4 Great Do-It-Yourself Scrub – Do It Yourself Series


Every skincare brand worth its salt has a body scrub extension to it. All of them claim; to have pure, natural ingredients, to help you reveal beautiful young and glowing skin, to fight aging and sometimes tall claims like,  fighting cellulite as well. Now on the other side, we consumers are busy people, who are always on the lookout for convenient options that will make our lives more sorted. This makes it a win-win situation.

body-scrub diy

 But, have you ever thought of making your own stuff? I’m pretty sure all of us have been through a phase when Sunday’s meant – pampering your skin and hair. Your mother or grandmother would have definitely applied a liter of homemade oil or given you a nice oil massage and followed it up with a nourishing pack. This was my brainwave moment and I decided to share a few of those recipes with you lovely women.

Fruit & Sugar Body Scrub:

fruit and sugar body scrub

What you need:

  • ½ Cup of Ripe Bananas or Papaya
  • ¼ Cup of Crystalline Sugar (white or brown)
  • Honey as needed to bring it to a spreadable consistency.

How to:-

Mash the fruit coarsely, add in the sugar and honey and mix until smooth. Don’t over mix it, otherwise sugar will lose its scrubbing properties. Now apply this scrub on moist skin in circular motions.
Fruit helps in nourishing the skin, sugar exfoliates and honey helps in clearing away blemishes.

coconut-body-scrub DIY

 Coconut Oil Scrub

Coconut oil is widely used in skincare and hair care. You can mix Sugar and Coconut oil and add a couple of drops of any essential oil of your choice to make a hydrating body scrub. This works really well for people with extra dry skin.

Desi Body Scrub/Gram Flour Scrub:-

What you need:

  • ½ Cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • ¼ Cup of Yoghurt / Buttermilk
  • 4 tsps of Lemon Juice
  • 1 pinch of Turmeric and Chandan


This serves two purposes; you can use it as a body pack and a scrub. Besan nourishes and exfoliates the skin, yoghurt and lemon help in detanning, Turmeric and Chandan work as antiseptics.

Aloe Vera Scrub:-

aloevera leaf

What you need for Aloevera scub

           ½ Ground Masoor Dal (the Orange ones)
1-2 twigs or Aloe Vera, peeled and mashed (use according to the size)
¼ Cup of tomato puree
1 tsp Red Sandalwood powder


Aloe vera soothes skin, tomato helps in de-tanning, Masoor dal helps in exfoliating and red sandalwood powder is an antiseptic.
That’s all for the day. I hope you girls found it useful. I’ll be back with more DIY posts.
Peace Out 🙂

 Have you tried any DIY Scrub above?

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    • Applying Coconut oil before a shower is common practice actually. My tuition teacher used to do it for like ten mins every single day and she had flawless skin. Adding sugar to it, aids in exfoliating. Do try it 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love it!

  1. tried aloevera and desi scrubs.. they are amazing. I generally like natural products than processed one’s. Atleast for some extent.. This is obviously a useful post. Its always better to go with these natural products rather than for some chemicals to get actual result. TFS :hug-makeup:

  2. We southies love coconut .. As oil, in food, in anything and everything !!! And you’ll find almost all houses having at least one coconut tree of their own !!

  3. Then A you should be thankful you did not get to live in Kerala !!! Though they make absolutely yummy dishes… Stomaching all that coconut oil is an acquired taste !!!

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