With so many ingredients that are delicious to the tongue as to the skin, the kitchen is literally a wonderland for spa lovers! With just a little knowledge, a little magic and the comfort of your home, your own shower can transform into a spa!
We jot down here some really and effective homemade scrubs that are sure to be a treat to your skin as well as to the senses!
1. Mint Sugar Scrub
The perfect tan rescue, the sugar in this scrub is the key ingredient. It contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which dissolves the cell binding glue and thereby helps remove dead skin cells.
For preparing this scrub you need:
– 2/3 white sugar;
– 5 drops of peppermint oil;
– 3 tbsp olive oil;
– 2 tbsp sunflower oil;
– 1 mint tea bag.
Preparation: Blend all the oils together. Pour out the sugar in a separate bowl. Cut open the tea bag and take 1/4th quantity of the leaves and add to the sugar. Now stir the oils as well as the sugar mixture together. Use 2 tablespoons in circular motion while showering for squeaky clean skin!
2. Honey and Cornmeal Scrub
The cornmeal in this scrub helps to take off the dead skin while honey provides nourishment. To make this delicious scrub, all you need is half a cup each of honey and oatmeal, and stir it thoroughly. That’s it! Remember to use it on moist skin gently before rinsing it off.
3. Coconut Lavender Scrub
A scrub targeted at rejuvenating sun-damaged skin, this also works wonders for stretch marks. Here is what you need to do to make this scrub:
– 2 cups coarse granulated sugar;
– 2 cups coconut oil;
– ½ teaspoon lavender oil;
– 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary;
– 1 tablespoon dried lavender.
To make: Mix all the ingredients together in a mixer. Get ice cube trays and pour the mixture into this. Keep in the freezer until solidified. Once you are done with your soap bath, apply one cube all over and rinse with warm water
4. Coconut Coffee Scrub
This is one sweet treat for sensitive skin. The main ingredient here is coffee, with its antioxidant properties, which acts as an excellent exfoliant. To have this awesome coffee experience, here is how to go about it.
– 1 cup virgin coconut oil;
– ½ coffee, grounded;
– 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Simply blend all the ingredients together to prepare the scrub. Use when showering, in circular motions.
With these great homemade scrubs, you are sure to get a spa-like feel, right in the comforts of your own home!
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