DIY Body Scrub

Now that we’re moving into cooler weather, some of us old folks 😉 need to start being a little more diligent with our skincare! So I’m sharing another favorite DIY skincare product. Body sugar scrubs are probably one of the first beauty DIYs I started making, and I can’t believe I’ve never shared the recipe here! It’s incredibly easy to make, just a few ingredients and a few minutes and you’re done! I mostly use mine for my feet, I love to soak my feet and then use this body scrub to get my skin extra soft and smooth (sadly I don’t take the time to indulge in this self-care nearly enough!). But this is great for your hands and body as well. The sugar helps buffs away dry, dull skin while the oils moisturize and give skin a silky-smooth feel. Seriously, even just a quick scrub with this will leave your skin so smooth! I just added a jar next to my kitchen sink because I’ll be much more likely to use it there.subway tile shower walls with shelf with shampoo bottlesThere’s quite a few essential oils that are good for your skin that you can add to this recipe and mix & match to your preference. I always use Young Living essential oils – it’s really important to use high quality oils on your skin! You can read more about that here. I’m big into mixing scents and always tend to lean more toward woodsy scents.

Essential Oils for your Skin:

Lavender – gentle, nourishing and soothing to skin
Frankincense – help maintain the appearance of radiant, smooth skin
Tea Tree – antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Orange – improves skin texture and tone
Lemon – natural astringent
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood – helps give skin brighter, more youthful-appearance
Geranium (or Rose) – reduce inflammation and enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin
Patchouli – has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties
Peppermint – has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Chamomile – reduces inflammation
Northern Lights Black Spruce – improve the appearance of dry skin and help maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin

Combinations to try:
Lavender & Lemon
Lavender & Peppermint
Orange & Lemon
Lavender, Frankincense, Patchouli and Black Spruce (this a fav for me, I go easy on the Patchouli, just 1-2 drops)

You can google essential oils that are best for your skincare needs, and add those to the recipe below, or switch & mix any combination of essential oils.amber glass jar with white body scrub subway tile shower walls with shelf with shampoo bottlesDIY Body Scrub

– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup carrier oil – this can be fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, etc. (I actually do slightly less as I like my scrub less liquid-y)
essential oils, use any of the ones listed above, 15-20 drops total
– 5 drops Vitamin E oil (optional, but it’s great for skin)
– glass jar with lid (you can use a small mason jar, I used a 4 ounce amber glass jar)
label (click for the printable label)

In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Pour into glass jar.

To use: scoop out a small amount and lightly scrub hands, body, or feet as needed. Rinse completely.
amber glass jar with white body scrub and bottles of essential oils


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