Homemade Body Scrub Recipe for Acne Prone Skin
Problem or acne prone skin? Then try this homemade body scrub recipe for acne prone skin! It helps to keep skin looking and feeling great without drying out or irritating even sensitive skin. Made with a combination of dead sea salt and sugar, this homemade body scrub recipe for acne prone skin gently exfoliates skin while natural clays, tea tree and neem oil help keep acne in check. And, unlike other body scrub recipes, this homemade body scrub recipe won’t leave skin feeling greasy or oily. Instead your skin simply feels soft and smooth after rinsing and drying!
Homemade Body Scrub Recipe for Acne Prone Skin
2 oz. (liquid at room temperature) carrier oil based on your skin’s needs
1 oz. cocoa butter
.5 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. 100% neem oil
1 oz. traditional emulsifying wax
.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
.5 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. arrowroot powder
.1 oz. lavender flower powder
.15 oz. dimethicone
1 mL tea tree oil
2 mL essential oil of choice (lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, etc.)
3 oz. dead sea salt, fine ground
7.5 oz. white sugar
Begin by choosing a carrier oil for your homemade body scrub recipe. Your carrier oil should be liquid at room temperature to get the proper texture and final product consistency. Choose a carrier oil based on its skin care properties that best meet your own needs. Some of my favorite carrier oils for this recipe are apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, hemp seed oil, rosehip seed oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil. I specifically used sunflower oil for my own homemade body scrub recipe.
You’ll also need to choose an essential oil for this recipe. I recommend choosing an essential oil that blends well with tea tree oil like lemongrass, lavender or rosemary. You can choose this essential oil both for fragrance as well as its skin care properties. I used lemongrass essential oil when making my body scrub. The combination of the essential oils and lavender flower powder will cover the natural scent of neem oil so you won’t even realize it’s in there!
Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax. Melt in a double boiler or in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup placed on a canning ring in a pot of water over medium heat on the stove. Once melted weigh out your choice of carrier oil and the neem oil and stir into the melted butters and wax. Mix well to combine and reheat if necessary. (You’ll want to use a non-metal utensil for mixing.)
Now weigh out the clays, arrowroot powder and lavender flower powder. Using a silicone whisk, whisk the powders and clays into the butter, wax and oil mixture. Keep mixing until the base for your homemade body scrub is smooth and creamy and free of clumps.
Next, weigh out the dimethicone and whisk into the body scrub base. (This ingredient is optional. However I chose to use it as it leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and conditioned after rinsing the scrub off. Dimethicone is synthetic silicone and a common ingredient found in hair conditioners, skin protectant lotions and face creams. If you prefer an all natural product it’s fine to leave this out but the end product will feel a little different.)
Using graduated plastic transfer pipettes, measure out the essential oils and whisk into the body scrub mixture.
You’ll now add the final ingredients, the dead sea salt and sugar. Weight out these ingredients and whisk into the body scrub base a little at a time until all of the dead sea salt and sugar have been fully incorporated. Allow the body scrub to cool completely.
Finally, once your homemade body scrub has completely cooled off, mix again then spoon into two 8 oz. containers or one 16 oz. container. (Each 8 oz. container will hold 8.4 oz. by weight of your homemade body scrub.)
You can now label your container(s) of homemade body scrub. I printed out these free “Handmade with Love” labels I found at Everything Etsy here onto full sized sticker label sheets from WorldLabel. (For more free printables be sure to follow my Printables board on Pinterest.) After printing my labels, I covered the front of them with packing tape so they’d be water resistant, then cut them out and adhered them to the front of my body scrub containers.
To use apply to clean skin in the bath or shower and massage in a circular motion paying extra attention to troublesome spots. Rinse clean then pat dry.
If you like this homemade body scrub recipe for acne prone skin you may also like my Neem Oil & Tea Tree Foot Scrub Recipe which can be found here. For even more of my skin care and body scrub recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. Or discover all of all my new beauty and skin care recipes by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr or by following me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.