Who wants glowing, soft skin made naturally?
Natural body scrubs are super simple (& cheap!) to make: take 4-5 ingredients, a pretty jar & 5 minutes to stir & hey presto! you have a natural body scrub. (You couldn’t even dash to the shops that quickly!).
Tie with a gingham ribbon & label up with a tag & these are not only free from horrible chemicals, but look gorgeous too.
These make wonderful gifts & can be a lovely activity for a girl’s night in & at hen dos. That said, men can make them too!
So what are the 4 main ingredients?
Salt or Sugar as the exfoliant
Followers of my food recipes will know that I do not use refined sugar in my cooking, but it is great as a body scrub!
You can use salt (rock salt/ table salt/ Himalayan Pink salt if you are feeling extravagant!) or sugar as the exfoliant (brown/ white or natural cane). Brown tends to be gentler. The bigger the grain, the more scrubby (if there is a word!) or coarse the exfoliation will be. You can use a mixture of coarse & fine exfoliator to get the best of both worlds!
Oil to moisturise (a ‘carrier oil’)
Personalise your scrub with the oil(s) of your choice. e.g I have added ginger oil & lemon oil in the scrub pictured. Example combinations are:
Other possible ingredients
Shredded fresh ginger -helps exfoliation
Lemon peel- helps energise
Honey-helps nourish & moisturise skin
I like adding vitamin E oil to nourish my skin.
Energising Ginger and Lemon Body Scrub
Time: 5 mins
Equipment: a spoon and a nice jar (I’ve used a Kilner jar)
450g Amber sugar crystals (almost 1 packet)
50g brown demerara sugar
Approx. 180ml Sweet almond oil
25ml Vitamin E oil
Pour sugar into a Kilner jar so it is 2/3 full
Top with carrier oil (I have used Sweet almond oil) so that the sugar is covered. Stir to coat evenly. (If using finer grains, the mix will look like a paste at this point).
Add vitamin E oil.
Mix thoroughly & then seal.
Ribbon and label optional!
I love using amber sugar crystals as I love the colour (the colour of kids gummy cola bottle sweets!) & how smooth my skin feels afterwards.
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