These 6 Homemade Body Scrubs Will Make Your Skin Glow

These 6 Homemade Body Scrubs Will Make Your Skin Glow

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Homemade body scrubs are a creative, easy way to keep your skin glowing and healthy. Not to mention, making them yourself will soften the blow on your wallet as well. Buying beauty products at the store can get expensive, and they often run out very quickly. These homemade body scrubs will give you more for your money, as you can make them in bulk.

 

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Plus, you get to control the ingredients going into your homemade beauty products. When you buy them at the store, they often have a laundry list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, and you don’t really know what you’re getting. Making them at home gives you more peace of mind, because you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

These homemade body scrubs will make your skin glow:

So, if you want to learn how to make these homemade body scrubs, let’s get to it!

What you need:

  • Mason jars
  • A spoon to stir with
  • Several small bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Blender

1 – Ground coffee homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup ground coffee
  • Half-cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

To make this, measure to the coffee and pour into a small bowl. Next, add the sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla, and stir thoroughly. When you’re finished, it should resemble moist chocolate cake. Save the homemade body scrub in a mason jar for future use.

Benefits:

Aside from being America’s favorite beverage, coffee does wonders for the skin as well. One study found that the caffeine in coffee could reduce cellulite on the skin because it improves blood flow. Coffee can also help slow down aging due to its high concentration of polyphenols. These antioxidants can reduce the appearance of sunspots, wrinkles and redness.

2 – Green tea body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 green tea bags

This one’s even easier than the first recipe. Simply pour the sugar and oil into a bowl. Empty the green tea bags into the bowl and stir the mixture. The texture will appear similar to moist sand. Grab another mason jar for this one.

Benefits:

Green tea is also a popular ingredient in face masks and body scrubs. Like coffee, green tea also contains powerful antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This highly potent catechin helps fight free radicals in the body, which can cause diseases such as cancer. One study found that homemade body scrubs with green tea can help reverse DNA damage caused by the sun due to the EGCG present.

3 – Honey & oats homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

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  • One cup ground rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essential oil

Add the honey, oats, and a little of coconut oil into the bowl. Stir the mixture completely, then add the rest of the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla essential oil. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and save them in a mason jar.

Benefits:

Honey and oatmeal have also been used in face scrubs for decades. A 2018 paper found that colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats suspended in liquid) helps reduce dryness, itching, and scaling. These symptoms often occur in people with skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and dry skin. Another study found that honey improves the skin’s appearance, reducing wrinkles, skin infections, and other signs of aging.

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4 – Lavender oil body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Several drops of lavender essential oil

Mix the three ingredients in a small bowl and save them in a jar or a container with a tight lid.

Benefits:

Olive oil is also well-known for its protective, healing effects on the skin. Not only does olive oil add moisture, it’s also rich in vitamins that benefit the skin, such as Vitamin E. Plus, olive oil helps fight acne by eliminating bacteria that cause this skin condition.

5 – Himalayan salt & coconut homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • A few drops rose essential oil

Mix the salt, coconut oil and rose oil in a bowl, and store in a container.

Benefits:

People take Epsom salt baths all the time, and it turns out Himalayan salt provides many of the same benefits. The National Eczema Association says that the magnesium in Himalayan salt may help reduce inflammation in the skin.

6 – Cucumber basil body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cucumber
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • A few basil leaves
  • Several drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

You’ll need your blender for this last one. Chop up the cucumber and add to the blender. Next, add the coconut oil, basil leaves, and eucalyptus oil and blend until thoroughly combined. It should look a lot like a green smoothie, except you won’t be drinking it. Pour the granulated sugar into a bowl and add the green concoction you just made. Stir completely with a spoon, and store in an airtight container.

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