Yummy Home-made Body Scrubs

19 Oct Yummy Home-made Body Scrubs

You are very welcome to try my 3 favourite tried and tested home-made body scrubs!
Made with popular ingredients you may already have at home, or can purchase easily and cheaply.

Substitutions: Feel free to substitute some ingredients. Remember that fresh ingredients won’t keep as long as the essential oils.
1. Use 1 tablespoon of orange juice/grated rind instead of 1 teaspoon orange essential oil, or lemon juice/grated rind instead of lemon essential oil)
2. Instead of mint oil, try fresh mint ground to 1 tablespoon of paste (I use a pestal & mortar), or 1 tablespoon of dried mint soaked in a little water.
3. Instead of 1 tablespoon cacao powder try 2-3 squares of melted dark chocolate.

You could decorate and label (include date) a jar and gift wrap for someone special. Maybe add a home-made face-scrub if you’re enjoying experimenting! (link to face masks here)

 

Sleep Tight Night-time Bath & Shower Scrub
A dreamy combination of ingredients to sweep you off to the land of nod.

3 cups fine brown sugar
2 cups olive oil
2 tablespoons finely ground sea salt
2 tablespoons honey
1½ teaspoons lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon orange essential oil
•    Mix together and scrub gently all over (avoiding the face)
•    Makes enough for 3-4 uses. Put in a sealed clean jar & refrigerate. Enjoy again within 3-4 weeks.

Wakey-wakey Morning Shower Scrub
Breakfast for your skin! With refreshing lemon and mint to awaken the senses.

1½ cups brown sugar (medium-fine)
½ cup ground oats (blast in the blender)
1½ cups olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon essential oil
1 teaspoon mint essence
•    Mix together and scrub gently all over (avoiding the face)
•    Makes enough for 2-3 uses. Put in a clean jar & refrigerate. Enjoy again within 10 days.

Vanilla Mocha Latte Bath & Shower Scrub
Coffee break anyone? Such a yummy aroma you’ll smell good enough to eat! This antioxidant-packed delicacy helps smooth cellulite and brighten up tired skin.

1 cup ground coffee
1 cup brown sugar (medium-fine)
1½ cups canned organic coconut milk (the thick part)
1 tablespoon organic vanilla essence
1 tablespoon organic cacao powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
•    Mix together and scrub gently all over (avoiding the face)
•    For extra cellulite busting action use with a body brush. Use gentle upward strokes towards the heart.
•    Makes enough for 2-3 uses. Put in a clean jar & refrigerate. Enjoy again within 1 week.

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