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.

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How to Make a Chocolate Body Scrub

 

How to Make a Chocolate Body Scrub - The chocolate body scrub has many advantages. Chocolate happens to be a powerful antioxidant. It helps free the skin of radicals that cause wrinkles on the surface. When combines with strawberry, it makes a more portent body scrub. Here is how to make your own strawberry chocolate body scrub.
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I find it hard to believe that anyone would “waste” good chocolate by not actually eating it, but there are a few beauty tips that say it can do some very cool things. Yes, chocolate also works wonders in the skincare world. Its source is the cocoa bean which is processed into cocoa butter and cocoa powder.

 

Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and has more of these natural compounds than green tea, red wine, and blueberries. Cocoa powder is high in antioxidant flavenols, which are found in red grapes and tea. Free radicals or damaging molecules naturally occur within our bodies and are thought to be responsible for diseases and the deterioration of healthy, youthful skin. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals.

 

To protect our skin, we need these natural, protective antioxidants to fight the damaging effects of free radical attacks that are responsible for wrinkles and sagging and other signs of aging. The more antioxidants we provide our bodies, the more ammunition our skin will have to protect against the constant free radical chain reactions occurring within.

 

Cocoa powder can help to boost your skin’s moisture content and stimulate cell renewal. Cocoa powder also contains caffeine, an ingredient that speeds up circulation to temporarily firm your skin when it’s applied topically,

 

With the discovery of the benefits of cocoa powder for the skin, several cosmetic and skin-care companies have developed products that contain cocoa. These include body and facial scrubs that can be used to exfoliate and invigorate the skin. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these products, however. A simple and effective cocoa scrub takes only a few minutes to prepare.

 

If you’ve had a tough day and need some invigorating, or if you simply want healthy skin, making this completely natural body scrub–infused with chocolate– is sure to be a success.

 

Besides using cocoa powder as the base ingredient in the chocolate body scrub, the other essential items will be brown sugar, honey and soybean oil. Brown sugar contains glycolic acid that fights bacteria.

 

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxyl acid, which is important in keeping your skin vivacious and healthy. As compared to salt, brown sugar has smaller particles; it is gentler, safer and more suitable for sensitive skin.

 

Honey is chosen for its moisturizing effects on those areas of the skin that tend to become dry and itchy. As a natural antioxidant, honey offers protective benefits when used topically on the skin. I prefer manuka honey.

 

As for the oil component in the chocolate body scrub, you can choose extra virgin oil if you want. In this case, I opt for soybean oil because it is full of fatty acids. Fatty acids are absolutely essential in maintaining and restoring the health and the balance of the skin.

 

In addition, soybean oil is absolutely bursting with specific anti-oxidants that have been proving in maintaining skin health and helping keep that special glow. Soybean oil can also help to fix uneven skin and will control and restore more even skin tone.

 

Following are some chocolate body scrub recipes that you can use to extract the most benefits from cocoa powder for your skin care. Use this scrub on wet skin.

 

French Green Clay Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed are 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of French green clay, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, French green clay and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Corn Flour Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of corn flour, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, corn flour and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Oat Flour Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of oat flour, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, oat flour and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Banana Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 mashed banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, mashed banana and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Strawberry Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 5-6 strawberries mashed, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, mashed strawberries and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

The above are just some of the basic recipes for a chocolate body scrub which suits all skin types. You can get more creative by swapping any item that you like with chocolate to form a body scrub as long as this item is skin-friendly, meaning it should preferably be rich in antioxidants

 

You can also click HERE to watch a video of DIY chocolate body scrub

 

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