Why make your own scrub?
The beauty products we buy in the store are stuffed with things our body doesn’t need – and doesn’t like. Personally I think that if I’m afraid to get ill if I eat it then I woun’t put it on my skin either, because the skin absorbs substances the same way our stomach does. When you make your own products you know exactly what’s in them, it’s cheaper, you get something personalizes just for you and it’s lots of fun!
Use these easy at-home body scrub recipes to bring life back into tired skin and give you the youthful glow of nourished, healthy skin all year round!
1.Coffee Body Scrub
- 2 cups of coarse ground coffee
- 1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry, and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil.
Almond meal and oatmeal slough off dead skin cells, as sage tones. Whole-milk yogurt reinforces with the oil naturally released from the almonds during scrubbing to replenish the skin’s natural moisture.
- 2/3 cup coarse ground almonds
- 1/3 cup dry fine oatmeal
- ½ tsp dried sage
- plain full-fat yogurt as needed
Add almonds, oatmeal, and sage to food processor or blender and grind on pulse until they reach the consistency of course meal. Keep covered and cool in an airtight container until ready for use. Upon each use, take medium-sized handful (around 1/4 cup) of the mixture and combine with enough yogurt to form a thick paste. Rub gently over skin with a washcloth or loofah sponge and rinse with cool water. Follow with gentle moisturizer
3.Lemon Salt Glow
Sea salts bring a healthy glow to dull, dry skin,.which may then benefit as much from the antioxidant properties of lemon as the rich nutrition of almond oil.
- ½ cup sea salt
- ½ cup sweet almond oil
- ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
Combine all ingredients, taking extra care not to let any water touch the ingredients, as it will dissolve the salts. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Before showering, swirl ingredients together with fingertips to reintegrate, then apply to body in firm scrubbing motion with hand or soft washcloth. Step into the shower and let power of the water stream rinse off the mixture. (Particularly effective as an exfoliant and moisturizer for a smooth, nick-free shave.)
4.Tropical Sugar Scrub
Sugar granules gently remove dead skin cells, which are in turn nourished by the combined power of coconut, mango, and orange.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh mango puree
- 1 cup coconut oil
Mix sugar into coconut oil until evenly distributed before stirring in lemon juice and mango puree. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to use, scoop out a generous amount of sugar scrub and rub with open palms into skin. Rinse well.