Do It Yourself Body Scrub Recipes.
These body scrubs are great used on your whole body & even your face (gently), but I do mostly prefer using them on my lips, feet, ankles, elbows & upper arms. If you have never used sugar or salt scrubs on your wet skin use in very gentile circular motion, this is about removing dead the skin to achieve skin health not at all about scrubbing hard & rubbing yourself raw.
Sugar scrubs will dissolve as you do the circular motions on wet skin, so use sugar scrub until it dissolves. Not all salts will dissolve while using a scrub so it is best to just scrub in a circular motion on wet skin with salt scrubs for 20 to 30 seconds making sure to not scrub one area too much.
By gently removing dull dead skin you can let the new layer of skin be breath & healthy, beautiful, glowing skin that looks & feels younger. Exfoliating skin once or twice a week can rejuvenate your skin & aid in healing.
The gentile exfoliation process rids the skin of any dry, dull skin cells from the surface of the body. By removing the dead cells you aid in helping pores to not become clogged & the result is skin that feels clean, refreshed & rejuvenated. By preventing clogged pores you can prevent larger pores, blackheads, pimples & acne.
When making body scrubs with oils in them it is best to make them up (mix them) & to let them sit 12 to 24 hours before using them so the oils & the Salt/Sugar set up well together for using, so yes making ahead is great & store in an airtight container.
Fresh fruit scrubs should be made & used right away.Dry scrubs should be used with sugar unless your salt is very fine ground. Dry Herbs & spices are best used in Dry scrubs.
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These Body scrubs can be put in cute little mason jars, decorated & given as gifts, everyone seems to love them.
What to use:
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Sugars to use: Regular white sugar, raw sugar, sugar in the raw, brown sugar, whole unbleached sugar etc, whatever sugar you prefer. I personally use regular white sugar from the grocery store or Organic whole unbleached sugar or both together, mix & match sugars to create the scrub you like best.
Salts to use: Table salt, Sea salt, Natural unrefined salts, Epsom salt, Dead sea salt, Bath salts etc are all fine as long as they are not large chunks, ground is best, mix & match salts to get your desired scrub.
Essential oils to use: Pretty much any essential oil or essential oil combo can be added depending on your personal needs, many prefer to use essential oils for skin like Lavender, Geranium, Thieves, Tea tree oil, Blue Chamomile, Rosemary, Lemon or Eucalyptus but many others are great for skin too, mix & match essential oils to get your favorite scent. Where to buy quality essential oils at great prices here, my Top 6 essential oils for DIY here, And check out my Essential oil giveaway here.
Oils to use: Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Rosehip seed oil, Real olive oil, Sesame oil, Macadamia nut oil, Emu Oil, Raw coconut oil, Almond oil, Palm oil, Palm Shortening, Wheat Germ oil, any floral infused oils or another natural oil, avoid refined oils, corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, canola oil, baby/mineral oils etc. Mix & match oils to your own personal likes, Coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees so usually need to be mixed with other liquid oils or used above 76 degrees (do not heat oil, use at room temp if you need it liquid), Palm shorting is also thicker & usually needs to be mixed with other liquid oils.
Options to add: Roswater, Jasmine water or other floral infused waters, Colloidal silver, Bentonite clay, natural lotions & creams, Activated charcoal powder (will be very black), Food grade diatomaceous earth, Baking soda, Borax, crushed dried flower petals, herbs & spices (such as rose petals, rosemary, lavender etc, best used in dry scrubs) or whatever else you have read about & prefer to add.
Fresh crushed fruits: Bananas, Mango, peaches, lemon/lemon juice, papaya etc, Adding fruits with sugar is great for skin & scrubs, you do no need to make these & use them & not store them, so it is best to only use regular white sugar or regular brown sugar for these scrubs.
These recipes are just examples & guides you can create your own, so swap out for your favorite oils or essential oils & add in your favorite options.
#1 Scrub – Scrubs with oil: 1/2 cup of sugar of choice (or ground salt of choice), 1/4 to 1/4 cup of oils of choice slowly add 1 tbsp of oils at a time stirring as you add each tbsp, only add enough to get the sugar saturated, mix in desired amount of essential oils (usually 15 to 30 drops total).
#2 Scrub – Dry Scrubs: 1 cup of sugar & 1 cup of baking soda, mix with a fork adding your favorite essential oils & herbs if desired. I store these right in an Parmesan cheese shaker.
#3 Scrub – Fruit Scrubs: 1/4 cup of fruit of choice mashed, 1/4 cup sugar of choice, essential oils of choice. Options add in oils of choice as well, just make sure to not make too much. If you do have extra add to sealed container in fridge & try to use soon.
#4 Scrub – Body Butter: Go here to learn how to make my DIY body butters & you can add sugar of choice, salt of choice, essential oils of choice or any optional items to your body butter & use it as a scrub, these are coconut oil body butters so these will be thicker scrubs unless it is warm in your home.
#5 Scrub – My Favorite #1: 3/4 cup of regular white sugar, 1/4 cup of whole unbleached sugar, 1 tbsp colloidal silver, 1 tbsp rosewater, 1/2 cup of room temp raw coconut oil, 1 tbsp Jojoba oil, 1 tbsp Argan oil, 1 tbsp Emu oil, 1 tbsp Rosehip seed oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 drops Lemon essential oil & 10 drops Tea tree oil. Mix by using the same method as my body butter or by hand & store in airtight container.
#6 Scrub – My favorite #2: 1/4 cup borax. 1/4 cup baking soda 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup dried crushed rose petals, 10 to 20 drops of Lavender or Rosemary essential oil, mix dry ingredients with a fork & add essential oil mixing in with the fork & store in a Parmesan cheese shaker similar to my body wash recipe here.
#7 Scrub – My Favorite #3: Add the above #6 Scrub – My favorite #2 to a container slowly add 1/2 cup of room temp raw coconut oil, 1 tbsp Jojoba oil, 1 tbsp Argan oil, 1 tbsp Emu oil, 1 tbsp Rosehip seed oil & store in an airtight container.
#8 Scrub – My Favorite #4: 1/4 cup borax. 1/4 cup baking soda 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/8 cup Activated charcoal powder (yes very black), 1/4 cup Bentonite clay powder, 10 to 20 drops of Tea tree oil.
#9 Scrub – My Favorite #5: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 10 to 15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, slowly add 1/2 cup of room temp raw coconut oil, 2 tbsp Rosehip seed oil 2 to 4 tbsp Palm Shortening & mix by using the same method as my body butter or by hand & store in airtight container.
#10 Scrub – My Favorite #6: 1/2 cup of Almond oil, 1/2 cup of wheat germ oil, 1 cup of Epsom salt, 10 to 1o drops lemon essential oil & 10 drops Orange essential oil & store in an airtight container. Options: Use Your favorite oil mixture for skin.
So you see it is very easy to mix & match recipes to create your own, add your favorite essential oils or essential oils you need for skin conditions, if a scrub is not a desired consistency for you add more or less of something.
You can use sugar scrubs on your lips & they are amazing at preventing chapped lips, but in reality using a scrub on your whole body is hydrating & prevents chapping, rashes & skin issues for many.
Tell me your favorite scrub!
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