I had always ignored scrubbing my body to remove dead skin cells. I usually focused on exfoliating my face. I would have ignored the problem in the future also had I not stumbled upon the DIY recipes of body scrub. It was so better than spending $50 on the store bought ones. Body scrubs are of 2 types. One is made up of sea salt and the other is made up of sugar. The sugar ones are milder on skin in comparison to the sea salt ones. Today, I will show you how to make Lemon and Honey Sugar Body Scrub with Vanilla. The basic recipe is two parts sugar to one part oil along with 1 part essential oil. Now a little on the ingredients:
Lemon- It is an excellent exfoliater which not only heal acne and remove blackheads, but it also lightens dark spots and blemishes. They help to get rid of oily skin and cleanse body. It also helps to remove tan and attain smooth skin. 'Nuff said.
Honey- It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. It helps disinfect and speed the healing process of acne. It soaks up impurities and helps to detoxify skin. It is loaded with antioxidants (the good stuff) and moisturises your skin. It naturally cleanses your skin and acts as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent for your skin. What's not to like?
Now for the scrub,
Things You'll Need:
- 1/2 Fresh Lemon
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (White/Brown)
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- Vanilla Essence
- Squeeze juice of half lemon.
- Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl (Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Honey). Add half the amount of vanilla essence you want and save the rest for later.
- Whisk until a medium-thick consistency forms.
- Add the sugar and whisk well.
- Add the rest of the vanilla essence.
- Store in a jar.
- Apply to body and massage into skin.
Glowing skin in 10 minutes. Sounds simple? It is! This scrub keeps upto 3 months. Try out different combinations and make your own signature body scrubs. Let me know the recipes below!