Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub

by Merissa on January 26, 2015

in Make Your Own

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub - Little House Living

Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub

About this time of year my skin starts getting quite bad. A combination of the dry air and the bitter wind giving my skin grief every time I walk out the door has created some very dry and irritated skin. I have a couple different scrub recipes that I love, like this Homemade Hand Scrub and this Sea Salt Body Scrub, but this year I wanted to make something a bit different with some yummy scents!

This little scrub is easy and only needs a couple of ingredients. It will give your skin a good exfoliating scrub and leave your it feeling smooth thanks to the oil. Let's make it! πŸ™‚

Ingredients for Homemade Body Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup Raw Sugar (regular sugar will work if you don't have any raw)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (Where to Buy)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract *See Note Below
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup Avocado Oil (Where to Buy)

Mixing Up Homemade Body Scrub

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Use Vanilla Extract if you can find it without alcohol in it (alcohol can be drying to the skin), there is a version extracted in water. If you cannot find that kind of vanilla extract, you can use a bit of vanilla bean. Just split open the bean and pull out the seeds inside. Add one bean's paste per recipe made.

Mix all ingredients together well and place into a jar or container. Use as needed, scrub gently into dry skin and rinse off with a damp washcloth. You can follow up with a good Homemade Lotion too, if needed.

Also, if you cannot find or get Avocado Oil (which I HIGHLY recommend, we love it!), you can also use Jojoba or Almond Oil in it's place.

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe

Enjoy on your skin and hopefully it will not only invigorate your skin, but lift your winter cabin fever mood as well. πŸ™‚

Have you used a homemade body scrub before? What kind of oil do you add to yours?


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1 Just Plain Marie January 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

OH, that looks utterly decadent. I love vanilla, with cinnamon a close second. πŸ˜€ It doesn’t look like something you’d put on your body, though – it looks good enough to eat.


2 Sophie January 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

WOW! I cannot wait to try this out. Skin care has sort of become a new obsession of mine…but albeit pricey. SO excited to try a DIY version of the body scrub I use now!!


3 Denise Wright January 27, 2015 at 5:17 pm

This looks perfect right about now. My skin is so dry and itchy. Thanks for the recipe! (found you on Creative Inspiration)


4 Domino J January 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

I can not wait to try this!


5 Valerie January 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

I love sugar scrubs and I bet it smells good.


6 Cheyanne January 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

I’ve used olive and coconut oil in scrubs before! Both seemed to work fine! I’ve always wanted to try almond oil but usually just use what I have. πŸ™‚


7 Laura January 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

This sounds absolutely divine! I love cinnamon and vanilla….and soft skin! I’m allergic to avocados so I’m thinking the almond oil will be better. I have learned not to keep scrub containers in the shower because they get moldy pretty quickly.


8 Zenebech July 21, 2015 at 4:20 am

Hopefully I will try it. I love Cinnamon vanilla. Thank you.


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