These 6 Homemade Body Scrubs Will Make Your Skin Glow

These 6 Homemade Body Scrubs Will Make Your Skin Glow

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Homemade body scrubs are a creative, easy way to keep your skin glowing and healthy. Not to mention, making them yourself will soften the blow on your wallet as well. Buying beauty products at the store can get expensive, and they often run out very quickly. These homemade body scrubs will give you more for your money, as you can make them in bulk.

 

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Plus, you get to control the ingredients going into your homemade beauty products. When you buy them at the store, they often have a laundry list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, and you don’t really know what you’re getting. Making them at home gives you more peace of mind, because you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

These homemade body scrubs will make your skin glow:

So, if you want to learn how to make these homemade body scrubs, let’s get to it!

What you need:

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  • Mason jars
  • A spoon to stir with
  • Several small bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Blender

1 – Ground coffee homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup ground coffee
  • Half-cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

To make this, measure to the coffee and pour into a small bowl. Next, add the sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla, and stir thoroughly. When you’re finished, it should resemble moist chocolate cake. Save the homemade body scrub in a mason jar for future use.

Benefits:

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Aside from being America’s favorite beverage, coffee does wonders for the skin as well. One study found that the caffeine in coffee could reduce cellulite on the skin because it improves blood flow. Coffee can also help slow down aging due to its high concentration of polyphenols. These antioxidants can reduce the appearance of sunspots, wrinkles and redness.

2 – Green tea body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 green tea bags

This one’s even easier than the first recipe. Simply pour the sugar and oil into a bowl. Empty the green tea bags into the bowl and stir the mixture. The texture will appear similar to moist sand. Grab another mason jar for this one.

Benefits:

Green tea is also a popular ingredient in face masks and body scrubs. Like coffee, green tea also contains powerful antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This highly potent catechin helps fight free radicals in the body, which can cause diseases such as cancer. One study found that homemade body scrubs with green tea can help reverse DNA damage caused by the sun due to the EGCG present.

3 – Honey & oats homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

  • One cup ground rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla essential oil

Add the honey, oats, and a little of coconut oil into the bowl. Stir the mixture completely, then add the rest of the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla essential oil. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and save them in a mason jar.

Benefits:

Honey and oatmeal have also been used in face scrubs for decades. A 2018 paper found that colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats suspended in liquid) helps reduce dryness, itching, and scaling. These symptoms often occur in people with skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and dry skin. Another study found that honey improves the skin’s appearance, reducing wrinkles, skin infections, and other signs of aging.

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4 – Lavender oil body scrub

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Several drops of lavender essential oil

Mix the three ingredients in a small bowl and save them in a jar or a container with a tight lid.

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Olive oil is also well-known for its protective, healing effects on the skin. Not only does olive oil add moisture, it’s also rich in vitamins that benefit the skin, such as Vitamin E. Plus, olive oil helps fight acne by eliminating bacteria that cause this skin condition.

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5 – Himalayan salt & coconut homemade body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • A few drops rose essential oil

Mix the salt, coconut oil and rose oil in a bowl, and store in a container.

Benefits:

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People take Epsom salt baths all the time, and it turns out Himalayan salt provides many of the same benefits. The National Eczema Association says that the magnesium in Himalayan salt may help reduce inflammation in the skin.

6 – Cucumber basil body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cucumber
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • A few basil leaves
  • Several drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

You’ll need your blender for this last one. Chop up the cucumber and add to the blender. Next, add the coconut oil, basil leaves, and eucalyptus oil and blend until thoroughly combined. It should look a lot like a green smoothie, except you won’t be drinking it. Pour the granulated sugar into a bowl and add the green concoction you just made. Stir completely with a spoon, and store in an airtight container.

Benefits:

Cucumber face and eye masks have been around for quite some time. Cucumber is hydrating, cooling, and anti-inflammatory, all highly beneficial for the skin. One study even found that the antioxidants in this watery fruit can reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. Like olive oil, coconut oil also offers moisture to the skin, keeping it vibrant and fresh.

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Final thoughts on the homemade body scrubs that will keep your skin healthy

Many people try to avoid the appearance of aging, puffiness, or tiredness at all costs. Unfortunately, stress and environmental toxins in the modern world can make this task a million times harder. However, these homemade body scrubs can come to the rescue, giving your skin hydration, antioxidants, and vital nutrients.

As the body’s largest organ, our skin absorbs everything either directly or indirectly from our environment. By being mindful of the ingredients you put on your skin, you can improve its appearance and feel more refreshed. We hope you enjoy these recipes that will keep your skin glowing and youthful!

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Kristen Lawrence is a Staff Writer at Power of Positivity since 2014. Kristen describes herself as an "average coffee-drinking girl who gets to put words together for a living." She enjoys sharing positive news and stories with the Power of Positivity audience. Kristen was also featured on the popular travel website, Only In Your State. When she's not writing or editing, she enjoys hiking in the great outdoors, making smoothies, eating out at yummy vegan restaurants, and relaxing with a nice big cup of coffee. She just wants to share a slice of happiness with as many people as possible. Kristen hopes that her articles bring a little bit of hope, happiness, and inspiration into the lives of her readers. She hopes to help people find their purpose and inspire them never to give up.

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