Going out and getting pampered every now and then is a great way to relax, but spas are expensive and not always convenient. Sometimes your skin needs a nice refresher at financially inconvenient times. Here are five simple, tasty body scrubs that you can make in your own kitchen.
Though the recipe calls for Kona coffee (grown in the Hawaiian Islands), any ol’ coffee type will do for this scrub. Kukui nut oil might be hard to find, but it’s great for soothing sunburned skin, and this whole blend will make your body smell tropical and summery. What better way to wake up in the morning than by smelling like coffee?
Grapefruit is such an invigorating scent, and the combination of the salt and olive oil in this mix exfoliates and moisturizes nicely. The honey also makes it sticky and sweet. The color is obtained by food coloring, so if you’re opposed to using dyes in your skincare, it’s easy enough to leave out (though it won’t look nearly as much like grapefruit without it).
Just in time for Christmas-In-July, this peppermint scrub will have you pulling out your tacky holiday sweaters and baking fruitcakes. Mint is such a refreshing scent, and the recipe is simple and easy. The best part? It doesn’t actually require candy canes, so you can make it any time of the year!
The mix of honey and almond oil in this scrub makes it great for sensitive and irritated skin, and the use of local honey can reduce the frequency and severity of allergies. Plus, all of the sweet ingredients make this scrub smell heavenly, and good enough to eat!
This scrub is refreshing, and the lemon scent is zesty! (Geddit? Geddit?) The recipe calls for Meyer lemons, but any lemon will suffice (or orange, or lime). As relaxing as drinking lemonade in a hammock, this scrub is perfect for summer!
Do you have a favorite body scrub, lovelies?