Thursday, February 17, 2005

Making Body Scrubs

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I am so addicted to using body scrubs. I am always trying new recipes that I find on the internet or in aromatherapy books. They are so easy to make. It is fun to experiment with different carrier oils, essential oils, salts, and sugars.
Body Scrubs leave your skin so soft. Apply to wet skin in the shower and rinse well.
Here are a few recipes that I have tried out lately.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

1/4 cup Carrier oil of choice- I like to use sweet almond oil
3/4 cup Turbinado sugar
10-15 drops of Lavender essential oil
Mix oils together, add essential oil and mix well, then add sugar.

Lavender Salt Scrub

2 Tablespoons dried Lavender
2 Cups sea salts
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1/2 cup grape seed oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
30 drops Lavender essential oil

For DIVA'S only! Salt Scrub

2 Tablespoons sea salt
2 Tablespoons Epsom salt
3 Tablespoons Carrier oil of choice
1 Tablespoon ground Chamomile flowers
1 Tablespoon ground Lavender flowers
10 drops Patchouli essential oil
10 drops lemongrass essential oil

I use an old coffee grinder to grind herbs into powder form before adding to the scrub. Mix all ingredients well. Store in jar.

Ginger Spice Scrub

15 ounces fine sea salt
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
5 T apricot kernal oil
4 T another carrier oil or more of the above
1 tsp tocopherol- Vit E - cut open capsules and squeeze out oil
Essential oils:
80 drops ginger
55 drops clove
50 drops eucalyptus or lavender
30 drops lemon
20 drops sweet orange
20 drops lime
20 drops bergamot
20 drops grapefruit
Sprinkling of coriander powder
Mix all ingredients and put into air-tight jar or container. Let set overnight. Makes 20 ounces of scrub. Exfoiliate no more than twice a week.

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