There's nothing quite like a homemade body scrub. There’s something so satisfying about crafting your own homemade creation, whether the goal is to exfoliate away dead skin before you apply self-tanner, help boost circulation, or just improve the overall look and feel of your skin. And doing all of this with ingredients in your cupboard is just the cherry on top. Below, we’ve sourced recipes for various skin needs using some of our favourite natural ingredients.
Anti-Aging Strawberry Scrub
1 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup ground or even whole oats
1/4 cup pureed strawberries (you can also smoosh using the back of a fork)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon.
Cellulite Erasing Coffee Scrub
1/2 cup coffee grounds
2 tbsp. hot water
1 tbsp. coconut oil, warmed
Add the coffee grounds and hot water to a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
Add the coconut oil. If needed, add more coffee grounds or more oil to get the consistency right.
When you’re satisfied with the consistency, spoon the mixture into a container.
Sun-Damage Saving Coconut Lavender Scrub
2 cups coconut oil
2 cups kosher-cut sea salt or coarse granulated sugar
½ teaspoon of lavender oil
1 tablespoon dried lavender (optional)
1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary (optional)
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixer.
2. Spread the mixture into ice cube trays and place in the freezer until fully solid.
3. After washing with soap, rub one scrub cube all over your skin. Rinse with warm water.
Nourishing Avocado and Honey Scrub
3 tsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Cornmeal
Mash 1/2 whole avocado, 3 teaspoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of cornmeal in a bowl. Gently massage the scrub onto damp skin. Rinse off with warm water.
Invigorating Pink Sugar Scrub
2 cups of white sugar
1/2 to 2/3 cup of melted organic virgin unrefined coconut oil (Note: use 2/3 cup if you like your scrub more moist than rough)
1 drop of red food coloring (Note: can use a drop or two of cherry juice instead of food coloring)
Add the sugar to a large bowl.
Place your coconut oil in a microwave-safe container and melt for 15-30 seconds.
Quickly pour the melted coconut oil into the sugar and combine.
Add 1 drop of red food coloring and thoroughly mix together.