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DIY Banana Body Scrub and Body Wax

Updated on January 20, 2012

Here is another of my favorite homemade skincare recipes. This recipe smells great and gives you that at home spa feeling. So go ahead and pamper yourself. While at first it may sounds strange this recipes is great for making your skin glow. I also found a fun hair removal wax recipes on the internet. This wax is awesome and saves me a lot of money. Hair removal products can be very pricey. But with little effort you can create your very own wax! Enjoy.

Banana Body Scrub

What you need:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar or sugar in the raw
  • ¼ a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or you can use a different essential oil if you wish.
  • Bowl


  1. You need to take all the ingredients and put them into a bowl.
  2. Then you want to mash the ingredients until it forms a chunky paste. You do not want it to be watery.
  3. For your face I would suggest using banana without the sugar and vanilla/oil and when applying avoid your eye area.
  4. Once you are in the shower slather the scrub onto your body and gently massage into the skin. Then you can rinse it off with warm water.

Homemade Hair Removal Wax

What You Need:

  • 2 Cups of sugar
  • ¼ a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ a cup of cold water
  • Pan
  • Measuring cup
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cloth strips (For these you can cut up an old t-shirt or jeans or you could just buy strips at the drugstore)
  • Air tight container (reheatable)


  1. Start by melting (caramelizing) your sugar with the lemon juice in the pan. Keep the temperature at medium high so you do not burn your sugar. Stir the sugar until small bubbles begin to form. If you have a candy thermometer the proper temperature is 250F. You are looking for the sugar to have a gold color this will tell you that it is ready.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, allow the mixture to cool for about 5-10 minutes or until you notice it is cool to touch without burning your skin.
  3. Place the mixture into a microwave safe container that can be sealed tightly. This mixture will keep for about a month.

To use:

  1. Heat in the microwave
  2. Grab your strips and use a wooden spoon or popsicle stick to apply 1/8 in to the desired place for hair removal.
  3. Press the strip on top of the wax.
  4. Then pull as quickly as possible in the opposite direction of hair growth.


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    • everythingdazzles profile image

      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Yes homemade wax is very easy to make and it works very well too. Enjoy!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for sharing another easy DIY scrub recipe and really appreciate the home wax recipe.. I had never heard of a homemade hair removal wax! It sounds easy enough to make and do...will have to give this a try sometime :)

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      Janice S 6 years ago

      Yum - that body scrub sounds good enough to eat and would work great. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Sounds good enough to eat! I guess that is the true test of a natural beauty treatment! Must try this! Thanks for sharing everythingdazzles!

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      Felixedet2000 6 years ago from The Universe

      Thank you very much, i love this banana body scrub.

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I'll be trying the Homemade Hair Removal Wax. Nice Hub!

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      Janelle 6 years ago from Houston

      Glad you guys like this! The scrub and wax work very well. I am very pleased with them.

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      Christina Sanchez 6 years ago

      Great article

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Great tips, will totally try this! Thanks so much :)

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      alipuckett 6 years ago

      Banana Body Scrub! Oh, I am totally doing this. Thank you!!!