Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Soften Your Skin for Less with This DIY Body Scrub

I freaking love summer. L O V E it. If I could sit outside and lie on the grass in bare feet all day looking at the clouds travel by - I would. Summer to me is longer nights, warmer weather, cookouts, beach days, flip flips, shorts, hikes, farmer's markets, festivals, and FUN! It also means us northerners are bearing our glaringly white skin to the world. While it is unsafe to tan that white skin, I still want the epidermis I bare to be nice and soft.






I started making my own body scrub years ago. It is easy. It is inexpensive. And honestly, I feel it is more effective than what I can purchase in the stores. Bonus - it is free of those micro beads that do NOT dissolve and pollute our water sources. BOO! Once you make this not only will you never buy scrub from the store again, you will want to share this with everyone! (I won't mind.)

Here is what you need for your own body scrub:

1 cup white or brown sugar
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
optional - 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oils (you can also use vanilla, peppermint, or orange extract right out of your baking cupboard)

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.


Head into the shower and rub onto your damp skin. Feel the dead skin cells leave your skin ... ahh... Rinse off and follow with your favorite body wash. Remember to moisturize once you are out of the shower. Feel your silky smooth skin!!


I love to use this before shaving my legs. The oil left behind on my skin is enough that I don't need to use shave gel.

Parker loves this stuff, too. I had a heck of a time photographing while trying to keep him from eating my body scrub! BAD DOG! (I still love you.)



**CAUTION** The body scrub may make your shower a bit slippery. Use caution and clean shower surfaces after using scrub, if needed.

Make your own scrub today!

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea! All natural. My wife had been looking for something that doesn't dry out her skin and force her to use body lotion. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I love scrubs. I have dry skin and need to exfoliate often. This homemade version looks great.

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  3. I really want to make my own scrub! This looks like a great DIY, thank you!

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  4. That sounds amazing and looks pretty easy! I'll have to try making it at home.

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  5. I love homemade scrubs! They save you tons of money and you get to choose your favorite ingredients and scents too. This one sounds amazing and it would be nice to use it this summer especially since we're prone to dry skin!

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  6. what a great idea and so much better for you than the processed stuff. Love that you can add your own scent... mine would be lemon.

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  7. I have always wanted to make my own scrubs. I need to just take the plunge and do it.

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  8. I absolutely love home made scrubs! I give them out as gifts sometimes because they are just so nice!

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  9. Love Bath Bombs, Love Bath Scrubs, Love Bath Lotions. I'm a sucker for anything that's related to the bath. Thanks for this great project! I might just well go try it!

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  10. Ooooooo this body scrub sounds pretty fab!!! Being someone who lives in the pool during the summer, I'm always in need of a good scrub!

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  11. Body scrubs are so great for exfoliating dead skin. I love the idea of being able to make them right at home.

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  12. I love homemade body products! Anything to control the ingredients sounds good to me - plus definitely more cost effective!

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  13. Love diy skin care! This looks really easy to do and effective. I might try this actually!

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  14. My mom makes her own DIY scrub so I always take her stuff lol. She makes this great lip scrub and in the winter it is like heaven!

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