Try these simple yet effective homemade body scrubs for softer and more luminous skin.
There’s no better way to pamper your skin than by whipping up a delicious body scrub. Whether you want to boost circulation, exfoliate your skin, or just indulge in some TLC, a homemade body scrub can do it all. The best part? A homemade body scrub requires just a few simple ingredients (easily available in your kitchen) and is super easy to make.
What do homemade body scrubs do?
Here are some amazing benefits that you can reap by making your own homemade body scrubs:
- Slough off dead skin cells
- Boost the health and appearance of your skin
- Give you a more radiant complexion
- Stimulate collagen production
- Improve absorption of skincare products
Body Scrub Recipes
- Strawberry Scrub Recipe
Combats: Mature, ageing skin
This yummy homemade body scrub is made of puréed strawberries. Sounds delicious, right? It is a treat for your body and also has multiple benefits for your skin.
- 1/4 cup puréed strawberries
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup ground oats
- Take a large bowl. Add all the ingredients to the bowl.
- Mix well
Strawberries: They are jam-packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. The vitamin C in the strawberries helps boost collagen production, fight free radicals, and combat hyperpigmentation. Sugar gently exfoliates the skin and removes build-up, while coconut oil hydrates and nourishes your skin. Ground oats come in to soothe your skin and reduce inflammation
- Sugar scrub
Combats: Dull skin
Do you want to get rid of dull skin? Give this homemade body scrub a try to get bright and dewy skin in no time.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup raw sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup olive oil
- Take white sugar and raw sugar in a big bowl
- Add coconut oil and olive oil to the bowl
- Mix well
White and raw sugar: These are a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the binding between skin cells. Thus, it easily removes the dead skin cells and leaves you with radiant and younger-looking skin.
Coconut oil: It hydrates your skin as it contains medium-chain fatty acids that help to reduce dryness and allow your skin to retain moisture. It also has a soothing, calming effect on your skin.
Olive oil: It is loaded with vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin E. It hydrates your skin and also has anti-microbial properties.
- Coffee & Almond Oil Scrub
Combats: Cellulite and uneven skin tone
If you want to minimise the appearance of cellulite, you should immediately whip up this homemade body scrub.
- ¼ cup fresh coffee grounds
- ¼ cup finely ground salt
- ¼ cup almond oil
- Take fresh coffee grounds and finely ground salt. Mix in a bowl.
- Add almond oil to this mixture
- Mix well
Coffee: The caffeine content in coffee reduces the appearance of cellulite by dilating the blood vessels and improving blood flow. Due to chlorogenic acid present in coffee, it also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
Salt: Salt is a natural exfoliant that gently sloughs off dead skin cells.
Almond oil: Almond oil has vitamin A. The retinol present in vitamin A stimulates the production of new skin cells and prevents fine lines. It also has vitamin E that prevents cell damage and minimises UV damage caused by the sun.
- Oatmeal scrub
Combats: Sensitive skin
This simple homemade body scrub is a godsend for people with sensitive skin. You just need three simple ingredients to get hydrated, smooth, and soft skin.
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- Take oats in a mixing bowl and add water to it
- Add honey to this mixture and mix well
- Gently apply the scrub to your skin
Oatmeal: This is the star ingredient in this homemade body scrub. Ground oatmeal can work as an exfoliant—sloughing away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. It has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties and also provides hydration to the skin.
Honey: According to a report by Cent Asian J Glob Health, honey has multiple skin benefits. It has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a great natural exfoliant.
- Chickpea scrub
Combats: Acne-prone skin
This homemade body scrub is a great option for blemish-prone skin. Gently rub it on your body and let it work its magic. Since it has peppermint, it also smells divine.
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried peppermint
- 10 drops tea tree oil
How to make:
- Add chickpea flour and apple cider vinegar to a bowl. Make a fine paste.
- To this paste, add dried peppermint and tea tree oil
- Mix together all the ingredients
Chickpeas are rich in magnesium, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Zinc present in chickpeas can fight acne and prevent them from resurfacing. Apple cider vinegar acts as a spot treatment for breakouts because of its antibacterial properties. Peppermint has antimicrobial properties and soothes itchy skin, while having a cooling and relaxing effect. Tea tree oil promotes healthy skin by soothing and healing a wide range of skin issues.