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Summertime provides the perfect opportunity for fun and relaxation. There’s just something about the gorgeous sunshine, beautiful weather, and good spirits that tend to fill people with an almost infinite amount of happiness. In between all of the late club nights and hot beachy days, it is also extremely important to remember to relax and make time for a little bit of pampering, and nothing exemplifies pampering the way that a nice, hot bath does.

Along with a nice glass of wine, a sugar scrub is a definite favorite when it comes to adult bath times. Delicious smelling, and rough to the touch, sugar scrubs perfectly exfoliate and benefit the skin in a number of different ways and making them at home rather than buying them saves tons of time and allows you to control exactly what goes onto your body.

These great sugar scrub recipes smell delicious and work even better! If you want some scrubs and other DIY methods for tanner skin, check out how to darken your skin.

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

The slightly sweet, slightly tart scent of grapefruit not only makes your skin smell fantastic, but it can give your body a huge, refreshing wake up as well. A little bit of grapefruit essential oil, some white sugar, and a healthy dose of coconut oil will give you an invigorating sugar scrub that will leave your skin delightfully soft and supple.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

Cooling cucumbers and fresh mint combine perfectly to give your body some much-needed refreshment. Mixing chopped cucumbers and fresh mint leaves with a bit of sugar and olive oil is the perfect cure to needy skin.

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Coconut is a summer staple, there’s no denying that. From delicious desserts to coconut scented perfumes, we just can’t get enough of it. The winning combination of coconuts and limes in this sugar scrub succeeds in soothing and moisturizing the skin. To create, simply combine coconut with fresh lime juice and white sugar.

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

Say goodbye to full, lackluster skin and try out this summer-perfect sugar scrub. The freeze dried blueberries and tart lemon essential oil make a combination that brightens skin and soften the skin. Creating this scrub is simple enough, just collect some frozen blueberries, chop them up nice and small, then mix well with white sugar and lemon essential oil and coconut oil.

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

It doesn’t matter what season it is, vanilla never seems to go out of style. While it doesn’t offer much in the way of skin benefits, its strong, sweet scent pairs perfectly with other ingredients, especially mint. To keep your skin as soft as possible and smelling sweet, a bit of vanilla extract to a mixture of sugar, coconut oil, a dash of sea salt, and some peppermint extract.

Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Dried green tea leaves are just about the perfect addition to any sugar scrub. They add a little extra roughness to the mixture, making the exfoliant even rougher, they also do wonders for helping clear the skin of impurities, making those outside pollutions a thing of the past. Simple sugar, raw honey, olive oil, and green tea work in perfect harmony in this sweet scrub.