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5 DIY Exfoliating Scrubs

DIY Exfoliating scrubs
Your skin is your largest most noticeable organ, so it’s essential to take good care of it. The sun’s rays dry and damage your skin and overexposure can lead to wrinkles, dryness, and premature aging. One of the best and easiest ways you can give your skin a fresh glow is to remove your dead skin cells with these DIY exfoliating scrubs.
 
When you exfoliate, it lightens and brightens your skin, decongests pores and allows other products to be more effective.
 
In a typical 30-day period a skin cell makes its way to the epidermis. But due to things like diet, age, pollution and even weather, cell turnover can get sluggish and can use some help.

If You Can’t Eat It…

Don’t Put It on Your Skin

There are many exfoliating products in drug stores, but many have nasty ingredients you definitely don’t want on your skin. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin because everything you put on it will be absorbed by your body and used for future tissue building.
 
A better option is to make your own DIY exfoliating scrubs. If you want your skin to be naturally healthy without using harsh additives, dyes, fragrances or toxins at the barest minimum cost… You should consider making your own exfoliating scrubs. This will allow you to have full control over ingredients and get extra benefits at the same time.

Benefits of Exfoliating Your Skin

 
 
Why should you exfoliate your skin?
 
Again, it removes the dead skin cells on your skin. If you just use regular foam cleanser every day, it will clean your skin, but dead skin cells remain on the surface until you gently scrub them away with an exfoliating product.
 
Removing dead skin cells from the uppermost layer of your skin will bring out the smoother new skin underneath. As a result, exfoliation will improve blood circulation so your skin naturally glows and appears healthier.

5 DIY Exfoliating Scrubs

1. Honey Sugar Exfoliating Scrub

 

DIY Exfoliating Scrubs 
This first exfoliating scrub is a simple one that will only take you a few minutes to make. The best part is, it has some ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
 
You can make a small amount just for one use, or make a little more to add to a container for future use.
 

Why Honey and Sugar?

 
The main benefits of this exfoliating scrub have to do with the honey and sugar that you use.
 
The reason honey is so beneficial in the scrub is that it has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This allows it to reduce bacteria in your skin while also lightening your skin tone.
 
It also uses white sugar, which is going to provide the coarseness you need to exfoliate your skin naturally. This can also brighten your skin, which is often desired during the summer.
 

Ingredients:

 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • Essential Oil 10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice- Good options are: Lavender, Rose, Geranium
 
(If you want to make a smaller amount, just use equal amounts of sugar, honey and carrier oil based on how much you want to make).
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
These exfoliating scrubs are very easy to make! It is just a matter of combining the ingredients.
 
Use a bowl that will fit the ingredients you are using and start by pouring in the sugar, then adding in your honey.
 
Pour in the oil and essential oil drops, and mix well. The honey is a bit thick, so it might take quite a bit of mixing until all the sugar is coated evenly. Make sure you keep mixing until there are no more clumps.

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Store this and all exfoliating scrubs in an airtight container. When you are ready to use it, get a small amount from the container and carefully rub on your skin. You can leave it on for a few minutes if you like. Rinse with cool or warm water.

2. Rose-Lavender Sugar Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Scrubs
The next exfoliating recipe is a rose and lavender sugar scrub. It is a pretty sugar scrub that looks just as good as it smells! This one makes a great mother’s day gift!
 

Why Rose and Lavender?

 
Both lavender and rose smell heavenly. Lavender is soothing and relaxing, (helping you to sleep if you use this scrub before bed) and rose has a feminine heart-opening effect.
 

Ingredients

 
You’ll need the following ingredients:
 
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops Rose essential oil
  • 1/4 cup carrier oil – Almond or Jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1 cup White sugar
 
You can use any carrier oil you like, but sweet almond oil and jojoba oil are best for this combination. The coconut oil will add moisture to your skin and you can also add rose petals if you choose.
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
Start with the sugar again, then add in your carrier oil and essential oils. This should mix very easily since there are no thick ingredients. Once you have done that, add in some rose petals if you decide to use them.

3. Coffee Body Exfoliating Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Scrubs
This next exfoliating scrub is a fun one because it uses coffee. Yes, coffee!
 

Why Coffee?

 
You might be asking yourself why use coffee grounds in a body scrub? The reason is because finely-ground coffee is the perfect consistency for an exfoliator. A coffee scrub is anti-inflammatory properties, improves circulation, and reduces eye puffiness to give your skin a flawless look.
 

Ingredients:

 
Three simple ingredients are used for the coffee body scrub, including:
 
  • 1/2 C Finely-ground coffee
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C Coconut oil
For this recipe, you can use brown sugar or white sugar. But I have found with coffee scrubs, brown sugar is usually preferred.
 
You can also choose to replace the coconut oil with another type of oil if you want. It is best to use coffee grounds you made fresh, not instant.
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
To make this scrub, you first need to prepare the coffee grounds. It is best to grind them yourself, but at the very least, use ground coffee and not instant.
 
Brew a pot of coffee in a regular coffee pot, so don’t use a Keurig machine for this.
 
Once brewed, remove the coffee grounds from the pot and let them cool. When they are completely cool, you can pour them into a container, adding in your sugar and oil. Mix well, then put the lid on.
 
As with all these scrubs, it should be in an airtight container with a lid, and left in room temperature.

4. Healthy Green Tea Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Scrubs 
How about trying out an exfoliating scrub that uses green tea? You probably know how beneficial green tea is for you, but not just for drinking. It happens to be excellent for your skin.
 

Why Use Green Tea?

 
Green tea is one of the very healthiest teas you can drink, but it is also wonderful on your skin.
 
Green tea is naturally anti-aging, so it can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as provide antioxidants naturally. Green tea can help reduce the signs of age spots and sun damage when using this scrub on your face.
 

Ingredients

 
For the healthy green tea body scrub, you want to use the following ingredients:
 
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 Green tea bag
  • 10 drops essential oil (Recommended Chamomile or Lavender)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrier oil (olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil)
 
Like the other scrubs, next, you are going to add oils to the scrub. The essential oils add scent plus whatever plant properties are in your chosen oil.
 
For the green tea scrub, use a light scented essential oil, like chamomile or lavender. You don’t want it to be too strong. The matcha green tea adds even more health benefits, and the green tea bag or loose leaf tea just adds to the power of this scrub.
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
First brew your tea, since the tea bag is going to add to the scrub. Steep the tea till it cools, then remove the bag. Open up the tea bag and add it to a bowl with the matcha powder, sugar, carrier oil, and essential oils. Mix it well and add it to an airtight container.

5. Vanilla, Rose, and Lavender Scrub

DIY exfoliating scrubs 
This final skin-care exfoliating scrub it a nice, feminine scrub that is perfect for the entire body. This is currently my favorite body scrub! The mix of lavender and vanilla is such a relaxing scent and it’s great before bed. If you use it in a bath you not only get the benefits from the scrub but the bath water at the same time.
 

Ingredients

 
Here is a list of the required ingredients for the lavender, rose, and vanilla exfoliating body scrub:
 
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops Rose essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C white or brown sugar
  • 1/2 C fresh lavender buds
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
Combine these ingredients in a bowl, mixing them well. Transfer it to an airtight container and use as you would any other body scrub.

4. Healthy Green Tea Scrub

DIY Exfoliating Scrubs 
How about trying out an exfoliating scrub that uses green tea? You probably know how beneficial green tea is for you, but not just for drinking. It happens to be excellent for your skin.
 

Why Use Green Tea?

 
Green tea is one of the very healthiest teas you can drink, but it is also wonderful on your skin.
 
Green tea is naturally anti-aging, so it can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as provide antioxidants naturally. Green tea can help reduce the signs of age spots and sun damage when using this scrub on your face.
 

Ingredients:

 
For the healthy green tea body scrub, you want to use the following ingredients:
 
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS Matcha green tea powder
  • 1 Green tea bag 10 drops essential oil (Recommended Chamomile or Lavender)
  • 1/2 Carrier oil (olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil)
 
Like the other scrubs next, you are going to add oils to the scrub. The essential oils add scent plus whatever plant properties are in your chosen oil.
 
For the green tea scrub, use a light scented essential oil, like chamomile or lavender. You don’t want it to be too strong. The matcha green tea adds even more health benefits, and the green tea bag or loose leaf tea just adds to the power of this scrub.
 

How to Make This Scrub

 
First brew your tea, since the tea bag is going to add to the scrub. Steep the tea till it cools, then remove the bag. Open up the tea bag and add it to a bowl with the matcha powder, sugar, carrier oil, and essential oils. Mix it well and add it to an airtight container.

Have you ever made your own sugar scrub or facial products? What is your favorite combination? Let me know below!

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