Beauty is pain. We often hear that saying, but does it have to be true? When it comes to having healthy and soft skin, we often look for the most expensive and painful products to help achieve this goal. It is amazing to see how many companies will sell you their rejuvenating body scrub at $100+ but the end results are horrible! When it comes to body scrubs, the only way to ensure a healthy and smooth result is to go natural and do-it-yourself! Below is a list of some easy diy body scrubs that will leave your skin healthy and happy.
Coffee-Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
Coffee is a universal product that is usually found in everyone’s kitchen. The smell and taste of coffee grounds can be enticing, but this scrub is not to be ingested. This body scrub contains ½ cup of organic sugar, ½ cup of ground coffee and 1 cup of coconut oil. In medium size bowl mix together the sugar and coffee grounds. Once these two items have been mixed well, add the coconut oil. Now its time to get your hands dirty and mix the three ingredients to make a scrub. Once the scrub is complete, you can add it to your body or face to achieve a result of smoothness and refinement.
Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
If you open your kitchen pantry, chances are olive oil and sugar will be stashed away somewhere behind the Oreo cookies and bag of chips. Use a ½ cup of sugar and mix it with a ¼ cup of olive oil. Once the mixture begins to look like a body scrub, then you are finished! This recipe is simple and inexpensive to make. The best part is the natural ingredients helps remove dead skin cells and leaves your body feeling rejuvenated and soft.
Lemon and Honey Scrub
When life hands you lemons, make a healthy body scrub. Even though the saying doesn’t exactly go that way, it should! The acidity of the lemon juice mixed with the honey allows for a fresher looking body and helps tighten the skin. Making this recipe is easy as 1, 2, 3. Start by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. The mixture should slowly come together to look like a body scrub. Apply this to your face, hands, or body and you can instantly feel your skin getting tighter.
Chocolate Body Scrub
Even though the word chocolate may excite your taste buds, this body scrub is not for eating! The best part of making this scrub is that it can be kept for up to 3-6 months if stored properly in a tight container. Mix together ½ cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of cocoa powder and 1 cup of coconut oil. Mix well until the ingredients come together to form a scrub. Apply whenever you desire and watch the dead skin cells melt away.
Banana and Sugar Scrub
Don’t throw away ripe bananas, use them to make a scrub. Start by mixing together ¼ cup of Shea butter. ¼ cup of coconut oil and 1 ripe banana. Next add 1 cup of sugar and blend together until a scrub begins to form. You can store this scrub in the refrigerator and use it for up to 2 days! Your skin will feel smoother and look flawless with this body scrub.
So now you can stop using that expensive body scrub that gives you a rash and start using natural and organic items to give you healthy skin. The more expensive a body scrub costs does not guarantee that it will be healthier for your body. Stick to the diy body scrubs listed above and your skin will thank you in the future. Any of the recipes above can be doubled to make for a longer lasting body scrub. These healthy diy body scrubs make for great gifts or stocking stuffers! You can personalize the body scrubs for each recipient and watch their faces glow!