Do you currently use a body scrub? Is it one that you have purchased from the supermarket with a large number of different ingredients in it?
Body scrubs are a great way to nourish the skin and remove the unhealthy skin that has dried out and is beginning to flake or become irritated.
By using a body scrub you are essentially giving your skin a deep clean and providing it with a fresh new lease on life.
Instead of choosing your next body scrub off the shelf at the supermarket, why not make your own one at home using natural ingredients?
What is a body scrub?
A body scrub is a cream that is applied to the skin and then washed off. The scrub usually has in it a type of particle that is on the coarse side and acts as an exfoliant for the skin.
Body scrubs can be made using a wide range of different ingredients and the coarse ingredient can vary from oats, charcoal or even seaweed or a mix of different ingredients together to create the effect.
Why use a body scrub?
Why not just wash your skin you ask? Daily washing of your skin is still important and should be continued however when using a body scrub you are able to complete a deeper clean which helps to remove dead skin, blemishes and hard to see dirt on the skin.
By using a body scrub a few times a week you are able to give your skin a new, softer feeling which will glow and make you feel good about it.
How can I make my own body scrub?
Making your own body scrub is simple and easy to do. The great thing about making your own is that you can tailor it to your own likes and preferences. If there is a certain fragrance that you enjoy, you can add essential oils to your scrub to make it smell of that.
You can also make up as much or as little as you want so that you always have some on hand.
A huge benefit of making your own skincare products is that you also know exactly what is going into it.
You can choose natural products from reputable suppliers and know that it is full of goodness.
Want to know how to make a body scrub? We are loving the seaweed body scrub recipe using all-natural ingredients and it is super easy to make. Check it out below.
Seaweed Body Scrub
1/4 ground almond meal
1/4 cup bentonite clay
1/4 ground oats
1/4 ground seaweed (ie seaweed powder)
Grind your almond meal to a soft consistency and your oats to your desired consistency (larger for a more coarse effect)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then place it into a glass jar ready for use.
Remove your desired amount of the mix from the jar and add to a little bit of water to create a paste.
Apply to the skin and leave for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Choosing your essential oils:
Geranium Rose Oil: Helps to balance oil production and helps to remove oil from clogged pores.
Sweet Orange Oil: Soothing for acne-prone skin.
Lavender Oil: Helps tone and revitalize problematic skin.
Tea Tree Oil: Helps balance oil production and helps clear/prevent breakouts.
Lemongrass Oil: Helps your skin glow and also is great for detoxifying.
Enjoy making your scrub and the benefits that you will see once you start using it.
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