DIY body scrubs
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Body scrubs are the perfect way to naturally exfoliate your
skin as well as hydrate it too. They are very easy and inexpensive
to make. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients
Scrubs are perfect for rough spots on heels, dry hands and elbows as
well as for exfoliating arms, legs, face and lips. The sugar
scrubs off the dead skin while the oil helps with the friction, spread
the sugar and hydrate the skin.
Most of my scrubs are made with white sugar, but you can also use brown
sugar or different types of salt. The oil is your choice as well,
but my favorites are grapeseed, olive oil and sunflower. I love
coconut oil, but living in cold Wisconsin, my coconut oil is more solid
than it is soft.
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil -
my favorite oil to use is grapeseed
Optional: you can also add in a few drops of essential oils
Stir these together and store them in an airtight container.
You can even fancy them up and give them as I gifts. I used these 4oz wide mouth jars
- they were the perfect gift giving size and the wide mouth makes it
much easier to scoop out the scrub.
Scoop out a small amount, scrub it on and rinse it off with water.
Dry it off then feel it. Isn't it soft and smooth?!
CAUTION: If you decide to use this in the shower be extremely
careful. Oil and water can cause a very slippery situation!