Exfoliating D.I.Y. Strawberry Sugar Body Scrub

Exfoliating Strawberry Body Scrub

Another day, another strawberry d.i.y. recipe (I told you guys I was on a strawberry kick lately.)  This recipe is for a full body sugar scrub that will leave your skin looking healthy and glowing with soft skin.  Strawberries have a lot of beneficial nutrients within them that can do wonders for your body.  Here’s a few examples:

  • Vitamin C which acts as a protector to skin and also works to prevent acne and pimples from popping up
  • Salicylic Acid which works to destroy free radicals and prevent premature aging as well as lightning and fading acne scars and blemishes
  • Ellagic Acid which is an antioxidant that heals damaged skin and provides skin with a youthful glow
  • Folate which works to regenerate cells as well as produce new ones

So, a couple of minutes to whip up this recipe and then treat your body and your skin to the benefits of strawberries!

What you need:

  • 4 ripe strawberries
  • 3 tbsp. oil (olive or coconut)
  • 1/2 c. sugar

What you do:

  • Cut the greens off the tops of the strawberries.  In a bowl, gently mash the strawberries with a fork until they form a pulp like paste
  • Add the sugar to the mashed strawberries and mix well; then add the oil last
  • Mix all ingredients until well blended and a paste like consistency forms (if your mixture is too runny/moist, add some more sugar.  If your mixture seems too gritty/dry add a little more oil)
  • In the shower or tub, apply the mixture to your body and gently massage into skin for a few minutes.  Then rinse well with warm water.
  • Follow up with your favorite lotion

Comments:

  • Use caution in the shower or tub when using this scrub (or any).  The oils in this scrub can cause the floors to become very slippery and slick which can be dangerous.  It’s best to put a rubber bath mat or towel down and use caution as well.
  • Be sure to thoroughly rinse all remains of the scrub out of your shower and tub when finished to avoid any stains/marks from the strawberries

 

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Grapefruit and Jojoba Body Scrub

Grapefruit Jojoba Scrub
Relax and exfoliate with this soothing body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Citrus Salt Body Polish Scrub

Citrus Salt Body Scrub
Leave your skin feeling and looking smooth and healthy with this exfoliating citrus body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mineral salts
  • 1/2 cup dead sea salts
  • 8 oz. macadamia nut oil
  • 30 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine the nut oil with the essential oils; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the oil mixture; mix well
  • Apply mixture to skin and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Exfoliating Lime Salt Body Scrub

Lime Salt Body Scrub

Polish skin with this lime body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Directions:

  • Crush salt; combine all ingredients to crushed salt and mix well
  • Apply and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Sugar and Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Treat your skin to this deliciously sweet body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. crushed pecans
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. honey

 

Directions:

  • If pecans are not already crushed go ahead and crush them
  • Combine the crushed pecans with the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

D.I.Y. Moisturizing Body Exfoliator Scrub

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Rub away dead and dry skin with this moisturizing body exfoliator that will leave skin looking and feeling radiant and smooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Mash the fruit together using a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix until smooth
  • Apply and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Coconut Milk and Ginger Body Scrub Recipe

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Slough off dry and dead skin with this Asian inspired body scrub which will leave you with radiant and glowing skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground rice (can be grinded in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix to form a paste
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water