3 Homemade Body Scrub Recipes to Get Ready for Summer

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Everyone should know by now how important it is to exfoliate your body, and not only your face, as many people do. Doing this regularly can improve your skin’s health and appearance. Apart from this, body scrubs are famous for being perfect homemade products that you can easily put together with ingredients from your kitchen. This is why we thought about making a list of easy and affordable homemade body scrub recipes for you to prepare your skin for summer.

Homemade body scrubs usually share the same ingredients like brown sugar, salt, coffee, honey, olive oil, oatmeal, and other easy to find ones. Because of this, you probably already have most of them in the house, but just need some recipes. So, here are some homemade body scrub recipes ideas that will help you start your own DIY scrub collection. Moreover, feel free to replace certain ingredients or mix them differently if you feel like it. These recipes are the classic ones, but who says that you can’t add a twist to them? Remember to store them in the refrigerator to make sure they maintain all of their properties. Here we go!

Brown Sugar Recipes

Brown sugar is usually the most common ingredient in body scrubs. It’s easy to find and easy to mix with other ingredients. For example, you can mix brown sugar with coffee to prevent the premature aging of the skin. However, if your skin is sensitive, you can always replace coffee with oatmeal. This will gently exfoliate your skin while also soothing it. Apart from this, bananas also work great with brown sugar. They help moisturize the skin while also keeping excess oils under control. Remember to add a little bit of oil, like olive oil or essential oil to help the mixture stay together and apply smoothly.

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Lemon and Olive Oil

Another homemade body scrub recipe contains the juice of one lemon, lemon zest, granulated sugar, and olive oil. This body scrub recipe is perfect if you have oily skin. The olive oil will balance out the acidity of the lemon, and your skin will be clean, but not dry. You can also add some essential oils to this mixture to help clogged pores. Good alternatives are grapefruit and rosemary essential oils. These will invigorate and stimulate your skin, therefore, improving its health and appearance.

Green Tea Body Scrub

Green tea is one of those ingredients that has enormous benefits no matter how you use it, internally or externally. It also works great for a homemade body scrub, in combination with sugar or even salt (preferably Epsom salts). Add some baking soda and a few drops of moisturizing oil, like olive, jojoba, or grapeseed oil. You need to apply the mixture in circular motions, wait a few minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Your skin will be healthy, will glow, and will be very smooth.

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Summing It All Up

In the end, what did you think about our list of homemade body scrub recipes? Do you have these ingredients in your kitchen? Will you try some of these recipes and eventually start your own collection? If you already have a collection, show it to us in the comment section down below!

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