Making Your Own Homemade Body Scrubs

The homemade body scrub recipes are used to remove dead cells. Body scrubs used in the shower is a fast way to get smooth skin. Body scrubs are good for scaly and flaky types of skin.  The body scrub contains sea salt, essential oils and groundnuts. The body scrub can supply fatty acids to the skin leading to increased elasticity and a soft shine.

An exfoliating body scrub cleanses your skin. This contains some essential oils which are helpful for the health nourishment. Use a circular motion to buff away dead skin cells and pay extra attention to rough areas like elbows and knees. The homemade body scrubs are inexpensive. The homemade body scrubs are made up from by using the natural components. There are three main component in a body scrub and they are exfoliators, carrier oils and essential oils.

There are also many commercial products available for body scrubs. Body scrubs are also called scratch scrubs.This will feel wonderful and relieve the itching of flaking skin. The homemade body scrub are wonderful and easy to make at home. The effects are immediately visible.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

Body Scrub Recipe

Make body scrub by mixing sea salt with olive oil. Allow the mixture to soak into your skin, massage in, then rinse away.

Salt Scrub Recipe

  • 8 Cups Kosher salt
  • 2 Cups avocado or untoasted sesame oil or jojoba oil
  • 1 Cup apricot or peach kernel oil
  • 1 Cup unsweetened cocoa or ¼ Cup freeze dried coffee crystals
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • honey for smoothing the texture

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground oats
  • 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil (which makes it brown and moist with gentle and easily sloughs off dead skin cells)

Almond and Bran Scrub

Mix the almonds and bran. Add the 1 cup hot green tea then stir until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Cool just to body temperature. Add the 10 drops of lavender essential oil thoroughly blending the mixture.

Use this scrub once a week.

Sugar Based Body Scrub

For every two cups of thoroughly mashed fruit, add a tablespoon of sugar. For extra soothing power, add a tablespoon of rich honey which will give your skin a luxurious shine.

Homemade Body Scrub by Oats

Take 1/2 a liter of buttermilk. Take 1/2 a cupful of oats that have been coarsely ground. Add to butter milk. Mix well. Pour in a container and refrigerator for 2 hours.

Apply this thick paste all over the body starting from the neck downwards to the arms, torso and legs. Leave it for 20 minutes.

Rinse off with warm water containing lemon juice.

Body Scrub

  • 2/3 cup ground nuts
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • brown rice flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • Enough water to make a paste.

Scoop up the paste with your hands or a washcloth, and rub over your body.


Wet your body before shower and take a little paste at a time on your palm. Apply these in a gentle circular motion to remove the dry skin and rinse off with water.

The Author:

Rachel Broune

Photo. Praisaeng

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