10 Homemade Scrubs To Give Your Body A *Gorgeous* Glow!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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Body scrubs may be expensive but you can save your bucks and make yours at home! Yes, using natural ingredients and putting your creativity to test, you can make your skin smooth, soft and supple. Here are 10 easy DIY body scrubs that will make your skin feel like heaven!
1. Love Fresh Coffee & Coconut Oil?
While coffee helps reduce cellulite, coconut oil moisturizes and hydrates your skin. Plus, this body scrub is inexpensive and super easy to make.
Step 1: Pour half a cup of ground coffee and white sugar into a bowl.
Step 2: Add a cup of lukewarm coconut oil to it.
Step 3: Mix all the ingredients together.
Step 4: Apply the mixture on damp skin and massage gently to remove dead skin cells.
Step 5: Wash off in the shower after 20 to 30 minutes.
Do this once a month.
2. The Power Of Brown Sugar & Ripe Bananas
This DIY body scrub is packed with minerals and vitamins that helps make your skin soft and smooth.
Step 1: In a bowl, add 5 tablespoons of brown sugar and chunks of a ripe banana.
Step 2: Use a spoon to blend both ingredients until you’re left with a thick brown paste.
Step 3: Apply it all over your arms, legs, back and face.
Grapefruits will not only make your skin smell delicious, but will also energize and improve your mood for the better. They also moisturize your skin and fight signs of ageing. If you have oily skin, you must try this yummy body scrub.
Step 1: In a bowl, add half a cup of coconut oil.
Step 2: Add half a cup of white sugar and 1 tablespoon of grapefruit juice to the mix. You can also add a bit of beetroot juice for colouring.
Step 3: Add 2 drops of peppermint oil and use a spoon to blend all the ingredients.
Step 4: Apply it on your skin and spread it all over your body. Massage gently.
Step 5: After 20-30 minutes, head for a steamy hot shower.
Do this once a month.
9. Going The Pumpkin Way!
Since pumpkins are a rich source of vitamins, they nourish and moisturize skin if used as a scrub. Here’s what you need to know!
Step 1: Empty half a cup of organic pumpkin puree and brown sugar into a bowl.
Step 2: Drizzle some honey over the mix and give it a good stir.
Step 3: Scoop out the orange gooey paste and apply it on your arms, tummy and thighs.
Step 4: Leave the scrub to mask and harden for about 40-50 minutes.
Step 5: Wash yourself with warm water.
Do this once a week.
10. It’s Raining Lemon Juice
Lemon juice helps brighten skin naturally, heals acne and removes blackheads like a pro!
Step 1: Pour 3 cups of sugar into a bowl.
Step 2: Add 2 and a half tablespoons of lemon juice to it.
Step 3: Add half a cup of almond oil and blend all ingredients together.
Step 4: Use your fingertips to apply it all over your body and massage in a circular motion.
Step 5: Give yourself a nice scrub after 20 minutes.
Do this twice a week.
Didn’t we tell you that these body scrubs are super easy to make? Which one will you try first?!