How to Make a Simple Body Scrub at Home.

I have by no means received monetary payment for this review. I was provided products to evaluate their efficacy, and to spread the word about this great product and company. This post does contain affiliated links.

We all love to pamper ourselves with bath and body products from time to time. Even though most name brand products are expensive and full of harmful ingredients that we shouldn’t be putting on our skin or down the drains, we still want to feel beautiful and have glowing skin. A lot of popular products can be made with ingredients already in your kitchen. Making your own body products is a great way to save money while still feeling pampered and beautiful. When you make your own beauty products you always know what you are putting on your skin and you can customize the products to your wants, needs and desires.

Take body scrubs for instance. Exfoliating is an important part of skin care. You should exfoliate once a week to once a month in order to keep your skin soft and glowing. Exfoliating helps remove dry dead skin and increases circulation of blood to your skin cells which keeps your skin firmer. But buying over the counter scrubs or exfoliates can be expensive and have harmful ingredients like micro-beads, Sodium Sulfates, SLS, parabens, preservatives and even sometimes formaldehyde. Yet, all you need to make a scrub is salt, sugar, oils and if you are feeling really frisky…some essential oils and special additives. (e.g. seeds, coffee grounds, herbs and clay)

Not sure which essential oils to use? Check out Aroma Foundry.

I used Aroma Foundry essential oils when I created this body scrub recipe. You only need a few drops to get a great 

strong smelling aroma. The Aroma Foundry company is an all natural, environmentally conscious company that is founded in the United States and always puts their customers first. Each essential oil is small-batched hand-bottled and sourced from the USA or the plants native region. You will find a clearly labeled batch number sticker on each bottle, that is beautifully packaged in a recyclable box. These essential oils feel and smell very pure just like they claim. Aroma Foundry’s oils come in a 15 ml amber bottle with a good drop spout and their price beats other high-quality popular branded essential oil companies by a land slide.

You can confidently buy from Aroma Foundry, they are a small business that handles their products with care,  promises fast shipping, ships with environmentally friendly packaging supplies and offers a 30 day money back guarantee. Price, quality, eco-friendly and fast…what’s not to love?!

Now lets get back to how to make an easy body scrub at home. Of course I am always going to suggest to use organic eco-friendly ingredients but truly you can make a scrub with what ever you already have in your home. It is only as complicated as you want to make it.

What do you need to start?

  • An air-tight container to store your scrub in.
  • A spoon
  • A bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Salt- You want to use finely ground salt but it does not have to be powdered. Try Dead Sea salt, Sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, and even table salt.
  • Sugar- Same as the salt you want it to be finely ground. Any sugar will work. Use what you have on hand.
  • Carrier oil- Coconut oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, really any oil will work.

Optional Ingredients:

  • Castile soap- I use Dr. Bronner’s soap, but you can use any liquid soap safe for your body. I add soap to the scrubs because it provides a gentle scrub that bubbles up a little and doesn’t leave the shower floor full of oil.
  • Special additives- Clay, seeds, herbs, coffee grounds, and butters, anything your heart desires.
  • Essential oils– You can find tons of essential oil blends online to help you create your signature scent.

NOTE: This recipe is specially crafted to have the right amount of dry ingredients to wet ingredients. If you decided to go with out the seeds you want to use less liquid ingredients. If you decided not to use the castile soap you will want to add a little more carrier oil to help the dry ingredients hold together just right.

Also to get the layered look I mixed the salt scrub and sugar scrub in different bowls. You can use all one bowl to mix the scrubs up if you want.

JEM’s Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe

½ cup organic pure cane sugar

1 TBS strawberry seeds (special additive of choice)

1-2 TSP castile soap

1 TSP carrier oil (hemp seed, sweet almond, coconut oil, olive oil)

30-40 drops of essential oil

JEM’s Simple Salt Scrub Recipe

½ cup Pink Himalayan salt

1 TBS poppy seeds (special additive of choice)

2-3 TSP castile soap

1 TSP carrier oil (hemp seed, sweet almond, coconut oil, olive oil)

30-40 drops of essential oil

It is as simple as combining all the ingredients into a bowl and mixing until the scrub holds together. If you are having a hard time getting your scrub to hold add a little more liquid ingredients at a time. To much liquid ingredients will make for a runny less effective scrub, to little will make for a crumbly scrub that is a bit more harsh for your skin.

Spoon into your air-tight container. Store it in a cool dry place to extend the shelf life of your homemade scrub.

Loving your self and skin by making your own scrubs at home not only is cost effective and easy; it also allows you to customize your products to your skins needs and eliminates the use of ingredients that are harmful to our bodies and our environment. When you use healthy ingredients in your beauty routine your skin will thank you with a lovely healthy glow.

I have by no means received monetary payment for this review. I was provided products to evaluate their efficacy, and to spread the word about this great product and company. This post does contain affiliated links.

 

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