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 Your Own Body Scrub At Home Using Chemical-Free Natural Ingredients

 

How to Make Your Own Body Scrub At Home Using Chemical-Free Natural Ingredients -   If you are looking for more natural alternatives to your beauty and skincare products, why not try making your own? Read here to learn how to make your own body scrub at home.
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If you are looking for more natural alternatives to your beauty and skincare products, why not try making your own? Homemade organic body scrubs are just one of the many ways you can treat yourself to excellent skin care without spa prices. With these scrubs, not only will your skin be cleansed and exfoliated, but regular use improves circulation and pulls toxins from the skin.

 

By using organic ingredients to make your own body scrub, you can protect yourself against absorbing other toxins through the skin. Most ingredients for creating your homemade organic body scrub can be found in health food stores and are readily available online.

 

ALL of these scrubs should be used in the bath or shower and should be followed by patting your skin dry and applying an organic moisturizer for overall skin care.

 

One word of caution-before using any type of scrub all over the body, tests the scrub on a small patch of skin first. People with sensitive skin especially need to do this.

 

A person with very fair skin might not be able to tolerate the abrasive properties of coffee directly on the skin. This applies for a lot of the salt scrubs that are available too. Usually in these cases a sugar scrub is best.

 

No matter which body scrub you use, always, remember not to exfoliate skin soon after tanning, if you are sunburned, if you have small wounds or irritated zones on the skin surface or if you are allergic to some of the ingredients that the peeling contains. To achieve best results, body scrub should be applied on moist skin – the best time is after you took a shower.

 

When making body scrubs at home, it is best to only include enough ingredients for a one-time use. There is no advantage to having a body scrub surplus because only fresh ingredients can have a positive impact on your skin.

 

Trying to store the body scrub that you make at home will just lead to waste and ineffective exfoliation the next time you try to use it. Besides, combining the ingredients is so easy that making a fresh batch every time should not be a problem.

 

It is also important to remember that more than two tablespoons of an oil substance will create a slick area on the shower floor when the scrubbing is done. This can lead to dangerous slips and serious injuries, so it is imperative that no extra oil is left in the tub.

 

There are many ways to make your own body scrub at home. The most basic way to make your own body scrub is simply to mix a wet ingredient with a dry, exfoliating ingredient. Common wet ingredients that are found around the house are liquid soap, vegetable butter, and various types of oil.

 

Examples of easy to find exfoliating ingredients are sugar, oatmeal, salt, ground coffee, cornmeal, or anything that will provide your own signature body scrub with the right texture to allow it to get to work on removing those dead skin cells.

 

One of my favourite exfoliating agents for making a body scrub at home is the Dead Sea salt. Dead Sea salt has many benefits for the body, including exfoliating, moisturizing, revitalizing and cleansing. Salt gathered from the Dead Sea makes an excellent body scrub because of its high mineral content, which is much higher than normal sea salt.

 

In fact, Dead Sea salt contains magnesium, potassium and calcium, all of which work to repair, heal and hydrate the skin. Using this salt in a body scrub will yield almost miraculous results on sufferers of dry skin, psoriasis, acne, wrinkles and aging skin.

 

When you make your own body scrub, one to two tablespoons each from both the “dry” ingredient and the “wet” ingredient is perfect for creating a single-use portion. And if you’re feeling adventuresome, why not try adding seaweed, herbs, aloe, or even clay to make your own body scrub for a luxurious feel and an exotic twist.

 

When an oil is your “wet” ingredient, it’s always best to be careful not to use too much of it for a variety of reasons. The combination should be 1 tablespoon of oil to 2 tablespoons of the exfoliating ingredient. When you are through applying the body scrub, use a sponge to get rid of all the extra oil and other substances that might have been left behind.

 

To add a pleasing scent when you make your own body scrub, add aromatherapy oils (or essential oils) that are infused with perfume, which is the last stage to making your own body scrub. Add the oil to the dry grainy subsistence you are using, and you’ll not only be exfoliating but relaxing and letting go of your stress at the same time.

 

Just be careful not to add too much of the aromatherapy oil. Dilute this with carrier oil. For example, 5-6 drops of the aromatherapy oil to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, which can be olive oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil and almond oil.

 

As for essential oil, I will prefer lavender oil because it is very gentle and good for all skin types, including very sensitive skin. It is perfect for mature skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also effective in soothing itchy skin.

 

For an all-natural scent, don’t be afraid to get creative with your favorite varieties of flowers and herbs. Besides these, you can either use fruits or vegetables. Many fruits can be ground, pulverized and reduced to pulp in an electric blender providing a wide variety of natural cleansing and moisturizing body scrubs.

 

Papaya, pineapple, peach, avocado, apples, strawberries, grapes with seeds, bananas and tomatoes, which are fruits, can be mashed and combined with natural oils including olive, sunflower, nut and soybean oil with or without a scrubbing ingredient to produce soothing, fresh body scrubs. When using fruits, vegetables or dairy products as body scrubs it is best to make them up fresh as these types of ingredients spoil quickly.

 

Among the choices for vegetables use to make your own body scrub, cucumber is the popular choice. Cucumbers have been used for centuries to help reduce swelling and puffiness especially near the eyes and eyelids. Grinding up fresh cucumber and combining them with salt, sugar or cornmeal produces a skin softening body scrub that can be scented if desired.

 

Another alternative is to use cooked carrots. Cooked carrots to be mashed and combined with olive oil and one of the scrubbing (exfoliating) ingredients produces a nourishing scrub that will help repair damaged skin tissues from exposure, rash or illness. Beta-carotene and Vitamin C (which can be found in carrots) are common ingredients used in commercial skincare products but making your own will save you money.

 

You may also click HERE to watch this video about Body Scrubs 101 & DIY Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

 

So, these are the basic requirements, ingredients and the caution you need to take note when you make your own body scrub at home. You might also like to check out other recipes and ideas for your body care at DIY Beauty Care Recipes.

 

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