Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DIY Body Scrubs & Salts

Hey Glam's ... earlier this week I was think about some cool homemade things to make for the holidays coming up and for my future holiday giveaway , so my mom and I came of with numerous body scrubs and salts which would be a cute gift to pamper yourself for the upcoming fall and winter and that blistering cold weather.

~All recipes will be posted below and a brief note on what the scrub/salt is for and what the benefit it has on your skin .

* The first scrub is a coffee scented scrub " you are literally gonna smell like a Starbuck Coffee Shop". Coffee scrub are wonderful for many reasons , they help reduce the appearance of cellulite, signs of aging, & soothe red irritated skin. Coffee is one of the most natural ingredient  to tighten your skin in places that you want to look better, also since coffee has so much caffeine in it , it help reduce wrinkles, frown line , crows feet  tighten everything up. This scrub is for all over the body .  

  • Coffee Sugar Scrub 

Mix Together {this recipe fills 4 of those little 4 oz. mason jars}
  • 1 cup ground coffee( I used Italian Espresso
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

The next scrub is a pecan chocolate body scrub .Chocolate scrub are one of the most common scrub that spa use since it packed with so many good benefits it nourishes and soften dry skin , acts as a deep moisturizer, can smooth wrinkles, make skin more supple & smooth , help calm irritated skin , promotes healthy detoxification of skin cells, rejuvenates skin from the inside out & can increase circulation to the skin when combined with caffeine.

  • Chocolate Pecan Body Scrub

1/2 cup turbinado sugar( any white sugar will work)
1/4 cup very light (or extra virgin) olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Makes approx. 7 ounces.)

Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

Next scrub is a chocolate mint body scrub. This scrub has the same benefit as the chocolate one above this one just has an extra little surprise in it " peppermint"

  • Chocolate Mint Body Scrub

1 cup sugar
2-4 tablespoons dark cocoa
1/4-1/2 cup of your preferred oil (jojoba, avocado, almond)
2-4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
1-2 drops of Vitamin E Oil (optional)

Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .
4 on the list of scrubs is a peppermint foot/body scrub . Peppermint scrubs are one of the most popular scrubs for the holiday because its wonderful scent . Peppermint is the idea scent to break you from stress to calm the body ,this homemade body/foot scrub is great for scrubbing away those dead skin cells and hardened layers of skin ,softening  skin  and just smelling like a candy cane .
  • Peppermint Body/Foot Scrub
For the Colored Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
(to fill a pint jar)
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/3 cup light olive oil
1 Tablespoon peppermint extract
gradually add coloring until desired color is reached
Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .
Citrus Sea Salt Scrub
Finally is a citrus sea salt scrub . Sea salt is a great exfoliate for your skin , getting all though dead skin cells off and leaving you with smooth skin , also sea salt is known for relax achy musculus & makes a great bath soak for your entire body adding citrus for a more relaxing scent.
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
(can substitute light olive oil or vegetable oil)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon orange zest  

Mix everything together and you have a beautiful scent scrub .

Enjoy :)
What are your favorite DYI Scrubs ?