Body Scrub making.

I have been really intrigued with making my own scrubs recently. I’ve started a collection of ideas on Pinterest on this board. Pardon my hair and eye make up pins.

The recipe I used was
– 3 cups sugar
– 1 cup oil
– 10 drops essential oil

Now I played with this a bit and only made a half batch to try it out. I used vegetable oil, which was what I had on hand and seemed weird but honestly it totally works. I’m going to pick up some baby oil or coconut or something that doens’t make me feel like I should be roasting myself!

I put waaaayyy more than 10 drops of the tangerine oil, I probably put closer to 30. That said, I didn’t find that it made the rub smell as much as I would have liked. I’m going to play around with adding actual orange juice? concentrate? extract? I dunno something to give it that kick of smell. I also put a drop or two of red food colouring in just to give it a hint of colour.

Has anyone tried making their own scrubs? I’d love to hear what works and what doesn’t.

Also, if you give these scrubs a try be careful in the shower because it can make things a touch slippy!

If you’re looking to buy some great natural body products my lovely friend Michelle makes some great stuff. I’m addicted to this Lemon Poppyseed body scrub, I love how it feels and that after the shower I smell a touch lemony.

2 Responses to Body Scrub making.

  1. You skin is your body’s largest organ. I strongly recommend using an organic oil. Costco has a cold pressed, organic coconut oil which smells delicious. I don’t use it as a scrub but rather as a deodorant in conjunction with baking soda and lavender oil and as an all over body moisturizer after a shower or bath. Apply when you’re still wet but gently dab off extra water with a hand towel. Your skin will love you for it!

  2. I make a exfoliating scrub for my face out of olive oil and sugar, equal parts. I just make it as I use it and mix it right in my hand. Usually a tsp of olive oil and a tsp of sugar. Scrub your face with it, then rise off. Depending on how dry my skin is sometimes I’ll rinse to get the sugar off but just pat dry and leave most of the oil to be absorbed into my skin overnight. Or if I’m feeling oily I’ll go ahead and wash my face with my regular face wash. Your face will fee like a baby’s bottom. :) But, be careful with Baby Oil, it’s a mineral oil and not very good for you. Go figure. Mineral oil is not used in aromatherapy because mineral oil is not a natural product. It is also said that mineral oil can prevent essential oil absorption into the skin. Also the carrier oil you use should be natural and unadulterated.

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