Scrub the bod away !

Right, so picking up from the facial scrub chapter, let’s move down and start scrubbing!

When it comes to body scrubs, I think the scrub needs to be a bit more scrubbier! Gentle, yet coarser. Calming, yet fierce. Not only does it leave your body soft and buffed, it improves circulation and relaxes.

Two components; The exfoliator and the nourisher! The grain and the fluid!

In any body scrub, I think salt works better than sugar. Its dissolves less easily, and it holds its texture well for at least a week or even two. You just needs to try a few easily available ones, and see what your skin loves. Here are my favourites.

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Rich in minerals and trace elements, like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Relax muscles, detoxifies and polishes.

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Its a natural purifier that removes the toxins that block the pores of the skin. It helps the skin breath easier, promotes better circulation, tightens the skin and improves skin texture.

 

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Dead Sea salt is renowned for its ability to renew the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and soften, and leave skin looking younger.

Now for the nourishing oil base. Again, work with the ones your skin agrees with. Here are my most slather-worthy ones…..o-PEANUT-OIL-facebook

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Jojoba oil

Sweet almond oil

And finally, who doesn’t appreciate a very relaxing ‘punch’ once in a while? So mix in some vanilla, some essential oils, herbs, spices, coffee, petals, just whatever you fancy. And trust me it takes only a couple of minutes to assemble. Just make a jar and keep it in the shower.

Here’s how I mix it up

  • Take the jar you intend to use
  • Fill up 1/4th with your oil base
  • Slowly pour in the salt till all the oil is covered.
  • This should almost fill up the jar.
  • Now throw in your own special twist and stir.

Let me share some of my most favoured recipes.

Lavender coconut salt scrub

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Epsom salt

Fine sea salt

Coconut oil

Lavender petals

Lavender essential oil

Himalayan salt scrub

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Himalayan salt

Jojoba oil

Sweet almond oil

Essential oil

Vanilla salt scrub

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Sea salt

Dead sea salt

Jojoba oil

Vanilla extract

Simple salt scrub

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Sea salt

Olive oil

Jojoba oil

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All you need to do is, get into a warm shower, gently scrub in circular motion, wash off, and behold the new you!

So that’s that!

Now whip up a jar…and scrub away!

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