A spa day at home? Yes, please.
There’s nothing like going to a spa and getting a nice body exfoliating treatment. It’s both relaxing and revitalizing. However, spa days aren’t always within reach for all of us—life gets busy, and they can rack up a heavy price tag for people who just want to relax on a budget.
If you want to replicate a little spa day in the comfort of your own bathroom, look no further. We've compiled three fantastic (and easy!) recipes for DIY body scrubs, featuring simple ingredients you probably already have at home.
Coffee DIY Body Scrub
Coffee can be so invigorating and smells delicious, which is part of the reason why it makes such a good exfoliant. According to Jennifer Yen, founder of Purlisse Beauty, who developed this recipe—coffee also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. Best of all, there are only two main ingredients in the recipe.
Ground coffee beans
Essential Oil (optional)
Grind up whole coffee beans in a food processor (if you have one) or blender.
Put the coffee in a mixing bowl.
Add an equal amount of coconut oil.
Vigorously mix both ingredients with a spoon.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for an extra scent boost (optional).
Store the mixture in a glass container.
Brown Sugar DIY Body Scrub
Vitamin E oil (optional)
Essential oil of your choice
Soften 1 cup of coconut oil either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Make sure it isn’t so hot that it burns you. 15 to 30 seconds should be adequate for most microwaves.
Combine the oil with ½ cup of brown sugar.
Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E (optional).
Stir in ½ teaspoon of your favorite essential oil. You can’t go wrong with a relaxing lavender.
Store the scrub in a glass mason jar.
Simple DIY Moringa-Eucalyptus Body Scrub
Maya Myers Ginzburg, co-founder of All Moringa has a recipe for a highly effective body scrub that uses brown sugar, moringa oil, and a few other ingredients to calm and moisturize your skin. It also has a spa-inspired fragrance.
Organic brown sugar
Organic moringa seed oil
Organic eucalyptus essential oil
Organic moringa leaf powder
Combine ½ cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon moringa leaf powder in a mixing bowl.
Slowly pour in 2 ounces of organic moringa seed oil while stirring to achieve consistency in the mixture.
Add 5 to 10 drops of organic eucalyptus oil and mix well.
Once your mixture reaches a uniform consistency, transfer it into an airtight container for storage.
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