Make your own natural body scrub!
This year is all about natural. Who isn’t in that natural mode? Everyone is recycling, fleeing to the farmer’s market and conserving energy.
There are more and more natural lines of beauty products. However, my friend Denise and I decided it would be fun to make our own body scrub. We’ve seen recipes floating around and figured that we could come up with something of our own.
So on a chilly and windy afternoon after our book club meeting, Denise and I went about coming up with the perfect natural body scrub. Our goal was to use ingredients typically found in most households. After a few attempts, we declared the winner.
½ cup corn meal
2 teaspoons avocado
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon banana
4 drops lemon grass essential oil
Combine avocado and banana in a bowl. Mash the two until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a uniform paste forms.
Gently massage body scrub onto damp skin for about 30 seconds using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.
Will we be giving up our favorite packaged scrubs? Absolutely not. While this was a fun activity, it is quite messy and any unused portion has to be discarded since we’re dealing with perishable food items. However, I do have to say that the scrub left my skin feeling super soft and smooth and on days where I have a little extra time and the weather is lousy, I’ll definitely try it again.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. Does anyone else have any homemade skin treatment recipes to share?