The world of beauty and self-care has developed so much in the last few decades it can be difficult to know what you want and what’s best for your body. If ever in doubt, don’t undermine the power of an at-home DIY job! If you want to be sure your potions, lotions and scrubs are chemical-free, this is such an affordable and fun hobby to achieve healthy skin. So go on, check out these homemade body & lip scrubs that are good enough to eat!
#1 Peppermint Scrub
If you want an invigorating smell that’ll buff away dead skin cells and make you feel super fresh, try this DIY scrub. The skin is the largest organ on the body and absorbs whatever you put on it quicker than if you digest it, so it’s highly important for it to be natural and healthy. Use quality essential oils and coconut oils with brown or white sugar.
#2 Gingerbread Scrub
Using fresh ginger, olive oil, coconut oil and sugar, a homemade ginger scrub will be hard to resist eating! The antioxidant properties of ginger will seep into your skin and give it a natural glow. This is particularly good around festive seasons like Christmas.
#3 Coffee and Coconut Oil Scrub
The caffeine in this homemade scrub will help tighten the skin and help reduce cellulite. Coconut hydrates and soothes as the dead skin is buffed away. If you want, add cinnamon for a sweeter smell.
#4 Chocolate and Coconut Scrub
Chocolate not only tastes highly addictive and delicious but did you know it also promotes cell renewal, reduces free radical damage and nourishes damaged skin? Yup! It’s not as if we needed another reason to get on board with smearing chocolate all over ourselves but add it to the list!
#5 Lemon Scrub
A natural source of vitamin C, lemon will help lighten any dark marks or scarring on your skin, clean and tighten pores too. Pair it with olive oil for its soothing, moisturizing properties and sugar, a natural exfoliant.
#6 Vanilla Scrub
Believe it or not, vanilla has antibacterial properties, so when used on the body it will help prevent any acne! On top of that it’ll leave subtle scent without being overly foody or saccharine. Bless Madagascar and their magical vanilla!
#7 Honey and Oatmeal Scrub
Honey is one of the best things you can ingest as a treat not to mention slather all over your body. The antibacterial properties will heal wounds or acne as well as moisturizing the skin deeply. These two benefits don’t usually go hand in hand, so thank the DIY gods this one will balance your skin!
#8 Cranberry Sugar Scrub
Vitamins A, B3, C & E, which help promote the skin’s elasticity and enrich it altogether, making sure it stays hydrated and combats any inflammation. Plus, cranberries combined with sugar will also fights free radical damage.
#9 Cinnamon Scrub
Cinnamon is known as a complexion enhancer, as it draws out any impurities, soothes dry skin, alleviates any fine lines and wards off infections. Make it suitable for use as a scrub by adding an emollient, we recommend olive oil or argan oil and add in brown or white sugar.
#10 Chai Scrub
For thousands of years, the chai spice has been used to improve digestion, reach a peaceful state of mind and heal with its antioxidant properties. Use loose chai tea, sugar, honey and grapeseed oil together to benefit from all its goodness.
#11 Grapefruit and Mint Scrub
Grapefruit is a gentle way to naturally detox the skin and fight free radical damage, which causes wrinkles and give the skin a healthy glow. The mint will balance the bitterness of the grapefruit to create a nice mix of sweet and sour scents.
#12 Green Tea and Mint Scrub
We all know the power of a cup of green tea, so why not use it to improve the health and appearance of your skin as well? It’s full of antioxidants and anti-ageing properties such as polyphenols.
#13 Mango Scrub
The carotenoids, ascorbic acid, terpenoids and polyphenols in mango are cancer preventative properties. So even if you’re not ingesting them, using it in a scrub is highly beneficial, given the skin absorbs them even quicker than the digestive system can.
#14 Chocolate and Sea Salt Scrub
Sea salt is a great form of salt to use as an exfoliator as it balances oils in the skin and draws out bacteria to prevent any acne or infections. In conjunction with the chocolate, the skin will stay young looking but never like an oily teen!
#15 Orange Lolly Sugar Scrub
Remember those orange cream ice creams you had every summer growing up? Relive the intoxicating fruity scent (but try not to eat it all) with this orange lolly sugar scrub. Using the rinds from an orange, mix with sugar and coconut oil as well as a few drops of vanilla extract. Add in orange essential oil for an extra orange scent. The citric acid clears any acne while the rind is an additional exfoliating element in the scrub.