Sometimes, no matter how dedicated you are to your skin care routine, you may need a little pick me up. This is where this DIY body scrub comes in. It’s super simple and much kinder on your bank account. 
This particular body scrub exfoliates and cleans your pores, leaving you with soft, radiant skin! 

First, let’s talk about the base. For the base of the body scrub, I use salt because my skin tends to be on the oily side. However, you can use granulated sugar if your skin tends to be on the dry side. 

Next, we need to talk about what type of oil you will use. There are several different types of oil that may be used for your body scrub including coconut oil, jojoba, almond, olive, and avocado oil. I chose coconut oil because it’s fairly cheap and I love the way it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.

The last thing you need to add to your body scrub is an add-in. This could be a number of things. A few examples are 15-20 drops of essential oil, coffee grounds, lemon zest or juice, ground oatmeal, and honey. I went with essential peppermint oil because it gives my skin a tingly, cooling sensation. It wakes me right up! If you tend to shower at night, I recommend using lavender essential oil to help relax your body before bed.

To make the body scrub:

I used a large mason jar because I use the scrub every time I shower. Needless to say, I go through a lot of it! However, you can use a smaller mason jar or container of your choosing. Smaller containers are great to use if you are making several different scrubs to use as Christmas gifts!

  -Add your base into your container, you will want to fill the container halfway full.

 Next, you will want to add an oil of your choosing. After the base and oil is added, your container should be about 3/4 full.

Last but not least, put your add-in into the container. If using essential oil, add about 15-20 drops. Mix ingredients together well and seal container until ready to use. 

That’s a wrap! Comment below and let me know what your favorite body scrub recipe is!