Have you tried using a DIY (or even shop bought) body scrub before? They can be quite divine, as long as you get/make a good one. I have made the sugar scrub below before – it makes an excellent Christmas present too – and of course I have used the Norwex Organic Olive Oil Salt Scrub, made with salt from the Dead Sea (ULTRA high in minerals). I love it just for my hands, it smells wonderful too (citrus essential oils).
You can make your own, or buy one. Just don’t get one filled with toxic chemicals! Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body, so take care what you put on it. If your going to buy one, I would recommend the sublime Mediterranean Meditation Olive Oil Salt Scrub. If you’re going to make one, try one of these:
- Laura Saville from The Soft Landing recently shared her favourite recipe for a Detoxifying Body Scrub, which contains coconut oil, a mix of salts & sugar, essential oils and raw honey.
- This Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub from Krista at Rambling Tart is lovely and so simple it will take you about 5 minutes to whip up. She likes peppermint for it’s Christmassy smell. I like it at this time of year for the high menthol content – perfect for clearing the sinuses, and at the same time, a great rub for sore muscles. She also uses apricot kernel oil, which is a favourite of mine – very nourishing for the skin, and easily absorbed.
- Now if you want to go all out, here’s a Coconut-Caramel-Lemon body scrub from Alexx Stuart (who also contributed her coffee body scrub to my book, Less Toxic Living, by the by).
Any one of these will give you a marvelous scrub, and leave your skin feeling soft and nourished. Just be careful if you use them in the shower – the oil can make the floor quite slippery!
What’s your favourite body scrub?
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