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We love exfoliating our skin and making those rough, dry patches transform into a smooth, clean surface. There are so many exfoliating scrubs on the market, but some can contain plastic microbeads, which are no good for the environment. They don’t break down and they’re too tiny to be filtered out by sewage systems. So what happens? Fish swallow them. Read more about why California proposed a ban on these beads here.

You wont miss the exfoliating sensation by ceasing to use those beads. It’s actually easy to make your own scrubs. It’s also super fun and can be a main event at your next party. Get some cute jars, make labels, and set out bowls of different ingredients and scrub recipes. Let guests make their own products and have something useable and smelly-good to bring home!

Since these are made from all natural ingredients, these scrubs are really SO good you could eat them!

1.Baby Rose Sugar Scrub

If you’ve received a bouquet of roses, it’s time to put the petals to use with this luxurious scrub.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of plain white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of baby oil
  • 12 rose petals
  • a food processor
  • a pretty jar

Click here for scrub instructions from Smart School House.

DIY Exfoliators and Sugar Scrubs – So Good You Could Eat Them!
Smart School House

2. Coffee Scrub for Fading Stretch Marks

Anyone can use this scrub, but in particular it’s awesome for helping to fade the appearance of stretch marks.

Ingredients:

  • Coffee
  • Olive Oil

Click here for instructions from SkinnyMs.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them! SkinnyMs.

3. Pluot-Pear Body Exfoliator

Just throw these ingredients into a blender, lather over your entire body and take in the clean, fruity scent of pear and pluot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 pluot
  • 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Click here for instructions.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them! DIY Pluot-Pear Body Exfoliator

4. Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

To make this scrub, you mix sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon together, then mix that concoction with pumpkin. Wow, that sounds like you’re making a pie, not a skin care product!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (vegan) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)

Click here for instructions.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them!

5. Vanilla Pumpkin Body Scrub

This sugar scrub looks so pretty with its different colored layers because the original recipe calls for red and yellow food coloring. But instead of grabbing nasty red color from the store, just use beet juice!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove

Click here for instructions from Smart School House.

DIY Exfoliators and Sugar Scrubs – So Good You Could Eat Them! Smart School House

6. Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Go crazy green for this scrub and use both green tea and green tea powder. Drink green tea while you’re at it and bask in all its health benefits!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup of Suger (in my opinion brown coarse sugar)
  • 2tsp Green tea powder
  • 2 Green tea bags
  • 1 cup Coconut oil

Click here for instructions from Inspire Beauty Tips.

DIY Exfoliators and Sugar Scrubs – So Good You Could Eat Them!

7. Zesty Sweet Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

If you line up the ingredients of this scrub in your kitchen, others may think you’re about to make a lemon tart! Instead, you’re treating your skin to some coconut lemon goodness.

Ingredients:

  • One lemon
  • 1/3 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil

Click here for instructions.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them!

8. A Cup o’ Joe: DIY Facial Scrub

You can drink a cup o’ joe, and you can also use the grounds on your face! Try this in the AM while you’re having your cup of coffee. Bonus: the olive oil acts as a great moisturizer!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp. coffee grounds
  • Container for finished product

Click here for instructions from PETA.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them!

9. Raw Cacao Face Mask

We dare you not to lick your face while you’re wearing this raw cacao face mask. If you accidentally sneak a taste, though, rest assured – it’s all natural!

  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Organic Oats, ground in blender, or coffee grinder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Raw Agave

Click here for instructions.

DIY Exfoliators – So Good You Could Eat Them!

10. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub

You may be a fan of the grapefruit acne scrubs you can find at any drug store, but save some cash and try this DIY method! Just reading the ingredient list is making us hungry.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 C. White Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 T. Grapefruit Juice
  • 10 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 25 drops Grapefruit Oil
  • 1/4 t. Beet Juice(optional-for color)

Click here for instructions from The Kitchen McCabe.

DIY Exfoliators and Sugar Scrubs – So Good You Could Eat Them!
 

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16 comments on “10 DIY Exfoliators and Sugar Scrubs – So Good You Could Eat Them!”

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Pop Knezov
8 Months Ago

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Aaron Nord
8 Months Ago

Haley Nord


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Haley Nord
28 Nov 2015

Yum I want all of these! You'll look after Cohen this afternoon so I can lie around and pamper myself right?

Shalen Cole
8 Months Ago

Sue Cole


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Kristin Barreto Rodgers
8 Months Ago

Baby oil?? Seriously?? So many other, better, more natural choices than baby oil!! (I didn't know baby oil was edible...? Ha!) Avocado, jojoba, coconut to name a few...you have to find what's best for your skin type.


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Ma Ëlle
8 Months Ago

Julie Regnouard


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Mat Williams
8 Months Ago

Michelle Douglas


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Barb Augustine
8 Months Ago

Baby oil is NOT a natural ingredient and can be harmful to one's skin. I do not recommend it in a facial scrub.


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Gina Fajardo
02 Nov 2015

Baby oil often contains lanolin aslo, which comes from sheep. I have also heard negative things about mineral oil, everything from it being bad if you are out in the sun to that it actually dries your skin out instead of moisturizes it. If it's in the first five ingredient list of anything, I had stopped buying the product.

Barb Augustine
02 Nov 2015

There are other essential oils that could be used in place of baby oil. I can't believe this was on this page. I usually like the information I find here.

Pollyanna C Blue
02 Nov 2015

I'm guessing it's a recipe they've adapted and forgotten to change that ingredient when typing up the article. The rest of the recipes (and OGP's usual stance) are very consistent. Sweet almond oil will do the trick nicely.

Jon Dark
03 Nov 2015

Barb Augustine An essential oil is a different thing from a carrier oil.

Yadira J. Briones
1 Years Ago

How long could one store these?


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Whitney Griffin-Treviño
31 Oct 2014

Sugar and coconut oil: Not over two months.

Yadira J. Briones
31 Oct 2014

Thanks!

Natalie Johanik
1 Years Ago

Courtney Anstaett


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