Simplify Your Skin // 5 Scrubs That Work

Delicious, smooth, velvety, can’t-stop-touching-yourself skin. That’s what I love about a scrub – it’s the simplest way to get skin that is so soft, it looks it.

There’s something really amazing that happens when you realize just how capable you are of creating your own skincare, using simple ingredients and getting amazing results.

It’s a game-changer!

You get a very real sense of empowerment, not needing to buy all of these random products. It creates a strong inner beauty and if any recipe can demonstrate this, I think you’ll find it here.

The Baby Soft Scrub | littlegreendot.com

The Baby Soft Scrub

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Not only buffs your skin – but the lactic and glycolic acids (AHAs) from the milk and sugar, help to eat away at dead skin cells and reveal that baby soft skin. You can use this scrub from head to toe!

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tbsp oat powder
  • 4-5 tbsp oil of choice
Directions:
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Add in the oil, slowly until it reaches a consistency that you like.
  • Amount makes a single use. Leave it on for 10 minutes as a mask.
  • Scrub your skin 2x per week for best results.
The Cleopatra Scrub | littlegreendot.com

The Cleopatra Scrub

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Has all the rich, beautifying ingredients that we’ve known about and used for centuries. The beautifying effects are no secret – but you have to apply it to feel it.

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds meal
  • 2 tbsp baking soda (or fine sea salt)
  • 1 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp oil of choice
Directions:
  • Mix all the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately.
  • Combine together.
  • The consistency is thick and light.
  • This scrub works best on damp skin. If you use sea salt, you can leave the scrub on for 10 minutes as a mask.
  • Use it twice per week for best results.
The Detox Scrub | littlegreendot.com

The Detox Scrub

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Is super loving, cleansing and soothing. It has very powerful ingredients that heal and protect the skin and reduce inflammation. Make sure to use aloe straight from the leaf, or 100% pure aloe from a bottle.

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup fine sea salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp mashed cucumber
  • 1 tbsp aloe gel
  • 4 tbsp oil of choice
Directions:
  • Mix all the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Combine together.
  • This scrub works best on damp skin. Leave the scrub on for 10 minutes as a skin mask.
  • Use it twice per week for best results.
The Shower Workout Scrub | littlegreendot.com

The Shower Workout Scrub

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Is just that – a workout! The more you get into it, the better the effects. Dampen your body, turn off the water and do squats at you scrub up and down your legs, squeeze your booty! I’m not kidding! You’ll get a fantastic glow, the softest yummiest skin and a little workout in your day.

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 4-5 tbsp oil of choice
Directions:
  • Mix all the dry ingredients until well combined, slowly pour in the oil until it reaches a consistency you like.
  • This scrub works best on damp skin. Leave the scrub on for 10 minutes as a skin mask.
  • Use it twice per week for best results.
The Seize the Day Scrub | littlegreendot.com

The Seize the Day Scrub

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Wakes up your skin! It’s the most refreshing shower you’ll ever take and leaves your skin glowing!

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh mint
  • 4 tbsp oil of choice
Directions:
  • Mix the ginger, mint and lemon zest until well combined.
  • Mix into the salt and slowly pour in the oil until it reaches a consistency you like.
  • This scrub works best on damp skin. Use it twice per week for best results.

There’s nothing new about a scrub, but when you get into a rhythm of making them and using them, and seeing those beautiful results – something just clicks – and life feels simpler. I’m such a fan and I hope you give one of these recipes a try.

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Comments (10)

  • militza
    Elizabeth Reply

    I would like to to try the Cleopatra scrub, but yogurt will unsettle me. Is there please anything that could be used in place of it?

    militza

    Hi Elizabeth! Yes! Try coconut milk powder – I LOVE the way it feels, creamy and softening! You can find it online, places like Amazon will carry it. Or, you might make a EXTRA creamy batch of almond milk and use that. You can also do coconut milk from home using dried coconut flakes and just enough water to get moving in the blender (we don’t want it too thin for the scrub)

    Hope that helps!

  • militza
    Elizabeth Reply

    There are some things that even in the name of beauty, I will not put on my face. Yogurt, is one of them. Is there something that you can substitute please? Or do you just omitt it completely? Thank you.

    Elizabeth

    militza

    Hi Elizabeth! You’re not alone! I love it, but there’s a lot of people who don’t :) The brilliant thing is that you can customize recipes to your tastes ( a lot like food ) find out what feels good and what your skin responds well to.

    Here’s what I recommended to another reader with the same question:

    Try coconut milk powder – I LOVE the way it feels, creamy and softening! You can find it online, places like Amazon will carry it. Or, you might make a EXTRA creamy batch of almond milk and use that. You can also do coconut milk from home using dried coconut flakes and just enough water to get moving in the blender (we don’t want it too thin for the scrub)

    I also love honey, if that’s something that you like – it has that same brightening, moisturising effect! :)

    Hope that helps!

  • militza
    Kris Reply

    Thanks for this list! Can I make them in a batch and keep them for multiple uses in the fridge/freezer? Would you also happen to know how long can I keep them?

    militza

    Hi Kris – You can make a big batch – there’s no need to refrigerate them since they don’t have water. Just make sure that you scoop it out with a spoon or dry hands. A scrub will keep for a good month or even longer. Enjoy!!

  • militza
    BETTY Reply

    THANKS FOR THE SKIN SCRUB RECIPES. I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THEM.

    militza

    Hi Betty! That’s so great to hear – I hope you enjoy them!!

  • militza
    Nancy Gibson Reply

    Love, love, love your facial and body shrubs. You have no idea how much your ideas and thoughts have helped and changed folks. I know it must be exhausting at times. Popularity comes with a huge price..demand, but let me tell you how very much I enjoy each and everyone one of your posts. Warm hugs to you. Take five..that’s five minutes to smell the roses, walk barefoot in the grass and smile because you are loved all around this world for the work that you do.Blessings to you and your family. HE has Risen!

    militza

    Nancy – your amazing comment came to me just when I needed to hear it most… thank you for the inspiration! I appreciate it so very much! All the best to you – Militza

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