Inspired by all the wonderful natural beauty recipes on this site,I decided to try to come up with my own...And I am so pleased with the results!!I MUST share with everyone...
-3/4 pkt instant hot chocolate mix
-1-1.5 tsps honey
-3 heaped tbsps brown sugar
-1 tsp oil(any kind..olive oil would do best,but i was out of that oil so i used vegetable oil instead)
-1.5 tsps water
-1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Put honey in a microwaveable container,and warm for 10-20 secs (This is optional,but I had to warm the honey because it was quite solid from staying in the refrigerator for a long time)
Next add the hot chocolate mix to the warm honey,and mix it up.
Time to add the brown sugar now and mix it up.
Next add the oil,and mix well.
Add the water and mix well again..
Lastly,drizzle the vanilla essence over the entire mixture,and you're ready to enjoy!!!
After using this,I feel great!!I smell yummy like chocolate,and I feel moisturized and my skin seems to glow!!I made enough of the scrub to use tomorrow too,so to prevent it from turning hard,I added a little bit more water to the balance of the scrub...I hope this helps.
Juice and shaved peel of one lemon
2 Tbsp. honey
5 Tbsp. raw sugar ( can be found at Wal-mart as Sugar in the Raw for 67cents in packet form)
Scrub entire body and leave on ten minutes in shower.
Hi Susan and thanks for the recipe!
I have recently seen quite a few products containing raw sugar. I researched the topic a bit and found out that unlike white sugar, raw sugar contains molasses which gives it the brownish color. Its texture is coarser than that of brown sugar which makes it an excellent exfolient.
You mention juice and peel of a lemon in this scrub and that seems like an excellent choice to me. Lemon is a good cleanser, especially well fitting for problem or oily skin. It rejuvenates the skin and gives it a boost.
Honey, so common in natural skin care recipe is an anti-inflammatory agent. A great cleanser, it moisturizes the skin and calms down any inflammation of the skin.
3 lemons juice
1 cup powdered milk
enough water for paste
Leave on knees, elbows and heels for 20 minutes then loofah.
Thanks for the recipe Susan!
It seems to me that body scrubbing gains in popularity as the warm weather comes around (or maybe that's just me?). Skin needs nourishment throughout the year and especially during the winter time when it is exposed to cold and dry weather.
I like that there is powdered milk in this scrub. Acids contained in it, specifically Alpha-hydroxy acid, helps nourish the skin well as so do Vitamin A and E that milk contains. Check out more milk based skin care recipes.
If you are just looking for lemon based skin care, take a look at the lemon based body scrub, cleansing and energy boosting.
1/2 cup coffee beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
Grind up coffee beans until they are super fine. Transfer coffee to a bowl and add brown sugar -blend together with a fork or fingers. Slowly stir in olive oil until distributed evenly.
Take a nice warm bath then at the end drain the water and scrub mixture all over your body. Turn on the shower and rinse off!
I let my mixture sit for about 3 hours so the coffee grounds could soak up the oil.
* I also had tiny little coffee flecks after I rinsed so I used my washcloth with a little Aveeno soap to wash the leftovers away.
I have a couple of recipes for sugar scrubs with baby oil that I use all the time. Baby oil leaves the skin soft and smooth and it is not greasy at all. It also smells like baby powder which is wonderful. I use Johnson baby oil for these scrubs but you can use any baby oil you like.
Sugar scrubs with baby oil
Mix a bit of brown sugar, baby oil, a couple of drops of Vitamin E (either buy oil in the bottle or break open a capsule or two). Combine all the ingredients until they make a paste. Apply on moist skin and rinse off with warm water.
The next recipe is a bit different and contains sea salt in addition to sugar.
Mix brown sugar, salt, olive oil, baby oil, a bit of baking soda and a bit of yogurt. Mix them all up until it is a paste; apply the same way as the scrub above.
I don't measure any of the ingredients, I just make sure that the mix is not runny and that the sugar (or salt) doesn't dissolve.
Thank you Sarah for these neat sugar scrubs with baby oil! Baby oil is pretty affordable so this scrub fits right in with other recipes on this site. I can see possibilities with these scrubs: add a bit of essential oil to either of them, or maybe a bit of lemon/orange zest, too. Or add a bit of lemon juice to the mix if your skin is oily.
They sound like a perfect moisturizer for the care of dry skin. They would also fit the oily skin type because they would moisturize but would not leave excess oil on the skin.
1&3/4 CUPS OF PURE EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
1 CUP OF APRICOT KERNEL OIL
1/4 CUP OF ORGANIC ROSEHIP OIL
1 CUP OF PURE UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER
2 TABLESPOONS OF VANILLA BEAN PASTE
(SUBSTITUTE WITH VANILLA BEAN EXTRACT)
8 CUPS OF RAW SUGAR
In a non metal bowl mix together the cocoa and raw sugar.
In a glass pouring jug gently stir oils together (Add optional essential oil here, see note), drizzle oil into dry mixture stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until all oil is combined. Add vanilla, mixing thoroughly to combine.
Store in airtight jars or containers.
Quantity yields plenty to share with other deserving goddesses!
Optional addition of 4-6 drops of skin safe oils may be added, my favorite suggestion would be pure south east Indian sandalwood.
Honey may be added for a thicker paste and as a natural preservative.
To prevent stripping skin of natural oils I suggest using this scrub once a week or up to three times a week on feet and tough spots such as elbows and knees.
Sandalwood Paste is easy to make...It soothes the skin,leaving it silky to the touch and glowing.It has a wonderful scent too...Sandalwood powder can be obtained at any Indian provision store (at least that's where I get it from here).This paste can be used on both face and body.I dont normally take note of how much sandalwood powder I add to make the paste,as I love sandalwood so the more the better for me.
3-4 tbsps of sandalwood powder (I worked out a rough amount)
Rose Water (this can be store bought,or if know how to make your own,even better:))
Simply put sandalwood powder into a small bowl,and add enough rose water to make a thick paste...The paste should be used within a day or two for best results...
For a mask,apply sandalwood paste to face evenly,and leave on for about 10-15 mins,or till dry...wash off with cool water,and see your skin glow!!
In the shower or bath: Wet body,then scoop up some of this paste in your palm,and rub all over body in a slow,circular motion.Leave on for 5 mins then wash off...It is not needed to use soap after this as Sandalwood cleanses,soothes and fragrances the body.However if you absolutely need your soap everyday,it would be good to use soap first,and after that the sandalwood paste.
You will need:
4 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp salt
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp honey
Mix all together and after you take a shower scrub your body with it starting from the legs and work all your body to the neck. Apply the mixture on wet skin.
To get the best result do this after you've waxed and took a shower plus moisturize after you've dried yourself.
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Put oatmeal into a pair of old tights and tie to your bath tap. Run the hot water over the tights and leave in the bath. When the bath is full squeeze into a ball and rub all over your body. It's mighty for any dry skin complaints.
This is such a neat tip :) Live yogurt refers to yogurt that has living bacteria in it (bacteria needed to convert milk into yogurt). They are not harmful and this yogurt, is supposedly, healthier than the heat-treated kind.
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant and an anti-inflammatory agent that is used for treatment of sensitive and problem skin type. It is often used in preparation of scrubs as it is gentle as not to damage the skin but coarse enough to slough off dead skin cells.