Looking for some good DIY body scrubs?  Michelle Pino, spa manager at Skana in upstate New York knows her stuff.  She’s graciously agreed to share her insight and delicious sounding recipes:

Let’s face it — it’s been a cold, dry winter.  You may find yourself with some dry skin left over and now that spring is here you’re ready to rejuvenate and re-vitalize.  One of the best ways to do so is with a body scrub but buying one or taking a trip to the spa might be a bit out of your budget, especially if you are still paying off those credit cards for all of your kids’ holiday presents.  Plus, who has the free time to visit a spa?

So what’s a busy modern woman to do?  Will you be forced to suffer the indignities of ashy elbows and flaky skin?  Not at all!  You can create and apply your own body scrubs using easy-to-find and inexpensive ingredients, many of which you are likely to have around your house already.

This scrub sounds delicious, but it’s for your skin not for eating.  You will need to gather a few ingredients first.

3/4 cup suger
2 teaspoons of ground cloves
1 tablespoon dried rose petals
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups sesame oil

Now that you have everything, mix it all in a large bowl.  Once everything is well mixed, the scrub is ready to use.  This will make quite a bit, so you can store it for up to six months in a cool, dark place.  You will want to use this scrub twice a week on damp skin, rubbing it on with a washcloth or your hands in small circular motions.

If you want something a bit sweeter, try this simple scrub.  You will need the following:

1 teaspoon of pure honey
1/4 cup of light olive oil
1 cup of raw sugar
2 teaspoon of citrus zest

Mix everything together well and keep stored in a jar.  This mixture will keep for a very long time.  The honey works to draw water into the skin, and the sugar helps to remove old, dead skin cells.  The citrus zest is there for pure aesthetic reasons as it makes the whole thing smell delightful.

Michelle Pino, is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.  She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Michelle via email at

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