Archive | January, 2014

Yummy homemade body scrub – Inexpensive and All Natural!

20 Jan

Working in a spa, I have been fortunate to have had several different body treatments. One of my favorite treatments is a body scrub treatment, because I don’t think there is anything out there that can make your skin softer. This is a wonderful treatment after traveling on vacations where you have had a lot of sun exposure and need to get off dead skin. In addition, it is also a must do treatment before any type of spray tan to make sure that the application doesn’t streak.

I wanted to share one of the most recent body scrub treatments that I have thrown together, and love!

Ideally, you will want to put this all over your body in the shower, and let the steam and hot water do the trick. Massage it gently on the skin, especially on the neck and chest to avoid causing any damage to the already thin skin in those areas. You can use bare hands, or a soft, cleansing mit.

Because this scrub is made from sugar, and not salt – it dissolves quickly in the shower and doesn’t leave a huge mess like salt does. It also is less abrasive than salt and wont typically leave red marks or stinging, unless you get too excited with it and press really hard, repeatedly in a single area.

Use all organic products if you can to make sure to keep this as natural as possible.

There are several choices for oils to use in your scrub. I personally use a lot of rosehip oil and grapeseed oil because I love the way they feel on my skin without being too heavy. I use rosehip oil directly on my face at least a few nights a week. You can also use more than one type of oil. If you prefer almond, coconut, or jojoba those are also great choices!

Put about a half a cup of white sugar into a bowl, and mix the oil in lightly to avoid causing the sugar to crumble apart.

Then pick your essential oils. Tea Tree is very invigorating and helps with eczema and killing bacteria. lavender is very calming and soothing. Lemon oil is refreshing and the vitamin c can help lighten and brighten the skin. It’s really your choice. Add about 10 drops of pure essential oil to the mixture.

Apply once you step into the shower but before you turn the water on, so you aren’t using it all up right away. The oil can sometimes make the floor a little slippery so be careful.

Once you are done scrubbing each area, rinse it off in the shower, and then pat dry to avoid losing the oils on the skin.

Once a week during the wintertime really helps kill that itchy winter skin. Follow these few steps but experiment with your own scents and polish away that unwanted dead skin and then share your thoughts!!