food coloring (optional)
*jars (I used a couple ½ pint mason jars)
*Mix the sugar & softened coconut oil in a bowl
*Add your food coloring and mix after each drop
*Add your essential oil and mix
REMEMBER: Not all essential oils are the same; make sure you are getting purely distilled, certified therapeutic-grade all-natural oils.
Pack it in your jar and you’re done!
So simple and it’s awesome knowing exactly what ingredients are in this DIY body scrub. Just whip it up in a few minutes whenever you are running low and refill your jar.
I used eucalyptus essential oil in mine because it’s invigorating, revitalizing, and clarifying. Let me know if you try this out and what your go-to essential oil is!
Until next time,