Sunday, April 15, 2012

DIY Body Scrubs

In the last few years I have stumbled across so many "pink" websites I've stopped counting.  One of my favorites is Pink of Perfection: A thrifty girls guide to the good life.  There are quite a few amazing  DIY Beauty Recipes (and they are delicious).  
Below are a few of my favorites.

Homemade Sugar Scrub
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. grapeseed oil (olive oil would be great, too)
splash of vanilla extract
Stir to combine and slough away!

Wake Me Up Scrub
from Body + Soul
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
15 drops peppermint essential oil
½ cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide mouthed jar, and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.

Almond Orange Scrub
from Self
1 handful almonds
1 orange peel
1 cup grapeseed or olive oil
Blitz all ingredients in a blender or food processor for an antioxidant rich scrub.

Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub
adapted from Care2
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white granulated sugar
¾ cup almond, hazelnut, or coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons nutmeg
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredient. Using a whisk, blend ingredients thoroughly, making sure to break up any lumps of brown sugar or spice.


Anonymous said...

Hi. What is the shelf life on the body scrubs? Would like to make your Chalkboard Jars and put body scrub in there as gifts for bridesmaids.

Warm Wishes,

Farrah Reid

Mary Smith said...

Hey Farrah! I'm not really sure about the shelf life. I used mine up in a few weeks. It would depend on which ingredients you choose to include. You might extend the life and add a moisturizer by adding Vitamin E.
Thanks for stopping by!