As regular readers will know, we love making our own DIY beauty recipes. Our honey and ginger body scrub combines six natural ingredients for an uplifting mixture that can moisturize while improving skin health. Keep it in the refrigerator, and use it up within a week.
Along with the recipe, we have also designed some printable labels you can add to the top of your jars when you are ready to store your scrub.
Scrub a Dub Dub
One of the best things about natural beauty products is that they retain those yummy natural fragrances that can be so soothing and revitalizing. Plus you can easily customize them based on your own preferences. For our honey ginger body scrub, we added some peppermint oil for a little pick-me-up, but you could also try this recipe with different essential oils to find out what you like best!
- 2-inch Piece of Fresh Ginger
- 1/2 cup Fine Grain Sea Salt
- 1 cup Coarse Grain Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Organic Honey
- 1/2 cup Organic Avocado Oil
- A few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Tips for Making the Scrub
The main ingredient in this mixture is fresh, grated ginger. There are so many health and skin benefits to using ginger, but one that we particularly love is that it is good for circulation. This body scrub recipe also features honey and avocado oil for luscious moisture, which is something we desperately need in the wintertime. If possible, we recommend using a local organic honey. That way you will get the added benefit of easing your pollen allergies!
Find the full recipe for our honey and ginger body scrub below, and scroll through the photos for inspiration.
After mixing our honey and ginger body scrub, we poured it into small glass Ball jars. Of course, this scrub would make for an excellent gift item! We designed some matching labels that you can use to store or gift your scrub. Below you will find full sheets of kraft designs plus editable belly band labels. The labels are editable and you can customize the text with the free font Museo.
Once you edit the label strips, there are a few different things you can do with the printable kraft designs. First, you can print onto full sheet label paper and trim a circular sticker that you can stick on the top of your jar (we used these wide mouth mason jars). Or, you print onto regular copy paper and use it as a wrapping paper. As you can see from our photos, we used them as cute wraps for soaps! Feel free to get creative here.
- Gently heat the honey in warm water over the stove until soft.
- Using a zester or thin grater, grate the ginger with the skin on into a mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl until well mixed, then transfer to a jar.
More Beauty Recipes
For other moisturizing solutions to pair with this honey and ginger body scrub, be sure to check out our homemade lotion recipe or facial toner. Find all of our beauty recipes, or leave a comment below with your favorite natural beauty tricks!
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