It’s been far too long between DIY projects. My last DIY was the amazing all natural bath bombs, which I am still loving! I now bring to you, 3 different types of all natural body scrub. The base ingredients are different for all of the scrubs, with each having different uses/purposes. There’s nothing like giving yourself a little R&R, especially when you can do it on the cheap side with ingredients that are literally from your pantry!
Oatmeal has been used in skin care for a LONG time, I’m talking ancient Roman times. Oatmeal has a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it also acts as an emollient so when it’s added to scrubs it can help to sooth itchy or dry skin.
Ground coffee is an amazing exfoliant, it’s not too rough on the skin, but it’s good enough to remove dead skin cells, dirt and other gunk that can get built up on the skin. The caffeine found in coffee has also been shown to increase blood flow and may reduce the appearance of cellulite. For me, I just love coffee so rubbing it all over my body so adding it to scrubs seems like a win win!
Adding cinnamon into your scrub just adds another level of antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties to the mix. It’s high in antioxidants plus, it smells amazing so honestly why not!
Coconut oil is life. I literally use it for everything, cooking, cleaning, hair care and skin care. I use it as a make up remover as well as adding it to my scrub. It is known to help prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its well-known antioxidant properties. It’s an amazing moisturiser, and also helps to sooth inflammation on the skin.
It contains polyphenols and oleic acid, which prevent both free radical damage AND oxidation. Olive oil is said to reduce lines and wrinkles and may help to brighten your skin tone. I’m personally a lover of how nourished my skin is after using olive oil, it always feels super smooth and extra glowy!
Also an amazing exfoliant, so it’s a great base for your scrubs. Depending on what kind of sugar you want to use for your scrubs (raw, or caster) it is rougher than coffee grounds so start lightly when scrubbing as to not damage your skin! Sugar also contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin.