Every couple of weeks or so I like to try different types of homemade body scrubs. Usually my body scrubs always contains honey (to preserve), but this time I decided to skip honey and use oils primarily instead.
You will need:
Brown Sugar helps to exfoliate while the naturally occurring Glycolic Acid from the sugar helps open pores, smooths the skin, fine lines, also helps minimize ingrown hairs.
Vitamin E is a great antioxidant ideal for wrinkles, fine lines and sun damaged skin.Vitamin E is also great for scars, is an ideal moisturizer and also helps preserve this mix.
Sweet Almond Oil is a very light oil with a variety of benefits especially for those with dry itchy skin. Helps bring a natural and soothing glow to the skin
Essential oils: I love oils they are very versatile and each one possess an array of benefits. Here I’m using Lavender oil which helps give the the scrub a light sweet scent known to relax. Lavender oil also helps regenerate new skin cells ideal for soft glowing skin. *Lavender oil can be photosensitive meaning that your skin combined with lavender oil and exposed to the sunlight can cause irritation* So when using Lavender oil for your skin care needs use it 12 hours prior to sunlight and always DILUTE your essential oils.
You can get any type of container. The one I use for my scrubs is from a left over container from a deep conditioner.
Simply add your sugar to the container (I used about a cup and a half) followed by 1 teaspoon of almond oil, 2 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil, and 1-2 drops of essential oil
I love this body scrub, it’s very fluffy and light
This scrub lasts me about 3 days, I put it in the fridge just in case the vitamin e oil is not enough to preserve and I always make sure I close the lid tightly to prevent bacteria, usually honey helps prevent bacteria for my mixes but since I skipped honey I opted for Vitamin E to help preserve my small batch.
So there you have it a scrub that will leave you with smooth glistening skin. I usually always Dry Brush (review here) before I do my body scrubs and have to say my skin looks so much more moisturized and feels very soft and silky.