When you're looking to take a few steps to green your beauty routine, looking for replacements for conventional products is a great choice. Homemade body scrubs are among the best choices when it comes to DIY cosmetics as the recipes are extremely simple and easily customizable.
Salt and sugar are often among the main abrasive ingredients used in many recipes because they are gentle yet effective at removing dead skin cells. While salt based scrubs are considered best for oily skin, sugar based recipes tend to work well for normal and dry skin.
The basic formula for a homemade body scrub is very simple and entails mixing an abrasive ingredient with a carrier oil. Here are a few easy DIY body scrub recipes worth experimenting with:
For this recipe you'll need half a cup of granulated sugar, a quarter of a cup of coconut oil, a teaspoon of honey and, optionally, a few drops of your favorite essential oil. In a bowl, mix the sugar and the coconut oil slowly until you get a smooth paste, then add the honey.