How To Use Essential Oils in Body Polishes & Scrubs

Looking for other ways to incorporate essential oils into your life? I have some great information to share on how to use essential oils for body polishes and scrubs.

Why spend money on going to a spa when you can DIY at home for way less money? Get the girls together and make it a girls night in with these easy tips and tricks for making your own body polish and scrub.

Is your skin looking dull and feeling dry? I have a beauty tip that will help with this problem….it’s called exfoliate. This is very important, especially as we get older, to exfoliate a couple times a week.

Unfortunately, as we age our skin cells become non-reflective which means they skin looks dull and dry. By removing the dead skin cells through exfoliation, your skin will look brighter and more fresh. Also, with the new skin cells, they absorb your body lotion better.

So I love essential oils and I always like to find new ways to incorporate them in daily routine. Adding them to a homemade body polish or scrub is a great way to reap the many benefits of these oils.

First, lets talk about what ingredients you’ll need to make your body polish or scrub. It’s personal preference whether you use a polish or scrub. A polish has ingredients that can be oil based or water based and is bleded with other skin protective ingredients.

A scrub usually consists of mainly dry ingredients that are often infused with fragrance, and my preference is to incorporate essential oils.

It is important that your polish and/or scrub does not damage the newly revealed skin. Some commercially prepared body scrubs focus more on the scrub than on protecting the skin.


Exfoliating materials can be ground and powdered seeds, nuts and grains. Body polishes most often use sugar as the exfoliant, while salt based exfoliates often use herbs or seaweed.

I have personally only used sugar and that seems to work just fine.

Basic body exfoliating materials:

Sugar (preferably organic), both refined and unrefined and salt (various kind).

Feet exfoliating materials:

Loofah, pumice stone, walnut shells, bamboo, apricot kernals

Carrier oils:

Fractionated Coconut Oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, argan oil, safflower oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil 6 oz

The company that I am an advisor for (Purely) has an ultra fine nourishing carrier oil called Immerse, that is a blend of some of these great oils: Grape seed oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, apricot kernal oil, camellia seed and vitamin E oil.

Immerse 4 oz.

Essential oils to add:

The oils listed below are great options for your polish or scrub. They are all relaxing and general body conditioning oils. Click here.

  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Wild Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Lemon

Body Polish Recipe

  • Unrefined organic sugar 9 oz
  • Immerse carrier oil 3 1/2 oz
  • Wild orange essential oil 2 drops
  • Geranium essential oil 5 drops
  • Tangerine essential oil 10 drops

It is important that you do not use more than 25 drops of essential oil. First blend the essential oils into the carrier oil before adding to the sugar, once blended, add to the sugar and blend all well. Store your polish in a container with a lid.

Body Scrub Recipe

  • Sea salt 9 oz
  • Immerse Carrier Oil 3 1/2 oz
  • Peppermint essential oil 4 drops
  • Basil essential oil 4 drops
  • Spearmint essential oil 7 drops
  • Lemon essential oil 6 drops

There are 21 drops of essential oils in this recipe, so you can add another 4 drops of another essential oil of your choice if you wish. You combine the same way as the directions above, but you are adding salt instead of sugar. Mix well.

Wrapping it up

When it comes to essential oils, quality is everything. Purely has the highest quality standards. It’s all about knowing which particular ingredient does which particular job. I am here to help you!

I hope you enjoyed this post and will try these home spa recipes. Aromatherapy is therapy for the senses and we can thank Mother Nature because she makes it happen.

If you liked this post, you probably will want to read “The Top Anti-Aging Essential Oils for the Neck”. Click here


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