DIY Winter Skin Essentials

Exfoliation is one of the best ways to keep your skin in great condition this winter. We always prefer getting a relaxing body scrub at the spa, but when we can’t get away our next-best option is to go the DIY route. This holiday season, even if you can’t get yourself to the spa you can still gift your skin some love with the following DIY body scrub recipes. Cheers!

1. Lavender Vanilla Scrub
The soothing scent of lavender and vanilla is perfect for an everyday relaxation scrub. This recipe includes sugar, grape seed oil, vanilla extract and lavender essential oil for a spa-tacular break from the busy (and sometimes hectic) holiday season. Don’t forget to give yourself some very well-deserved me-time! Full recipe here.

2. Banana Sugar Body Scrub
Ready to toss your brown bananas? Not so fast! Put your bananas to good use with a rejuvenating banana sugar body scrub. This recipe includes an over-ripe banana, granulated sugar and pure vanilla extract. If you’re not a fan of vanilla, you can switch it out for your favorite essential oil. Full recipe here.

3. Coconut Sugar Scrub
You can jet off to a tropical vacation without leaving the comforts of your home with this coconut sugar scrub! We love this recipe because it includes items that are likely to already be in your pantry, including: coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla extract. It really is as easy as one, two and three! Full recipe here.

4. Coffee Body Scrub
Just in time for the season’s holiday parties, exfoliate those dimples away! Coffee is one of our go-to anti-cellulite ingredients, so we absolutely love tossing it into a scrub. This recipe combines coffee grounds, and skin-soothing coconut oil and sea salt for a bit of extra exfoliation. Full recipe here.

5. Candy Cane Body Scrub
PopSugar recommends getting in “mint condition” with a candy cane body scrub. This recipe is amazing because it can double as the perfect DIY gift for friends and family. All you have to do is crush a few candy canes mixed in with olive oil and peppermint essential oil, and dress up your recipe in a festive glass jar with a lid. Full recipe here.

There you have it, winter beauties! We hope these easy-to-make body scrub recipes will get you in the DIY spirit this season.