DIY Body Scrub for Smooth Skin

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No matter how busy we get, we must remember to prioritize doing things for ourselves. Whether it’s ordering out from a favorite restaurant, treating yourself to that top you’ve been eyeing for a while, or engaging in a hobby you love, you deserve all of the TLC.

I’ve always loved beauty and spa treatments as a way to unwind after a long or stressful week. Throughout the pandemic, when spas and salons were shut down, I learned to resort to some fun DIY options.

I love the benefits of using a body scrub to reveal smooth and soft skin when I step out of the shower or bath. Rather than buying one, I realized it would be easy to make one at home. I found that creating my own added a special touch that I don't find in the store-bought kind. I also found that they make thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Here is my recipe: 

DIY Body Scrub Recipe

To make your body scrub, you’ll need two basic ingredients you may already have in your house.

  • 1 cup olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Depending on how much product you desire, you can play around with the measurements to get your desired amount. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to enhance your scrub. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl, and then store your scrub in a sealable container and you are good to go.

My favorite way to use this scrub is by applying it to my knees, ankles, and the back of my arms. After I'm rinsed and dried, I apply a thick layer of body butter or lotion to the areas I scrubbed to lock in the moisture.

Next time you need an idea to unwind, I encourage you to make this easy DIY treat.

Tags: Beauty, Self Care, DIY, Skin Care

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Camille Johnson

Camille Johnson is a freelance content writer and blogger of over 3 years living outside of Philadelphia, PA. See Full Bio

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