3 Moisturizing DIY Body Scrubs You’ll Love

Below is a cute chart of recipes for moisturizing body scrubs. Each one has slightly different properties. For a description of the attributes of each body scrub, check beneath the chart.

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Coconut & Lemon

The coconut oil is an antibacterial, acne-fighting, moisturizing ingredient; it draws dirt to the surface of skin. The lemon juice helps to cleanse and lighten acne scars and even skintone. The sugar is a gentle exfoliant (sea salt can substitute, but it is harsher). Combine ingredients into a paste and use on clean skin. Rinse with warm water while rubbing residual oil into skin. Towel dry. This face & body scrub can be used daily. Make in small, single-use batches. WARNING: If you have acne, it will get worse before it gets better.

Coffee & Honey

Recycle this morning’s coffee grounds with this skin-refreshing scrub. The coffee grounds exfoliate, prevent acne, corrects hyperpigmentation, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and cellulite. Caffeine is a natural diuretic so a coffee scrub will help stimulate water movement in the body, temporarily firming the skin. The honey acts as a preservative, antibacterial, anti-fungal, moisturizing, acne-fighting ingredient. The warmth of the body will heat the honey, allowing it to pull dirt from the pores. Mix ingredients into a thick paste. Use on clean skin as needed and rinse with warm water. Refrigerate leftovers.

Green Tea & Olive Oil

The antioxidants within the green tea are thought to help reduce free radicals that cause skin cancer. Green tea also reduces inflammation, soothes many skin conditions, and helps prevent acne. Olive oil contains polyphenols, which are more highly concentrated in pure olive oil, and oleic acid, which provide anti-aging benefits and helps prevent reduce free radicals and oxidation, thereby minimizing wrinkles and fine lines as well as brightening and evening skin tone. The sugar is a gentle exfoliant. Sea salt can be substituted, but ensure there are no open wounds on the body. Concentrate the green tea by using more than one bag and letting the water boil down. Allow the tea to cool before mixing all ingredients into a paste. Use as needed and rinse with warm water. This mixture can be refrigerated, but it is best when mixed in small, single-use batches.

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