Homemade Exfoliating Scrubs That Are More Effective Than Scrubs Sold At Beauty Stores

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Homemade Exfoliating Scrubs That Are More Effective Than Scrubs Sold At Beauty Stores

While coming out of stores that sell natural beauty products in cute little glass jars, have you ever felt - damn I want all of this! That delicate packaging, yummy flavours, exotic ingredients and the whole ambience is pure heaven.

But alas, buying even one of those would cost you a bomb. It would have been so good if you could have made them at home. Well, you definitely can. Here we have 10 exfoliating scrub recipes for you that you can whip up in just no time.

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#1. A refreshingly cool cucumber scrub

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Cucumber is full of antioxidants and is very soothing to the skin. This recipe has the cooling and nourishing benefits of mint, cucumber and vitamin E, perfect for a relaxing shower at the end of a tiring day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber (unpeeled)
  • A few fresh mint leaves
  • Granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil

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Method:

  • Puree cucumber and mint leaves in a blender.
  • Take a small bowl and add the puree, coconut oil and sugar to it. Stir until combined.
  • Transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • Use it whenever you want for a refreshing feeling at any time of the day.

Shelf life: 2 weeks

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#2. Fortifying banana scrub

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Trust us you will go bananas over this scrub. It’s a super-yummy edible scrub that’s rich in vitamins A, B and E, and potassium. Each ingredient has tonnes of benefits for your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 overripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

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Method:

  • Mash banana well in a bowl to form a smooth pulp.
  • Combine with sugar and honey.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Shelf Life: 2-5 days

#3. Super-moistening coconut honey lip scrub

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Dry, chapped lips are no fun. Luckily, there’s an inexpensive and easy scrub that you can make at your home for superbly moist lips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

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Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a grainy paste.
  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator and use it whenever your lips need a little pampering.

Shelf life: 2-3 weeks

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#4. Exfoliating lemon scrub for silky smooth legs

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It’s a super-simple recipe that smells awesome too. You will be amazed at how soft your skin feels after the shave.

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil/baby oil/olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

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Method:

  • Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients together.
  • Transfer it to a small tub or a mason jar and refrigerate it.
  • Apply the mixture on your legs, give it a good rub and shave.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Shelf life: 2-3 weeks

#5. Coffeelicious hand scrub

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Keep your hands super-soft, smooth and smelling divine with this super-easy hand scrub.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

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Method:

  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and coffee together.
  • In another bowl, mix and stir vitamin E oil, almond oil and coconut oil together.
  • Now add the mix to brown sugar and coffee to achieve the desired scrub consistency.
  • Store the mix in an airtight container in the fridge.

Shelf life: 2 weeks

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#6. Gentle oatmeal scrub for sensitive skin

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Ground oatmeal is well-known to soothe and heal everything from acne to sunburn to dry, flaky skin. Given its gentle nature, it is also ideal for those with sensitive skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt/curd
  • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey

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Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Shelf life: 2-5 days

#7. Brightening strawberry face scrub

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Strawberries are not just great for smoothies and desserts. Rich in AHAs these delicious berries can save your skin from many issues including acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pigmentation, oily skin, dry skin and more.

Ingredients:

  • 5 strawberries
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 4 tablespoons salt

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Method:

  • Add all the strawberries to a blender and pulse it several times to break them up into small pieces.
  • Take the strawberries in a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients into the mixture.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Shelf life: 7-10 days

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#8. Invigorating citrus scrub for dry skin

exfoliating homemade scrub

This uplifting and invigorating scrub is a god send for dry skin. It’s a lovely moisturising scrub that will leave your skin feeling clean and silky smooth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1-2 cups sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange zest
  • 6-8 drops orange essential oil or 3-4 tablespoons of orange juice

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Method:

  • Take a bowl and combine the coconut oil, sugar, orange juice/essential and orange zest and give it a good mix.
  • Store it in the fridge and use it as needed.

Shelf life: 2-3 weeks

#9. Calming lavender face and body scrub

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The calming effect of lavender and the sweet aroma of vanilla is the perfect way to relax while taking care of your skin. And did we forget to mention that it smells divine too?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil

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Method:

  • In a bowl, mix sugar and coconut oil well.
  • Now add one teaspoon of vanilla and 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture and mix.
  • Spoon the scrub into an airtight container.

Shelf life: 2-3 weeks

#10. Romantic rose sugar scrub

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Well, there’s nothing more romantic than roses. If you are feeling mushy, this is a perfect compliment to your mood. While you enjoy the feeling, the oil and sugar would help buff away dead skin cells and stimulate healthy circulation making your skin bright looking and vibrant.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried rose petals (dried rose petals smell stronger than fresh rose)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 6-8 drops of favourite essential oil (lavender, lemon and vanilla)

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Method:

  • Pulse rose petals in a food processor until they become coarse.
  • Combine the powder with 2 cups of sugar, 2/3 cup of coconut oil and 6-8 drops of your favourite essential oil.
  • Blend the mixture nicely with a spoon and store in an airtight container.

Shelf life: 1-2 months or until the sugar melts away

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Have you tried any of these homemade scrubs? We hope these recipes don’t end up in your tummy! We are still salivating over the fortifying banana scrub.

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