Exfoliation is something I did not pay too much attention on before. However after experiencing all sorts of little pimples on my arms that did not go away, I started to make body scrubs from ingredients found in my kitchen. They are very easy to make, and I hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as I do.
Homemade body scrubs:
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] Ingredients :
- 8 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon apricot oil
- Vanilla essential oil
- A bit of honey (a teaspoon) to homogenize all ingredients
Mix up gently the oils with the sugar. After add in the honey and the essential oil. Mix very well the ingredients. Keep it in a glass jar, away from sunlight , in a cool place.
[custom_frame_right shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_right] Ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons coffee
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- A few drops of aloe vera
- 3-4 drops of lavander essential oil
Mix up all ingredients together. The mixture can be used on the body as well as on the face. Personally, I apply it on my face, let it sit for 3-4 minutes, gently massage it and then rinse it with warm water.
- 2 cups brown sugar
- Vanilla beans
- 6 tablespoons Macademia oil
- A few drops Ylang ylang essential oil
First you will need to make yourself the vanilla sugar. Place the vanilla beans in a glass jar and add the sugar. Let it sit for a week. Nothing compares with the smell the sugar will get from the vanilla. You cannot find something so beautifully smelling on the market. If you do not have vanilla beans you can also use vanilla extract.
After a week, take out the beans, pour the oil over and at the end add up the essential oil. It gives amazing results for dry skin, especially during winter time.
Special Holiday Scrub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix up all ingredients and keep the mixture in a jar well closed.
What are your favorite body scrubs? What essential oils work best for you?