Make these wonderful handcrafted body scrubs for yourself or as a gift. These are great for dry skin and in removing dead skin cells promoting softer skin. True, body scrubs are essential but these products help in maintaining healthy, smooth skin.
SIMPLE BROWN SUGAR BODY SCRUB
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup almond oil (carrier oil)
- 5-10 drops essential oil (lavender and grapefruit or Geranium for a nice glow)
Combine the almond oil and essential oil in a bowl. Add the sugar and mix thoroughly. Store in a dark, glass jar and leave in a cool location. Excellent for legs and feet.
EXFOLIANT BODY SCRUB
This exfoliant is an incredibly effective body scrub that will leave the skin feeling wonderfully smooth. Right after your shower, gently apply the scrub all over your body in a circular motion. You can also apply the Lymph Drainage Massage when you are using the Exfoliant Body Scrub.
Once you’ve rinsed it off, you will still feel a little oily, but that will quickly disappear as the oil will be quickly absorbed into your skin.
- ¼ cup(60ml) sugar
- ¼ cup(60ml) jojoba oil
- 3-4 drops of your favourite essential oil
- 2 tablespoon (30ml) mild soap-based shampoo
Carrier Oils For Your Body Scrubs
There are different kinds of carrier oils you can use. such as those listed below and you can use a blend of these for increased therapeutic benefits.
- Jojoba oil
- Safflower oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Olive oil – Note: this is not your cooking oil
- For dry skin, you can try Avocado oil, which is very soothing and moisturizing.
Be careful not to over scrub. The sugar granules are perfect for body scrubs because of their size. Use once or twice a week!
Wondering when not to use a body scrub?
If you have a sunburn easily or suffer from a skin rash or other skin condition, it would be best to give the body scrub a rest. Even gently scrubbing can further irritate your skin. You’ll also want to skip it after shaving your legs and underarms.