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3 Homemade Salt & Sugar Body Scrub Recipes

It’s easy and organic, what’s not to love about homemade body scrub?

One of the easiest ways to get rid of dead skin cell is with scrub. But rather than spend your hard-earned money on premade scrubs at the store that you don’t know what’s in it, why not make your own?

With just salt and sugar, you can create pleasantly textured body scrubs suited to your taste.

We’ve found some great recipes from TreeHugger which promotes an all-natural formula, so you can get glowing, beautiful skin as gentle as possible.

Banana Sugar Body Scrub

The best is to use bananas that are starting to brown, so you can just rely purely on the benefit of the fruit and sugar without the need for oil.

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (optional – your favourite essential oil)

Mix the ingredients together with a fork into a chunky gooey consistency. Add on the oil if you prefer a silkier texture. Remember not to over-mash or it will be too thin. Gently massage into your body when in the shower.

Vanilla Coconut Brown Sugar Scrub

There are many benefits to coconut oil and this is one super moisturising formula which you can try if you are suffering from dry skin.

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix the ingredients together by slowly adding the coconut oil until you get a good consistency. Rub on skin while in the shower; leave on for a few minutes and rinse.

Citrus Salt Scrub

For a wake-me-up in the morning or after exercising, try this formula for a refreshing sensation.

  • ½ cup sea salt
  • ½ cup essential oil of your choice (jojoba, almond, olive, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon citrus zest (lemon, lime, orange, or a mix)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the salt is soaked up but careful not to stir too much. You still want the granules to do its work. Rub on skin in the shower and rinse.

If you have leftover from your mixture, store in sterilised, airtight jar. For other formulas, visit TreeHugger.com

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