DIY vanilla body scrub

Now that Spring's just around the corner, I've been making a real effort to exfoliate and moisturise more. Last week I blogged about Neom real luxury organic body scrub, and today I've got a quick and easy recipe if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of DIY:

DIY body scrub, Homemade body scrub, Nielsen massey, Nielsen massey vanilla bean paste
 DIY vanilla body scrub - 450g golden granulated sugar
200ml olive oil
1tbs Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste*

To make your own body scrub, simply mix all the ingredients together, pour into a cute jar then decorate as you wish. I used an empty sauce bottle, but if you have a traditional jam jar then that would look so much better.

The great thing about a home made body scrub is that you can adjust the ingredients according to your own personal preference. I used a little less oil as I prefer a coarser scrub, but you could also play around with different essential oils and extracts (a coffee one might be quite stimulating in the mornings). Best of all, most of the ingredients will already be in your kitchen cupboard and it'll be so much cheaper than a shop brought body scrub!

Have you ever made your own toiletries? What would be your favourite flavour?


  1. Ooooh this looks amazing & such a fab idea! Would love to have a play around with different ingredients/oils ;) they'd make such lovely gifts too!

    Aysh xoxo

    1. Thanks Aysh, they'd be perfect as homemade presents. Enjoy experimenting with different ingredients x

  2. I like the idea of adding coffee!

  3. Does that coffee extract smell like a really good strong coffee? Yes I love coffee and even more coffee scrubs... Where can I get the extract from?

    1. Yep, smells like a mug of strong black coffee. I've seen it on the shelves at Waitrose x


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