We are devotees of the dry body brushing technique, which you can ‘brush up’ on here and whilst we love a great body scrub too, we also like to think about the environment and ensure that the products we use are free from the little exfoliating plastic beads used in many mainstream scrubs.
Microplastics found in some scrubs have been banned in the UK as they slip through wastewater treatment plant filtering systems and end up in oceans and rivers. What’s more, studies show that once organisms low in the food chain have accidentally ingested these tiny particles, they can eventually end up in the fish we eat!
While the problem certainly needs addressing on a large scale, we’re willing and eager to make a difference by sticking to our organic and natural alternatives, which are biodegradable and free from plastic particles. If you are too, check out our top natural and organic body scrubs for smooth body skin:
Evolve Tropical Blossom Body Polish
This scrub will whisk you away to Tahiti and leave you with silky smooth skin. Fine particles of organic sugar are mixed with natural Tahitian coconut Monoi macerated in exotic Tahitian blossoms of Gardenia to gently buff the skin. When combined with water, this scrub turns into a creamy milk that rinses away easily, leaving your skin soft and smelling of exotic natural hibiscus.
We’re partial to homegrown natural beauty products. Enter the Isla Apothecary Body Scrubs. Currently we’re hooked on the revitalising scent of the Coffee & Cinnamon Body Polish, but the Body Exfoliant & Balm with citrus, mint and wood essential oils is next on the list. Both are made from natural exfoliating ingredients such as raw organic sugar cane and Dead Sea Salt.
Weleda Birch Body Scrub
Made with natural plant-wax pearls, not only is it kind to the environment, but it’s a naturally detoxifying treatment for skin too, thanks to the organic and bio-dynamically grown Birch Leaf Extract. While the plant-wax buff dead skin cells, the natural plant oils soothe and moisturise. We’re fans of its uplifting, woody aromatherapeutic scent too.
Skin & Tonic
Skin & Tonic deliver a caffeine hit for your skin in their Coffee Body Scrub, also available as a Sea Salt Body Scrub too. Take your pick from finely ground coffee or sea salt to naturally buffing away dead skin.