DIY Natural Body Scrub

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Back in February, I made a little trip back to my college town, Harrisonburg, VA to visit some friends and to do a pop-up shop. Afterwards, my friend Jessica and I, went downtown to explore all the new shops and restaurants and I was so excited to see this super cute airstream renovated into a shop for with Simplicity. 

We popped inside and were blown away by all the gorgeous products crafted with natural ingredients and in the back a DIY Body Scrub station. I had been wanting to create my own body scrub and loved how each step was laid out for me. It was so easy {and made a bomb natural scrub} that I had to share this DIY with you all {last minute gift anyone?}. You don’t have to be too specific with any measurement as this scrub is pretty flexible with how much of each ingredient you use, as it’s really a customizable experience.

Trust your intuition, play around, and enjoy!

Here’s my DIY Body Scrub recipe inspired by the DIY scrub bar at with Simplicity for those who don’t live in H’burg. ❤

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Photo Feb 25, 3 18 13 PM

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Ingredients ~

  • 1 cup {or however much you’d like to make} of either white sugar or salt (sugar is more gentle but salt is a stronger cleanser for dry skin. If you have sensitive skin go with sugar)
  •  2-3 tbsp of your choice of a base oil such as coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan sea salt (optional)
  • 1-3 tbsp dried flowers such as lavender or rose (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp flower powder such as hibiscus (optional)
  • 3-10 drops of your favorite essential oil such as peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, rose, lemon, etc
  • jar or container

How to ~

As you can see, many of the ingredients are optional. The key players here are your sugar or salt, base oil, and essential oil, the rest are just beautiful add-ons!

STEP ONE: Create your salt/sugar base by mixing together your choice of either salt or sugar and your choice of your base oil in a bowl. The amount of oil you add is completely up to you and whether you prefer a more oily scrub or a less oily scrub. I prefer sugar to salt and love to use either coconut oil and grapeseed oil.

*Please be aware that oils will cause your tub to become slippery, use with caution.

STEP TWO (optional): Add your choice of dried flowers and flower powder to add a gorgeous color and accents. I used hibiscus powder and lavender petals. This step is completely optional but does make your scrub a beautiful color, naturally. Mix well.

STEP THREE: Add 3-10 drops your choice of essential oils. I used lavender and peppermint. Add a few drops, smell and then add more if you need more. As the oils set they will become stronger so stop when you feel like the smell is almost there. Mix well.

STEP FOUR: Pack your scrub mixture into your jar or container. If you’re creating this as a gift maybe create a little-handcrafted label, tie it up with some ribbon and fir sprigs (Christmas tree trimmings) and you have a perfect handmade gift!

Play around, experiment and see what you like! Have fun and enjoy this creative process. Tag us at @Malabella_Jewels on Instagram if you recreate this scrub so we can see!

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DIY Scrub Bar ~ With Simplicity 

Inspired Recipe ~ Hannah Skedsvold

Jewels ~ Malabella Jewels

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