The more I learn about the harmful chemicals in so many of our beauty products, the more I have decided to make my own. And, I have actually found that it is really fun experimenting. One of the things I love to do is take a bath and use a luxurious body scrub to make my skin feel soft and healthy.
It is really simple to make a body scrub at home, and there are lots of recipes for do it yourself sugar scrubs. I have tried many out, and here is my favorite recipe. I tend to mix and match essential oils, or you could even use vanilla extract for a lovely scent.
Regular use exfoliates your skin and helps increase cell turnover. The ingredients are all natural and each one is healthy for your skin. The epsom salt has magnesium which is great for so many reasons and can be absorbed through your skin. Baking soda is detoxifying. Vitamin E and coconut oil are moisturizing and nourishing to the skin and have powerful antioxidants. Plus, depending on the essential oils you use, there are many powerful properties that can be added to your body scrub in addition to the delicious scent.
Note: If you use coconut oil, at room temperature it could solidify. I warm the jar up with the bath water and it works great, but you could always substitute a different oil if you prefer.
Do you have a favorite body scrub recipe? Share it with us!
P.S. If making your own beauty products is too overwhelming for you at this point (and we all have those days), I recommend Beautycounter for products when you want to buy them instead of make them. They are a mission-focused company who is trying to change the world, one SAFE beauty product at a time. Their stuff works great and looks amazing. (If you purchase through my link I receive a small commission and, as always, half of the profit from this site goes to helping those in need.) Here is a link to their awesome sugar scrub.
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