Homemade Body Scrubs for Glowing Skin Made Easily With Simple Ingredients

Many of us, limit the rejuvenating routine of exfoliation to our faces. Lack of time, expensive body scrubs available in the market and reluctance to add more chemicals to our beauty routine are some factors. However, homemade body scrubs are a great way to enjoy the benefits of deep cleansing with organic and easily available ingredients. A good body scrub helps in sloughing off dead cells that accumulate over a period of time, help increase blood circulation, reduce tan and enhance the overall appearance.

A few ingredients, some me-time and DIY ideas is what one needs to come up with a body scrub that suits your specific skin type. Fashion Tourists lists some easy to assemble homemade body scrubs for glowing skin. However, choose your body scrub carefully based on your skin type or targeted need (reduce cellulite, tan removal, improve skin tone and more) for maximum benefits. In addition, use gentle, circular movements to apply the body scrub all over and wash off in shower.

Herbal Body Scrub

Herbal body scrubs can be easily made with organic powders available in the market. This herbal body scrub combines the gentle exfoliating qualities of gram flour, skin refreshing properties of orange peel powder, anti fungal properties of neem powder and more. Above all, if you are looking for homemade body scrub for glowing skin in summer, this one works wonders.

Mix together one cup chick pea flour (besan), one tablespoon sandalwood powder, 1 1/2 tablespoon neem leaf powder, two tablespoon orange peel powder (to make this at home, click here) and a pinch of turmeric with little milk to form a thick paste. If you have extremely dry skin add milk cream. Apply all over body with gentle circular movements and wash off.

Anti-ageing Body Scrub

Natural, organic cocoa powder contains anti oxidants that help fight free radical damage and reduce appearance of fine wrinkles and lines. Therefore, external application of cocoa powder also helps provide a collagen boost to the skin. 

Mix one cup organic cocoa powder with three tablespoons Himalayan pink salt (fine crystals, not very coarse or they may cause skin abrasion), few drops of virgin olive oil and essential oil of choice. Combine well and use as a body scrub. You can also use Epsom salts instead to make an easy epsom salt body scrub with this recipe.
Cellulite Fighting Body Scrub

The beauty benefits of coffee are endless (read some here). Coffee helps tighten skin, boost blood circulation and provides anti aging anti oxidants to the skin. Here is an easy diy body scrub with coffee that helps fight cellulite.

Mix 1/2 cup ground coffee with 1/2 cup brown sugar and little Virgin coconut oil. Add aroma oil of choice (peppermint is great) and combine to form a coarse paste. Apply all over body in circular movements and wash off.  Moreover, this homemade sugar scrub can be stored in refrigerator to increase shelf life.

De-tan Body Scrub

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which helps reduce the effect of tanning on skin. Available all year round, tomatoes help make a great body scrub that helps reduce tan naturally and is safe enough to be applied on sensitive skin. This also makes for a good homemade body scrub for whitening.

Puree two fresh tomatoes in a blender and transfer to a bowl. Add one cup brown sugar and and mix well. Apply all over skin with gentle massaging movements and let dry partially. Wash off in shower.

Even Skin Tone Body Scrub

Rice powder is an underrated miracle beauty secret. A favorite amongst Asian women, rice flour helps improve and even out skin tone. Rice flour, when applied externally helps reduce blemishes and pigmentation.

Grind half cup organic rice in the mixer to a fine powder. Add 3 tablespoons milk powder, two tablespoon rose powder and few dried rose petals. Add enough water to make a thick paste and apply all over body with gentle circular movements. Wash off in shower.

Follow the luxurious routine of a body scrub with a quick soak in the tube for a few minutes for complete TLC. Read here for some bath soak ideas.

A good body scrub helps exfoliate the skin and unclog pores. This helps in better absorption of moisture and deeper hydration, so do follow the routine with application of a good quality moisturizer like Virgin Coconut Oil on your skin.

In conclusion, follow the luxurious routine of a body scrub with a quick soak in the tube for a few minutes for complete TLC. Read here for some bath soak ideas.


  1. Very nice information on homemade body scrubs keep posting such articles

  2. Homemade scrub to bahut purane tym se chal raha hai aur without ny harm positive results milta hai
    Main seasme seed ko dudh me grind karke lagati hu ya kai baar coco powder , sugar n coffee powder ko mix karke lagati hu, papaya pulp bhi bahut effective hota hai 😊


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