5. Sensitive Skin
One of the main things you have to consider when making body scrubs at home is the type of skin you have, since some ingredients might be harsh on sensitive skin. Consider using sugar or oatmeal instead of salt. Avoid carrier oils made from nuts if you have sensitivity to this ingredient. Lavender and chamomile essential oils are two of the most recommended essential oils for sensitive skin. Avoid the following essential oils – lemon, lemongrass, tea tree, basil, clove, cinnamon, citrus and thyme.