Like us, do you tend to use your summer season as an opportunity to unwind from all the stresses of the year, doing whatever you can to relax and practice self care? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’re just as familiar with the de-stressing benefits of a good face and body sugar scrub as we are! We love to make these ourselves because we find that DIY recipes offer way more interesting options for scents than the store bought kind. We make the often though and repeating the same kind over and over isn’t always the most interesting thing, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for all kinds of new re-invigorating recipes to try!
1. Chocolate and sugar face scrub
Are you the kind of sweets lover who thinks that every single part of your life is better when there’s chocolate involved, up to and including your bath products? Well, we happen to think that chocolate belongs everywhere and not just in the food world too, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you at all to learn that we were all about this fantastic chocolate and sugar face scrub from Homemade for Elle when we made it! It smells just like your favourite thing.
2. Honey and brown sugar scrub
Do you really love the idea of making a sugar scrub that’s even sweeter than the mere involvement of sugar would already make it, but you’re just not sure that the rich smells of chocolate are quite the route you’d like to take? Then we have a feeling you’d get along a little better with something like this brown sugar and honey face scrub instead! Take a look at Hello Glow to see how it’s done.
3. Green tea face and body scrub
If you ask us, one of the most invigorating possible scents and ingredients to work wth them it comes to face products has always been green tea! There’s just something about it that makes our skin feel awake and alive, ready to take on the day. That’s why we’re such big fans of this green tea face and body scrub recipe featured step by step on Dear Crissy.
4. Ginger and coconut oil sugar scrub for face and body
Do you actually find that, even though you love sugar scrubs and the way they exfoliate your face, you prefer them to be a little heavier on the soothing oils and less so on the granules since your skin is slightly sensitive? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Food For My Family made this ginger and coconut oil scrub for both face and body. The ginger will make you feel revitalized and awake!
5. Lemon and sugar face scrub
When it comes to bath products, are you the kind of person for whom scent features quite heavily and you’re really hoping to find something fresh and light smelling? Then we’re convinced you’ll really appreciate the way Homemade for Elle made this fantastic lemon and sugar face scrub that smells just as good as it feels.
6. Pumpkin spice sugar face scrub
Just in case you’re the kind of DIY lover who adores fall smells all year round, even in the summer, then we think perhaps this tutorial from Oleander and Palm might be right up your alley! Their recipe teaches you step by step how to go about making a chunky, exfoliating sugar face scrub that smells just like pumpkin spice.
7. Honey and blueberry face scrub
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about face scrub recipes made from sugar and honey but you can’t help wondering whether there isn’t a way to add some kind of extra scent to the combination, just for a bit of interest? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how You Beauty made something similar but with blueberries added!
8. Vanilla rose body and face scrub
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a completely homemade sugar scrub and put in the time and effort that takes, would you much rather include some kind of floral scent in the mix, since that’s your favourite kind of smell when it comes to beauty products? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest trying your hand at this lovely, light smelling vanilla rose sugar scrub recipe outlined step by step on A Pumpkin and A Princess.
9. Adzuki bean faces scrub
If you’ve never heard of or tried products made with the adzuki bean before then we think it’s high time you gave it a try! This bean is used quite often in Japanese skin care and is intended for people with sensitive skin that can only handle very gentle exfoliation. Berlin’s Whimsy discusses how, when ground up, the adzuki bean does much the same thing but in a slightly gentler way than granules of sugar.
10. Banana and sugar face and body scrub
Are you the kind of person who’s really big on textures and feelings because you’re very sensory? Well, we can’t say we blame you! We know a lot of people who completely adore the feeling of rough sugars, but we also know some who prefer products that feel much smoother. If you’re the latter, than we think you might prefer this recipe from I Am Not the Babysitter that not only smells like banana and sugar, but also uses banana to get a smoother texture along with the sugar.
11. Cucumber face and body scrub
Are you still actually scrolling through our list thinking about how you really like this idea of much lighter smelling DIY face products but you simply haven’t seen the one that really grabs and keeps your attention yet? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at this alternative idea from Dear Crissy that shows you how to make a fresh smelling scrub made from sugar and cucumber! This mask is particularly hydrating.
12. Oatmeal and bentonite clay scrub for oily, acne prone skin
Have you actually been on the hunt for a sugar scrub that has some actual skin benefit rather than just helping you relax and exfoliate a little bit? Well, if you happen to have oily skin or you’re prone to acne, then we think your best choice would absolutely be this homemade face scrub from Root and Reveal that teaches you how to make a gentle but effective healing scrub from oatmeal and bentonite clay.
13. Aloe green tea face scrub
Were you very interested indeed with this idea of making a revitalizing and awakening green tea face scrub but you’re also the kind of person who spends a lot of time in the sun throughout the summer, so you’re looking for something that might also be calming and soothing at the same time? Then we’re pretty sure Sweet Simple Living has just what you need! Check out their recipe to see how this aloe vera green tea face scrub was made.
14. Glowing turmeric face scrub
Did you know that the turmeric spice has more beneficial properties for human beings than just being fragrant and tasting great? When applied topically it actually has very effective anti-inflammatory properties for skin as well. That’s why turmeric face scrubs and mask are so great! We adore this recipe from Hello Glow that has a fantastic colour thanks to the colour of the spice itself and will help calm irritated skin.
15. Blackhead removal scrub
Perhaps you’re still looking for scrubs that are actually beneficial for the health of your skin, rather than just being a relaxing treat, but the ones we’ve listed you so far don’t really address your problems? Well, if you struggle with blackheads like we do, then we think you simply must take a look at the way Sprouting Healthy Habits used orange juice and baking soda to make a gentle scrub that clears them surprisingly effectively.
Have you made other kinds of awesomely refreshing and really effective homemade face scrubs before that you loved using but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how it was made in the comments section so we can try it out too!