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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Salt scrub recipe!

Diy body scrub. Erases scars and dark spots, kills acne, brightens skin, and smells delicious. Great for yourself or a diy inexpensive christmas gift!
 
 
I`ve always been very into taking care of my skin....and most of all , how to keep my skin looking young, or at least as young as possible.
 
So when i learned that the basic thing to to is to use a scrub/exfoliate , i had to try it.
You see the reason why just cleansing and moisturizing isn`t enough is because for any of it to work ,you need to get rid of the layer of dead skin cells covering your face. (yup,pretty yucky)
 
If you want beautiful skin, you gotta start exfoliate sweetheart!
Cleansing and slather on any old cream,simply won`t do!
 
 
So i thought i`d share my recipe with you.
 
What you need:
 
-Extra Virgin coconut oil (or organic sweet almond oil,or grape seed oil)
-Essential oil like lavender,tea tree, lemon ,patchouli etc (whatever tickles your fancy)
-Salt ,preferably dead sea salt ,or Epsom ,or sea salt.


Recipes!
 

Lemon  scrub                                     
(Invigorating)

Juice of 1/2 a lemon (grate a little of the zest to add to the scrub)
1/2 cup salt
2-3 tbsp coconut oil.
5 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)

Mix ingredients ,and store in an airtight container.
you can also use lime or grapefruit instead of a lemon. just beware that you use more lime juice and less grapefruit juice ,as the fruits are different in size from the lemon.

  Lemons have many uses in the home. Here are a few: To freshen the air in your home, simmer a few sliced lemons in water for a few hours, adding more water when necessary. To whiten your whites: add ½ c. to your small load of laundry & let soak for a few minutes before letting it agitate. The acidic component of lemon helps to kill molds, bacteria & germs from cutting boards & counter tops, soap scum in your bathroom tub or shower stall. Soap is alkaline & acidic lemon will cut through it all.

Lavender Scrub
(relaxing)

1/2 cup salt
5 tablespoons oil
5 drops lavender oil

mix the ingredients and put in an airtight container.
(if the mix is too "dry" add more oil, if to wet dd more salt)

How to dry lavender at home

These are just a couple of recipe ideas, if you have the salt and oil (the base for the scrub)
you can add any scent/essential oil you want . as long as its Natural and not synthetic.
There are so many variations you can make,just be creative.



So how often should you scrub?

If you have sensitive skin, no more than 1-2 times a week.
If you have normal to oily (or acne prone skin) 2-4 times a week.but never two days in a row.

Good Luck and enjoy!!

 
 
Have a beautiful day!
 
Xoxo







 
 
 


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