When you make your own homemade body scrub you want to create something just for you. Something that it totally unique. And will fill every need you have for our skin, sense of smell, AND sense of adventure.
When you’re doing it for the first time though it can be a combination of exciting an overwhelming. And, if you’ve been doing it for years it can feel like there just aren’t any neat ideas ideas out there any more.
After making my own skincare products since the year 2000 I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. This page is going to share the basic blend for a body scrub, how you can customize them with carrier oils, essential oils, herbs, and flowers, along with a few of my favorite recipes.
You’ll also get a chance to share your own recipes below (PLEASE, do!).
The Basic Blend For Body Scrubs
K… Make sure you’re listening. Take out your pen and paper and get ready to write. This is going to be really hard and complicated.
You ready? Here you go…
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cup scrub ingredient (i.e. salt, sugar, or coffee grinds (ground to your preference)
- Optional – Dried flowers and/or herbs to taste
- Optional – Essential oils based on safety recommendations for individual oils
(you can modify this ratio to suit your needs)
Whoosh. Was that ever hard eh!
I don’t know about you, but I think I need a nap.
Customizing That Basic Blend To Create Something Super Unique, Super You
This is where the fun starts.
There are easily 10 good carrier oils you can use and possibly hundreds of essential oils. You can download my free charts here to get started.
You also have to decide between sea salt, dead sea salt, epsom salt, sugar, ground beans and coffee – along with the consistency you prefer – course, smooth or something in between.
- Sugar is better for sensitive skin and your lips
- Dead Sea Salt, Epsom, or Regular Sea Salt are great for normal skin or skin with scars or pimples
- Coffee is great for oily and sensitive skin
- The type of ground bean you use depends on your skin type – personally, this is a bit of a pain!
On top of all that, you may also want to include herbs like calendula, rose, or even certain teas to give your scrub a unique look and additional healing properties. I’ve included the following flowers and herbs in my scrubs.
As I write this, it’s surprising we could ever get bored with our options for a homemade body scrub. I don’t even know how we could make the same blend twice!
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