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DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub. It’s here, Nerdship.

DIY: Tea Tree and Lemon Face and Body Scrub

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. Sugar Scrubs Recipes.

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Sugar Scrubs Recipes

Diy: summer scrub. Above is a fresh batch of scrub that I mixed together in less than a few minutes today!

diy: summer scrub

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. 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.

Homemade Body Scrub

Hooray for simple! Put your sugar in a large mixing bowl, then mix in the oil and vanilla extract. You can scale this recipe up or down depending on how many jars of body scrub you’d like to end up with and how large the larges are that you choose. Next up, zest two lemons and add it to the mix. Lemon Sugar Scrub. Lemon is invigorating any time of year, but something about winter makes me crave that freshness of citrus.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

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. Yummy Body Scrubs. Thanks to member AUDREY LYNN for asking this great question, which inspired this post: "Hey girls! Bath Bombs. Hawaiian Coffee Scrub. Butter Sugar Scrub Cube. Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes have become the new trend and are now taking the place of traditional sugar scrubs.

Butter Sugar Scrub Cube

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. Citrus Salt Scrub. It’s that time of year.

Citrus Salt Scrub

Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Homemade Sugar Scrub. Winter skin has been an issue for me, for as long as I can remember.

Homemade Sugar Scrub

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.

Delicious Scrub. Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed.

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

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. Sugar Scrub. I enjoy making gifts for those dear to me.

Sugar Scrub

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!