DIY BODY SCRUB

HOMEMADE BODY SCRUBS

 body-scrub

Who doesn’t love a good body massage and scrub? Would you like to know how you can have that experience at home? With so many options in body scrubs in stores it’s hard to decide which is the best option to keep you all aglow. Have you tried making your own? It’s easy and less expensive then store bought ones. All you need are some basic ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

HOMEMADE BODY SCRUBS CONTAIN MANY BENEFITS SUCH AS:

  • Remove dead skin cells leaving healthier and softer skin in its stead.
  • Contain NATURAL oils that moisturize and feed your skin.
  • You can customize them to your needs.

The three key ingredients you need are described below. Start with the basic recipe at the bottom and then start experimenting with different ingredients to find what works best for you. Trust me you’ll be reformed to homemade scrubs forevah.

Exfoliates:

Sugar- Gentle on the skin and you already have some (Bonus!).

Salt- Is great for relaxing muscles, but remember to grind it first so it will be kinder to your skin.

Oatmeal- Most gentle of the exfoliates and it is an emollient that softens and hydrates your skin.

Coffee- A vasoconstrictor, it causes blood vessels to constrict, temporarily reducing varicose veins and rosacea.

Carrier Oil:

The base oil holds the mixture together and moisturizes your skin.

Coconut

Sunflower

Grape seed

Hazelnut

Kukui

Macadamia

Fragrance:

Best way to add fragrance to your scrub is to use natural Essential Oils, avoid “fragrance oils” for they are synthetic.

Easy Recipe to get you started:

1 cup sugar           homemade-body-scrub_0

1/3 cup oil

20 drops of essential oil

(Optional) 2-10 drops of food coloring for color

Tips:

Because of scrub’s moisturizing properties it is best to wash your body with soap first then scrub after.  If you use soap after the scrub you will lose the natural moisture from the oil and have drier skin. If the feel of the oil left on your skin is more than you like use less oil in your mixture (make your scrub on the dry side).

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