Why splash out on pricey body scrubs when you have all the ingredients at hand in your own kitchen? Mother Nature has provided us with all the nutrients we need to keep our skin healthy, supple and smooth.

Wonderful as food, and just as good in these scrumptious scrubs from Simply Scrub, they sound good enough to eat!


Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid useful for problematic skin. This makes it a wonderful ingredient for people who are battling acne and blemishes.

These berries are also high in vitamin-C which can aid in restoring dry skin, helping make it soft and smooth. The powerful antioxidants in strawberries help skin stay healthy and radiant, especially improving the texture and appearance of aging skin by promoting the production of new cells.

Not only are these strawberry recipes great for exfoliating skin, but they also have a pleasant aromatic property that will make your skin routine more enjoyable.

Recipe 1: Great for smoothing your complexion and adding a radiant glow to your skin.
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend the ingredients until the consistency is creamy and contains no big chunks of strawberry.
  2. Apply to wet skin in a circular massaging motion making sure to apply to areas that feel rough and dry. Rinse with warm water.
Recipe 2: Helpful for lightening discolored areas of skin, exfoliating dead cells, and has important antibacterial properties for blemishes or acne.
  • 10 large strawberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons yogurt
  1. Use a blender or food processor to whip all these ingredients together into a foamy cream texture.
  2. Massage onto wet skin, focusing on problem areas and rinse with warm water.
  3. Pat skin to dry.
Recipe 3: Calming and healing for the skin, helping rejuvenate irritated skin from acne or other conditions.
  • 7 large strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons fried oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  1. Blend these ingredients together or combine in a food processor until a mousse forms.
  2. Lightly massage onto your wet skin, rinsing with warm water after application. This scrub is very


Bananas are an excellent natural ingredient you can use to maintain the freshness and softness of skin for your face and body. The properties in bananas are an alternative to harmful chemicals found in many skincare products on the market.

Banana scrubs are useful for people with normal to dry skin, as well as for sensitive skin. Bananas contain a considerable amount of vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and antioxidants, which all provide rejuvenating effects, and help stop the inflammatory processes in the body.

They can also help restore the cellular exchange, which can make small wrinkles appear less noticeable. Bananas can also help contribute to the regeneration of new cells, and restore the skin after exposure to sunlight.

Recipe 1:
  • 2 teaspoons pureed banana
  • 2 tablespoons fried oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Blend everything in a blender or food processor until smooth. Massage lightly onto wet skin, and then rinse with warm water.

Recipe 2:
  • 1 banana, pureed
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Mix ingredients in a blender or food processer until smooth and massage lightly on wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water.


Cucumbers are a wonder in the beauty world, and they are often found in cosmetics, especially skincare. They can smooth fine lines and wrinkles while supplying the skin with B vitamins.

Cucumbers can also help stimulate the production of collagen, while also helping tone the skin and moisturize it. Cucumber juice is not only refreshing, but it can also brighten skin, helping reduce the visibility of acne, freckles, and pigmented spots.

The pH balance of a cucumber is similar to that of human skin; making it a gentle and natural ingredient you can use safely.

Recipe 1: Exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, which can be done 2 times a week to maintain smoothness and elasticity. Enjoy the light and refreshing aroma of cucumbers as you scrub impurities away.
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil (liquid)

Pulse ingredients in blender or food processor for 1 minute until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Lightly massage it on your wet skin, and rinse with warm water.

Recipe 2: This scrub with mint reduces skin irritation, removes oil, and refreshes the skin.
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 6 leaves fresh mint
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Mix ingredients thoroughly, let it stand for 15 minutes, massage on wet skin, then rinse with warm water.

Use these scrubs after taking a shower using warm water to open your pores, essential for enabling your skin to absorb ingredients. Using fruits and vegetables that are full of water on your skin can help improve the function of the epidermal layer and maintain the optimal moisture balance of your skin.

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