Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Technique Tuesdays - DIY Body Scrub
From Pinterest to Martha Stewart everybody is getting on the Do It Yourself (DIY) body scrub bandwagon and I gotta say it is a great idea. For one thing, the prices for some of these scrubs are outrageous!! I mean these scrubs found in stores are in small jars with big price tags and the primary reason I don't buy them too often.
I already do a few DIY products like Laundry detergent and hair deep conditioners so I am all over this. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin by removing the dead skin cells and allowing the new skin to surface. They make your skin feel so soft afterwards and with a pleasant smell you feel like a new person. They are really easy to make and most (if not all) have some of the ingredients:
There are numerous variations in all and some add more ingredients for fragrance or therapeutic reasons but if your scrub doesn't have one of those main ingredients above then you may need to try another.
I'm all over the coffee body scrubs and will share one I found on Pinterest:
*Equal parts ground coffee and raw sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp sea salt
Mix the ground coffee with raw sugar and sea salt. Add the olive oil and coconut oil. And voila, coffee body scrub.
Here's a simple vanilla sugar scrub:
*2 1/2 cups sugar in the raw
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
4-5 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond oil
In a bowl, mix together the sugar in the raw and the white granulated sugar. Add in the vanilla extract and almond oil and mix well.
We cannot forget about Martha's sugar scrub:
Epsom salt, sea salt, or organic cane sugar
12 oz. jar with cap
Combine 1 cup of body oil with 2 cups of Epsom or sea salts or organic cane sugar (depending on how fine a grain you like).
We added lemon zest for color and fragrance. Package in jars (plastic is safest by the tub).
I've only shared three but believe me there are so many more out there and Pinterest, your DIY blogger or google can find you exactly what you want. I'll be trying that coffee scrub before the Summer is out (hopefully) and when I do I'll share my results!
Keep that skin exfoliated and soft Naturals,
All the above recipes are ones I found on sites below and have not personally tried.