Making a DIY body scrub using lotion is a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time. It's simple, cost-effective, and you can customize it to suit your skin type and preferences. Here's a step-by-step guide to making your own body scrub at home using basic ingredients.

What You'll Need:

- L'AVANT Collective Fresh Linen Hand Lotion
- Granulated sugar or fine sea salt (for exfoliation)
- A mixing bowl
- A mixing spoon or spatula
- An airtight container for storage

Step 1: Choose Your Base
Plant-based lotion will be the base of your scrub, providing moisture and helping the exfoliating ingredients stick together. Our hand lotion has a comforting and clean scent and will blend smoothly with your chosen exfoliant, creating a perfect consistency for your homemade scrub.

Step 2: Pick Your Exfoliant
Granulated sugar is a popular choice because it's gentle on the skin and dissolves easily, making it less likely to cause irritation. Fine sea salt is another great option, especially if you prefer a more vigorous scrub. Salt may also help to detoxify and reduce inflammation.

Step 3: Mix It Up
In your mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of lotion with ½ cup of salt or sugar. Mix them together thoroughly with your spoon or spatula until you have a consistent texture. Feel free to adjust the amounts based on how thick or gritty you want your scrub to be.

Step 4: Customize Your Scrub (Optional)
This step is optional but fun. Our lotion has a comforting and clean linen scent, but you can also add a few drops of essential oil for additional fragrance or specific skin benefits. For instance, add lavender for relaxation or tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties. You could also mix in a bit of honey for extra moisturizing benefits.

Step 5: Store It Properly
Once you're happy with your mixture, transfer the scrub to an airtight container. This will help keep it fresh and prevent any bacteria from getting in. Store your homemade scrub in a cool, dry place.

How to Use Your Body Scrub
When you're ready to use your scrub, scoop out a small amount and gently massage it onto damp skin in a circular motion. This will help to remove dead skin cells and promote circulation. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy the smooth, moisturized feel of your skin.

Tips for the Best Results:
- Always do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using the scrub all over, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Use your body scrub 1-2 times a week for the best results, but not more often, to avoid over-exfoliation.
- Remember to follow up with sunscreen if you're going outside, as exfoliating can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Making your own body scrub with lotion is an easy and effective way to keep your skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Plus, it's a great opportunity to experiment with different ingredients and find the perfect combination for your skin. Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of a personalized skincare treatment right from the comfort of your home!

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