6 Fabulous Body Scrubs You Can Make at Home

3 years ago

When I was teenager I would faithfully go to the store every few weeks to buy my favourite exfoliating product. Who am I kidding? I used that same product right into my thirties. I have been slowly easing my way into more natural products and when Illinois banned exfoliating face washes earlier this year, I decided it was time for my beauty routine to grow up.

Exfoliating scrubs are one of the easiest beauty products to make at home and only take a few minutes to mix together. Most of these scrubs use coconut oil as a base, so if you don't have any you'll want to grab some from your grocery store. Once you've made your first body scrub you'll wonder why you ever spent all that money buying them.

Homemade Mandarin Body Scrub ⇒

Homemade Mandarin Body Scrub

Credit: Craftberry Bush

I love citrus and many of my favorite beauty products have been citrus scented. Lucy's homemade mandarin body scrub only had three ingredients and will only take you a few minutes to make. It's also really pretty.

Orange Peppermint Lip Scrub ⇒

Orange Peppermint Lip Scrub

Credit: Homemade Ginger

I don't use lip scrubs as often as I use other body scrubs but I always like to have one around. This edible orange and peppermint lip scrub sounds delicious -- always an important quality in something that is going on your lips!

Coconut Lime Foot Scrub ⇒

Coconut Lime Foot Scrub

Credit: Ma Nouvelle Mode

I like to pamper my feet but I find sugar scrubs aren't quite up to the task. Natalia's coconut lime foot scrub uses epsom salts, which is a heavier exfoliant than sugar. Perfect!

Organic Coffee Scrub ⇒

Organic Coffee Scrub

Credit: At The Picket Fence

Let's step away from the citrus and look at another one of my favorite things -- coffee! I still have not figured out a good way to drink coffee in my morning shower but thanks to this homemade organic coffee scrub I can at least enjoy the aroma.

Baby Rose Sugar Scrub ⇒

Baby Rose Sugar Scrub

Credit: Smart School House

I find I can be a bit sensitive to floral scented products, but I'm fine with products made from actual flowers. I was so happy to discover this baby rose sugar scrub. I love the scent of roses.

Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub Bars ⇒

Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub Bars

Credit: Kayla Aimee

Not everyone likes to keep a jar of scrub in their shower and homemade scrubs aren't always the easiest to travel with either. That's why I love Kayla Aimee's homemade sugar scrub bars. They mix together quickly and you can have tons of fun making different shapes and scents. They can also be popped into your carry-on luggage. We all deserve a little pampering on vacation, right?

Do you make your own body scrubs?

Karen Ballum is a Community Moderator on BlogHer.com. She also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.

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