In my opinion, there’s nothing like a good body scrub to make you feel invigorated. Some can tend to be pretty pricey, but you can save some money by making your own. It’s also nice to know exactly what went into the scrub you’re about to spread on your body. I don’t know about you, but I like ingredients I can pronounce! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite sites and recipes devoted to making homemade scrub a possibility for anyone.
Body Scrub Project – Martha Stewart
Here’s a nice step-by-step process to follow for all kinds of body scrubs. You can’t get much simpler than this!
8 Salt & Sugar Scrubs – Treehugger.com
Not only are the pictures great, but these body scrubs look like edible desserts. So nice! There is an assortment for you to try out, such as; banana, rosemary lemon, vanilla/coconut, lavender, or a minty lip scrub.
Assorted Body Scrubs – Beauty Blunders
The Sage Sea Salt Scrub recipe on this site not only sounds lovely, but it is a beautiful soft green in the accompanying photo. If this one doesn’t entice you, maybe the Sugar Olive, or the Irish Coffee scrubs will.
Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe – Wellness Mama
Besides offering a general sugar scrub recipe, the author of this article also has a list of some of her favorite flavor combos for scrubs…pumpkin pie, vanilla lavender, vanilla brown sugar, and lemon hand scrub.
Body Scrub Basics – Homemade Gifts Made Easy
The beginning of this article gets you started with a basic recipe, but it also goes into more depth about each ingredient. I find this to be very helpful, especially if I’m trying to design a personalized body scrub as a gift for a friend or family member. She also suggests using coffee grounds or oatmeal as an exfoliant, in case you don’t want to use sugar or salt.
Here is a is a comprehensive guide to creating simple, homemade scrubs that will nourish and exfoliate your skin: of Simple Scrubs to Make And Give. Make them for yourself or give them as a gift!
Coffee Facial Scrub – Midwest Modern Mama
This is an excellent facial scrub for coffee lovers. Even if you don’t like to drink coffee, the smell is still invigorating. However, if you are a coffee drinker, save your used grounds and whip up a batch of facial scrub, instead of tossing them in the compost pile.
Raspberry Lip Scrub – A Little Birdy Blog
I know, this isn’t a body scrub recipe, but it is for part of your body and it sounded too good not to add to this list of wonderful recipes!
Maybe some of these body scrub recipes sound like something you were looking for. If not, why not whip up a variety of batches and pass them out as gifts. You could even put a little bit in small containers and give an assortment to multiple friends to try.
What body scrub mixture sounds like something you’d try?
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