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How to make a DIY
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Basic Pantry Ingredients for Easy DIY Scrub

A luxury body scrub is as easy as pie with the ingredients that is already in your pantry.

A body scrub is what you will need to revive any dullness your skin might have. By removing dead skin cells that cause your skin to look dull, rough and uneven textured, will result in your skin being soft and brightened again.

When you remove the dry & dead skin cells, you are paving a way to deeper hydration. Body scrubs are so easy to make at home. You have the luxury of tailoring the scrub to your skin and using ingredients you like and that won’t cause skin sensitivity for you.

However, keep in mind that not every ingredient that is found in the kitchen pantry should be applied to your skin. For example, fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar should rather be avoided. Any ingredient that might sting of burn is best to avoid.

Body scrub benefits

You can boost the health and appearance of your skin by using a ody scrub.

Because the top layer of dead skin is removed when you exfoliate, it will leave your skin looking brighter. It can also help to stimulate the production of collagen.

By exfoliating first and then applying a body cream, the cream will have the ability to penetrate better and deeper instead of sitting on the surface. This will result in better efficacy.

Lastly, by stimulating blood circulation through massaging your skin with a body scrub, it will result in you feeling more relaxed and calmer.

How often should you use a body scrub?

Even though we love the benefits of using a body scrub, it is best advised to not use it every single day as this will result in over exfoliating the skin and removing not only dead skin cells but the natural oil from the skin barrier too.

It is best recommended to only use your body scrub no more than two to three times a week. It is the easiest to use your scrub whilst in the bath or shower by gently massaging the scrub over your skin in circular motions. Rinse off with warm water. For the best results apply a hydrating moisturiser afterwards.

What items are needed to make a scrub at home?

  • Spoons for mixing
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoon and cup
  • A oil that will act as your carrier/base oil eg. coconut oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, or olive oil.
  • Pantry ingredients eg sugar, lemon, coffee.
  • A container to store your scrub in

1. Lavender sugar scrub

This scrub will help lift away dead skin cells and prepare your skin for moisturiser.

Lavender body scrub benefits

This recipe will promote wellbeing and glowing skin. Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties that will sooth and nourish your dry skin.

How to make a DIY lavender body scrub

It’s as simple as mixing oil with the sugar and adding some mica powder for colour and some dried lavender buds for a pretty presentation.

What you will need:
    • 1 cup / 200 g / sugar 
    • 1/3 cup / 70 g / fractionated coconut oil 
    • 1 tsp dried lavender buds (optional) 
    • 1/2 tsp violet mica (optional) 
    • 50 drops lavender essential oil 
    • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil 

2. Lemon sugar scrub

A crisp and refreshing scent will have you feeling summer-ready. This delectable scrub will have your skin feeling silky smooth. Perfect for any skin type.

Lemon sugar scrub Benefits

Lemon essential oil will nourish, clean and exfoliate your skin. It will have your skin feeling rejuvenated and fresh. It also has brightening properties and the most beautiful clean smelling scent to boost your mood.

How to make your DIY lemon body scrub

Grate the zest of one organic lemon and mix with the sugar. Then combine with the your oil base and you’re done. Lemon juice can be used as an substitute for lemon essential oil.

What you will need:
    • 1 cup / 200 g  sugar 
    • 1/3 cup / 70 g fractionated coconut oil 
    • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
    • 40 drops steam-distilled lemon essential oil
    • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil

3. Coffee sugar scrub

A invigorating scrub that will soften and revitalise your skin. With a blend of brown sugar and coffee grounds, your skin will be left feeling soft and supple. Add some coconut oil to repair your skins moisture barrier.

Benefits of a Coffee scrub

Coffee grounds is the perfect gentle exfoliant. With the antioxidants and nutrients in this scrub, it will assist in balancing the skins pH level, it will assist in reducing the appearance of acne and cellulite.

How to make homemade coffee sugar scrub

Using high-quality, fresh ground coffee makes for the best coffee body scrub. The scrub has a beautiful coffee aroma. Optionally you can

What you will need:
    • 2/3 cup / 130 g brown sugar 
    • 1/2 cup / 35 g coffee grounds
    • 1/3 cup / 70 g fractionated coconut oil 
    • up to 30 drops  vanilla oleoresin (optional)
    • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil 

Once you have decided what scrub you would like to make and have gathered all your ingredients, you simply mix all the ingredients together and store in an air tight container. The best part is that this can be fun. You can play around with different ingredients and scents like honey, green tea or cinnamon.

Remember to take note of the consistency. You wouldn’t want the scrub to be too runny or too hard. It should be easy to scoop into your hand.

Tag us on instagram @delabelle4me when you have made your own body scrub.