Brightening DIY Body Scrub Recipe

DIY Body Scrub Recipe with simple and clean ingredients

For the past three of four years, I have been on a strong pursuit to find and create a healthy and natural beauty routine for my skin. When I was doing a cleanse a few years back I learned how our skin is the largest organ on our body and is also exposed to the greatest amount of toxins. Since then it made me shift what I put on my skin every day and how I cared for it throughout the year.

As part of living a seasonal life, I have learned that our skincare routine should be shifting with the seasons as well. Each season offers different challenges to our body and skin, but with proper care we can make the most of it and actually use the elements of each season to our advantage. So, today I am beginning the spring season with a body scrub recipe that you can make at home with kitchen staples that will easily brighten, soften, refresh, and moisturize your skin after a harsh winter.

Ingredients for brightening DIY body Scubr recipe - lemon, lemon zest, coconut oi, and sugar

Why make your own body scrub at home?

Sugar scrubs are a natural way to exfoliate your skin with little to no cost. The coconut oil will seal your skin, remove bacteria that cause larger pores, and moisturize so when you walk out of the shower you won’t need to apply moisturizer at all. The sugar actually helps hydrate your skin, will help create younger-looking skin, and exfoliate naturally. All important things after the winter. Adding in fresh lemon juice and zest is great for clearing away any dirt that has built up over the winter as well. Not to mention the lemon leaves a fresh and bright smell while using the scrub.

What kind of Ingredients do you use to make a DIY Body Scrub?

To make a really simple body scrub at home all you need is sugar or coffee grounds as the exfoliator and any sort of oil. I like coconut oil because it is firmer and easier to keep it mixed. For this recipe this is what we will use:
– 1/2 cup pure organic cane sugar
– 1/2 cup unrefined virgin coconut oil
– 1 lemon zested and juiced

You can also add in some Wild Orange oil to add an even brighter scent to the scrub. It is easy to add just about any essential oil of your choice in fact.

What Items from my Kitchen Essentials will I need to make the body scrub?

1 mixing bowl
1 spatula for mixing
2-3 4 oz glass containers to store the scrub in
1 zester for lemon

 

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Brightening DIY Body Scrub Recipe

  • Author: Megan Gilger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 ounces 1x

Description

Use pantry items in your kitchen to make this DIY body scrub recipe to brighten and refresh your skin.


Ingredients

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1/2 cup pure organic cane sugar
1/2 cup unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 lemon zested and juiced

*you can substitute the lemon for any essential oil (use 3-4 drops)

Items needed:
1 mixing bowl
1 spatula for mixing
23 4 oz glass containers to store the scrub in
1 zester for lemon


Instructions

  1. To make the scrub it is very easy. All you will need to do is place all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and combine them. That is it. Very simple and easy to do.
  2. Once I combine everything I then fill the glass containers with the scrub to be stored in a cool place.
  3. The oil will separate some in warm environments, but all you have to do is give it a good shake or stir before you use it. If you do not like the feeling of being oily after a shower, you can simply use your typical bar soap to wash off after you give yourself a good scrub from head to toe.

Notes

Store the DIY Body Scrub in a room temperature room or space. It will soften if it comes in contact with heat.

Keywords: DIY Body Scrub

 

ingredients in bowl for the brightening DIY body scrub

squeezing fresh lemon juice into the brightening body scrub recipe

stirring the body scrub together in a bowl with all the ingredients for the DIY body scrub

Body Scrub in bowl and being stirred

Filling the jar with the brightening DIY body scrub

The oil will separate some in warm environments, but all you have to do is give it a good shake or stir before you use it. If you do not like the feeling of being oily after a shower, you can simply use your typical soap to wash off after you give yourself a good scrub from head to toe. I personally do not recommend using this on your face. I think the sugar can be a little harsh for facial skin use, but everyone is different.

Next week I will be sharing a full routine to awaken your skin and it will include this DIY so spend the weekend making this so you are ready to pamper your skin next week!

I would love to hear what beauty items you make yourself? Have you ever made a sugar scrub? I would love to hear about your experiences or tips!

Tomorrow we will be hearing from our contributor Mae Stier about her personal awakening. You won’t want to miss this post! Believe me!!!

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9 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to try this! Do you have an idea on how long to scrub stays good for? Will make in small batches, but curious if these homemade scrubs can last a while if stored in cool, dark places.

  2. Oh this is so fun! I’ve made scrubs before but I will definitely try this out! And Wild Orange Essential Oil is a DREAM! I just diffused some in my room the other morning. Absolutely!

    Loving everything you’re posting Megan!!!

  3. I’m loving these posts focused around the seasons. I can’t say enough how much I am enjoying being present in the season. I’ve never ever looked at seasons this way before. Everyday you are opening my eyes to something new, its really awesome! Thanks!

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