Set yourself a-tingle with these refreshing homemade body scrub recipes!
Also called 'body polishes' or 'salt glows', these exfoliating body treatments remove rough, dry skin and unclog pores, leaving you smooth, soft and silky, and smelling wonderful.
(By the way, exfoliating is critical if you're fighting acne - use a home made body scrub at least once a week.)
Handy Hint: Use homemade body scrubs to open your pores before giving yourself any other body treatment or to prepare your skin for an even tan.
Believe it or not, scrubbing your skin actually benefits your health. In addition to being great for your skin, body scrubs are good for you on more than one level. They...
Detoxify your whole system (which helps keep you healthy.)
Stimulate blood and lymph circulation, which helps fight cellulite and tone skin.
Plus, there's nothing like a good scrub to wake you up and get you 'plugged in' to your own body.
Salt Scrub: Fine granulated sea or mineral salt is mixed with a moisturizing oil and, if you're lucky, essential oils or herbs.
Sugar Scrub: Same as salt scrub above, only using sugar instead of salt. Sugar may be mixed with a lotion or cream rather than a carrier oil.
Oatmeal Scrub: Oatmeal and ground nuts, grains or seeds are mixed with a carrier oil. Essential oils or herbs may also be added.
Loofah Scrub: Uses cream and a loofah.
Fruit Scrub: A mix of crushed seeds, fruit oils, oatmeal and other edible products to nourish the skin.
Caution! Don't use body scrubs if you have fragile, broken or sunburned skin, or if you have cancer or a fever. If you have allergies, make sure you don't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth.
Here's those homemade body scrub recipes again...
150 more recipes! This ebook, Naturally Skinsational: Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipes is a fabulous resource I found while researching my aromatherapy recipes.
While not strictly aromatherapy, these recipes follow the same healthy, natural principles.
Here's a snippet of what Sue Dolan (author) says: "When you do find a good skin care product it's the natural ingredients that do the work, not the fillers or chemical additives. They don't need to cost us 20 times more than they should."
This video clip shows you how to make a Honey Almond Scrub (instructions start about 1 minute into the video) using one of Sue's recipes.
I love that her recipes use natural, inexpensive ingredients that are so safe you can eat them. In fact, many of the ingredients are in your kitchen right now.
I totally believe in this - nature's products are by far the best, and they're so much less expensive than store stuff. It's why I got into aromatherapy in the first place and, over and over, my experience has proven that it's true.
Here's the basics of what Sue's ebook gives you:
135 most popular skincare recipes
15 firming mask recipes that help tighten your skin & reduce your pores
More than 56 skin care tips
Free e-course in 6 email sessions
Natural treatments for acne, rosacea & dry, flaky skin
12 additional anti-aging facial recipes
Click here to get more than 150 natural skincare recipes.