A body scrub should be part of your beauty or health routine. This removes all of the dead skin and allows the newer skin to be exposed. It also makes you feel fresher and rejuvenated after the whole process. If you go to a spa, you would normally have an exfoliating body scrub as one of the treatments that they provide.

There is no doubt, all of these treatments add up, and you will start to see that on your bills every month. On top of that, most of the time you can never be completely sure just what is in there.

However, fortunately there are a number of recipes for DIY body scrubs that you can make yourself, and these are freely available. You can find the ingredients in your kitchen, so this will end up costing you next to nothing.

Things like sea salt, olive oil, sugar and honey are a few of the things that are used in the process. These have proved to be very effective and don’t take much time to make either. All of these ingredients provide something different, and something really unique, so it is definitely worth reading about it. They are also dead simple to make.

How to Make Body Scrub

Adjust these if you need to – If you may find that they are either too dry or too runny, then either add more of the dry ingredient or some more oil, for example. Finding the right consistency is important. This is a basic guide.

Sea salt Body Scrub

This is one of the most well known and is effective at detoxifying. This applies to anything with salt. It is great to treat yourself with this when you are on a detox diet.

1 cup sea salt

A few drops olive oil

2 drops essential oils – use depending on your needs. For example, lavender oil is known to help you relax.

  • Mix all of this up so that the salt is mixed in and coated.
  • Let it stand over night
  • Massage on the body and leave for a few minutes – then rinse off.

 Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub

This is great for healing and hydrating, and is particularly good for people with sensitive skins because it is not harsh at all.

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. honey

1/2 cup organic sugar

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Massage, this for a few minutes and then rinse
sugar body scrub

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Citrus Scrub

Citrus contains ascorbic acid, making the skin appear brighter as well, so this is a good one to use.

1/2 cup sea salt

1/2 cup organic sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

5 drops grapefruit essential oil

5 drops sweet orange essential oil

5 drops lemon essential oil

citrus body scrub

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  • Mix the sea salt and the sugar together
  • Heat coconut oil gently until it starts to break down
  • Remove it and add the essential oils
  • Pour this over the sugar and salt, but don’t stir.
  • Massage this into the skin and after a couple of minutes, rinse it off.

Chocolate Scrub

There is nothing new about using chocolate as a beauty treatment. This has been around since the 1800's. Chocolate helps boost the circulation and the appearance of the skin. It also has anti-aging benefits as well.

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup cocoa

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and add the oil in last
  • Massage this into the skin for a few minutes and then rinse off

 Coffee Scrub

This is a natural anti oxidant, and besides being an exfoliator, you can also use this as a wound healer.

2 cups of ground coffee

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Combine ingredients and mix well
  • Massage on the skin, leave for about 2 minutes and then rinse off

Irish Cream Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbsp. dry milk

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 drops peppermint oil

2 drops green food coloring

  • Combine ingredients and mix together
  • Massage on the skin and leave on for a few minutes, before rinsing off

Sugar and Lemon Scrub

1 small lemon

1/2 cup organic sugar

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

  • Combine olive oil and lemon juice together and mix well
  • Add the honey and combine together.
  • Whisk together until you have a good consistency
  • Now add the sugar and continue mixing until everything is combined.
  • Massage this into the skin and, then rinse it off

Sea Salt and Sage Scrub

1 cup olive oil

2 cups epsom salt

1 handful sage leaves

1/2 cup date sugar

1 grapefruit (red or white), zested

  • Blend the sage with the olive oil
  • Pour this into the sea salt and add the date sugar
  • Add zest to the mixture and combine well
  • Apply to the skin and leave on for 2 minutes before rinsing off

 Spicy Sweet Scrub

1 cup brown organic sugar

1 cup white organic sugar

¾ cup almond oil

2 tsp cinnamon powder

2 tsp. ginger, grated

2 tsp. nutmeg, grated

  • Combine all ingredients together and mix together
  • Apply on the skin and massage, leave for 2 minutes and then rinse off

 Orange and Almond Scrub

2 Tbsp almonds

1 orange peel

1 cup olive oil

  • Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor
  • Apply to the skin and leave for 2 minutes before rinsing off
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Make sure you have all of the ingredient in your pantry. You will also have to make sure that they are organic.