If for some reason you live under a rock and haven’t tried body scrub, you simply must. I like it on my legs and feet the best: it makes them so fantastically smooth and soft. There are a lot of good body scrubs you can buy from the store, but they’re $15+ a pop. I’m all for splurging on things from time to time, but I can think of a lot of other things to spend $15 on if I can make body scrub with ingredients in the pantry.
Body scrubs are fast and EASY to make. I use the recipes more as a base, sometimes adding more or less of an ingredient until I get an consistency I like (e.g. more or less oily). As far as which oils you use, the best ones are coconut, almond, and grapeseed because of their high vitamin E content (I wait for coupons or sales and buy them up). If you don’t have those, use olive or mineral or baby oil.
For an ultra-moisturizing version, try
For a sweet smelling version, try
- Keep accessible so you remember to use it
- Rinse your shower/tub thoroughly when you’re through (the extra cleanup is worth it)
- Use up or throw out in 3-5 weeks