You’re the kind of person who compromises on nothing when it comes to skin care. You use a skin-friendly shower gel and stay away from harsh soaps. You use a body butter/lotion/cream suited to your skin after every shower. You wear sunscreen on all exposed body parts and avoid the harsh sun. Despite all this, if you find that your skin is still lacking that special healthy glow, there might be one more thing you need to do – scrub it! And just for you is a list that has the best natural body scrubs in India.
The word may conjure up images of using a scouring pad on a burnt out vessel, but that’s obviously not what body scrubs are about! A body scrub is a cleansing product that contains mildly abrasive particles that give the skin a thorough cleanup through exfoliation, as well as several other benefits. Here are just some of the benefits of using a body scrub:
- Gets rid of dead skin cells
- Helps release toxins
- Boosts circulation
- Unclogs pores
- Makes waxing/hair removal easier
- Imbibes skin with a beautiful glow
10 Best Natural Body Scrubs in India
Now your scrub can contain all kinds of ingredients, ranging from natural products to those formulated out of 100% synthetic materials. Obviously, the natural ingredients bring in loads of additional benefits while also being easy on the environment and free from nasty side effects. Here is a look at some of the best natural body scrubs in India.
1. Kama Ayurveda Ubtan
Some people find that ubtan dries out their skin, but this one from Kama Ayurveda promises not to! It gives gentle exfoliation that not just cleanses, but also rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin.
This ubtan is packed with the best of natural ingredients like green gram, oatmeal and almonds that are known for their exfoliating properties as well as healing herbs like turmeric, neem and fennel.
You can buy the Kama Ayurveda Ubtan at Rs. 850.00 for 120 g.
2. Juicy Chemistry Rose, Almond and Shea Body Scrub
If your skin has taken a beat from the summer sun this season, trust the Rose, Almond and Shea Body Scrub to fix it for you! Skin that has lost its moisture and luster can regain it with natural ingredients that are specially chosen for dry and tanned skin.
The scrub contains almond meal which exfoliates and rose which brings that natural glow. If you’ve got irritated skin, the germanium helps to heal it with its anti-inflammatory properties.
You can buy the Juicy Chemistry Rose, Almond and Shea Body Scrub at Rs. 700.00 for 75 g.
3. Quinta Essentia Rosa Himalaya Body Scrub
It may not be possible to go to the mountains and breath in the fresh air, but Quinta Essentia does something close – it brings the mountains to you! The Rosa Himalaya body scrub contains ingredients that work hard to undo all the damage done by urban city life on your skin.
With the popular Himalayan pink salt crystals for exfoliation, this scrub also contains moisturizing elements like cocoa butter, coconut oil, rose, geranium and patchouli essential oils that soften skin while transporting you to bliss-land.
You can buy the Quinta Essentia Rosa Himalaya Body Scrub at Rs. 499.00 for 100 g.
4. The Nature’s Co. White Lily Body Scrub
Make your skin soft and completely caress-worthy with the help of the White Lily Body Scrub from The Nature’s Co. This scrub is ideal for those with sensitive skin or skin that has become ‘meh’.
With extract of Lily of the Valley, this scrub has a soothing effect on your skin, while providing it with the deep nourishment it requires. Corn grits provide exfoliation along with skin-friendly ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil and Vitamin E.
You can buy the Nature’s Co White Lily Body Scrub at Rs. 1095.00 for 250 ml.
5. La Flora Organics Lush Lavender Sugar Body Scrub
If you’d like a body scrub that also turns your bath into a relaxing oasis, then the Lush Lavender Sugar Body Scrub from La Flora Organics is just what you need! This scrub doesn’t just exfoliate, it moisturizes, detoxifies and opens up your skin.
I have been using this scrub for almost a month now to get 100% natural exfoliation from the organic sugar granules which accompany the moisturizing effects of olive oil and avocado oil. Finally, the lavender gives the scrub a beautiful aroma that relaxes you completely. And well, I LOVE lavender.
You can buy the La Flora Organics Lush Lavender Sugar Body Scrub at Rs. 700.00 for 75 g.
6. Fuschia Coffee Cream Face and Body Scrub
Your regular cuppa wakes you up every morning but what about vour skin? That’s why you need the Coffee cream scrub from Fuschia, to give your skin a much needed perk-me-up!
Besides the coffee which tackles cellulite and reverses ageing, this scrub also contains ingredients that make your skin soft and supple. Aloe Vera, Glycerin and Olive oil all come together to give you the skin you’ve always dreamt of.
You can buy the Fuschia Coffee Cream Face and Body Scrub at Rs. 450.00 for 100 g.
7. Just Herbs Body Luster Ubtan Pack
Feel like a queen with this body luster scrub, packed with traditional skin friendly ingredients like sandal and turmeric. This scrub tackles two of the most common skin problems among women – sun damage and unwanted body hair.
The citrus peel and sandalwood make this scrub smell heavenly while also giving you that royal glow. Chickpea flour, lentils and volcanic clay reduce the growth of body hair, keeping your skin smooth and soft.
You can buy the Just Herbs Body Luster Ubtan Pack at Rs. 625.00 for 65 g.
8. Wild Earth Lavender Grapefruit Body Scrub
Lavender and grapefruit are beautifully pleasing aromas on their own, and when they come together in this scrub from Wild Earth, they create a magical world in your bath!
If you can’t make it to the spa anytime soon, this scrub should work till then. It promises to make the skin look fresh and rejuvenated, while getting rid of dead skin cells. It also makes the skin more open to absorbing a moisturizer you apply on top of it.
You can buy the Wild Earth Lavender Grapefruit Body Scrub at Rs. 550.00 for 75 g.
9. Forest Essentials Cane Sugar and Tamarind Body Polisher
If you’ve got a wedding or another important event coming up, this body polisher from Forest Essentials is your friend! Lovingly formulated with 100% Ayurvedic ingredients, this is sure to make you glow like a queen!
As its name suggests, the scrub contains cane sugar and tamarind, but besides these it also has organic apricot oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, almond oil and a whole assortment of other ingredients that are the best for your skin.
You can buy the Forest Essentials Cane Sugar and Tamarind Body Polisher at Rs. 2,875.00 for 300 g.
10. Raw Rituals Green Tea and Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub
You know that a cup of green tea everyday has several benefits for your health inside out. Now Raw Rituals brings you a body scrub made of green tea that’s perfect for your skin’s everyday dose of health.
The Dead Sea salt offers just the right amount of abrasion to exfoliate effectively, while also being mild enough for daily use. The dry green tea leaves then work their magic, reducing scars and bringing out your inner glow.
You can buy the Raw Rituals Green Tea and Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub at Rs. 400.00 for 75 g.
Whichever body scrub you choose, be sure to store it in a closed container in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. A humid place like the bathroom may not be the best place to store your scrub.
How do you use a body scrub?
To use your scrub, first wet your skin and massage the scrub onto the wet skin using gentle circular motions. You can either let it dry on your skin if you have the time, or rinse it off after the massage. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer suited to your skin.
Scrubbing is recommended 2-3 times a week. You can also use it right before you shave your arms or legs as well as after. Now you can turn your regular shower into a spa-like experience, and come out of it looking like you’ve had a thorough pampering!
This is my list of best natural body scrubs in India. Do you think I may missed adding any brand? Let me know!