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How to Make a Homemade Body Scrub to Invigorate Your Skin as if You Spent the Day at the Spa

What is a scrub? Simple exfoliation skin care solutions explained

A body scrub, also known as a bath scrub or body polish, is a solution of skin care ingredients such as rice bran oil, dead sea salt, shea butter, brown sugar, and/or jojoba oil blended together for the purpose of exfoliation. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells that are dulling your skin’s appearance, and uncover new, shiny skin cells to give your skin a natural, radiant glow.

Body scrubs are an ideal solution for how to make skin glow for that perfectly toned body!

There are two main types of body scrubs: salt scrubs and sugar scrubs.You may ask, "What's the difference?"

Salt Scrub vs Sugar Scrub – Discover the difference in skin care benefits

salt bath scrub  brown sugar scrub

Salt Scrub

  •  Made with Dead Sea Salt, which unlike other salts, is very moisturizing to skin due to its high mineral content
  •  Ideal for normal, oily, combination, or dry/dehydrated skin
  •   Provides excellent exfoliation for even the most extreme dry scaly skin.
  •  Beneficial and effective for excema and or psoriasis, deep moisturizing and packed full of minerals in which the skin so desperately requires.

Sugar Scrub

  •  Made with brown sugar for a gentler, more delicate feel while exfoliating - making this scrub ideal for facial exfoliation and/or use on sensitive skin
  •  Can be made with jojoba oil or sunflower oil for superior moisturizing and to help clear acne so you can be blemish-free! Both oils (unadulterated) have excellent acne fighting properties

A salt scrub’s primary ingredient is Dead Sea Salt. Dead Sea Salt, in addition to being a great moisturizer and exfoliator, also has the unique ability to deep-cleanse your skin’s pores, making them less noticeable for those times when you want to show some skin. Salt scrubs are ideal for people with oily, normal, combination, or dry/dehydrated skin.

Sugar Scrubs are ideal for sensitive skin, as sugar scrubs have a gentler feel. Sugar scrubs are also an ideal choice if you wish to exfoliate your face.

Sugar Scrubs: An exfoliation alternative for sensitive skin revealed!

Castle Baths' owner and product formulator Laura Thomas discusses the inspiration and benefits behind our brown sugar body scrubs. This video was filmed on-site in our product-making room with absolutely no editing, so you can be completely sure our body scrubs are indeed handmade with completely natural ingredients.

Whether you choose a Dead Sea Salt body scrub or brown sugar body scrub, we suggest you follow up by showering with our Dead Sea salt soap. Our Dead Sea salt soap will help you protect your newly exfoliated skin and keep it looking like you just spent a day at the spa. It is designed to moisturize, not strip oils from your skin like mass-manufactured commercial soap.  It's actually designed as a 80% moisturizing bar- leaving your freshly showered skin silky soft.

Simple and proven body scrubs recipes for irresistible, "day at the spa" skin - you'll be so touchable!

Below are some body scrubs recipes you can make yourself at home. We offer a spa-quality source for all the skin care ingredients listed below for you to use in your own home spa creations. For your convenience, we have also included a brief description of why each ingredient listed is good for your skin, and where you can learn more about each if you wish.

Extra Bonus: Don't forget your feet! We've included a complimentary foot scrub recipe!

Body Scrub

  •  Cold Pressed Rice Bran Oil (2oz)
  •  Authentic Dead Sea Salt (2oz)
  •  Organic Unrefined Shea Butter (1/2 tsp.)
  •  Therapeutic Essential Oil (2-3 drops)

Face Scrub

  •  Organic Sunflower or Organic Jojoba Oil for acne (2 oz)
  •  Fresh Brown sugar (3-4oz)
  •  Organic Unrefined Shea Butter (1/2 tsp.)
  •  Therapeutic Essential Oil (2-3 drops)

Foot Scrub (for hands or feet)

  • Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil  or Rice Bran Oil (2oz)
  • Authentic Dead Sea Salt (2oz)
  • Organic Unrefined Shea Butter (1/2 tbsp.)
  • Therapeutic Essential Oil (2-3 drops)
Directions: Melt Shea Butter slightly and then add other listed ingredients. Stir until consistency is even.

Skin Care Ingredients

Skin Care Benefits

Purchase Ingredients

Authentic Dead Sea Salt Dead Sea Salt deep-cleanses your skin's pores and inner layers and exfoliates the dead skin cells from your body to uncover fresh, youthful, radiant skin with a glow so you can feel like you spend the day at a spa. Exotic Earth Unscented Dead Sea Salt
Cold Pressed Rice Bran Oil Cold Pressed Rice Bran Oil moisturizes your skin and helps give you an even skin tone so your skin will look soft and consistent in color when you show it off this season.  Exotic Earth Cold Pressed Rice Bran Oil
Organic Unrefined Shea Butter Shea Butter helps your skin retain not only moisture, but also much-needed oil to help those with dry/dehydrated skin resist premature aging. It also helps keep your skin from peeling while you sunbathe. Exotic Earth Unrefined Shea Butter
Therapeutic Essential Oil Essential Oils have aromatherapy benefits to help you feel relaxed, energized, romantic, or sexy and confident, and can also help with other ailments of the skin and body.  Essential Oil of Pink Grapefruit
Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil Sunflower Oil is another excellent moisturizer, especially for feet. It also can be used for acne according to folk tradition Exotic Earth Sunflower Oil