While we take extra care of our facial skin, we often feel lazy to focus on skin of rest of the body. But similar to facial skin, skin on other body parts also needs care. Regular application of oils and lotions definitely keep the skin radiant and healthy. Along with this, scrubbing also helps to keep the skin supple and smooth.
Body scrubs removes dead skin and dirt from the surface of the skin making it silky and soft. You can easily have a body scrub at your nearest spa, but it will add more expense in your monthly budget. You don’t need to worry as we have complied here some of the recipes of body scrub which can be easily prepared at home in no time. Explore these simple homemade salt and lemon body scrubs for baby soft skin.
1. Epsom Salt and Lemon Body Scrub
You can use regular or coarse salt crystals in place of Epsom salt for this recipe. But Epsom salt is preferred due to its rich mineral content which is very good for skin care. It has high quantity of magnesium sulphide (not found in regular salt) which is easily absorbed by skin. Epsom salt has a number of benefits on skin. Besides nourishing the skin, it removes dead cells from the skin surface, reduces inflammation and tightens muscles.
Here are the other ingredients required to prepare the scrub: Olive oil, lemon juice, and lavender. Take a bowl and pour in half cup and 2 teaspoons of Epsom salt into it. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl. Squeeze out juice of a lemon and mix it with salt and olive oil mixture. Stir the mixture to form even texture. Finally add lavender buds to the mixture and store it in a glass container. Use this mixture to scrub your body once a week and witness a youthful skin forever.
2. Lemon Coconut Sea Salt Scrub
The best thing about lemon scrub is the citrus smell that opens up the senses and relaxes the mind after each scrub. Though it has many benefits on skin, refreshing smell of lemon is add on benefit. Nothing would be better than combining lemon with coconut in a scrub. We all know that coconut is rich in nutrients which are marvellous for skin health.
We bring here a unique and simple recipe of body scrub that works like charm on skin. You need the following ingredients to prepare it at home: 1-1/2 cup of fine sea salt, ½ cup coconut oil, and zest of one lemon. Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl to make a smooth paste. Store the mixture in a glass container for future use.
3. Rosemary Lemon Salt Scrub
Herbs have magical effects on skin and hair. Mankind has explored several herbs for their extraordinary qualities. Since ages, various herbs are exploited for making beauty products. This scrub also uses one such herb i.e. rosemary. Rosemary is not only good for skin but also calm the mind. The strong aromatic smell of rosemary relaxes the brain. Learn the recipe and discover the benefits of this herb yourself.
Here is what you need to prepare this scrub at home: 1 cup kosher salt (or plain salt), ½ cup pure sweet almond oil, zest of one lemon, 2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary leaves. Take a small bowl, put the salt into it. Add sweet almond oil to the salt. Mix it thoroughly and then add lemon zest and rosemary leaves. Stir the mixture many times. Now your scrub is ready. This scrub can be stored in an air tight container for 6 months.
4. Lemon and Coffee Body Scrub
Here is another exotic body scrub recipe which works wonder on skin. Keep handy the following ingredients to prepare this scrub at home: 1 cup ground coffee, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/3 cup sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 8 drops of orange essential oil, 4 drops peppermint oil.
Take coffee, salt, and essential oils in a small bowl and mix them well. Then slowly add almond oil to the mixture to form a texture of moist sand.
5. Bergamot and Salt Body Scrub
Bergamot is a citrus fruit having similar color like lemon. This scrubs uses bergamot as an ingredient which provide citrus like smell and benefits. Other ingredients that are used are: 1 cup finely ground salt, 1/3 cup sweet almond oil, 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 8 drops of bergamot essential oil, and 4 drops of peppermint oil. In a small bowl, mix salt and almond oil.
Then add the essential oils to the mixture. The bergamot body scrub is ready to use.