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Get Your Scrub on with Our At-Home Body Polish Picks

The dry, autumn weather can really do a number on your skin, especially spots like your elbows, knees, and ankles where dead cells tend to build up and get itchy and flaky. Now is the perfect time of year to slough off all that dryness and give your skin a chance to breathe with an at-home scrub that will titillate the senses. We’ve picked a whole bunch of our favorite recipes for you to try, and here’s how to apply:

Combine the ingredients for each recipe in a large bowl. Then jump in the shower and apply the concoction of your choice to wet skin using circular strokes. Rinse with warm water for a baby soft finish and apply moisturizer as needed. Any extras can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge or shared with a friend. Remember, some of the oils can get a bit slippery so be sure to proceed with caution!

Sugar and Spice Body Polish

Bring in the new season with this spicy, warm mix straight from the kitchen. It smells amazing and will fill your whole house with the spirit of autumn.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brewed black tea
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Rosemary Lemon Salt Scrub

Grab the leftover garnishes from last night’s chicken dinner for a simple yet savory scrub that’s a real treat for the skin.

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • two tablespoons rosemary
  • zest of two lemons
  • juice of one lemon

Wake-Up Scrub

If the colder weather is making it harder for you to get out of the bed in the morning, let this yummy body polish help revive your senses.

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • ½ cup coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot

Calming Lavender Polish

If you need help falling asleep at night, this scrub has a calming scent that will stay with you as you climb into bed and drift off into la la land.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil

Citrus Sugar Polish

If you’re looking for something invigorating and super fresh, the combination of sugar and citrus will brighten both your skin and your senses.

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 5-10 drops orange or grapefruit essential oil

Decadent Dessert Scrub

Coconut oil is a cure-all and has mega moisturizing properties too. Indulge in this simple scrub for an after dinner delight without the calories!

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Mojito Mint

It’s not just the ladies who should indulge in a scrub, so here’s one you can share with the man in your life. He’ll love the oh so clean minty fresh feeling of this unisex favorite.

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • zest from one lime
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops lime essential oil

And that should do it! If you love the idea of a body scrub but would prefer to indulge in the luxury of the spa, check out our full menu of body polishes, wraps, and massage combinations right here! Do you have a favorite body scrub recipe you’d like to share? Tell us all the details on our Facebook page. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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