DIY Blueberry Lemon Body Scrub
One thing besides the great feel and smell that this scrub has to offer is the fact that it has blueberries in it and blueberries are great in fighting free radicals. Free radicals cause premature skin aging and cancer cells which are something we all want to fight off! Other great properties that this scrub has to offer is that it contains lemon extract and coconut oil. These two things are awesome things to have in your skin care products. Lemon Extract is a natural bleacher which means it can lighten and even out your skin tone. Coconut oil has great moisturizing, cleansing, and anti-aging benefits for your skin (you can find coconut oil here online so you won’t have to run out to the store just for this one item.) Don’t spend money on expensive store-bought body scrubs when making your own at home is so easy. Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you tried this blueberry lemon body scrub recipe! I found this on the website, Dear Crissy, which is one of my favorite sites to get great recipes from. I am posting the recipe and beautiful image from that site.
DIY Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 Cup Coconut oil
- 1 Cup White sugar
- 1 Tbsp. freeze dried blueberries freeze dried over fresh will give you nice color, a powder that will easily break down instead of blueberry pieces that might not wash away or down the drain well and will not need refrigeration. But fresh is certainly an option if you have them on hand and will be enjoying this right away
- A few drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 dropful blue food coloring
- Start by breaking down the freeze-dried blueberries. You can do this by smashing them with your fingers or using the food processor. Once you have that part taken care of, add the sugar, coconut oil, essential oil, and optional food coloring. Mix until well combined. If using the food coloring, you may need to pay a little extra attention to make sure the color is evening mixed in.Optional, if you have fresh lemon, you could zest 1 small lemon onto a tray or oven safe dish and then dry it by placing it in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when you start to smell a robust lemon scent coming from the oven. Stay close, this only takes a few minutes. Its certainly an extra step but would be so pretty mixed in with the blue! Like using fresh blueberries, you could certainly use fresh lemon zest if you plan to use this within a week or so, you might just want to keep it refrigerated if you go fresh.Store in an airtight container and take a little extra care when using as the coconut oil will make surfaces seem slicker. I typically apply a scrub like this as the last thing I do in the shower, then rinse off and pat dry with a towel to leave as much of the coconut oil on as it is very moisturizing for your skin.
DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub
I am in love with all of these DIY sugar scrubs but I really love this one maybe even the most because it really gets down to the raw basics of skin care and that would be removing the dirt and impurities from your skin leaving it healthy with a beautiful glow. Green tea is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that helps soothe blemishes and scars. It tends to rejuvenate tired skin leaving it moisturized.
If you’ve never tried making your own DIY sugar scrub before this one is a great place to start. When I first tried it I planned a bubble bath spa night just for myself complete with uninterrupted candlelight, a huge mug of my favorite hot tea (some may prefer a glass of wine here), and a good book.
This DIY green tea scrub is super quick to whip together. It’s an inexpensive spa treatment and bonus—you very likely have everything needed in your pantry for this fabulous body scrub! Start with the content from 2 green tea bags (or any other flavor you have on hand or prefer), 1 cup white sugar and ½ to ¾ cup of soft or melted coconut oil (You can use more or less depending on how dry or oily you prefer the consistency to be. I like how exfoliating a dry rub style scrub can be and tend to use less coconut oil).
DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2-3/4 Cup Soft or melted coconut oil (You can use more or less depending on how dry or oily you prefer the consistency to be. I like how exfoliating a dry rub style scrub can be and tend to use less coconut oil).
- *Optional 1 Tbsp. ground Freeze-dried Edamame Beans
- Mix all ingredients and enjoy as a body scrub or bath treatment.
DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub
I found this wonderful recipe at the Canadian blog, Mommy Moment, by Jody Arsenault. I use her recipe and her image for this post. What first attracted me to the recipe was her use one of my most favorite candies, Andes Chocolate Mints, and likening the recipe to smelling like that- can you imagine that scent in your nostrils as you’re washing your face or even better using it while showering or in the tub enjoying an exhilarating start to your day! Can you say absolutely delicious and addicting!
This scrub is full of goodies! It includes cocoa powder (which helps to tighten skin, fight aging, and prevent breakouts), almond oil (which helps in moisturizing and lightening skin and contains Vitamin E which helps with anti-aging and healing), and peppermint essential oil(which helps calm and soothe your skin).
DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub
- 1 Cup Granulated sugar
- 1 Cup Brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 Cup Almond oil
- 3 Tbsp. Cocoa powder
- 4 Drops Peppermint essential oil or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
- InstructionsIn a large bowl, add both sugars and the cocoa powder.Mix in the coconut oil and almond oil. Stir until well combined.Add the peppermint essential oil and Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well.Transfer to an airtight container.DIRECTIONS1. In a large bowl, add both sugars and the cocoa powder.2. Mix in the coconut oil and almond oil. Stir until well combined.3. Add the peppermint essential oil and Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well.How to Use:1. Wet body and apply scrub generously to skin.2. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.Store in airtight container for up to six months