What is a Body Scrub? A Body Scrub is a physical exfoliant used for detoxification and exfoliation. It removes dead skin cells from the skin, unclogging pores allowing them to excrete toxins. It also makes the skin feel soft and nourished. At Back To Essentials, we begin with the dry body brush to gently exfoliate the skin. We then use a nutrient-packed salt or sugar scrub depending on the desired results. The Body Scrub is concluded with the application of an all-natural moisturizer to hydrate and leave the skin supple and healthy. Recommended before or after a Body Massage.