Natural Body Scrub

A natural body scrub is a wonderful way to get rid of dead skin and maintain healthy, vibrant looking skin. Not only can it help remove the top layer of surface dirt and oils on your face or body but regular exfoliation also stimulates collagen production for smoother, firmer-looking skin in addition to a brightened complexion. You don’t need any fancy store bought items either; making your own homemade scrub with ingredients from you pantry will work just fine!

Natural Body Scrub

Which is better for exfoliating salt or sugar?

Salt is typically used in a natural body scrub or polishes because of its coarse texture, which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells. It is also known to have detoxifying properties and can help to improve circulation.

Sugar, on the other hand, is a gentler exfoliant and is often used in face scrubs or body polishes for sensitive skin. It is also a natural humectant, which means it helps to keep skin hydrated.

It depends on personal preference and skin type, salt scrubs can be more beneficial for people with oily skin or looking to detoxify, while a sugar scrub is better for people with dry or sensitive skin.
Here’s a recipe that will leave your skin bright and glowing.

Lemon Zest Natural Body Scrub

Here is a simple recipe for a natural body scrub using lemon and rosemary:



  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar and grapeseed oil.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice, rosemary leaves, and lemon zest.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Use the scrub in the shower or bath, gently rubbing it over your skin in circular motions.
  5. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Note: Be careful when using this scrub, as the lemon can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Avoid using it before sunbathing or going outside for an extended period of time.

Explanation of Ingredients

Epsom Salts

Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, are commonly used in body scrubs because of their exfoliating properties. They help to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Additionally, Epsom salts have been known to have several benefits for the skin, such as reducing inflammation and soothing sore muscles.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a light and non-greasy oil that is often used in body scrubs because of its moisturizing properties. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and it helps to hydrate and nourish the skin. Additionally, it is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is high in citric acid, which helps to naturally exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. The acidity in lemon juice also helps to brighten the skin and even out the skin tone, and it helps to reduce the appearance of age spots and blemishes.

Rosemary Leaves

Rosemary leaves are high in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. The leaves also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritated skin. Additionally, the herb has been known to have a toning effect on the skin and help improve the skin’s appearance.

Lemon Zest

Lemon zest is high in vitamin C and citric acid, which can help to brighten the skin and even out the skin tone. It also contains antioxidants which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Lemon zest also helps to unclog the pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

The honey in your pantry will work just fine, but one way to personalize this body polish is to select the honey of your choice. Each type of honey can have different benefits when used in a body polish. For example:

  • Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial properties and can be beneficial for treating acne and other skin conditions.
  • Raw honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps to retain moisture in the skin. It can also help to soothe and calm irritated skin.
  • Orange blossom honey is rich in antioxidants and can help to brighten and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

When combined, these ingredients can create a powerful natural body scrub that can help to exfoliate, brighten, moisturize, and soothe the skin.

FAQ – Natural Body Scrub

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  1. Reply

    I try to use all natural ingredients with everything I put together. Making a natural body scrub looks like it would be so much healthier for your skin!

    1. Reply

      Yes, and the lemon zest smell great!

  2. Reply

    I love a good body scrub. These tips are fabulous and I love they are natural, too. Thank you for the suggestions.

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome!

    • Michael
    • January 30, 2023

    Homemade essential oil scrubs are the best! I’ve never tried lemon zest before. I’ll make this next!

  3. Reply

    Ooohhhh….thank you for responding to the very last question about using regular salt. I have always wondered about that.

  4. Reply

    very nice benefits! natural body scrub sure sounds like it does wonders 🙂

  5. Reply

    I love making my own skincare products! This looks super easy to make. I’ll have to try it.

    • Cindy
    • January 31, 2023

    Love the recipe! I’ve been using sugar but Im going to try your suggestion of Epsom salt.

  6. Reply

    I love using natural products for my body and this definitely amazing to have and has good smell.

    • Kat
    • January 31, 2023

    Natural products are always much better than any commercial product especially when it is handmade with carefully selected natural ingredients.

    • Bedabrata Chakraborty
    • February 1, 2023

    I have never used body scrubs before. However, you have got me enrolled and i am so tempted. Love the scent of lemon zest.

  7. Reply

    I love all things natural when it comes to skin-care products. I use Lemon Body Scrub as weel in the shower. It leaves my body feeling smooth and soft.

  8. Reply

    One of my favorite travel experiences was floating in the Dead Sea. And Lemon Zest sounds great and usually smells good to.

  9. Reply

    I haven’t thought too much about health skin before since it wastes time and effort to take care. But now I will surely think about it with natural body scrub. Honestly I prefer natural things and chemical ones.

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