I do a body scrub per week and specially before a vacation on the beach or a party. When in a hurry I simply combine sugar with honey for the body and honey with baking soda for the face, but below are 3 of my favorite recipes. Try them and let me know!
Coffee Body ScrubCoffee tightens and rejuvenates skin, while raw sugar exfoliates, and olive oil seals in moisturize.
- 2 cups of coarse ground coffee
- 1/2 cup Turbinado raw sugar
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Take a warm bath or hot shower to open your pores and hydrate your skin. Rub the coffee mixture into your skin in large circles with even, firm pressure. Shower to rinse, pat dry, and follow with unscented body lotion or light vegetable oil.
Almond-Oatmeal ScrubAlmond meal and oatmeal slough off dead skin cells, as sage tones. Whole-milk yogurt reinforces with the oil naturally released from the almonds during scrubbing to replenish the skin's natural moisture.
- 2/3 cup coarse ground almonds
- 1/3 cup dry fine oatmeal
- ½ tsp dried sage
- plain full-fat yogurt as needed
Add almonds, oatmeal, and sage to food processor or blender and grind on pulse until they reach the consistency of course meal. Keep covered and cool in an airtight container until ready for use. Upon each use, take medium-sized handful (around 1/4 cup) of the mixture and combine with enough yogurt to form a thick paste. Rub gently over skin with a washcloth or loofah sponge and rinse with cool water. Follow with gentle moisturizer.
Lemon Salt GlowSea salts bring a healthy glow to dull, dry skin,.which may then benefit as much from the antioxidant properties of lemon as the rich nutrition of almond oil.
- ½ cup sea salt
- ½ cup sweet almond oil
- ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
Combine all ingredients, taking extra care not to let any water touch the ingredients, as it will dissolve the salts. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Before showering, swirl ingredients together with fingertips to reintegrate, then apply to body in firm scrubbing motion with hand or soft washcloth. Step into the shower and let power of the water stream rinse off the mixture. (Particularly effective as an exfoliant and moisturizer for a smooth, nick-free shave.)