Natural Beauty 4

Homemade + Food-Infused Scrubs

This time of year is a recipe for dry skin. Whether it’s the dry climate or winter weather, skin could use a little buff. To combat annoying dry skin, or just to show yourself a little love, here are four do-it-yourself face and body scrubs with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. Many foods we enjoy every day have secret hydrating qualities just waiting to be unleashed. With a touch of that and dash of this you’ll be well on your way for an at home spa treatment.

Note: This is also a great DIY gift throughout the year for friends, family or yourself. No one has said, “I don’t want no scrubs,” since TLC back in 1999.

Seaweed Face Mask

  • 1/4 ground almond meal
  • 1/4 cup bentonite clay
  • 1/4 ground oats
  • 1/4 ground seaweed
  • Essential Oils

Instructions

Use a coffee grinder or blender to grind up your almond meal and oats. The almonds should be ground to a fine meal and the oats can be ground a consistency that is suitable for your skin needs (coarse for a good scrub, finer if you want a milder scrub or face mask).

Mix the ingredients and store them in a mason jar. At this point you can add in essential oils to improve the smell of your scrub.

  • To use,  mix a small amount of the powder with filtered water in a bowl to create a paste; next apply the paste to your face, let sit for five to ten minutes and then rinse.
  • For acne prone skin, try mixing with apple cider vinegar instead of water.

You can use this as a mask 2-3 times a week to give your skin a deep cleanse.

Peppermint Coconut 
Sugar Lip Scrub

  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 drops Rebecca’s Apothecary peppermint oil

Instructions

Mix the coconut sugar, coconut oil, peppermint together until well combined. It should resemble wet sand. Put the mixture in a small container.

• To use, apply a small amount to your finger. Using your finger, rub your lips in small circular motions for about 30 seconds. Rub off with a washcloth or paper towel. Enjoy your super soft lips

GRAPEFRUIT SUGAR SCRUB

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons jojoba oil

Instructions

Cut the center pith from one full grapefruit and place in the blender along with any leftover fruit and juices that might be available. Toss in about 1 cup of white sugar and add 1 to 3 tablespoons of jojoba oil (depending on how wet vs. dry you would like the scrub to be).  Blend on medium or high until you have the consistency you’re looking for.

Himalayan Salt Soak

  • 1-2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup dried rose petals
  • 10-15 drops essential oils

Instructions

Pour the above ingredients into warm/hot running bath water.  Hop in and soak. Typically a good detoxifying bath should be anywhere from 20-40 minutes. Make sure to drink plenty of water while detoxing.

Double or triple the recipe and keep in a tight lid container.