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How to make your own DIY body scrub


Here’s how to make a body scrub at home (Picture: Getty)

There are many benefits to exfoliating your skin with a body scrub, and beauty experts say you should do it twice a week.

And there are plenty of great body scrubs to choose from in shops and online – from a Poundland option to this gorgeous, if slightly-more-costly lemon soothing scrub.

But what if you fancy making your own DIY version?

Well, it’s surprisingly easy, and YouTube is packed with handy tutorials, with thousands of commenters giving recipes the seal-of-approval.

We’ve selected three of the best, complete with instructions for how to make your very own DIY body scrub.

Opt for a sugary DIY body scrub

YouTuber Recipes by Carina says only four ingredients are needed to make the most basic body scrub.

A balance of raw sugar, white sugar, olive oil and coconut oil will do the trick.

Her three-minute instruction video takes you through the creation process step by step, and has been watched more than 1.2 million times.

To try it yourself, you’ll need a mixing bowl and something to mix with to combine your ingredients.

Once you’ve made your mixture, pop it all in a stylish glass jar, and job done. It’s ready to use instantly.

Or try a salt-based body scrub instead

Vlogger The Riche Life created a tutorial for making a lemony sugar scrub, as well as a salt-based peppermint scrub.

She rightly points out that there’s one key difference between a salt scrub and a sugar scrub.

‘You can’t use a salt scrub on your face,’ Riche explains in her video. ‘You don’t want to do that, trust me.

‘And you don’t want to use salt scrubs on sensitive skin or irritated areas. But sugar scrubs you can use everywhere.’

Both scrubs follow a simple formula and usually use a similar amount of ingredients.

Choose your favourite scent combination

Deya Eliza’s handy guide to making your own lavender pink lemonade body scrub has over 355,000 views.

The beauty and lifestyle vlogger opted for an unusual mix of scents, proving you can experiment with what you’d like to include.

Her recipe involves two cups of sugar, a big squeeze of real lemon juice, lavender oil and two tablespoons of coconut oil.

She also adds a few extras to improve the scrub’s appearance in the jar.

It certainly works, as the finished product her recipe makes is a pretty, pale pink scrub. She accessories the glass jar with ribbons.


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