DIY Body Scrubs to Create Your Own Home Spa in Abu Dhabi

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Stocking up on the best skincare products isn’t that hard in Abu Dhabi. However, sometimes we all feel like getting a nice service from a women’s salon at home. However, if you know the right ingredients, you can easily make an all-natural scrub and create your own home spa in Abu Dhabi. You just need to put in some effort.

True, the easiest and most effortless thing would be to book a scrub at home in Abu Dhabi as it can also save you the commuting hassle. However, if you want to try something on your own, there are some great scrub recipes that you can use.

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You don’t need to have complicated ingredients or spend a fortune to make a body scrub as most of these recipes use staples that you can find in your kitchen. Moreover, you can customize these scrubs according to what your skin needs at the time (like hydration or exfoliation). Here are a few body scrubs that you should try:

1: Coffee Scrub

It might come as a surprise but coffee is one of the best natural exfoliants for your skin. All you need to do is combine coffee, honey, and olive oil to make this all-natural scrub. Here is how to use it:

  • Prepare 3-4 tablespoons of coffee grounds.
  • Combine it with 5 tablespoons of honey.
  • Add 5 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.
  • Apply on damp skin, gently rub it, and then rinse with warm water. 
  • Use 2-3 times a week. 

Coffee acts as a gentle exfoliant and scrubs off all the dead cells while providing a glow and firmness to your skin. Honey and olive oil have antibacterial and hydrating properties. 

2: Rosehip Oil Scrub

Rosehip oil is a source of lycopene that is an antioxidant. This means that it can help maintain your natural skin barrier and protect it from free radicals. You can combine it with a light carrier oil like jojoba to use as a scrub. Here is what you need to do:

  • Mash fresh rose petals with a tablespoon of rosehip oil.
  • Add one cup of extra fine sugar and ΒΌ cup of jojoba oil.
  • Deeply massage it onto your skin for a couple of minutes.
  • Rinse off and repeat the process once or twice a week.

The rose petals have a moisturizing, nourishing, and calming effect which makes this scrub perfect for dry and irritated skin. However, rosehip oil isn’t a very common ingredient. And if you are unable to get a hold of it, contact any home service salon near you and ask for a rosehip oil massage. 

3: Turmeric Scrub

Women in South Asia have been using turmeric for skin care for decades. It is a natural ingredient with healing properties and is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The ingredients you will need are:

  • One cup of white sugar
  • ΒΌ cup of coconut oil
  • Two tablespoons of turmeric powder
  • Β½ teaspoon Vit E oil (optional)

Combine all of these ingredients together to make a paste. Make sure that you apply the scrub in a circular motion on damp skin and wait for it to dry. 

Note: Rubbing it off harshly can harm your skin so gently pat it with a soft towel.   

4: Oat Scrub

Oats have a natural calming effect and can be very soothing for the skin. Making an oat scrub is not that difficult and all you need is:

  • One cup of quick oats
  • Β½ cup of brown sugar
  • Β½ cup of olive oil
  • 6-8 drops of any essential oil (preferably grapefruit)

Mix all of these in a bowl. Oat scrubs can be messy and you don’t need to apply and wait for the scrub to dry. So, take the scrub to the shower with you. Apply the mixture in a circular motion after your shower and then rinse it off with water. The above quantity should last you a couple of sessions and you can store the remaining in the fridge for up to five days.

5: 2-in-1 Brown Sugar Scrub

This brown sugar scrub is suitable for both body and face. Since brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant, people with sensitive skin can use it too. You will need:

  • One tablespoon of honey 
  • Four tablespoons of brown sugar 
  • Β½ tablespoon of almond oil
  • Optionally you can also add a few drops of lemon and orange essential oil.
  • Apply all over your face and body and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

This scrub contains gentle ingredients and you can use it on alternate days. However, some essential oils can be irritating to the skin (especially the face). So, do a patch test on the inside of your elbow before using it. 

Conclusion

On a particularly hot day creating this sort of home spa in Abu Dhabi may be nice. But it has its own risks. DIY masks and scrubs sound great but you need to take some precautions for potential allergies and irritation. For example, witch hazel, tea tree oil, resins, and citrus fruits can be harsh on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, it is better to not experiment and instead get a professional spa service at home in Abu Dhabi. With ServiceMarket you can easily book appointments with various salons and let experts take care of your spa needs. 

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