How to create a homemade lavender body scrub

 

How to create a homemade lavender body scrub? -  The homemade lavender body scrub has many advantages. It not only can exfoliate your skin and but also make it soft and healthy; it also uplift the mood and can even help people combat insomnia.
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A body scrub is a body treatment that is like a facial for the whole body. It helps to slough off the dead skin cells from the surface of our bodies. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, making it smoother, softer and healthier looking skin.

 

All the body scrubs that you can buy contain 3 basic ingredients.

 

An exfoliant which is an abrasive material like salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, jojoba beads, apricot kernels, ground nuts, etc. that rubs away the dead skin cells on the surface.

 

Carrier oils to hold the mixture together and to help penetrate the skin to be more effective. The carrier oil can be almond oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oit, macadamia oil, kukui nut oil or hazelnut oil or extra virgin coconut oil.

 

Essential oils to scent your body scrub for aromatherapy such as lavender, orange, juniper or grapefruit oils or spearmint or rosemary.

 

You can also easily create a homemade body scrub can be easily customized with your own choice of ingredients. One of the most popular body scrubs available in the market today are those made of lavender.

 

This is because these lavender-based products not only can exfoliate your skin and but also make it soft and healthy; they also uplift the mood and can even help people combat insomnia.

 

The good thing about lavender essential oil is it can be used directly on your skin if you want without the need to dilute it with carrier oil, unlike other essential oils. Lavender essential oil is also suitable for all types of skin.

 

Following are 6 simple homemade lavender body scrub recipes you can use at the comfort of your home.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 1# – For All Skin Types

 

This body scrub will use salt as the exfoliant which is great for relaxing your muscles. I prefer to use sea salt, because it is less processed than table salt, contains a wider variety of trace elements and minerals, and is said to be kinder on the skin.

 

The next is to add carrier oil to the exfoliant to form a paste. One of the great choices is the apricot kernel oil because this oil is gentle which makes it suitable for all skin types. Because of its skin softening, moisturizing properties and is therefore highly recommended for skin that is dry, irritated or has prematurely aged.

 

You can also use sweet almond oil which is considered to be good all-purpose carrier oil and is moderately priced. But it a little heavier than other oils and may stain the sheets if you use it in massage.

 

Now you mix 1/3 cup of apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil with one cup of sea salt to form a paste. The last thing to do is to add 5-6 drop of lavender essential oil to the paste and you can now use it in the bathroom.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 2# – For All Sensitive Skin

 

Some people’s skin may not react well with salt.  In this case, you can use sugar which feels slightly gentler on your skin than salt. You can use either brown or white sugar. I prefer brown, because it smells yummy, especially if you mix it with a little lavender essential oil.

 

You will mix 1/3 cup of apricot kernel oil or sweet almond oil with one cup of brown sugar to form a paste and then add 5-6 drops of essential oil.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 3# – For Moisturizing Your Skin

 

This recipe uses oatmeal instead of sugar or salt, which is the gentlest of the exfoliants. It is an emollient, meaning that it softens and hydrates your skin. People have used it for decades as an effective home remedy for dry, itchy skin. Unlike salt and sugar, you can use it with a bit of water instead of adding in carrier oil.

 

So you can add in just enough of water to one cup of oatmeal to form a paste. You can now add 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil to the paste. This is probably the simplest and most affordable homemade body scrub.

 

If you have a little more time and money to create your homemade lavender body scrub, you can try the following recipes.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 4# – For Normal Skin

 

You mix 1/3 cup of sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil with 1 cup of brown sugar to form a paste. You will next add to the paste 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of geranium essential oil and 4 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 5# – For Oily Skin

 

You mix 1/3 cup of sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil with 1 cup of brown sugar to form a paste. You will next add to the paste the following essential oils: 8 drops of sandalwood oil, 6 drops of lemon oil and 6 drops of lavender oil.

 

Homemade Lavender Body Scrub Recipe 6# – For Sunburn Skin

 

This recipe will add in lavender hydrosol. Lavender hydrosol is a by-product of the steam distillation process used to extract lavender essential oil from the lavender flowers.

 

It shares the same wonderful healing and anti-bacterial properties as lavender essential oil, but is produced in greater volume and therefore less expensive than the oils. It is suitable for all skin types. It is helpful for delicate and aging skin. It provides a healing effect for cuts, wounds, sunburn, bites and heat rash.

 

To a cup of brown sugar you mix it with 1/3 cup of sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil and 6 teaspoons of lavender hydrosol to form a paste. You then add 5-6 drops of lavender oil.

 

To apply the mixture from any of the above recipes, use your fingers to rub in a circular motion into damp skin. Massage for 30 seconds and then rinse with warm water. Pat (don’t rub) dry with a clean towel and follow immediately with an oil-free moisturizer or lotion.

 

Click HERE also to watch a video of some other homemade lavender body scrub recipes

 

You should feel tingly all over and your skin may turn red where you scrubbed it. Don’t worry this is normal. Just remember to avoid sensitive skin areas though, such as your face and neck.

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

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