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Really gritty body scrubs

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tappitytaptap Tue 07-May-19 10:37:57

As the title says(!), what are your recommendations for a really gritty body scrub? Tried a couple recently that haven't been aggressive enough for my tastes! I love the St Ives apricot face one so was thinking the equivalent grittiness for body! Thanks smile

JenMumma Tue 07-May-19 10:39:29

Same 🙂 I use the apricot stuff on my body it's fab. Also the sanctuary original one is pretty decent, I used to gorgeous glass jar after wards and topped it up with sugar and olive oil, works a treat😊

OneThreadOnly0101 Tue 07-May-19 10:41:04

Ren salt scrub is my favourite. I hate paying for it though.

NoBaggyPants Tue 07-May-19 10:48:20

Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub or Flake Away.

Or as above, use the St Ives one on your body. It's still cheaper than any expensive one!

NiteFlights Tue 07-May-19 10:53:29

You can scrub well with granulated sugar and olive oil (or any oil). It’s nice and scrubby and better than salt if you have any cuts or anything. Otherwise I agree that Soap and Glory seem to be scrubbier than others.

FreeButtonBee Tue 07-May-19 10:55:50

Another vote for the ren salt one. Use it on dry skin first, then dampen your hands and go over skin again, then scrub it off under the shower. It is £££ though. Salt scrubs are the best I find.

Whatever you do, don't get one of those coffee ground ones unless you like a brown shower cubicle and fucking coffee grounds in your pubes. I had to shampoo them twice to remove all the fuckers.

ProfOf Tue 07-May-19 11:08:53

Whilst I agree that coffee grounds are rather messy, they can be rinsed away in a few mins. Every second day, I use my leftover coffee grounds from the day before to give everything a good scrub. My body skin has never been so soft and it’s totally free.

GiveMeFiveMinutes Tue 07-May-19 11:34:32

Fine sea salt mixed with shower gel, mix in a Tupperware tub and it keeps for ages.

Alternatively, you can melt coconut oil and mix that with sugar or salt.

I love a good gritty scrub, and have never found a store bought one as good as a home made sugar or salt scrub.

BuzzPeakWankBobbly Tue 07-May-19 11:37:42

What about a combination of gritty-ish scrub + exfoliating gloves?

tappitytaptap Tue 07-May-19 13:58:36

Ooh thanks, lots to try! Salt scrub or just using the face one on body (why didn't I think of that?!) sounds like the way forward.

Megan2018 Tue 07-May-19 14:02:46

I adore this one

It is my go-to product when I want to feel nice. It does lovely things to my skin.

Lou573 Tue 07-May-19 14:08:18

Get some pink Himalayan salt or sea salt, mix in any oil (coconut, olive, almond) to right consistency and store in a jar. It’s a great scrub for pennies and no unnecessary additives. Can even add essential oil if you want a scent.

Chartreuser Tue 07-May-19 14:14:38

All those making their own beware they turn your cubicle/bath into an ice rink. Somehow the bought ones never seem quite so slippy.

Whilst I don't normally like Lush their rubadubdub scrub is lovely, as is the Palmolive scrubby shower gel (blue marine type fragrance) with exfoliating gloves

GetOffTheRoof Tue 07-May-19 14:17:17

Not sure if it counts as gritty, but a massively effective one for me is Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub. It has bamboo in it somewhere, and it's fab. I use it on my legs and arms, and occasionally on my face when I have an acne breakout.

Doesn't leave the bath like an ice rink either!

jellycatspyjamas Tue 07-May-19 16:53:21

Espa do really lovely (and spendy) salt and oil scrubs. Very scrubby and your bathroom smells like a spa afterwards!

RuggyPeg Tue 07-May-19 17:31:47

I have the answer 😁

My favourite one was discontinued, so I've been shopping around. Most are just jelly-like with some pathetic little blobs of exfoliator in them. Useless.

This, on the other hand, is a winner! Properly blasts your skin off! Cheap and smells nice!

RuggyPeg Tue 07-May-19 17:32:57

Oh and the Clinique one isn't too bad either, if you want to go a bit more spendy. Sparkle skin, if I remember correctly.

ShowerOfShite Tue 07-May-19 17:34:08

I love Optiat coffee grounds scrubs. Make my skin feel all alive and tingly.

SrSteveOskowski Tue 07-May-19 17:36:01

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush or Flake Away.

superking Tue 07-May-19 17:36:56

I started a thread like this recently after the st ives body scrub was seemingly discontinued. I now use the st ives facial scrub on my body, as far as I can tell it's exactly the same! So seeing as you use it on your face already maybe give it a try.

troppibambini Tue 07-May-19 17:39:42

You need the green cloths, from Amazon there has been threads about them.
I have them they are by far the best for exfoliating there's magic in them!
Korean Italy cloths they are called.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 07-May-19 18:06:24

Bodyshop Pink Grapefruit doesn't leave an oily coated feeling.

I like the Soap&Glory Sugar Crush too

Roominmyhouse Wed 08-May-19 22:19:34

I got this in Sainsbury’s and it’s fab!

ATowelAndAPotato Wed 08-May-19 22:24:26

I used to like the Clinique one mentioned but does get expensive.
I've started dry brushing before I get in the shower and that has made a big difference, plus once you've bought a brush, it doesn't cost anything!

PeachMelba78 Wed 08-May-19 22:26:08

The best ever is the St Tropez one, it’s so thick and gritty!

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