EXFOLIATE: DIY srubs

Hey ladies (& gents),

I'm not much of a DIY girl, but when I was walking through Whole Foods the other day, I passed by a "make your own body scrub bar" and laughed. I realized I don't have to buy body scrubs because I have all the ingredients at home to make my own. You probably do, too. I was inspired to create some moisturizing and exfoliating body scrubs that rock because: 1. They are SO SIMPLE and 2. They actually work.

 

Another big reason I use DIY srubs is because I can control exactly what goes into them. I am a big believer that whatever you put onto your skin, you are putting into your body. This is because our skin is the biggest organ of our body, and when you put something on it, your skin absorbs it. The more natural products you use on your skin, the better. All of these ingredients are safe. Try to choose organic whenever possible. Have fun with it! Happy scrubbing :)

Here are 2 easy recipes you can use to create your own scrubs. All ingredients are customizable to your liking:

Peppermint Coconut Scrub:

  • 1/2 part sea salt
  • 1/2 part sugar
  • 1 part coconut oil
  • a few drops of peppermint essential oil

Essential Oil Aromatherapy Scrub:

  • 1/2 part sea salt
  • 1/2 part sugar
  • 1 part coconut oil or olive oil
  • a few drops of your fav essential oil - I like the combo of Ylang ylang & Rose.
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. Keep in your shower for an easy pre-shave exfoliant or when you want your skin to feel extra soft and hydrated.

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