Buy or DIY: Honey Body Scrub

The best scrub may be no farther than your pantry. Honey is one of nature's best humectants, drawing water into the skin, while sugar buffs away dead cells so gently that it dissolves as it works. A touch of citrus offers an invigorating scent.

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To jump-start your shower in seconds, reach for a scrub.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish exfoliates the skin and features orange essential oil for a little lift. $20, thebodyshop-usa.com

Carol's Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub is made with sweet brown sugar crystals and olive oil to nourish the new skin that's revealed underneath. $34, sephora.com

Living Tree Botanicals Limon Vert Body Scrub contains sugar, natural oils, and raw honey. $39, livingtreebotanicals.com

Blend the ingredients until well mixed, then store in a jar, says Janice Cox, author of "Natural Beauty at Home."

  • 1 tsp. pure honey
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup raw or granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. fresh citrus zest

1. Add olive oil to honey.
2. Blend with sugar.
3. Mix in zest.

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