Monday, January 18, 2010

Homemade Body Scrub!

So today I made some body scrub!! And my skin feels so good after using it!

It is made up of a bunch of different oils and some sugar, and I threw in some coffee and blueberry seeds. Every ingredient was chosen for a reason, and I thought I'd share the reasons with you.

Sugar: I used a blend of white and brown sugar (more white than brown) because its more gentle on the skin than salt scrubs, and the brown sugar adds a yummy smell to it

Grapeseed Oil: Contains essential fatty acids, limolic acid (omega-3 essential fatty acid) and is rich in antioxidants. It is also believed that grapseed oil can help protect from sun damage (and we all strive to look younger as we age).

Sweet Almond Oil: This is my favorite carrier oil! It is believed to improve the complexion and add a little glow to dull skin (I agree 100%). It also helps stop itching and inflammation (which in my mind is great product for the winter months)!

Coffee: Helps combat cellulite by redistributing fat cells. It can also help reduce or elininate the apperance of varicose veins because it acts as a vascular restrictor (shrinks blood vessles)

Blueberry Seeds: Just to help with the exfoliating process, and I had some extras lying around, so I thought I'd put them to work!

Ceaderwood Essential Oil: Has a woodsy sweet balsamic aroma. Can be used for the treatment of acne, dandruff, dermatitis and stress.
*avoid use during pregnancy*

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Has a citrusy, sweet aroma, reminiscent of orange peels. Can be used to help fight the appearance of dull skin.
*most citrus oils are considered to be phototoxic, so avoide direct
sunlight if using this oil!*


Natasha said...

Yay I am loving your blog so far...must pass it on to friends!!

Alluring Bath & Beauty said...

Aww Thanks Tash! I'm actually excited to head to yours and see your outfit of the day!