Homemade Body Scrub – How to get glowing skin naturally
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Sugar and Coffee scrubs are in real sense eco friendly. Zero waste and sustainable!
Learn to make your own homemade body scrub with sugar, coffee and oil.
It’s super easy to make and can be gifted too!
This is my absolute favorite homemade body scrub ever!
I love using this scrub. Been using it for a few years now and though of sharing it with you. It will leave your skin glowing, soft and super supple.
WHY USE A BODY SCRUB?
Body scrub exfoliate your skin and help in keeping it healthy by getting rid of dead skin cells, removing dirt and excess oil. It also stimulates the blood circulation.
The glycolic acid in sugar helps to cleanse your skin and dissolve dead skin cells. Sugar is also humectants and will not strip your skin of those natural oils.
Coffee is an anti cellulite agent will help you reduce those cellulite patches.
Types of sugar to use for homemade sugar scrub
There are three main types of sugars that are present in our kitchen that can be used to make homemade sugar scrubs. I like to use castor sugar since it is apt for my skin type but you can always experiment and figure out what suits you.
Castor Sugar: Castor Sugar is usually semi ground sugar which is not too abrasive to the skin and the granules are just right. It is a great choice for face scrub too.
Whole Sugar: This is the normal sugar that we use at home to make tea. The granules are much larger and abrasive. I usually like to use this kind of sugar to make a scrub for the foot when there is a thick layer of dead skin or if I have a trip into the forest.
Brown Sugar: Very rarely found in Indian household but still it is available in the market to I am discussing it here. It is least abrasive sugar and is a good alternative for sensitive skin. It can make a great face scrub.
Types of coffee that can be used in homemade body scrub
Fresh ground coffee or used coffee both can be used for this homemade body scrub. I like to use fresh coffee grounds for two reasons.
Firstly the smell is amazing. It just lifts up my mood. Secondly fresh grounds have high amount of caffeine in them which is known for reducing puffiness on the skin
DO NOT USE INSTANT COFFEE FOR THIS PROJECT.
Types of oils that can be used in Homemade body scrub.
Since each skin is different so I am giving you substitutions for the oils I use in this scrub. Experiment and check out what suits for you.
You can use just one oil or a mix of 2 – 3 oils to make homemade body scrub
Coconut oil is a great moisturizing agent. It also has anti bacterial properties. Try and use unrefined cold pressed coconut oil for this project.
Hempseed oil is conditioning oil it is especially good for dry and damaged skin. It penetrates quickly into your skin.
Jojoba oil has anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It’s a great moisturizing and conditioning agent.
Sesame oil is my favorite oil it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s the cheapest oil on the list and a great moistening agent. I love to use this oil on my hair too.
Almond oil is rich in Vit E and K. It promotes blood circulation. It absorbs super quickly on the skin and leaves no residue.
Recipe for Homemade Body Scrub
Castor Sugar: ½ cup
Coffee grounds: ½ cup
Oil of your choice: 2 table spoon
Essential oil: 2 drops (totally optional)
Vit E: 2 drops (totally optional)
Method to make Homemade Body Scrub
Take 1 cup of castor sugar and coffee grounds in a bowl.
Slowly mix in the oil. I like to use a mix of almond oil and hempseed oil 50% each. You can choose any oil from the above list.
Add in the Essential oil and Vit E and stir. These two ingredients are completely optional.
If you want to store homemade body scrub keep it in an air tight container.
How to store homemade body scrub
Make sure the container you want to use to store this scrub should be completely dry.
You can store it in the fridge for maximum 2 weeks.
Since this is an anhydrous scrub it does not need a preservative. Keeping it clean and dry is the key for long shelf life.
How to use homemade body scrub
Wet your body in the shower. Now take a little of this scrub and apply it in circular motion to your whole body.
Give a nice soft massage to your body especially in the areas where there is cellulite deposition.
Once satisfied rinse your body with warm water.
Usually I do not like to use soap after this treatment but it is up to you to remove the excess oil.
Use it two – three times a week for best results.
Please read the safety measure before using essential oil on your body.
Do not consume homemade body scrub.
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