Who would have known that beauty product ingredients are right in your kitchen cupboard?
One of my clients were slightly shocked to discover that I make my own scrubs for their treatments. I believe in being as natural as possible with these types of products and have had great feedback thus far. So I thought to share a few of my home made recipe's for the most organic face and body exfoliators.
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Depending on how coarse you would like the scrub, use 1 cup of granulated white sugar or demerara (brown sugar). Add 1/2 a cup of Grapeseed, almond or olive oil. For a fragrant scrub, add 5-15 drops of your favorite Aromatherapy Essential Oil (eg. Lavender, Orange Blossom, Jasmine) Be careful though not to add random oils together. Some really don't blend well!
Salt foot scrub
The nicest salt to use is Himalayan Salts. These are naturally pink in color and make a really lovely gift when used in a body scrub. Most foot scrubs are absolutely lovely when you add your base oil of choice with essential oils such as peppermint, mandarin or black pepper.
Sugar hand scrub
For an effective and hydrating hand scrub, take 2 tablespoons sea salt with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add 3-5 drops Rose Oil to help deeply hydrate dry and sensitive hands.
Coffee facial exfoliant
Ground coffee makes an exceptional exfoliator. The best form to use this in is by using already extracted coffee "pucks" As coffee is a biodegradable ingredient, it's safe to use on skin and is not harmful to the environment. Take 1/2 a teaspoon of ground coffee and mix with 1-2 pumps of your cleanser (cleansing milks/creams works best) Gently work in circular motions from the chest up to the forehead. Rinse thoroughly and repeat 1-2 times a week.
Gently remove dead skin on cuticles by using fine castor sugar mixed with a little bit of honey. The sugar will gently get rid of dead skin while the honey hydrates and avoids over drying of the skin. Honey is also known for it's anti-bacterial properties and will protect nails and cuticles.
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Published by Elize Endhart