If you're looking for bright, glowing skin, look no further than this turmeric body scrub! Made entirely with natural ingredients, this DIY turmeric scrub will slough off dead skin cells and leave skin bright and glowing after only the first scrub!
Made with turmeric, sugar, and coconut oil, this super simple turmeric body scrub is easy to make and will scrub, hydrate, and fix uneven skin tone. You've no doubt used turmeric on the skin before, and you know just how amazing of an ingredient it is, especially for those with scars and dark spots!
Turmeric Body Scrub Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tbsp turmeric powder (try to get a good quality, organic turmeric)
- coconut oil
Why This Turmeric Scrub Works:
Sugar is a gentle and very effective exfoliant. It will remove dead skin cells, leaving skin soft, and able to absorb other ingredients. If you don't regularly remove dead skin cells, they will accumulate onto the skin, making it very hard for your skin to absorb any product. Additionally, skin cell build up can also lead to excess oil and acne.
Turmeric is a natural antioxidant as well as a natural bleaching agent, making it a great ingredient for those with acne scars and dark spots. Using turmeric on a regular basis will give your skin an amazing glow! Also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can help reduce redness, inflammation, and other skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema.
Coconut oil is the hydrating ingredient in this recipe. It will deeply penetrate the skin to moisturize and protect the skin. Coconut oil is also great for those with aging skin as it can erase fine lies, crows feet, and wrinkles in general.
- In a large bowl, add sugar and turmeric and mix until well blended.
- Add enough coconut oil until the consistency becomes a the texture of a scrub.
- Scoop into a clean, airtight jar or container and use in the shower like you would any scrub!
- This turmeric body scrub should last you for about a couple of months!
Benefits of Turmeric Body Scrub:
- Sloughs off dead skin cells
- Leaves skin super smooth and soft
- Fixes uneven skin tone
- Helps with cellulite
- Smooths out imperfections
- Prevents acne and blemishes
- Erases scars and dark spots
- Brightens dull skin
Use twice a week in the shower, by scrubbing in slow, circular motions. If you've got the time, leave the scrub on for about 10 minutes. Pay special attention to rough spots such as feet, elbows, knees, and shoulders.
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Can I use this turmeric body scrub on face????
Yes you absolutely can use the turmeric scrub on your face, just be sure not too rub too hard 🙂
I did want to make it known, if you have white/fair skin it does leave a slight orange/yellow color to your skin. My Indian SO didn’t notice any change to his skin color but it did for me. It is also a pretty strong exfoliate, which was a bit much for my sensitive skin. I definitely wouldn’t recommend for your face, at least maybe try your arms or legs first so you know how your body will do with it. My S.O. had no issues. I will not continue to use this, but he will.
In order for the turmeric not to stain the skin, you need to use a good quality turmeric. Often times, cheaper turmeric powder can leave stains because yellow and orange dyes are used. Natural and organic turmeric powder shouldn’t stain at all.
Can I use this turmeric body scrub on my face?
My skin is oily acne prone skin.
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend you use this particular recipe on your face because of the coconut oil. Coconut oil has a high comedogenic rating, meaning it can clog pores and lead to even more breakouts. You can easily substitute the coconut oil for another, non-comedogenic carrier oil, such as argan oil or sunflower oil.
Can I use jojoba oil for my oily acne prone skin?
Can I use jojoba oil on this turmeric body scrub?
Is jojoba oil good for oily acne prone skin?
Although Jojoba oil has a pretty low comedogenic rating, which is a 2, it can still clog pores and cause acne. Choose a carrier oil that has a comedogenic rating of 0 such as sunflower oil or hemp seed oil. If you’re using the scrub on your body, it doesn’t really matter which oil you use, but if you’re using it on your face, definitely substitute the coconut oil for another carrier oil with a low comedogenic rating. Here’s more about the comedogenic ratings of oil: https://styletips101.com/skin-care/comedogenic-ratings-carrier-oils.html
Do I use the scrub before bathing or after bathing
A scrub should be used while in the bath or shower, as it’s a very messy process, and should only and always be done on wet skin. Then, rinse the scrub off and pat dry.
Actually what I meant was if I could use the scrub after my normal regular bath with bathing soap or before.
I would use body wash before, and then use the scrub. Once you’ve scrubbed, just rinse off and pat dry!
Please is it the normal sugar we consume?
Yes, that’s correct – just regular sugar. You can use either white sugar or brown sugar.
Pls Adrian can I use tea the oil
Sorry I mean tea tree oil can I add it apart from coconut oil
Can I add milk to the body scrub?
I have a boob rash or just more of a dark color under my boob can it lighten or get rid of that darkness
It could work if you used it on a regular basis, such as every time you take a shower. Also, check out this post on how to get rid of dark elbows, knees, and armpits which uses baking soda and lemon – may be a better fit 🙂