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Body scrubs are plenty common these days and many commercial brands offer a variety of takes on them. However, such commercial offerings can include all sorts of dangerous additives to achieve the same effects that all-natural ingredients can.
Natural body scrubs help to slough off dead skin cells without contributing questionable chemicals to the list of chemicals your skin is exposed to regularly. A good body scrub can also help moisturize your skin as it removes dead cells.
Creating a great body scrub is a lot simpler than it may sound. In fact, the recipe in this article can help you to create your own in less than an hour with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Coconut soothes and nourishes the skin while calming it down. Adding to it are rose petals that make the whole scrubbing experience more zestful and refreshing for you. Roses act as a natural skin astringent for they effectively improve the tone and texture of your skin while pampering it. Like coconuts, roses are also anti-bacterial and antiseptic and heal skin irritations.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1 rose (pluck its petals and keep aside)
- 1/3 cup almond/jojoba oil
About these Ingredients
It gently exfoliates while improving the overall tone and texture of the skin. It sloughs off the dead cells, present on the uppermost layer of the skin.
Virgin Coconut Oil
It soothes the skin and brings a radiant glow while deep cleansing it, removing any scars or acne marks.
They are also soothing and cooling in nature. They improve the tonality of the skin and provide adequate levels of moisture to it.
It has been used for centuries to treat and prevent skin infections. It is also an excellent moisturizer and an anti-inflammatory agent that treats redness and other skin irritations.
Step-by-Step Procedure of Preparation
Step#1 : Take a clean and air tight jar. Put coconut oil in it. Make sure that your coconut oil is not in liquid form and should be in somewhat buttery form.
Step#2 : Now, add rose petals on the top of coconut oil. Next, add brown sugar over the petals. While choosing brown sugar, keep in mind it should be coarser so as to experience an effective scrubbing.
Step#3 : Finally, add the jojoba/almond oil into the mix. Add half of the oil at first and let it sink down to rose petals. Then, add the remaining oil. Put the lid on the jar and let the petals to soak oil completely.
Step#4 : At the time of using it, mash up all the ingredients and gently scrub it on your face for removing dead cells. You can store this scrub for 1 year.