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DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub | Nerds and Nomsense. It’s here, Nerdship. Summer. Hot. Sunny. Summer. It’s the time of year when most of us make an effort to venture outdoors and have fun underneath the Day Ball. With the shedding of layers and shorter crops of clothes like shorts, tank tops, etc… we expose our skin to the elements. There are THOUSANDS of DIY scrub recipes out there on the web. Before I go into how to make the scrub, I’d like to throw a little PSA out there when it comes to store-bought exfoliating scrubs. Photo courtesy 5 Gyres Institute It’s a fairly recent problem that’s crept up over the last two decades so long-term studies on the effects it will have on the environment are still a little hazy, but scientists have already said that it is having negative effects on the local ecosystems. Good news is 5 states (Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, and California) have some proposed legislation in the works that will hopefully ban the use and distribution of products containing those pesky microbeads.

Yay hygiene! Sugar Scrubs Recipes. *December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels You will notice that you have to Like my Face Book page to get it. This is now where I will be placing all my free downloads so that they are free and accessible to my fans. I LOVE to share with my fans but am getting tired of some people sharing my stuff all over the internet or on their own sites, without linking back or mentioning the true source of my content. As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans!

Guess what? Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin. I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too). Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers. Frankincense Sugar Scrub Myrrh Bath Salts. Diy: summer scrub. Above is a fresh batch of scrub that I mixed together in less than a few minutes today! It is too easy not to share and it only takes four ingredients. I wanted an energizing scrub that I could use in the morning, rather than the lavender scrub that I like to use in the evening. The scent of orange is always energizing and mixed with the coconut oil it makes for a delicious scent and leaves the skin with a healthy glow.

This mixture is also nice after multiple days in the sun when the skin needs a little exfoliation. Add ingredients in order on label below with the largest portion being sea salt, then top it off with coconut oil. Last, add about 30 orange drops and stir with a butter knife. Homemade Body Scrub. Supplies - 3 cups of sugar3/4 cup of olive oilJuice from one lemonZest from two lemons2 tablespoons of vanilla extractJar(s)TwineTags (I used a shipping tag like these, which I always keep handy) So as a quick disclaimer, this is about the easiest thing you’re ever going to do.

Hooray for simple! Put your sugar in a large mixing bowl, then mix in the oil and vanilla extract. Next up, zest two lemons and add it to the mix. Many thanks to my lovely friend Alice G. {Photos by Alice G. Lemon Sugar Scrub. Lemon is invigorating any time of year, but something about winter makes me crave that freshness of citrus. This lemon sugar scrub is a great gift and a fun project to make with girlfriends. You can use it as exfoliating body wash, hand scrub or even counter cleaning if you omit the oil… 2 lemons 1 cup of sugar A small jar 2 T cooking oil 2 T of Liquid soap (unscented) Squeeze the lemons into a small bowl. You can even zest the lemon too for an extra pop of scent Next add the oil and the liquid soap Mix them all together until it looks creamy Start adding sugar a spoonful at a time and mixing it in Keep adding until it gets really thick and hard to stir. I decorated my jar with Japanese masking tape I made a label with my mini stamp kit Twist the lid back on and you're ready to gift this great winter lemon sugar scrub!

Yummy Body Scrubs. Thanks to member AUDREY LYNN for asking this great question, which inspired this post: "Hey girls! I'm just wondering what are some good body exfoliators? " Get your legs ready to shine for summer (and those 4th of July parties) with these easy DIY (Do It Yourself) body scrubs that you can make with a few simple ingredients straight from your kitchen. So pick one, mix it up, and scrub your legs to gorgeousness! Super Sweet Sugar Scrub 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup mashed avocado (optional) 1 cup of olive oil "Wake you up! " Coffee Body Scrub 2 cups of ground coffee 1/2 cup of sugar 3 tablespoons of olive oil Yummy Chocolate Body Scrub 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup Cocoa Ocean Beauty Sea Salt Scrub 1/2 cup sea salt 1/2 cup of olive oil 5 drops of an essential oil in your favorite scent.

I would choose one that reminds you of the beach... maybe a clean, breezy scent. Note: For all of these scrub recipes , the instructions are the same... Bath Bombs. Hawaiian Coffee Scrub. It's almost sandal season... Coffee is an excellent base for an exfoliating body scrub. While sugar and salt are all the rage, I’m a girl in love with her coffee [I wake up every day simply to get my hands on a hot mug of it]. My favorite pick me up. Pampering yourself is important and it dosen’t have to cost a fortune. Why Coffee? Coffee is widely used for spa treatments in Bali and Hawaii. Even if it doesn’t erase your varicose veins, the delicious smell and coarse texture of coffee works perfectly for this recipe. A slice of paradise in Seattle.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup coarsely ground caffeinated coffee3 tablespoons of the oil of your choice (olive oil, almond oil, kukui nut oil) Directions: Put the coffee in a pretty glass jarIncorporate the oil into the coffee, one tablespoon at a timePut the lid on your pretty glass jar I chose to use Kukui Nut Oil and Kona Coffee [grown in Hawaii]. Disclaimer: you WILL smell like coffee! All I need is some sand and sun. Free labels! P.S. References:

Butter Sugar Scrub Cube. Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes have become the new trend and are now taking the place of traditional sugar scrubs. One of the main reasons is that these scrubs are in a solid form so there’s no separation and less mess. It also means it’s less likely that you will transfer water into your sugar scrub during usage since you are simply removing one or two cubes at a time for use and then resealing the container before use. While there are a handful of recipes for solid sugar scrubs floating around, I came up with my own recipe that I’d like to share with you. It’s not greasy when applied and easy to make. It’s also gotten a lot of great feedback from my customers who shop with me online at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Here’s what some of my customers have had to say about my Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes: Cucumber Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesMy mother LOVES this!!!

Natural Lavender Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesThese are the most amazing bath item I have ever used. Ingredients: Citrus Salt Scrub. It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! And lets be real, if you’re anything like me… exfoliating just didn’t seam important when you’re all covered up in winter clothing. Well, now it’s time to peel of those layers of clothing AND skin! Here is a fantastic recipe and I just know you will have all the ingredients in your kitchen. What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together.

How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. . # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see? Homemade Sugar Scrub. Winter skin has been an issue for me, for as long as I can remember. All summer long I swim, garden and hike around in the Southern California sun. Occasionally I will leave my skin outdoors for too long, turning it bright pink (never the deep, creamy brown my mom and sister have) but it always bounces right back to my soft, milk-white and freckly skin. In the winter months however, my skin completely dries out on me. Winter is when my skin should love me! I’m indoors a lot more during the colder months, and pay more attention to diet, lotions, and even the temperature of my showers… and yet without fail, every year my arms get itchy and dry patches that resemble the lower half of Daryl Hanna in Splash. This year, I’m fighting back against winter skin with a homemade sugar scrub.

This scrub not only feels amazing, it also smells amazing, is so cheap to put together, and it requires only FIVE ingredients. White sugar Whole Vanilla Beans Olive Oil (Or Mineral Oil) * Hi friends! Delicious Scrub. Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed. It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time.

Ingredients 1cup fine sugar- to exfoliate and as a natural humectant3/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil - comparable to natural oil produced by your skin, great moisturizer1/2 cup dried course ground grapefruit peel - to exfoliate and aromatherapy calming & invigorating First peel 2 medium grapefruits. Then snip the peels into thin strands. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Place in blender on grate setting if possible, about 60 seconds should get you about 1/2 cup of coarse ground peel. Now thoroughly mix the sugar and peel... Slowly pour in the oil and mix very well. It feels like heaven and leaves your skin revitalized and silken. Sugar Scrub. I enjoy making gifts for those dear to me. When contemplating what to give one of my friends for her birthday, I knew that I wanted to give her something natural. After all, we often talk about taking a step back and looking at products we use and the things we consume and considering chemicals, artificial flavors, etc. Years ago, a friend got me into making my own bath products.

I immediately recalled the scent-rosemary mint! It’s so invigorating for winter! It makes a great hostess gift! Labels {Paper Bag Rectangle from Paper Source} sugar grapeseed oil {health food store/Trader Joe’s}…can substitute EVOO rosemary spearmint essential oil {health food store} mixing bowl spatula ice cream scoop Mix 3 cups sugar, 1 cup oil thoroughly. Add the mixture to your containers using an ice cream scoop. Coordinately yours, Julie.