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How About a Good Scrub?

You don't have to be a skincare product specialist to make your own body scrubs. They are easy to make (the kids can help!) and they really work. Body scrubs are very popular on social media and DIY websites because they're so user friendly. Here are a few of our favorites. Here's a tip: For the oatmeal scrub, try our Colloidal Oat Enzyme Mask. It's pure and finely ground so you can eliminate the grinding step. Add a couple of tablespoons to the bath or mix with water or a carrier oil to create a quick facial mask that soothes and softens the skin, and helps eliminate redness and irritation.

Easy Salt Scrub Recipe

1 cup finely ground salt (tip: use a combination of salts like Dead Sea, Himalayan, or your personal favorites)

1/3 cup (approx.) sweet almond oil or sunflower oil

8-10 drops grapefruit essential oil, 8 drops bergamot oil, 4 drops peppermint oil (or make your own blend of approximately 15-20 drops total essential oil)

In a glass or ceramic bowl, add essential oil to salt and stir thoroughly. Add almond or sunflower oil gradually, stirring continuously. Stop when the scrub reaches the consistence of moist sand. Apply the scrub to your body in the shower and rinse. The oils left on your skin will lubricate the skin and help with overall hydration.

Foot Scrub Recipes

  • 1 cup salt

  • 1/3 cup (approx) sunflower, sweet almond or argan oil (lightweight, fast absorbing)

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil, 5 drops lavender oil

Combine ingredients well in a glass or ceramic bowl. Ginger and Orange Foot Scrub Recipe

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup (approx.) sunflower or sweet almond oil

  • 12 drops orange essential oil

  • 3 drops ginger essential oil or 1tsp ground ginger

Combine ingredients well in glass or ceramic bowl. Add oil only until mixture resembles moist sand.

Gentle Oatmeal Body Scrub

1 cup finely ground oatmeal

8 drops lavender essential oil, 8 drops tangerine or sweet orange oil, 8 drops rosewood oil, 4 drops chamomile oil (or make your own blend totaling 20-30 drops of essential oils)

In a glass or ceramic bowl, add essential oils drop by drop, stirring constantly to avoid clumps. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge - keeps for up to 1 year. To use, combine one Tbsp. of the mix with a little water to form a paste, then gently rub onto skin.

Cinnamon, Orange, and Coffee Body Scrub Recipe

  • 1 cup ground coffee

  • 1 Tbsp. salt

  • 1/3 cup (approx.) sunflower or sweet almond oil

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil, 8 drops orange essential oil, 4 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix coffee, salt, and essential oils in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add almond oil slowly, stirring continuously, until mixture reaches the consistency of moist sand. (Note: This scrub will smooth and soften your skin - you'll love the results - but it is messy!)

And don't forget your lips! Our Sugar Lip Polish is one and done for you - with delicious brown sugar exfoliation!


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