I am super-pleased to announce that Corter Moon is hosting our very first guest-post! From none other than Kathleen Crane, we have a great article about creating your very own DIY body mist and scrub. How neat is that? So without further ado, I present to you Natural Beauty: DIY Body Mist and Scrub by Kathleen Crane.
Using body mist and scrubs has innumerable benefits for your skin, as they effectively kill the dead cells and leave your skin glowing and softer than ever. Nowadays there is a wide range of scrubs, offered on the market, that promise to do wonders with your skin, by moisturizing it in an excellent way. Of course, picking a wonderful scrub for your body is more than easy but what about creating your own recipe that will revive your skin?
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As you can imagine, you need to be supplied with certain products and to be armed with the willingness to experiment a bit. There is always a lot of challenge when taking up with DIY projects, and natural body mist and scrubs recipes do not make an exception.
This simple guide will supply you with useful information how to create your own body scrubs in home conditions. Forget about the traditionally expensive cosmetic procedures and enjoy the benefits of the following recipes. Do not feel disturbed by the fact that you cannot get yourself to the spa and take care of your skin by treating it with these magic procedures:
A Wonderful Sugar Scrub Recipe
The latest modernity in DIY scrubs tends to be the vanilla sugar body scrub recipe that has definitely proven its impeccable effect. For the purpose you need a cup of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of sweet almond oil. Add 20 drops of vanilla essential oil to the mixture and put all the ingredients into a suitable bowl. Stir carefully by gradually adding the almond oil. Your skin will immediately become soft and nice and the best part is that there isn't any risk for allergic reactions because it’s all natural.
Nice Coffee Body Scrub Recipe
Coffee is no longer associated only with your favourite drink and do not be surprised that you can now add it to your DIY body scrub. Supply yourself with 1 cup of ground coffee, 1/3 cup of sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon of salt , 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and last but not least 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Put salt, coffee and essential oils into a ceramic bowl and stir continuously without forgetting to add the almond oil. The mixture needs to resemble the look of a moist sand. That is pretty easy but effective body scrub that will leave your skin glowing and revived.
The Easiest Oatmeal Body Scrub
In case you haven’t heard about this easy DIY recipe that will make your skin feel softer than ever, roll up sleeves and supply yourself with a cup of ground oatmeal, 8 drops rosewood, 8 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 tablespoon of dried lavender petals. Use a ceramic bowl to mix the ingredients and stir continuously. Store the scrub into the fridge and when you want to apply it on to the skin mix with some water. The paste that is formed will excellently remove the dead cells from your skin.
You have probably observed that essential oils are the key ingredients to most of the natural body scrubs. Depending on your personal taste, choose the scent that corresponds to your mood and do not hesitate to use in these recipes. The skin will be cleaned and rejuvenated in an easy and fast way. If you do not have enough time to visit the spa centre on a regular basis, these natural body scrub recipes will definitely do a great job. Just remember to follow the instructions and to be ready to experiment with the essential oils. It is not difficult to made your homemade beauty products and to escape from all those overrated and expensive commercial cosmetics.
Kathleen is really into natural and eco beauty products and sometimes it's best to try doing them yourself. She currently runs a small company DomesticServices Deptford which is situated in London.