Best DIY Body Scrub for Dry Skin

Ready to create the ultimate DIY body scrub? Your ticket to glowing, radiant skin! Body scrubs for winter are a skincare essential, offering a multitude of benefits that go beyond just exfoliation. Our skin, the body's largest organ, constantly sheds dead skin cells to make way for new ones. However, sometimes these old cells can build up, leading to dullness and roughness. Here's where body scrubs come to the rescue.

By gently scrubbing away dead skin cells, body scrubs encourage the skin's natural regeneration process. This not only reveals fresh, youthful skin underneath but also stimulates blood flow, promoting a healthy, radiant complexion.

Understanding the skin's anatomy is crucial—the outermost layer, the epidermis, is where dead skin cells accumulate. Regular exfoliation with a scrub helps slough off these cells, allowing skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.

When choosing a body scrub, consider the texture. A creamy scrub, as opposed to an oily one, can provide a luxurious and nourishing experience. Creamy textures often contain ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil, which deeply hydrate and soften the skin. This ensures that not only are you exfoliating, but you're also feeding your skin with rich, moisture-locking ingredients.

Now, let's talk about the ingredients that can truly elevate the scrub experience —essential oils. Adding essential oils to your DIY body scrub will transform  it to a spa-like experience. Essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, or citrus oils not only impart delightful scents but also offer additional skincare benefits. Lavender calms and soothes, eucalyptus refreshes and invigorates, while citrus oils brighten and energize the skin.

So, now that you know a little more about creamy body scrubs and why they are so beneficial for your skin, let's make one and treat your skin to some well-deserved pampering with our Best DIY Body Scrub recipe. Simple, effective, and oh-so-indulgent, it's time to reveal your healthiest, most vibrant skin yet!

DIY Body Scrub

Best DIY Body Scrub Ingredients:

Shea Butter is the solid fatty extract pressed from the seed, or nut, of Shea Tree, that grows in areas of Africa. What makes this butter extract solid is its notable percentage of specific fatty acids, like stearic acid and lauric acid, that make it solidify when cooled, and liquify when heated. These same fatty acids have also been shown to have powerful skin reparative and protective properties, and can be applied to the skin to help reduce tissue damages, soothe away inflammation and help nourish and fortify the skin from further damage and irritation.

Marula Oil - expeller pressed from the nut of the Marula tree that is native to South Africa.  Its benefits for the skin and hair are well documented. It is soothing and calming to irritation, and offers powerful skin reparative properties that have been shown to improve the appearance of the skin by increasing the skin’s vibrancy.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) is steam distilled from the orchid-like flowers of a very fragrant tree that is native to Polynesia. The oil is loaded with molecules that encourage the skin to balance skin tone and vibrancy, while cleansing and toning.  It also has many benefits to improve our mood, like releasing worry and anxiety, and helping us feel more calm. The jasmine-like floral aroma is immediately soothing to our skin and mind.

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the common lavender plant.  This essential oil has been studied and used for hundreds of years for its remarkable benefits for our skin.  From healing wounds, cuts, scrapes and burns, to soothing inflammation and evening skin tone.  Lavender essential oil is a must have ingredient for any facial product.  Plus the aroma is so relaxing, it quickly wipes away all expression of stress and worry.

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata) is steam distilled from the resin of the unique frankincense species that grows in India.  This particular frankincense has a slightly different aroma than the Frankincense we associate with ritual practice and ceremony, but it shares similar healing benefits for the skin.  Known for its remarkable ability to support the skin’s innate skill to repair and restore, Frankincense essential oil can help balance skin tone, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What tools you will need to make your DIY Butter Scrub Recipe

  • Small metal or glass bowl
  • Glass beakers or measuring cups
  • Stirrers, either metal or glass
  • Electric Mixer, like a Kitchenaid, or a hand-held mixer.
  • Digital Scale
  • Silicone spatula
  • 2 (2 oz / 50 gram) glass jars with tight fitting lids
  • Blank Labels
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients for body butter whipped DIY:

  • 50 grams (approximately 4 TBSP) of Shea Butter
  • 20 grams (2 tsp) of Marula Oil
  • 1 gram (20 drops) of Vitamin E Oil
  • 100 grams of fine organic sugar

Here are the best essential oils for body butter:

  • 5 drops of Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata) essential oil
  • 6 drops of Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) essential oil
  • 11 drops of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil


  • Before starting to make the recipe make sure the area where you will be blending is very clean. That means wiping down counter spaces with rubbing alcohol and putting away any food items and extra clutter.  Once your counter space, or table top is clean, line the area with some parchment paper, pull your hair back and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Set out your digital scale and all other blending tools so they are easy to grab when needed.
  • Bring out all of your ingredients so they are accessible.
  • Using your small digital scale, and measuring spoons, start measuring out each ingredient separately into their own beaker or measuring cup, until you have every ingredient laid out in front of you.
  • Pour together the marula oil, vitamin E and essential oils into a beaker and mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Add the Shea Butter to the medium size mixing bowl and start whipping it with your mixer until the butter is light and fluffy.
  • Once the Shea Butter reaches this fluffy consistency, slowly start drizzling in your blended marula oil, Vitamin E and essential oils, making sure to scrape down the sides with your spatula until the butter is velvety and creamed.
  • Slowly pour in the sugar and mix thoroughly using your spatula, and not the electric mixer.
  • Using your spatula, portion out the butter scrub into your 2 glass jars and cap tightly
  • Create a name for your butter scrub and write the name and the ingredients on your label and affix to your jars.
  • Use as often as needed.

Scrub for Dry Skin

Here are 3 Benefits of using your DIY Scrub for Dry Skin

1. Smooth and Soft Skin: Regularly exfoliating the skin with a DIY scrub containing shea butter, marula oil, and essential oils helps to slough off dead skin cells, revealing smoother and softer skin underneath. The gentle exfoliation removes the build-up of dull, rough patches, leaving the skin feeling silky and touchably smooth.

2. Deep Hydration and Nourishment: Shea butter and marula oil are both rich in moisturizing and nourishing properties. When used in a DIY scrub, they deeply hydrate the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dryness. This helps to restore the skin's natural barrier, keeping it supple and healthy-looking. The essential oils, such as lavender or citrus oils, further enhance the hydration process, leaving the skin feeling deeply nourished and revitalized.

3. Enhanced Skin Radiance: The combination of shea butter, marula oil, and essential oils in a DIY scrub works together to promote skin radiance. By removing dead skin cells and encouraging cell turnover, the scrub helps to reveal fresh, glowing skin. The essential oils, with their added benefits like calming or invigorating properties, contribute to a brighter and more vibrant complexion. Regular use of this luxurious scrub can result in skin that looks rejuvenated, luminous, and beautifully radiant.

Let us know how your new DIY butter scrub makes your skin feel!

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