DIY Body Scrub

If you’ve ever wondered why off-the-shelf body scrubs are so expensive, you’re not alone! On the lookout for a new body scrub to reverse my autumnal skin back to its summery best, I hit up Google searching “best body scrubs” to see what was out there.

Legs backstage at Nichola Joss' LFW S/S 15. Image:

Legs backstage at Nichola Joss’ LFW S/S 15. Image:


Readily finding only one “cheap” option by Rimmel for around $13, the rest were mind-bogglingly pricey (Clinique: $50, Molton Brown: $70, Cle De Peau: $125 – gasp! Even the ‘Kardashian Glow’ was $35.95…really?)



I wondered how hard it could be to make a DIY body scrub at home, and as it turns out (...surprise!) it’s not hard AT ALL. Better yet, making the scrub yourself  puts you in the drivers seat to create a custom blend that’s just right for you. Grittiness, moisturisation type, and fragrance can all be tweaked.

It is very very easy, and chances are you’ll have all three ingredients sitting there waiting in the kitchen!

DIY Body Exfoliator

I began by making a basic brown sugar body scrub with the following ingredients:

I simply combined everything in a glass jar with an airtight lid, and that was that. Voila!


Read on to discover the benefits of using these particular ingredients…



  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 25th March, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    This sounds like a great idea.

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 25th March, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Natural exfoliators look like a great way to use up sugar in my pantry that I no longer will be eating (I’ve gone sugar-free).

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Friday 27th March, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Wow, good on you whatthe! Let us know how you feel after doing without sugar for a couple of weeks! I am sure the first couple of weeks will be pretty hard, but I guess once you eclipse that first couple of weeks the body will adjust…

  • Reply lovelyloves Wednesday 25th March, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Mmmm good enough to eat!!

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