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Witch Hazel Natural Complex Series: Watermelon Sugar Body Polish

Who doesn’t love watermelon, especially on a hot day? This fruit is usually super popular during the summer months, both as a treat and a way to stay hydrated. It’s also super sweet, low calorie, and tastes great paired with all of those backyard barbeque favorites.

Besides being a satisfying snack, did you know that it has multiple skin benefits? Watermelon has high water content, but it’s also chock-full of nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C, lycopene, antioxidants, and amino acids – all vital for skin health. In the end, just adding it to your diet during the warmer months can be an excellent method for improving your health.

But there are also plenty of benefits of using it topically, too. And that’s why we’re offering up this awesome watermelon sugar body scrub recipe. Watermelon’s hydration combined with sugar’s natural exfoliation, coconut oil, and our Rose Petal Facial Toner will help keep your skin smooth and supple even on the hottest of summer afternoons.

Why Using a Scrub During the Summer is Good for Your Skin

Before we get into the details of body scrub DIY, let’s talk about why this is the perfect type of product to add to your summertime skin routine.

During the warmer months, the heat and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can leave your skin looking worn out or tired. Then add in the dryness factor, the residue left behind by sunscreens, and general effects of pollution. As you can tell, this is downright a recipe for major skincare problems like blackheads, excess oil, and more.

That’s why we highly recommend you add a witch hazel product to your beauty routine during this time. Not only will it help fend off these types of skincare problems and basic blemishes, but it can also be a good way to always guarantee you look radiant for all of those fun summer activities.

Plus, even if you’re super careful, it is relatively common to get a sunburn this time of year. Using a quality body polish with natural ingredients is a great way to eliminate peeling and soothe sore skin. (Hint: Our Thayers Calming Facial Mist also helps reduce the sting, too.)


This excellent raw sugar watermelon body butter recipe is simple to whip up in your kitchen using Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner. Best of all, it keeps for up to a week, allowing you multiple treatments over the course of several days.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 ½ cup Sugar (add or subtract sugar amount, depending on your preference)⁠
  • ¼ cup of Coconut Oil⁠
  • 1 cup of Watermelon Juice⁠
  • 2 tbsp of Thayers Rose Petal Toner⁠


In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients until well blended.⁠ Pour mixture into a jar and seal tightly. Store the Watermelon Sugar Body Polish in the refrigerator before use. The watermelon juice will rise to the top of the jar, so stir before each use. Use within one week and follow up with our Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Mists.

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