Sunday, 23 March 2014

How to make your own hand and body scrub


Like most people I use my hands a lot, whether it is cleaning, washing-up, polishing, ironing or typing to name just a few of my every day things, it takes it toll on my skin, not to mention the ever change in weather which can leave my hands feeling really dry and horrible.  

A few weeks ago I shared a post on my blog about how I love to use Coconut Oil and listed some of the ways I like to use it best, which you can see HERE. In that post I mentioned a quick recipe that you can use at home to make your own scrub.  Today's post is a similar scrub which I have been using, made at home in my kitchen and given it takes less than ten minutes to make, I thought I would share it with you.

All you will need to make this scrub is:


  • 1 Kilner Jar because it has a secure lid
  • A tablespoon, 
  • A knife to cut the orange
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar which will act as your exfoliant to remove dead, dry and flaking skin
  • 1/4 cup of Pure Coconut oil, this will soften and moisturise your skin 
  • 1-2 tablespoon's of freshly squeezed orange juice which smells wonderful and is both invigorating and uplifting
I have the little ramekin as an extra for when I squeeze the orange juice onto a spoon for measuring so it can catch any excess juice.

Once you have gathered all of the things you need for this scrub, all you need to do is follows:

Put the coconut oil directly into the Kilner jar which is where it is going to stay and then add the sugar.  Once both of these ingredients are in the jar, give them a stir, using your tablespoon, to ensure they are mixed together, then do a little test to see how if you are happy with the coarseness of the mixture by taking a small amount out of the jar and place it on your skin and then rub gently, if you are happy that it will give your skin a good scrub leave it as it is, if not add a little more sugar and test it again.  

How to make your own hand and body scrub

How to make your own hand and body scrub

How to make your own hand and body scrub

Once you are happy with your scrub, cut your orange in half and then squeeze the juice onto the tablespoon, add it to your scrub and mix it in before repeating.  Again, give your scrub a really good mix and again text it on your skin.  If you are happy with it, clean the edges around the top of the jar, securely close the lid.  

A little tip - You need to ensure your scrub is stored in a cool, dry place and I would recommend leaving it for 24 hours or overnight before using it to give the coconut oil time to solidify again before using.

How to make your own hand and body scrub


Now I have used this scrub on my lips, legs, arms and hands to date and it is really lovely, effective and best of all cheap, not to mention really effective on dry skin.  It also makes a nice little gift for someone too.

Have you ever made your own products at home?

15 comments:

  1. i have to try :)) great idea

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  2. Wow. This is a great idea. The vitamin C in the orange juice would also be great for the skin.

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  3. I really want to make this now! Looks super simple and it sounds like it would smell good too :)

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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  4. great idea! definitely trying this :) xx
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  5. Ohhh! This sounds amazing! The citrus must make it smell so good with the coconut oil!!
    Kallie @ But First Coffee

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  6. This is a great beauty recipe - I was using my Lush Lip Scrub the other day and thinking "i bet I could make this" - perfect timing.

    Love Zoe x
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  7. Love this idea I'll certainly give it a try as well as with different fragrance options! x

    Keeley x
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  8. Oh wow I love the sound of this! A great cheaper alternative to Lush's lip scrub too :) x

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  9. Such a simple DIY, will definitely have to give this a go :D

    Peach Pow XO

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  10. Such a cute idea :) I wish I wasn't so lazy at stuff like this hehe as it's such a cute jar! Xx

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  11. I am impressed! Think I might give a try when I have the time xox

    Kirsty : Tartan Bones

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  12. Such a good idea...
    Thank you so much... ^^

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  13. This is a great idea, not only as a little gift for someone special but also to save money. It so much fun to have a god at making DIY cosmetics and beauty products xx

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