Friday, January 28, 2011

DIY Body Scrubs

These are super easy and super yummy! Here are 3  DIY recipes with ingredients you can grab straight from your pantry.  

Brown Sugar & Lemon Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon of kalamansi or lemon
- 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Mix together the brown sugar and salt. Then add in the  kalamansi or lemon juice, virgin coconut oil and honey and mix well.

Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup ground oatmeal – Not the instant kind
- 1/4 cup pure honey
- 3/4 to 1 cup of oil – Example: Extra virgin olive, Jojoba, Grapeseed or Sweet Almond oil
- 1/4 teaspoonx Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (like vanilla) – Optional

Mix the brown sugar and oatmeal together in a large bowl. Add the honey and drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix everything together. When your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top, you’re done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil if you would like.

Coffee Body Scrub
- 1 cup gluten free oatmeal
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coffee grounds – Brewed or fresh
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 2 Tbsp organic olive oil or grapeseed oil – Other high quality oil like almond, coconut, apricot kernal, or palm will do

Optional ingredients to add
- 1 teaspoon vitamin C crystals
- 2-3 drops vitamin D liquid
- 1-2 capsules vitamin E – Liquid squeezed out
- 1-2 tablespoon raw cacao nibs (adds more grit, antioxidants, and a great smell)
- 1 tsp cinnamon

Place oats (and coffee beans, if grinding fresh) in a food processor and pulse until fine.  Add grounds, sugar and vitamin C crystals, and pulse a few times, then add honey and oil, as well as vitamin D drops, and pulse to form a paste.  Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator. If you’d like, you can scoop out a small amount and keep in the bath, whatever you’ll use that week.

How to use body scrubs: Spread the scrubs on damp skin and gently rub in circular motions. Rinse skin well and pat skin dry.

Instructions and recipes and more information can be found at Beautylishblog 

Frances ;0)