How to make vegan body scrub at home
Being vegan is a lifestyle choice that not only impacts one's diet, but also the choice of products to use in everyday life: from those for home care to those for the care of one's body. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right product for yourself and be sure it's one hundred percent vegan and cruelty-free.
A practical solution to this problem is to prepare some of these products at home. One of the easiest and quickest to make, is a body scrub. Regular exfoliation with a scrub is an important part of any skincare routine to help get rid of dead cells that can clog pores and allows the skin to nourish and hydrate, facilitating the deeper penetration of other products, making them more effective.
Preparing a body scrub at home gives extra peace of mind that the end product is fully vegan and chemical free, as well as reducing the consumption of plastic derived from the packaging - plus it's super easy and great fun to make too.
Here are a selection of V-Land favourites that we simply had to share with our readers, there are several recipes to choose from, so try to find the one that's right for you.
Brown sugar scrub:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil of your choice, such as coconut, jojoba, olive, almond, or grapeseed
Essential oils (optional)
•Add brown sugar and oil to a bowl.
•Mix until the right consistency is reached, adding more sugar or oil if necessary.
•If desired, add a drop or two of essential oil and stir the mixture.
•When satisfied with the texture and fragrance of the scrub, pour it into a reusable container.
½ cup coffee grounds
2 tbsp hot water
1 tbsp Coconut oil, warmed
•Add coffee grounds and hot water to a bowl and mix.
•Add coconut oil, and if necessary to achieve the right consistency plus coffee grounds or oil.
•When the right consistency is reached, pour into a container.
Sea salt scrub:
½ cup sea salt
½ cup oil of your choice
Essential oils (optional)
•Add the sea salt and the chosen oil to a bowl.
•Mix until the right consistency is reached, adding oil or salt if necessary.
•Add a drop or two of essential oil if desired.
•Pour into a container.
Green tea sugar scrub:
2 teabags green tea
½ cup hot water
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
•Add the teabags to hot water and leave to cool.
•Add brown sugar to a bowl.
•Add coconut oil and mix it with sugar.
•Add the cooled tea to the sugar mix.
•If the miscella is too crumbly, add more coconut oil. If it's too soggy, add more brown sugar.
•When the scrub has reached the right consistency, pour into a container.
If you liked our recipes for a DIY scrub and want to switch to a completely vegan beauty routine, check out also Eco Whipped skincare products!