Homemade Body Scrubs

homemade body scrubsBuying a body scrub can be expensive, never mind that most of them contain nasty chemicals, so why not make your own homemade body scrubs?

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We have 4 homemade body scrub recipes, which are inexpensive and effective!

1. Cellulite Busting Coffee Scrub recipe

Coffee grounds are known for their smoothing abilities and will help reduce cellulite. Their texture is also good for exfoliating and smells amazing!

What you need:
* 1 cup coffee grounds (use caffeinated to help combat cellulite)
* 1/4 cup sea salt
* 1/2 tablespoon sweet almond oil

Combine these ingredients together and apply to damp skin in a massaging motion, and rinse.

2. Chocolate & Salt Scrub

Coarse kosher salt makes this a skin-smoothing scrub that gives skin a beautiful glow. The cocoa has a smoothing action similar to the coffee grounds.

What you need:
* 2 cups kosher salt
* 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
* 1/4 cup apricot kernel oil
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients and apply to damp skin with a circular, massaging motion and rinse.

3. Sugar Scrub with Yogurt

Yogurt and milk have been known for centuries to be good for the skin. Here is a recipe for a sugar scrub with yogurt.

What you need:
* 1 cup coarse sugar
* 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
* 1/4 cup coconut oil
* 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
* 1 tablespoon raw honey
* 3-4 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

In an electric mixer, beat all the ingredients well until they are smooth and creamy. Apply as above.

4. Rejuvenating Sugar Scrub with Lemon

What you need:

1 cup of sugar
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
3 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil

Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Apply to your skin in a circular motion and rinse.

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