Looking for easy to make body scrubs while you are locked down in quarantine? I’ve loved the body scrubs from Juicy Chemistry and Burst of Happyness, but with the recent lockdown and nothing getting delivered, I have resorted to making my own body scrubs. Here are some exfoliating body scrubs you can make in a jiffy.
You don’t need an array of expensive ingredients, simple ingredients available at home does the trick to whip up these exotic exfoliating scrubs you can make in a jiffy.
4 Exfoliating Body Scrubs you can make in a Jiffy!
Rice and sesame body scrub
WHAT YOU NEED
I am giving you the quantity that is required for a one time use. Since you cannot store this scrub and it has to be made fresh, it is best to make it as and when you need it.– 3 tablespoons of white sesame seeds (unroasted)– 3 tablespoons of any white rice
MAKING THE SCRUB
Mix the sesame and rice and wash under running water till the water is clear. Drain well and add enough water to soak the rice and seeds in it. The level of the water should not be above or below the rice and sesame seeds. Let it soak for at least 7 – 8 hours. Drain the water if any and make it into a very slight coarse paste in the mixer. Your scrub is ready to use. The rice granules should not be very coarse as it can cause skin abrasions.
USING THE SCRUB
- If you want, you can add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil since this a fragrance free scrub. I like to use it as is, but the essential oil is optional.
- Wet your skin and dab this scrub all over your body.
- Massage slowly in circular movements to boost the circulation and nourish the skin.
- The oils are a part of the scrub so it acts like a deep nourishment for your skin.
- The slightly coarse granules of rice help to exfoliate the dead skin.
Cinnamon, Cocoa and Sugar Body scrub
- One clean air tight container ( preferably glass)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder ( gives a nice fragrance)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon ( make this into a fine powder)
- 3 tbsp white sugar
Put all the ingredients in a clean and a dry bowl. Mix all the ingredients very well for at least 3-5 minutes. If you are using a hand blender, mix at a low speed for about a minute and a half. Use sugar that has fine granules because it exfoliates well.
The quantity mentioned in the list lasts for a minimum of two complete body scrubs. As mentioned above, I make enough to last just one use. The cocoa in this scrub gives a really awesome fragrance and the the benefits of cinnamon is that it invigorates making you feel nice and fresh! I grind the cinnamon to a fine powder because I already have the sugar that acts as a scrub.
To use: Wet your body and scrub all over your body when taking a shower or bath. You will need to store this in a sealed container so that the moisture does not seep in. Store it in your refrigerator. This has a shelf life of at least 4 months if stored correctly.
The Honey, Oatmeal and Sugar Scrub
What you need
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons (30ml) honey and olive oil each
2 tablespoons oat bran
I also add a few drops of essential oils
To make: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and store in a dry airtight container. To use, apply to damp skin and gently exfoliate. Wash off with warm water. If you have dry skin, you may need to moisturise.
Spicy Body Scrub
- Fine granules of brown & white sugar- 2 tbsp each
- A fine powder of one clove, quarter an inch of cinnamon, about four pinches of nutmeg and one green cardamom.
- Two grated almonds
- Half a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
- Pure coconut oil – about 2-3 tbsps
- 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil
- A clean bowl
If you like the rawness of the spices, use a mortar and pestle to powder the spices for the scrub. However if you have sensitive skin, do make a very fine powder of the spices and sieve it to use the fine powder.
Warm the coconut oil in a double boiler and combine all the ingredients together and mix for about a minute. Let the oil be warm if you want when you use it because warm oil is known to relax your body. Massage in circular motions to boost the circulation. You can use this body polish for your entire body except the face. Leave the body polish on for at least 5 minutes and wash off with warm water. if you feel your skin is too oily, use a mild soap or a SLS and paraben free body wash. You don’t quite need a moisturiser post this scrub, but you do need to scrub the bathroom clean!
Non-fussy and easy to make. These are some of may favourite exfoliating scrubs that you can make in a jiffy. Do you have any favourite recipes that you can share with me?