Goddess Body Scrub Recipe
1 CommentTuesday, 17 July 2012 | Admin
You all know by now that I've got sensitive skin. That is, after all, why I started Cheeky Wipes as I found that disposable baby wipes just irritated my poor eczema ridden hands too much.I find that many commercial body creams, lotions and body baths etc also cause irritation so where possible I stay away from them. Even expensive brands like Origins (which I LOVE) and Molton Brown were no go areas. I've actually asked my in-laws and long suffering husband to stop buying me lovely body treats for Christmas and birthdays etc as I just wasn't able to use them, which is such a shame because as you know, these things aren't cheap. Bummer.
But my skin still needs to be looked after. I suffer from scaly shins. Yuck, yuck, yuck. And I find that if I don't moisturise and exfoliate pretty regularly then I start to itch and let's be honest, scratching like a monkey is never a good look. But who has got time for a lengthy body beautiful regime?
I've blogged about this body scrub recipe before but I've tweaked it a bit. It's so good it's worth sharing again.
It also makes a FANTASTIC present to cheer someone up. I recently gave some to a friend who needed a bit of a body confidence boost and she loved it so much she asked for the recipe. So here you go:
- 1 x small jam jar
- Brown sugar (pref soft brown sugar)
- Olive Oil (or other oil*)
- Few drops of essential oil (suggestions below**)
Anti-cellulite scrubCypress and lemon essential oils make a great anti-cellulite scrub when combined with grapefruit for a citrussy, zesty scrub. Use with avocado oil or jojoba oil for a luxurious scrub to get rid of that orange peel effect!
- Half fill the jam jar with sugar
- Generously cover with oil. You can start with plain old olive oil, but I've also used sunflower oil, sweet almond oil etc. For a real treat use something super luxurious like avocado oil mixed in with one of the other oils.
- Add a few drops of the essential oil. Lavender & chamomile make a really soothing scrub, but my new favourite is Rose Geranium & Rose which is great for dry more mature (ahem) skin.
- Mix with a tea spoon.
- When you next get into the shower, BEFORE you switch the shower on, take a tablespoon or so of the mix out of the jar and rub it all over your skin, paying special attention to problem areas.
- Switch your shower on and rinse off excess scrub.
- Pat dry with a big fluffy towel and embrace your inner goddess!