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Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub!

When it comes to DIY projects, there’s nothing we love more than making our own beauty products. Just think about all the money you spend on these items every year, and how difficult it can be to find brands that you trust and scents that you love. For a little effort (and a lot less money!) you can make your own products, customizing them to fit YOUR needs and likes. It’s a win-win! Though it may take some experimentation, most products aren’t too hard to create.

Today, we want to share with you two of our favorite DIY recipes for making your own natural body scrubs. While you likely have a body wash you already love, scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin while boosting circulation.

Pssst: Love DIY beauty products? Check out our posts on making your own face washlipstickdeodorantlip balmsoapeyes shadow and lotion


martha stewart body scrub


  • Body oil
  • Epsom salt, sea salt or organic cane sugar (our favorite)
  • 12 oz. jar with cap
  • Lemon zest


  1. Combine 1 cup of body oil with 2 cups of Epsom or sea salt or organic cane sugar (depending on how fine a grain you like).
  2. Add lemon zest for color and fragrance. Package in a jar.

Source: Martha Stewart


rosemary-lavender salt scrub


  • 6 to 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon culinary grade lavender
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt (or something equally coarse)


  1. In a container with tight-fitting cover, mix all ingredients.
  2. To use, place approximately 1 tablespoon scrub at a time on skin (avoid eye area). Scrub onto skin in a circular motion using washcloth or hands. Leave on 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry with towel.

Source: Betty Crocker

Want even more awesome body scrub DIYs? Head on over to Treehugger or Beauty Blunders. And as usual, Pinterest has tons of inspiration!

Would you ever try making your own body scrub? Have you ever made your own beauty products? Do you try to buy natural beauty products? Let us know in the comments below! 

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  1. Celby

    Posted by Celby on April 13, 2014 at 15:45

    Sometimes I just use a baking soda scrub, gentle but good enough for the job 😀