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Welcome to my first HOW TO Basic Beauty DIY post!

It was about time we got down to basics.
I love a challenge and I love interesting, out of the box DIYs. But I remember when I took my first steps into Beauty DIYing. I wasn’t interested that much in butters, clays and herbs. I wanted to start at the beginning.

In this first post I give you all the instructions I feel you need to make a perfect DIY Body Scrub. With a few examples to get started.

How to make your own Body Scrub - All You Need To Know  A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

1. Choose a scrubber

  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Fine Salt (Like My Rub Shower Scrub)
  • Sea Salt
  • Oatmeal – for a very gentle scrub, ideal if you have eczema or psoriasis
  • Himalayan salt – because it looks fancy
  • Dead sea salt
  • Coffee Grounds – used ones work too, but make sure to use your scrub right away


How to make your own Moisturizing Body Scrub - All You Need to Know  A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

2. Choose your oil

  • Olive oil – cheap and dang effective
  • Coconut oil – double dang effective and my personal favorite
  • Jojoba oil – for every skin type
  • Almond oil – great for dry skin
  • Grape Seed oil – doesn’t leave a greasy feel
  • Avocado oil – great for dry skin


How to make your own Easy Body Scrub - All You Need to Know | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

3. Add extra goodies

Add extra goodies to your scrub: the possibilities are endless!

  • Honey
  • Shea butter
  • Lemon or lime juice (Like my Virgin Mojito Scrub)
  • Dried spices – 1 teaspoon or less is usually enough for 1 cup of scrub
  • Dried herbs – like lavender or chamomile buds
  • Organic fruit zest – all the yucky pesticides stick to the peel so make sure to use organic
  • (Bees)wax
  • Essential oils – a few drops in total are enough, choose different essential oils for the beauty flaw(s) you want to tackle

Mix and match

Two parts of ‘dry’ ingredients for 1 part of ‘wet’ ingredients is a good rule of thumb. Use your scrubber(s) and oil(s) as your base. Add more of one or the other if you want your scrub to be more ‘solid’/’liquid’ (My Body Scrub vocabulary isn’t very good…).

Add an extra ingredient in there. It doesn’t only make your scrub look more fancy. It also makes it even more effective. Usually 1 tablespoon or even 1 teaspoon is enough. Always use your common sense when mixing and matching. And always test your new recipe first!


Let’s get started!

Coffee and Coconut Oil Scrub:

Fight Keratosis Pilaris and Cellulite at the same time with this easy scrub. Bonus: add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to improve your blood circulation and make it even more effective!

How to make an easy two ingredient scrub to fight KP (those chicken bumps on your arms) and Cellulite | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy


Coconut oil, Lime juice and Peppermint essential oil Scrub:

This refreshing Body Scrub turns every shower into a vacation. Close your eyes, start scrubbing, can you hear the sea yet?

How to make your own virgin mojito body scrub with coconut oil and lime. A perfect gift for summer | A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

Fine Salt, Coconut Oil and Lemon juice:

The fine grains make it an ideal scrub for smooth skin. Don’t use it when you have any open scrapes or cuts, though!

DUPE How to make your own Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub inspired by Lush  A DIY by The Makeup Dummy

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  1. delspire 1 July 2015 at 22:15

    Your great photos make it engaging and interesting.

  2. Chrisrina 18 April 2016 at 13:41

    Thank you for your post. They are so informed and the pics are helpful. I plan on making some to put in my gift boxes to sell. You made a comment to use the coffee one soon, why is that? How long are these good to store?

    1. tara 24 August 2016 at 16:05

      she meant you can use “used ground coffee” but because its already been brewed you would want to use it soon. otherwise regular fresh coffee grounds should last awhile. 🙂


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