DIY Body Scrub

Hey lovely ones!Its been quite long since I did a post here… owing to hectic office chores!

Sorry about it.. and thank you for your continued support!

Today’s post is on a hommade body scrub which I am loving these days.. 🙂

It is important to use a body scrub or body polish atleast once a week to get rid of those dead cells that get accumulated on our skin, just like our facial skin.

Ingredients required (to prepare 100 g):

Moong dal – 50 g
Masoor dal – 20 g
Bengal gram – 20 g
Fenugreek seeds (Methi) – 10 g
Camphor – 1g or less

How to DIY this:
  • Dry the pulses and fenugreek seeds in shade for 2-3 hours.
  • Grind all the above ingredients in a mixer into a nice powder.

This how the scrub powder looks:

I have used the moong dal without the skin (chilka) here.

Your hommade, all-natural body scrub is ready. Store in a dry air-tight container.

Just two spoons of the scrub powder is good enough for use everytime.

Now lets see the goodness of each of the ingredients listed above:

Moong dal:

It is effective in removing dead skin cells. It also helps in getting rid of black heads & white heads when used on the facial skin.

It suits most type of skins and best suited for normal-dry skinned people, since it does not dry or stretch the skin.

Masoor dal:

Masoor dal also is a good scrubbing agent and imparts a glowing complexion.

It also works on blackheads.

Bengal gram (Chana dal):

It is an effective cleansing agent and also acts as a bleaching agent. In Ayurveda, it is used for a variety of skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis, scabies, etc.

It also helps in removing excess oil from the skin.

Fenugreek seeds (Methi):

It helps to maintain the natural pH balance of the skin and reduces skin inflammation too.

It has lot of other nutrients in it which help in getting healthy, glowing skin.


Camphor has been used for long to treat skin irritations, itching and pain. However, the US has banned products containing 11% or more of camphor in any skin product.

Camphor provides a cooling sensation and a lasting fragrance in this otherwise “pulsy” scrub. It also works on eczema & acne and has the ability to reduce skin redness.

It also relieves the muscles and soothes back pain.



I have normal-dry skin, hence I have used more moong dal in my scrub. You can adjust the pulses proportion as per your skin type.

The way I see it:

This is safe enough to be used on the face too. Its not harsh on the skin and does not cause any zits too.

This is my favorite scrub these days and that too excellent for the summers!

The camphor fragrance stays around for a while and keeps my mood uplifted. One may use this scrub as part of their evening shower if you do not want to be caught smelling of camphor.. lolz..

Remember not to use any scrub too often on the skin.

This would cause the regenerating young cells also to be removed off the skin, thereby making your skin sensitive and prone to easy bruising & irritations.

Do try this DIY scrub at your home and let me know how you liked it! 🙂

Special thanks to mommy… who actually prepared this scrub for me! I just mentioned the ingredients.. 😀



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  • @Reshmi – yes.. CTM routine is a must twice a day.. atleast once a day b4 hitting the bed. Scrubbing atleast 2-3 times a week is ideal for oily skin and yes.. moisturizer is a must… even if u have oily skin..

    try using gel-based sunscreens and moisturizers that keep oil at bay for a good amount of time… hope this helped! 🙂

  • I will try this one. I have heard that cleansing, toning, moisturising is a must everyday and exfoliating once a week. Is it true? I remove tan and dead skin with gram flour and honey ubtan, tone with rose water but don't moisturise because I have very oily skin and lest the moituriser shows ill effects on my skin. Is it compulsory to moisturise>? For my body I use Parachute advansed body lotion summer fresh but leave my face.

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