DIY : Natural Body Scrubs

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED!

Finally… although it doesn’t really seem like it for those of us getting hit with back to back Nor’easter storms. *Insert eye roll* Alguien diga’le a la Madre Naturaleza que ya estamos en la primavera please!

& it’s time to get your skin ready for this beautiful summer glow!!

These all natural scrubs are super easy to make and won’t break the budget!

Always remember when using natural and perishable ingredients you have to store your finished product in air tight containers, in a cool, dry place. Also keep in mind that as with all beauty items these scrubs will expire. It’s best to make small batches that can be used up within the week. To store I prefer glass jars with rubber seal latch lids, stored on a top shelf in a closet. Mason jars and even aluminum tins also work well and look nice if you want to give a scrub as a gift.

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Coffee Scrub :

Good for cellulite, dull skin

  • 1 Cup Ground Coffee
  • 1 Cup Raw Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Hemp Oil

Caffeine is a powerful antioxidant and improves blood circulation. Used topically caffeine can calm irritated and reddened skin caused by sun damage. Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant and Hemp Oil helps regenerate and energize the skins protective layer. Hemp oil is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and has a composition similar to skin lipids which makes it a great natural emollient and moisturizer. Hemp oil revitalizes dry and dehydrated skin and nails!

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Charcoal Scrub :

Detox and Purify skin

  • 1 Cup Sea Salt (coarse)
  • 2 tbsp Activated Charcoal Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

Sea salt is a natural exfoliant and aids in deep cleansing pores, balancing oil production and eliminating acne causing bacteria. Activated Charcoal is also great for deep cleansing and has the added bonus of improving skin discoloration. Uneven skin tone caused by scars, hyper pigmentation or dead damaged skin from years of shaving can be improved with regular use of a Activated Charcoal scrub. Lastly, Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, anti fungal and works as a great moisturizer for your skin and hair.

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 Eucalyptus Scrub/Soak:

Reduces inflammation, aids with respiratory ailments

  • 1 Cup Epson Salt
  • 1 Cup Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 Cup Almond Oil (can be substituted for coconut oil)
  • 15-20 Drops Eucalyptus Oil

Epson salt aids with reducing inflammation in the joints, relieving muscle tension and pain. Epson salt can also be beneficial in alleviating tension headaches! Himalayan pink salt relaxes cramped muscles, high in Magnesium Himalayan pink salt helps heal damaged muscle and soft tissue when absorbed thru the skin. Almond oil stimulates collagen and is enriched with vitamin A and vitamin E, both of which are very beneficial for healthy skin. Almond oil is hydrating and can be used to improve for dry lips, hands and feet. Almond oil is also great for improving a dry scalp and diminishing dandruff. Eucalyptus oil is a natural antiseptic with anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Eucalyptus oil aids with cold and respiratory ailments, stimulates the immune system, aids with pain relief and the healing of wounds to the skin.

 

  • To each of these scrubs additional herbs and/or essential oils can be added to get even more natural magic out of your scrubs. For example, Lavender is a natural relaxant, adding some dried Lavender petals or a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your Eucalyptus soak can help calm and relax you. Citrus oils boost your mood and physical as well as mental energy levels, adding some orange or grapefruit peel shavings or essential oils to your charcoal scrub can give you an extra “wake me up” to get thru the day! & citrusy smells are so yummy!!

 

Nature has so many amazing remedies, designed and made just for us, use them! I hope you enjoy these scrubs as much as I do and as always thanks for chatting with me – V

 

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