DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Woman with bare shoulders

DIY Body Scrub with Musk: Luxurious Royal Spa Experience

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Experience the epitome of luxury with our DIY Body Scrub with Musk recipe. This exquisite concoction combines the rich, sensual scent of musk with high-quality ingredients to create a truly royal spa experience in the comfort of your own home.

Discover how to craft this indulgent scrub that will leave your skin feeling pampered and rejuvenated. Unleash the power of musk and elevate your skincare routine with this simple yet opulent recipe.

Ingredients Needed

The ingredients are many, but then we are making a luxurious and royal body scrub! What do you expect?

  • Sugar
  • Musk cube. Take a piece of the musk cube, and grate it finely. You need 10 grams (0.35 oz).
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Mica color powder, gold or bronze
  • Fragrance oil, musk
  • Natural olive oil soap. Cut a piece and grate it finely. You need 1 rounded teaspoon.
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Polysorbate 80

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Measuring cup
  • Bowl
  • Small glass beaker
  • Small silicone spatula
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Wooden popsicle stick
  • Electric blender
  • Small container to store your DIY Body Scrub with Musk

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Body Scrub with Musk

Explanation of spoon measurement

Spoon Measurement Terms

In some of our articles, and for non-liquid ingredients, we use the measurements ‘One Spoon,’ ‘Rounded Spoon,’ and ‘Heaped Spoon’, to measure the quantity of ingredients, rather than precise measurements in grams or ounces. This is because adding a little more or less of the ingredient does not affect the final product. Both tablespoons and teaspoons follow these guidelines. Here’s a brief explanation of these terms:

  • One Spoon: Fill the ingredient in a measuring spoon, leveling it with a straight edge.
  • Rounded Spoon: More than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.
  • Heaped Spoon: The non-liquid ingredient is scooped as high as possible on a spoon.

1- Start by putting 1 cup of sugar in a bowl.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Put sugar in a bowl
Put sugar in a bowl

2- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of finely grated musk.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Add finely grated musk
Add finely grated musk

3- Add 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Add sweet almond oil
Add sweet almond oil

4- Use a small silicone spatula to mix thoroughly the contents.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Mix thoroughly
Mix thoroughly

5- In a separate beaker, put 1 rounded tablespoon of shea butter, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil if it is in liquid form; if the coconut oil is semi-solid due to cold temperature, use 1 rounded tablespoon.

Heat and melt the contents of the beaker in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the beaker containing the shea butter and coconut oil in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt the contents. Don’t allow them to boil.

6- Pour the melted mixture of shea butter and coconut oil over the main ingredients in the bowl.

7- Mix thoroughly.

8- Add and mix 1 rounded teaspoon of finely grated natural olive oil soap.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Add finely grated natural olive oil soap
Add finely grated natural olive oil soap

9- With the tip of a wooden popsicle stick, add a small quantity of mica color powder. You can choose a color that you prefer. I usually use gold or bronze color for this body scrub.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Add mica color powder
Add mica color powder. This is gold. I will add a bit of bronze as well

10- Mix the ingredients manually using a small spatula, then blend with an electric blender for 10-15 seconds. After blending, transfer the scrub back into the bowl to add the remaining ingredients.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Use a blender to whip the ingredients
Use a blender to whip the ingredients for 10-15 seconds

11- Add 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerine.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Add glycerine
Add glycerine

12- Add 3 grams (0.1 oz) of musk fragrance oil.

13- Add 3 grams (0.1 oz) of polysorbate 80.

14- Give the ingredients a final, thorough mix with the spatula.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. After blending
After final mix

15- Scoop the body scrub into a container, and you’re done! In the image below, I sprinkled some gold glitter on the surface for decoration.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Final product 2

How to Use: DIY Body Scrub with Musk

Here’s how to use your luxurious DIY Body Scrub with Musk:

  1. Begin by wetting your skin in the shower or bath. Make sure your skin is clean and damp.
  2. Take a small amount of the musk body scrub in your hand. You don’t need much; a little goes a long way.
  3. Gently massage the scrub onto your skin using circular motions. Start from your feet and work your way up, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows and knees.
  4. Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for a minute or two to let the nourishing oils and musk fragrance soak in.
  5. Rinse off the scrub thoroughly with warm water. You’ll notice how soft and refreshed your skin feels.
  6. Pat your skin dry with a towel.
  7. After using the scrub, remember to apply a moisturizer to lock in the hydration and further enhance the softness of your skin.

Use this indulgent body scrub a few times a week to maintain soft, radiant, and royally pampered skin. Please note that the shelf life of this scrub is approximately 3 months when properly stored.

Important: To ensure the longevity of your DIY Body Scrub with Musk, it’s crucial to avoid introducing water into the container. Water can lead to bacterial growth and reduce the effectiveness of the scrub. Always scoop out the scrub with dry hands. After each use, seal the container tightly, and store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

DIY Body Scrub with Musk. Woman stepping out of bath


Here are the top benefits of using this luxurious DIY Body Scrub with Musk:

  1. Skin Exfoliation: The sugar in the scrub helps to gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and promoting a smoother, more radiant complexion.
  2. Hydration: Ingredients like sweet almond oil, shea butter, and coconut oil deeply moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
  3. Fragrant Musk: The enchanting musk fragrance not only provides a luxurious sensory experience but also lingers on your skin, leaving a subtle, long-lasting scent.
  4. Glowing Skin: Regular use can help improve skin texture, leaving you with a healthy, glowing complexion.
  5. Spa-Like Experience: Treat yourself to a spa-like experience at home, indulging in the feeling of luxury and relaxation.
  6. Nourishing Ingredients: Glycerine and shea butter help to lock in moisture, making it ideal for dry or sensitive skin.
  7. Natural and Chemical-Free: You know exactly what goes into your scrub, ensuring it’s free from harmful chemicals or additives.

Here are more articles on do-it-yourself scrubs:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Body Scrub with Musk are demonstrated after the timestamp 7m32s of this video.

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