Nov 18, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Scrub and Salt Glow for the Body

I realize that I've neglected our bodies when coming up with DIY recipes lately.  Shame on me, I should know better.  Our bodies are just as (if not more) important than our faces because they take an incredible beating everyday.  Let's be honest, all those extra hot showers, cheap bar soaps, and scented laundry detergents can really be terrible for our skin.  So, today is the day to pamper your body ladies!

Coffee Body Scrub

2 cups coarse ground coffee 
1/2 cup raw sugar (any non-processed sugar will do)
3 Tbsp olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Take a nice warm bath or shower to open the pores and hydrate the skin.  Rub the mixture in small handfuls into your skin and, when fully covered, rinse off in the shower.  Apply a moisturizer when complete.  **Coffee is known for tightening and rejuvenating the skin so you'll notice a major difference in the texture and feel of it once done.**

Lemon Salt Glow

1/2 cup sea salt 
1/2 cup sweet almond oil 
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

Combine all ingredients together being extra careful not to get any water in the mixture.  (This will dissolve the salt).  Place in a tupperware container with a sealed lid until ready to use.  Before showering, swirl your finger in the mixture to mix the items and apply to the body in firm scrubbing motions.  Rinse off in the shower when fully covered.  **Sea salts bring an amazing glow to dull and dry skin.**

Take some time out from your busy day and pamper your skin.  You know you want to....Oh and let me know what you think of the recipes should you try them out!

2 comments:

  1. Mmmmm... I love BOTH of these! I feel like the coffee might even give you a bit of a winter glow? Maybe not though because you wash it off.. Hmmm.

    Great post, love! I can't wait to try these out!

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    x

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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