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Grapefruit Sugar 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.

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 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. 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

DIY Skin Care- Salt and Sugar Scrub Recipes With warm weather fast approaching it's time to get your feet sandal ready with a homemade salt scrub or sugar scrub. If you live in a hot humid climate, you know how sweaty it can get in the summer time and even after taking a bath you may still feel "not so clean". Exfoliating and scrubbing away the dead skin is the answer for smooth soft skin and a sparkling clean body. There are literally hundreds of Sugar and Salt Scrub Recipes online! You can add whatever essential oils, fragrance oils, herbs, salts or sugars you like! Here are a few recipes you can try: No Mess Body Scrub Recipe This scrub remains solid in the jar and in your hands but melts as you scrub your body. to mix in the jar everytime you use it. Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup turbinado sugar 1/2 cup solid coconut oil 1 tablespoon deodorized cocoa butter 1 1/2 tbsp sweet almond oil or fractionated coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon glycerin 1/8 tsp of T50 vitamin E oil 20-30 drops of fragrance Instructions: