Make a homemade body scrub to use in your shower or bath! Cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, detoxify, soothe skin! There are many natural ingredients that can improve the condition of skin. Discover what they are and how to use them! Follow easy homemade recipes!
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HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB INGREDIENTS:
DEAD SEA SALT:
Genuine Dead Sea salt will have a certificate of authenticity. Don't be fooled by imitations on the market. Authentic Dead Sea salts are harvested from the southern part of the Dead Sea. They're raw, natural and unrefined.
These salts contain highly concentrated minerals, more than anywhere else on Earth! They're rich in calcium, potassium, bromides and magnesium. The sodium content is much lower than regular sea salts. The Dead Sea has 10% sodium and 90 % minerals!
Dead Sea salts are not pure white. They're off white in color. They're not for consumption, but for therapeutic or beauty purposes. Cleopatra bathed in the Dead Sea! This explains her beauty secrets!
BENEFITS FOR SKIN: Exfoliating and Nourishing
Sea salts are extracted from oceans or saline lakes. Natural sea salt is unrefined and hand harvested. It has over 100 minerals: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bromide and trace amounts of natural iodine. It has more minerals, less sodium and iodine than table salt. The iodine in natural sea salt isn't like table salt. Table salt is artificially iodized.
Sea salt varies in color: white, black, pink grey. Extra fine to coarse in texture.
ORGANIC SEA SALT:
The USA does not recognize "organic" salt, yet. New Zealand and France offer "certified organic" salts. These certifications are stringent with a high quality guarantee. Only very clean sea waters are used. There is no purification, chemical additives or processing allowed. This organic salt is harvested with non-pollutant equipment. The highest form of salt in the USA is "organically compliant". They're all natural and comply with organic standards.
There are many benefits of coconut oil! It's has natural anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Has high amounts of vitamins A, E and K! Abundant in iron and choline. Antioxidants penetrate skin preventing the formation of free radicals. Solid at room temperature and melts when heated. Quality oil will have a clean, fresh, coconut scent and a translucent color.
BENEFITS FOR SKIN: moisten, soften, reduce inflammation, combat wrinkles and discolorations, protect against sun UV damage, soothe dry flaky skin, fade scars, fade dark spots and more.
Safflower oil is extracted from the seeds of a safflower plant. It has a high source of polyunsaturated fats, omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E. It's a natural sunscreen, blocking out 20% of sun UV rays. Moisturize, soften, soothe, condition, restructure, unclog pores, fade scars, relieve bruises, reduce inflammation and more!
BENEFITS SKIN WITH: Acne, clogged pores, scars, dryness, bruises, scars, sensitivities, inflammation.
A natural magnesium sulfate. Its sulfates eliminate toxins from the body. Obtained through a crystallization and purification process with high magnesium content. Not for consumption.
RELIEVES: sore muscles, sprains, aches, pains. Reduce inflammation.
Contains glycolic acid moisturizing, conditioning and protecting skin from toxins. It's softer than granulated white sugar, better for sensitive skin. Brown sugar is colored with molasses, rich in vitamin B. Molasses protects against sun damage. Use organic, raw, natural brown sugar, with no chemical preservatives. It adds moisture to skin, helps skin retain moisture, exfoliates, pulls out impurities and helps provide a natural glow.
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dry, oily, dull, sensitive, acne.
Contains glycol acid. Moisturize, exfoliate, protect against toxins, condition. Helps provide natural glow. Does not clog pores. Restores balance to skin's oils. More gentle then salt scrubs. Organic raw sugar is healthier for skin than regular white sugar.
A naturally coarse raw sugar, reserved for use on body. A small skin patch test is recommended before use.
Made naturally by honeybees. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Contains antioxidants. Has natural vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6 and C. Minerals include: magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur, iron, phosphate, copper, iodine and zinc. Sugars are glucose and fructose.
Raw honey is unfiltered with a milky appearance & most nutritional value. Commercial honey is heated and filtered. This allows for an eye-appealing product on store shelves. Natural enzymes are, partially, destroyed. Use good quality honey, organic or raw, in a homemade body scrub.
There are many benefits of honey! Attract moisture. Hydrate skin. Absorb dirt and impurities. Prevent infections from worsening. Get rid of blackheads. Antioxidants combat free radicals. Pain relieving. Speed healing process. Soothe and cool.
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dry, oily, acne, burns, cuts, dark spots, yeast, fungus, redness, rashes, scars, discolorations, fine lines, wrinkles, saggy.
Very nutritious nuts. Packed with vitamins and nutrients. Tone, rejuvenate, cool, protect, remove toxins, soothe. Use finely ground almonds in a homemade body scrub.
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dry, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, minor infections, eczema, inflammation, uneven tone.
Contains natural vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Naturally moisturizing. Aids in the regeneration of collagen under the skin. A natural buffer leaving skin close to its natural pH level. Available in liquid and powder.
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dry, itchy, oily, flaky, dull, aged, acne, scars, sensitive and more.
Contains soothing enzyme oleocanthal. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Comes in various types:
-- EXTRA VIRGIN, (Best - least processed)
-- VIRGIN, (produced from the 2nd processing of olives)
-- PURE, (blend of refined and virgin oil)
-- POMACE, (lowest grade of olive based oils)
-- LITE, (pure rectified oils with tiny amounts of virgin oils, if any at all)
Virgin olive oil has no chemical treatments. (BEST)
Refined olive oil has been chemically treated. (GOOD)
Pomace olive oil has been extracted by solvents and heat. (FAIR)
Moisturize, reduce inflammation, neutralize free radicals and more!
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dry, aged, sensitive, chapped, dull.
Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. Its sugars are unrefined, natural and absorbed into the body well. Minerals include: calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Antiseptic, anti-bacterial, astringent. Mildly acidic. Contains antioxidants, combat free radicals. Tightens and lightens skin. Exfoliates dead skin cells. Helps provide natural glow.
CAUTION! Can cause photosensitivity (skin can burn easier from sun UV rays). Can cause dryness. Avoid if have citrus allergies.
BENEFITS SKIN TYPES: dark spots, discolorations, acne, scars, fine lines, wrinkles, oily complexion, aged, saggy skin.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Concentrated natural oils of a plant. Comes in a variety of scents. Potent chemicals with bioactive ingredients. Must always be diluted in carrier oil, soap, lotion or other buffering agent. Never use straight. Never use large amounts externally or internally.
FRAGRANCE OILS: Synthetic oil often has essential oils added. Comes in a variety of scents.
Be careful using essential or fragrance oils. It won't take much in your homemade body scrub recipe. You don't want the scent overpowering.
HOMEMADE SKIN CARE TIPS
-- Rinse, thoroughly, with water
-- Avoid eyes, ears, nose, mouth
-- Perform a skin patch test, first
-- Consult health care provider, if needed
-- Do not use if allergic to any ingredients
-- Use unrefined, organic, ingredients for best results
-- Avoid cuts, open sores, wounds, sensitive areas
-- Discontinue if irritations: inflammation, redness, rashes, itching, etc…
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB # 1:
(Cleanse, Exfoliate, Detoxify, Soften)
Mix together 1 cup fine grained natural sea salt, 1 1/4 cup safflower oil and approx. 10 drops of essential oil of choice. Store mixture in glass jar.
Take one handful of mixture and gently massage over entire body while showering. Avoid eyes and all sensitive areas. Rinse with water, thoroughly. Gently pat dry. Relieve dry, oily or dry itchy skin.
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB # 2:
(Cleanse, Exfoliate, Detoxify, Moisturize)
Mix 1 tablespoon organic honey, 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
Apply to face in circular motions. Rinse with warm water, thoroughly. Gently pat dry.
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB # 3: (Combat Cellulite) - (By Dr. Oz)
Apply olive oil to problem areas. Mix together 1/2 cup of coffee grounds and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Apply mixture, in circular motions, on top of problem areas already coated with olive oil. Rinse scrub, thoroughly, in shower. Try this twice a week before any noticeable difference. This is not a cure or long term solution.
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB # 4: (Exfoliate, Remove Impurities, Soothe)
Mix raw brown sugar, extra virgin olive oil and few drops of essential oil. Apply mixture to skin, in circular motions. Rinse with water, thoroughly. Gently pat dry.
HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB # 5: SUGAR and SPICE
Use natural body products! Avoid harsh manufactured chemicals!
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