The Best Body Scrubs, and Homemade Scrub Recipes

The body Scrubs Are Customised To Your Skin

Body scrubs have always been an essential beauty regimen even in the days of Cleopatra and many other women all the way to present times. The main purpose, of course, is exfoliating the dead cells from the skin to expose the new layer and make it young looking and smooth.

There have been a lot of discussions on the merits of commercial body scrubs versus homemade body scrubs as to which is better. The best body scrubs, of course, are those that fulfill what they promise – exfoliate your body’s skin while keeping it smooth and well-nourished.

Basic Body Scrub Formula

Stripped of all other unnecessary ingredients, the basic body scrub formula are two parts salt or sugar plus one part beauty oil and some essential oil. Commercial brands have these plus perfumes and preservatives.

Homemade body scrubs have numerous beauty oils to choose from. There is apricot oil (for sensitive skin), grape seed (for oily skin), and avocado (for dry skin). Jojoba oil, olive oil almond oil and coconut oil are all great moisturizers.

You can make your customized body scrubs minus the preservatives (to make the ingredients last) and others (perfumes to make it appealing, etc). The best body scrubs, homemade or commercial, are those that fit best your particular needs.

Body Scrubs for Dry Skin

Not very many people have the same body chemistry, including the type of skin and what they need. To get the smooth skin you want, you need to determine first your skin type and the type of body scrub that matches.

For those people with dry skin, the best body scrubs are those that are rich in moisturizers. A good abrasive for this type of homemade body scrub includes almond extracts or ground oatmeal. Elbows and knees need special attention because the skin here is driest. A follow up of a good moisturizer after scrubbing completes the treatment. You may also want to try a good coffee scrub.

Body Scrubs For Oily Skin

Homemade body scrubs work well with oily skin because you can do some trials on the quantity of ingredients to use. A sugar scrub can be one of your best body scrubs if you have oily skin than normal.

Since oily skin usually are acne prone (growing on your back or chest), getting rid of dead cells that clog pores (that usually start acnes) is a must. Take care not to be too rough on the skin or you might leave some damage scars.

BODY SCRUBS FOR Sensitive Skin

Some signs of sensitive skin include being sunburned easily, strong reactions to chemical-based products, or having rosacea (a skin ailment). One of the best body scrubs to have is a homemade one because they have all-natural ingredients.

Commercial varieties usually have harsh chemicals or alcohol in them. For sensitive skin, scrubs made of natural ingredients like honey or fruit extracts and combined with apricot oil are best. Application should also be gentle on sensitive areas (face) of the body.

Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs – A Brief Review

Exfoliation is the process where the skin rids itself of dead skin cells which cleans the skin’s pores from dirt as well. This rejuvenates the skin and makes it appear young and smooth all because the outer skin is now replaced with a new layer.

This natural body process, however, can be hampered by having an oily or dry skin. Oil traps dirt and can cause future infections. Dry skin flakes off and peels and causes unsightly blemishes and an uneven skin tone.

These days, the skin is helped in the exfoliation process by way of a body scrub. However, the commercial varieties of body scrubs by big companies are sometimes downright expensive. Fortunately, it is now possible to come up with a homemade exfoliating body scrub all your own.

The Mechanics of Body Scrubs

The mechanics of a body scrub is the simple mix of an abrasive material (mild like sugar or salt, because it is used on human skin) and paired with a moisturizing ingredient (to soothe and repair the skin). Usually, extra-virgin olive oil, jojoba, or extra-virgin coconut oil is paired with the abrasives.

There are countless commercial varieties for exfoliating body scrubs in the market today. Most however have preservatives and other chemicals that can be harsh on your skin, or can cause allergy. A homemade exfoliating body scrub can do the job minus the chemical risks.

Common Body Scrub Ingredients

For the exfoliating agents (the abrasive ingredients), there are a number that can be used, but the most successful are sea salt and sugar. Others use scrubs, brushes, cloth, or even pumice which is followed by a moisturizer.

Sea salt has minerals that can help the skin – calcium, iron and zinc. However, it can still be harsh and overly abrasive and is good for tough skin areas like elbows and heels. The homemade exfoliating body scrub made of equal amounts of sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil is right for the skin on the arms and legs.

Mild Abrasives

The more popular abrasive that is milder than salt is sugar and is used by most people who make their own homemade exfoliating body scrub. (Ground oatmeal is also a good mild abrasive.)

Granulated sugar is ideal for the legs and most parts of the body. Some people prefer brown sugar, but both are beneficial because they help hydrate (put moisture) the skin.

Beauty experts believe that one good mix to use on sensitive skins is the combination of brown sugar, honey and oatmeal.

Application of Home Made Body Scrubs

Using your homemade exfoliating body scrub is simply to take some amount in your hand (it is good if your palms are wet) and massage all over your body in circular direction.

Body scrubs with sea salt abrasive needs only around a minute of very mild scrubbing, while those with milder abrasives can be massaged a little longer.  Rinse thoroughly after and pat dry with a towel.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Body Scrub For Dry Skin

make sure you are’t allergic to honey first!

Honey is one of the most valuable natural products for health and beauty. It is rich in vitamins and minerals – vitamin B6, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, sodium, thiamine and zinc. Honey has immune stimulant properties, acts as an antioxidant.

Honey was used to maintain the beauty of the skin even in ancient times. Cleopatra stirred in honey to her milk baths. She also used honey mixed with chopped nuts as face scrub – this blend removed dead skin cells, making skin soft and radiant. Honey mixed with starch is suitable for oily and blotchy skin.

The antioxidant content of honey slows skin aging and wrinkles for prevention.

Most of hygiene and cosmetics companies use honey in the hair and body care. But can we be certain that expensive cosmetics contain a natural honey? So our advice: Use natural honey, and enjoy the magical properties of impact.

Sweet body scrub

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil

You can use any oil You like or have at home – starting with simple extra virgin olive oil ending with any kind of cosmetics oil, for example, almonds, avocado, jojoba and etc. Mix all components in a bowl. Use it in a bath or shower on a clean skin. Leave for 5 – 10 min and rinse with warm water.

Sweet and salty body scrub

  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Mix the salt and honey. Apply the mixture on the skin while bathing in the shower or bath. This homemade body scrub is ideal – exfoliates rough and gray skin. Scrub easily rinsed, and the skin of its pleasant smell of honey.

Strawberry sorbet

  • 1 glass of strawberry
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup oatmeal

Stir the strawberry puree (crushed and defrost frozen berries can be used too) and honey in a jar. Add oats and re-mix them well. Strawberry puree disinfects, softens and smooths the skin, helps to shrink enlarged pores. Close the jar and leave in a refrigerator for 1-2 days maximum.
One of my favorite homemade body scrubs for dry skin is scrub made from equal parts of honey, sour cream, natural ground coffee and extra virgin olive oil. Massage it into the skin up to the minute. It not only removes dead skin cells, but also moisturizes skin.

Please, remember that you can use honey homemade body scrubs if you are not allergic to honey only.

Scrub Recipes For Oily Skin

If Your skin is oily, usually it shows open pores, the surface fat, and often occurs pimples, blackheads, skin looks pale. Thus is due to the lower layers of the skin the sebaceous glands produce a lot of fat. Acne most often occurs this type of skin than other skin types. However, oily skin has advantages – it longer remains youthful!

With oily skin can not be treated too hard, even if you have the desire and, see a new Bird of prey acne. Too much effort, sebaceous glands will release more fat, and the surface layer will remain completely dry.

Oily skin will fit most such preparations, which gently removes fat from the surface, open pores, but without prejudice to and do not dry the skin. The skin look soft and supple, it needs a fat and water.

Here are some scrub recipes for oily skin.

Rice Scrub

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 cup buttermilk or natural yoghurt

Grind the rice. Mix rice flour with oatmeal in a bowl. Pour buttermilk or yogurt in to the bowl that You got the consistency of cream mixture. Peel skin and leave for about 5 min. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Strawberry Scrub

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil

Mix all products together till You get the creamy mass. Massage the skin no more than 2 minutes and immediately rinse with cool water.

Note that: You can’t use this scrub if you are allergic to honey.

Brown sugar scrub

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • A few drops vanilla extract

Mix all products and use this scrub 1-2 times a week. The result will be seen after the first run! Suitable for both: face and body. Try and see how good it is.

Grapefruit Scrub

  • 1/2 glass of mineral salts
  • 1/2 cup of Dead Sea salts
  • 200 g of Macadamia oil
  • 40 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops of essential oil fragrances (Kananga)

Take the Macadamia oil, add essential oils, salt and mix well. Use soft sponge. Take it and brush the skin with the mixture, then rinse.

Almond Scrub

  • ½ cups of sea salt
  • ½ cup of almond oil
  • ½ tablespoon grated lemon and orange peel

Mix all products in a bowl with your fingers just before taking bath or shower. Use on clean skin – just before going out of the shower – obliterated the entire body in circular motions with your hand or a sponge, rinse and dry with a towel.

And here are some the most simple homemade body scrubs for oily skin:

  • 1 teaspoon of almond powder, mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Easily massage your skin. The result is indescribable!
  • Mix two tablespoons of liquid honey, lemon juice and half a tablespoon of bran. This will help overcome acne, in addition, to lighten and refresh your skin.
  • Coffee grounds mix with natural yoghurt. Massage skin with the mixture, rinse with lukewarm water.


Sugar Face Scrub – Recipes For Your Skin Type

Notwithstanding the claims of commercial face scrubs, one of the best exfoliating agents around is sugar. The better information, of course, is that it is readily available and you can make any sugar face scrub that suits your skin right at home.

Expensive commercial face scrubs might save you the effort of making your homemade scrubs. However, they might also contain some unwanted chemicals that might be harsh, allergy-inducing, or downright harmful.

A homemade sugar face scrub is made up of all-natural ingredients, is inexpensive, and the recipes are very easy to put together. It is also good to know what to put into these scrubs to suit your needs. (The sugar is for the exfoliating action, oil softens the skin, honey soothes, etc.)

The following are some tried-and-tested mixes for some specific skin types.

Sugar Scrubs for Oily Skin

The sugar face scrub for oily skin works without any oil ingredient because the natural oil in the skin lessens the irritation. The ingredients are simple, the consistency of which you can readily adjust.

Mix one cup of fine sugar, the juice of two lemons and one or two teaspoons of water to make a paste, the consistency of which you can adjust yourself. Gently rub your face in circular motion for about three minutes, splash with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Sugar Scrubs For Dry Skin

The recipe for this calls for a cup of sugar, juice of two lemons, ¼ cup of milk and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. (Others prefer jojoba oil, almond or virgin coconut oil for the skin softening agent.) A few drops of lemon essential oil can help with the fragrance.

Mix everything well before applying it to your face and neck (avoiding the sensitive area around the eyes), rubbing in circular motion for about 3 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Finish off with a gentle moisturizer.

Sugar Scrubs for Sensitive Skin

This sugar face scrub is the simplest to make, yet it is a good scrub for sensitive skin or those that are acne-prone. Mix well a cup of sugar (brown sugar is good here) and one-half cup of honey.

Rub your face and neck gently in one direction for about 10 minutes. (The longer time frame is meant for better exfoliation than usual.) Honey contains potassium, a natural anti-bacterial that can help combat acne germs.

Tips for Using Sugar Scrubs

A sugar face scrub is one of the best in keeping your facial skin clean. Applying a toner or an antiseptic lotion after washing can help keep infections away and close the skin pores.

Never scrub until your facial skin is raw, either with too much pressure or doing the scrub for too long than is recommended. The moisturizer after the scrub helps keep the moisture in, but never use anything with acid or alcohol in it.

Lip Scrubs Made at Home

Do you want to keep your lips soft and moist? The kind you will help your lips is handmade scrub made from natural ingredients. This tool not only removes particles dead skin cells but also nourishes and heals the wounds in the mouth.

Today, we offer several lip scrub recipes.

Coconut and Honey Lip Scrub

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar

Coconut butter is stunning natural medicine in the composition of the incoming fatty acids and antioxidants, it moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Honey performs cleansing and therapeutic function, and brown sugar is a great natural exfoliation, soften the skin.

Coconut butter should be middle soft to make it easy to hang a spoon. If the butter is hardened, 10-15 minutes to bowl with the butter in hot water if too liquid – hold it for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.

Mix Coconut butter with honey and mash well until smooth to remove lumps. Add brown sugar and mix well again.

In order to be more gentle scrub, you can add a little liquid coconut butter. Prepared mixture is transferred into a jar.

Scrub is ready. It can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Prior to use, let it stand for 10-15 minutes at room temperature. Rub the lips with a small amount of scrub in a circular motion, and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Olive Lip scrub

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of olive oil

Put the sugar and pour the olive oil in a small bowl. Mix well until it gets a consistency of toothpaste. Spread the mixture (finger) on the lips and massage. Rinse mouth with water and enjoy smooth and soft lips. It is advisable to repeat this procedure 2-3 times a week.

Brown sugar lip scrub

  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Grind oil and brown sugar in a clean plastic cup for five minutes. The mixture should become similar to the rough gravel.

Use your fingers or a toothbrush and spread the mixture onto dry lips. Massage with gentle circular motion for few minutes. It will remove the dead skin. Rinse with warm water.

Do not forget to lubricate lips with honey or balm – after scouring the procedures they need to irrigate.

SO, we present a recipe for lip balm. In the future there will be more homemade lip balm recipes.

Lip balm with honey

  • 3 g of wax
  • 4 g of mango butter
  • 8 ml of Rosehip Oil
  • 3 drops of vitamin E
  • honey (a teaspoon on the back)

Put the bowl with water on the stove and let it heat. Put another bowl in a hot water and put the wax into it. First melt wax, and add mango butter. When the two materials become liquid, is removed from the water bottle and add a little honey, Rosehip oil, and add vitamin E at the end. Mix well and transfer to a bowl for storage.

Take care of Your lips and smile smile smile!!

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