my natural and homemade scrubs to exfoliate the skin

Natural and homemade skin products or I would like to say skin remedies, are always better than chemical added products.

If you’re like me who is having sensitive skin, then probably you are too facing skin issues while using any skin product.

Therefore, seeing my sensitive skin, I tend to find homemade yet effective solutions to my skincare. And, one of them is a skin scrub.

Yes, I have been using homemade scrubs for my skin for many years, and believe me, it’s giving phenomenal results to me!

Why skin scrubs?

Exfoliating is essential for a vibrant and healthy looking skin.

In fact, the process also removes dead skin cells, which in turn, gives you flawless skin far away from any skin problems! 

See what the American academy of dermatology has to say on this.

Also, when you opt for homemade skin products, you fall into a very inexpensive and easy way to make your skin better. As the ingredients you need are always straight from your kitchen!

Natural and homemade scrubs

So without any further delay, let’s dive into the natural and homemade scrubs which are not just chemical-free but much more beneficial for getting youthful and glowing skin:

Rice flour, honey and rose water

Homemade scrubs

This is my favorite skin scrub and I use it very often, anytime of the year.

Rice flour has the ability to remove dead skin cells and make your skin brighter.

Honey, on the other hand, provides moisture to the skin and has healing properties. While rosewater adds a cooling effect to the skin.

Let’s prepare:

  • Take 1 spoon of rice flour in a bowl.
  • Add 1 spoon of honey to it.
  • Now, slowly add rose water to make a smooth paste.
  • Take a small portion, and rub gently on the skin in a clockwise manner.
  • After doing massage for 10 minutes, rinse with the normal water.
  • Those having oily skin can do this twice a week while dry and sensitive skin just needs once per week.

Honey and sugar

Homemade scrubs

Apart from healing benefits, honey also deals with any of your scars, sunburn, acne, or blackheads issues with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

While sugar is also a great exfoliator, it acts as an anti-aging ingredient and eliminates any dead skin cells to give you fresh, youthful skin. 

Let’s prepare:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with an equal amount of brown sugar (I have used white sugar here. Though, brown sugar is preferable for the face and other sensitive skin areas. White sugar can be used normally for the rest of the body.)
  • If you want, you can add any of the natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil (optional).
  • Stir well to make a thick paste.
  • Gently apply this paste to the skin in a circular motion.
  • After doing this for 5 minutes, wash off your face.
  • Once per week will be effective.

Turmeric, gram flour and honey

homemade scrubs

This is one of the most natural and homemade scrubs. If you have acne, oily skin, dry skin, or even skin inflammation, there are a number of benefits of gram flour to opt for skincare issues.

Furthermore, in addition to turmeric, this scrub gives you magical skin. Turmeric due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory components gives you the natural glow as well as heals any skin condition you may have.

Let’s prepare

  • Add equal amounts of gram flour (besan), raw honey, and milk cream (malai) to the bowl (preferably 1 tablespoon).
  • Make a smooth paste by pouring rose water or even plain water (I use rose water).
  • Rub this mixture on your skin and face for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Use this homemade body scrub once or twice a week.

Coffee and sugar

homemade scrubs

Besides used as a beverage, coffee has a great potential as a remedy for the skin too, thanks to its antioxidant behavior.

For me, coffee has worked as a key homemade body scrub. It has resolved my acne scars, cellulite skin, and fine lines. Also, it improves blood flow in your skin helping with the younger skin.

Nowadays, coffee is a popular ingredient for many DIY body scrubs out there.

See what a study available on ResearchGate has to say!

Let’s prepare:

  • First, take a half cup of coffee and add the same amount of sugar to it. (If you don’t want to use sugar, honey will also do the trick!)
  • Combine all thoroughly to get the right consistency.
  • Additionally, you can even add olive oil or coconut oil to this mixture.
  • Gently massage and exfoliate your skin by using this homemade scrub for 5-10 minutes.
  • clean up the skin with lukewarm water.
  • For better results, use it twice a week.

Fuller’s earth, Aloe Vera and rose water

aloe vera, rose water, fuller's earth

When I am talking about skincare with homemade scrubs, how can I miss this cool homemade scrub!

What’s great about the fuller’s earth, or Multani Mitti, is it pulls out all the dirt, oil, and impurities, resulting in an improved skin tone and a smooth texture.

It also allows your skin to breathe by opening any clogged pores and even effective on dark spots and inflammation.

While Aloe vera, heals any cuts, sunburns, and skin conditions like Psoriasis. Not only this, but it also provides soothing effects when applied to the skin, hence easing any skin irritation.

Let’s prepare

  • Take a bowl and add one cup of fuller’s earth into it.
  • Get a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and extract the gel from it (avoiding latex!).
  • Mix both the ingredients well while adding a few drops of rose water.
  • Use this fine paste to apply on the skin and rinse with normal water after 5 minutes.
  • Once a week is more suitable.

Oatmeal, honey and milk

oatmeal, honey and milk

Being a natural exfoliator, oatmeal is one of the great homemade body scrubs that deserves to be on this list.

Apart from removing dead skin cells, oatmeal also acts as a natural cleanser. It helps to treat dry skin by maintaining skin moisture. 

Additionally, zinc in the oatmeal fights acne-causing bacteria and frees the pores of excess oil.

Milk is the best cleanser and moisturizer handily available from the kitchen. Making skin smooth and soft, it is also an anti-aging and exfoliating ingredient one can use with any skin type.

Let’s prepare:

  • Prepare this homemade scrub by adding 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with the exact amount of milk and honey.
  • Let the mixture rest until it becomes smooth.
  • Using a spoon, stir the paste well and apply it to the skin.
  • Massage gently for 10-15 minutes and wash off with normal water.
  • Follow this once or twice a week.

So, these are all my favourite natural and homemade scrubs. Even though they work for all skin types, I recommend you to take a small portion and apply it on a small area of the hand first to avoid any reactions.

Leave there for a few minutes, if you don’t feel any irritation, it’s good to go!

If you’ve your own skin scrubs secrets, do let me know in the comments!