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Homemade Body Scrub Recipe for Glowing Skin

With just a handful ingredients (that you probably have in your pantry right now) and five minutes of hands-on time, you can make an exfoliating body scrub that will leave your skin soft, glowing and deeply nourished.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Heather Dessinger


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To Make

  • Add essential oils (if using) to 1/3 cup carrier oil and stir. If you're using coconut oil, melt it over low heat first.
  • If you're adding honey to your scrub, add it to the carrier oil and stir to combine. If not, skip this step.
  • Place the sea salt or sugar in a bowl and then pour the oil mixture over it. Mix with a fork until well-combined, then check the texture. If it's too crumbly add a little more carrier oil, and if it's too runny add a little more sugar or salt.
  • Transfer your DIY body scrub to a clean, airtight container.

To Use

  • Use a spoon to scoop 2-4 tablespoons out of your jar. The ingredients, when stored properly, will last many months or longer, which is why you don't want to introduce water or microbes into the jar.
  • Place the scrub in your palms. Apply in a circular motion over your body until most of the crystals dissolve, focusing on rough areas such as elbows, knees, and heels. This scrub can make the shower slippery, so use extra caution - especially if applying to feet. Personally, I would limit foot application to baths only. Also, only use body scrub on intact skin - avoid any areas that are irritated or inflamed.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. Follow with moisturizer. Recommended usage is once per week, although some skin types may do well with more frequent sessions (2-3 times per week).


Shelf Life
If no essential oil is used, the shelf life is over a year, provided a clean spoon is use to scoop it out so that water and bacteria are not introduced into the container. If essential oils are added, I recommend using it within 3-6 months so that the oils don’t oxidize over time.