Summer is almost here and it’s about time to show off that soft skin! Scrubs are an easy way to get rid of unwanted dryness, rough patches and excess sebum that reside on the skin. Trade the toxic chemicals and plastic micro beads for deliciously all-natural body scrubs that smell so good you may even want to eat them (and you pretty much could):
Sprinkle With Grace – Chocolate Mousse Body Polish
Good For: All Skin Types + Shaving
Why we like it: It literally smells like freshly baked brownies (yum!). Secondly, it’s handmade in small batches from fine grain raw sugar. Thirdly, we know your skin needs moisture and with its low-pH level this scrub is extra gentle on the skin so it can retain moisture. Added Bonus: It’s great for pre or post shaving!
Onurth Organic Skincare – Peppermint and Lavender Exfoliating Body Scrub
Good For: All Skin Types + Aromatherapy
Why we like it: It’s super refreshing. The invigorating mixture of peppermint and lavender will not only brighten the skin, it also acts as an awakening aromatherapy experience. The large sea salt grains are biodegradable and perfect for deep exfoliation.
Painted Earth Skincare and Cosmetics – Blueberry Cranberry Oxygen Scrub
Good For: Mature Skin + Preventative
Why we like it: We love a good detox! Packed with antioxidants, this scrub is infused with blueberry, cranberry, pomegranate, rhubarb, dandelion, jojoba, olive and hibiscus. While many of these ingredients are detoxifying, they also contain bioflavonoids that are high in vitamin C – restoring skin with a radiant glow.
Au Natural Organics – Rosehip Face and Body Scrub
Good For: Mature, Acne-Prone + Reduces Scars
Why we like it: For one, we love the face/body duality – making it the ultimate scrub for your shower. This scrub also contains rosehip, which is known to have cell regenerative properties that reduce wrinkles, blemishes, scars and other skin impurities. What makes this scrub even more awesome is that it contains unsaturated fatty acids, like Omega-3 and 6, which are great for keeping your skin hydrated.
Whispering Willow Soap Company – Solid Sugar Scrub
Good For: All Skin Types + Makes a Great Gift
Why we like it: It comes in cute, solid, ready-to-use balls! The shape of this scrub eliminates messy jars + you wont have to guess-timate how much you need to scoop out with your fingers. Made from 100% natural ingredients, there are three exhilarating scents to choose from: lavender, lemongrass or peppermint. We can see this scrub being a big hit for bridesmaid gifts, birthdays or a conversational addition to a guest bathroom.
High Street Soap – Bergamot Tea Essential Oil Body Scrub
Good For: All Skin Types, Mature + Mood Enhancer
Why we like it: It makes you feel happy and relaxed! Made with real cane sugar and a natural blend of moisturizing butters, this scrub is a spa retreat in a jar. Its calming blend of tea essential oils, like bergamot (happy) and lavender (relaxed), enhance your mood and help to turn on your mental refresh button.
Herbs + Oil Bath – Pacific + Grey Sea Salt Body Polish
Good For: Mature , Acne-Prone + Tones
Why we like it: It tightens and tones! Rich in vitamins B12, E, minerals, this scrub includes seaweed powder that draws out toxins and impurities while toning and revitalizing skin. Cypress essential oil acts as an antibacterial antiseptic that’s wonderful for oily and congested skin types- leaving skin with a refreshed appearance.
Terra[cotta] Paste – Leanne’s Honey Almond Scrub
Good For: All Skin Types
Why we like it: The main ingredient in this scrub is raw honey (bzzz), which is a huge powerhouse for all skin types! Honey has Gluconic Acid, which can brighten and even out complexions and act as a antiseptic and antimicrobial. With oatmeal for softening and almonds for exfoliating – you’ll be left feeling fresh and smooth after this scrub!
Buck Naked – Supa-Loofah Soap
Good for: All Skin Types + Inflamed, Irritated Skin
Why we like it: Loofah + Soap – so clever! Inflamed and irritated skin never had it so good! Rich in Canadian prairie flaxseed oil and a hardy round of loofah, Supa’Loofah offers not only soapy exfoliation, but also the needed essential fatty acids associated with moisture retention and inflammation reduction.
By Nieves – Bath Salt
Good For: All Skin Types + Cellulite
Why we like it: Don’t let the name deceive you. This miracle scrub doubles as a soak and exfoliant designed to rejuvenate your body. With Rosemary essential oil this scrub tones, firms and promotes body-complexion improvement and mental clarity. It also contains Virginia Cedar essential oil- a lymphatic tonic that’s great for reducing cellulite and edema.
Phoebe is from San Francisco, California and has lived in Manhattan for a year. She is studying Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design, in her second year of their Bachelor of Business Administration program. When she’s not working on EcoHabitude’s blog or social media platforms, she loves to explore New York City rooftops, upcycle her clothes and learn new languages.
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