You can add powdered lemon, orange peel, powdered lavender buds, chamomile, calendula etc. to the following scrubs. For dry scrubs, add water to 1 - 2 Tb sp of mixture to make it a paste. Gently massage into skin and rinse well.
The cost of spa and body scrud there at exorbitant. It can make a big hole in your weekly budget. What is the alternate? Homemade body scrubs is the answer and the most cost-effective option. The advantages are unlimited -
Apricot body scrub
Apricot oil, 1/2 tsp
Castor oil, 1 tsp
Beeswax, 1/2 tsp
Sea salt, 1 Tb sp
Almond powder, 1 tsp
Baby Shampoo base, 2 tsp
Melt the beeswax, castor oil, and apricot oil together and mix well. Remove from heat. Add sea salt and almond powder. Stir in the shampoo.
Honey Almond Scrub
Grind almonds in a blender. Add milk, flour and honey, mixing until a thick paste is formed. Rub onto skin, rinse with warm water followed by the pH balancer.Honey 'n Oats Scrub
Moisten face with a warm washcloth then apply mixture to face avoiding the sensitive area around the eyes. Let mixture dry, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth.
Peppermint Patty Scrub: (For Oily Skin)
Grind oats, almonds and herbs to a very fine powder in blender or with a mortar and pestle. Mix ground herbs with clay, store in covered container. To use: mix 1 heaped tsp of mixture with water to make a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse well with warm water.
Rose body scrub
Sea salt, 1 Tb sp
Rolled oat, 1/4 cup
Milk (buttermilk or goats mil) Powder, 1/4 cup
Cornmeal, 1 Tb sp
Rose petal powder, 1 Tb sp
Put all ingredients in food processor and process until fine. Add fragrance/essential oils drop by drop while processing.
Orange & Oats Scrubbing Grains
Place peels, oats, and almonds in food processor, blend until mixture is a fine powder. Place some in the palm of your hand and moisten with a few drops of warm water. Rub paste onto face in a gentle circular motion. Rinse with warm water.
Here is the list of some of the popular body scrub recipes which can be made at home and then applied as per the convinience of home.
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 - 1/2 cup almond oil
1/2 tsp of vitamin E
45-60 drops of fragrance or essential oil
Procedure: Mix almond oil, vitamin E and fragrance or essential oil together in a glass bowl. Add the brown sugar and mix in well. Divvy up into jars and have a great time using it!
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup ground oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup almond oil
45-60 drops fragrance or essential oil
Procedure: Mix almond oil and fragrance or essential oil together in a glass bowl. Add the sugar, finely ground almonds and salt together in a separate bowl and mix thoroughly together. Add this mixture to the almond oil. Mix well with your hands to incorporate and you're done! Add 2 tablespoons of honey for an extra-moisturizing scrub.
Honey 3/4 cup
Caster sugar 1 cup
Sea salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 3ml
Fragrance oil 3ml (orange & ylang ylang are beautiful combined with the honey)
Method: Pour honey into medium sized bowl, then add sugar and stir to combine. Add the salt in increments, to adjust the consistency to your liking. (I prefer a consistency not unlike crytallized honey). When all ingredients combine, add oils and stir well. This recipe is particularly long keeping as the lack of water discourages bacteria.
Method: 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.
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