3 Ingredient Body Scrub: A Quick Beauty DIY

Who doesn’t love body scrubs? A good body scrub is like a magic little beauty potion: it will open your pores and banish dead skin cells, leaving you with smooth, healthy-looking skin. Plus, it will smell incredible! I’ve used dozens of different kinds throughout my life, but my favorite is one that I can make all on my own. Aside from the fact that it works wonderfully, is incredibly inexpensive, and can be made from items you already have in your house, I love that it’s made from just three simple – and natural – ingredients.

What you need:

3 Ingredient Body Scrub - Ingredients

4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 drop essential oil of your choice

What you do:

Mix ingredients together and they’re ready for use! I like to make a big batch and store in a glass jar in my bathroom. Just make sure to use a 2:1 ratio of sugar to olive oil. The amount (and type) of essential oil is a matter of preference. I love to use lavender for its calming effects, but I imagine this scrub is equally amazing with vanilla or rose oil! Take a peek at the benefits of different scents if you need help choosing an essential oil :)

3 Ingredient Body Scrub 2

3 Ingredient Body Scrub in Hand

To use, put your scrub on a washcloth or directly onto the palm of your hand, scrub gently on your skin, and rinse off. You’ll be amazed how effective — and spa-like – your little creation is!

Photos by fp brigette.

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11 years ago

Gonna try this

11 years ago

Thank you! Can’t wait to try this.

11 years ago

That looks just like something I paid $30 for (in fact, it’s likely the same thing!). Can you use it on your face, or is that too harsh?

Sarkodie Philip
11 years ago

Pls, is it good for boys; can I apply it on my face. Thanks

11 years ago

Even better that olive oil would be to use Jojoba oil- only one of two oils I know of that the molecules are small enough to get into your skin. The other one being emu oil, which is also a trans-dermal anti inflammatory- good for anyone having sore muscles.

11 years ago

Ooh this looks like it would let my skin feeling baby smooth after using! Can’t wait to try soon.

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11 years ago

I make this all the time with coconut oil and a little fresh lemon zest and juice :)

11 years ago

This sounds so luscious–can’t wait to try it sometime!

11 years ago

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11 years ago

FYI, be careful using lemon juice on your skin and then going out in the sun. Lemon juice is photosensitive, so using on the skin and then going in the sun can cause pigment changes.

11 years ago

I use argan oil instead of olive oil. Very moisturizing for your skin and readily available at the grocery store as well.

10 years ago

Would the olive oil cause breakouts?

10 years ago

What is the shelf life?

10 years ago

OOO, Can’t wait to try this!!

10 years ago

I just made this and it turned out really good :D I put tangerine oil in it because I think the citrus smell is perfect and refreshing for those early morning showers!

10 years ago

Where can we buy some essential oil ?

10 years ago

how do you feel about using sugar in the raw instead of granulate sugar, think it would throw the texture off?

9 years ago

For those of you worried about breakouts, I’ve been using this face scrub every day for a year and I can’t find anything to rival it. 1/2 c Raw Organic Honey (I use eco bee farms), 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, and organic cane sugar. Stir in enough sugar to get a good scrub consistency. My acne was so bad before I started using this, now I hardly ever get a spot. Whenever I stop using it the blemishes come back. Anyway, hope this helps somebody!

9 years ago

Can you use salt (sea salt or table salt) instead of the sugar? Or could brown sugar work too?

9 years ago

Also what can I use instead of olive oil can I use the Pam cooking spray olive oil?

9 years ago

Hi. Would it be alright not to put in the essential oil?

9 years ago

i make scrubs all the time now. thanks!

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