One way to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy is to exfoliate regularly to eliminate dead skin cell buildup. Your skin is left refreshed and smooth. Unfortunately, many body scrubs contain unnecessary ingredients and artificial fragrances. These DIY body scrub recipes are all easy to follow with only a few ingredients and good for your skin. Body scrubs also make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. Attach a cute gift tag to tell them how to use it.
Scrubs should be made with fractionated coconut oil which is an all-natural carrier oil that doesn't solidify. Fractionated coconut oil is a feather-light emollient that softens and hydrates dry skin while increasing essential oil distribution. It readily absorbs into the skin, leaving skin feeling silky and smooth without the greasy after effect (and doesn't clog pores). It is colorless and odorless which makes it perfect for scrubs. It should be used when applying strong essential oils topically to help reduce skin sensitivity. Always test scrubs in small areas if you have sensitive skin.
This scrub makes a perfect holiday gift. Dress it up with a red bow and a candy cane for a super cute gift. Made with Peppermint oil, not only will it shed skin, it will open your senses. (and since this is just food coloring, it could be adapted to any color really for any gift-giving occasion.
If you use Peppermint essential oil, it will give you an invigorating pick-me-up (so use only a few drops!) Plus layered together with vanilla, it smells delicious!
Are you one of those people who likes skincare that smells like dessert? Most of those products are chalk-full of artificial fragrances and chemicals that trick your nose into thinking that it is the real thing when it really isn't. This Strawberry-Lime Sugar Scrub smells like fresh strawberry jam and is even easier to make.
While this one has lime zest, I would recommend adding a couple of drops of Lime essential oil to the mix. Lime is energizing and uplifting and has great cleansing qualities which make it great for a scrub.
Use one to two times a week on hands, feet, legs, or arms for glowing skin.
For the coffee lover -
You can also add a little cinnamon essential oil which would want to make me eat this!
I bet this one is like a mocha frappuccino - but don't eat it!
This lip scrub is so good you may want to eat it! This scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth. For extra soft lips and to keep them soft during the winter, apply lip balm after.
Wild Orange oil is known for its purifying properties and invigorating aroma. Use this scrub in the shower, bath, or as an everyday hand cleanser and enjoy the benefits of smooth vibrant skin and an instant mood booster!
Green teas have anti-inflammatory properties and help reduce blemishes and scars when applied to the skin.
This would be great for the sporty guy or gal on your list. Exfoliates but also relaxes the muscles and opens the nasal passageways. And Eucalyptus essential oil has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin.
I love the smell of coconut. I am instantly transformed to suntan lotion and the beach! Smooth, glowing skin is a must-have for sandal weather and this coconut salt scrub will help shed your dry winter skin before beach season. You can also add any of your favorite essential oils to personalize it.
To learn how to make your own cute gift tags, Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog shows you how to make them in Microsoft Word. No fancy supplies needed. That way you can change them up for whatever the gift-giving occasion.