This DIY Body Scrub with sugar, coconut oil, chamomile, and calendula smells delicious and will leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed!
There’s nothing quite like a DIY body scrub. Many DIY bath and body recipes are easy (or at least claim to be), but there’s simply nothing easier than a sugar scrub.
Beyond that, they’re customizable, and the recipe is so basic you can really get creative without fear!
You can easily add more oil for a looser scrub, or add more sugar for a dryer scrub. You can choose coconut oil, or any other carrier oil of your choice. Add some essential oils, fresh or dried herbs for a beautiful, delicious smell and to cater to your specific needs!
One thing is for sure, no matter how you choose to make your DIY body scrub, it will come out smelling sweet and fresh, and it will leave your skin feeling soft and radiant.
I particularly love using this scrub on my legs after shaving (which is a rare occurrence these days). It scrubs away dead/dry skin, and calendula and chamomile are both wonderful for skincare. They’re in my top 5 list of herbs to always keep around.
I highly recommend using coconut oil in your DIY scrub recipes, not just because coconut oil is amazing, but because it adds to the scrub’s wonderful scent!
Some Other Carrier Oils To Consider:
- Almond Oil – Wonderful base carrier oil, used to moisturize the skin. (It’s my go-to for herbal infusions.)
- Jojoba Oil – High-quality oil that doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin (my second favorite, simply because it can get pricey.)
- Grapeseed Oil – Gentle and moisturizing, and it’s said to help tighten skin. Commonly used in creams.
- Olive Oil – Contains antioxidants and leaves your skin feeling super soft. (The downside? The smell isn’t great.)
DIY Body Scrub Recipe (Chamomile & Calendula)
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Ingredients For DIY Body Scrub:
- 1 cup White Sugar
- 2 tbsp Dried Calendula Flowers (finely ground)
- 2 tbsp Dried Chamomile Flowers (finely ground)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 2 4-oz Mason Jar
To be clear, I eyeballed this recipe when I made it. I’m not sure what the exact measurements need to be in order to fill a 4 oz mason jar. If you’re making these as gifts, please forgive me! I wish I could tell you exact measurements. There’s no science behind making this body scrub.
If you want a dryer consistency, add more sugar. If you want it looser, add more coconut oil. Adjust the flowers as you see fit! There are no rules. Regardless, this is a cheap and easy gift idea, so don’t stress too much about the measurements or costs. It will be cheap, aside from the jars.
How To Make DIY Body Scrub:
1. In A Small Blender, Grind The Chamomile and Calendula
You want the flowers to be pretty fine. It doesn’t have to be a dust, but you’ll want to be able to incorporate it into scrub easily.
2. Mix Ingredients In A Bowl
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, until you reach your desired consistency.
3. Optional: Add Essential Oils
You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and stir to combine. I didn’t add any to this recipe because I’m pregnant, and I wanted a nice, mild scent.
4. Transfer To A Small Mason Jar
Scoop the scrub into a small mason jar and tightly screw the lid for storage. Or, use it right then and there! You’re all done!
Apply this scrub to any area on your body (of course, be careful on your sensitive areas) and rinse after for smooth, happy skin!
You can also apply this DIY body scrub while in the shower or bath for an easy cleanup! You don’t have to store this in the fridge, but you certainly can. When sealed correctly, it should have a shelf life of about 3 months.
If something feels, looks, or smells off, throw out and do not use it! I’ve never run into this problem, especially since I make my scrubs in small batches.
If you were inspired by my recipe, I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook, or drop a comment below to let me know how it turned out. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
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