Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DIY Olive Oil and Sugar Body Scrub




Now that the holidays are around the corner, it's time to get our skin ready for it. Before starting to apply body lotions and other products to spoil your skin, you'll need to scrub it to both exfoliate and hydrate your body, and leave the skin smooth and soft. But that can be so expensive! I've used a lot of body scrubs (from the cheapest ones to the really expensive ones), and so far the only one that has given my skin the same effect that I can get in a spa center is the olive oil and sugar scrub. Try it, you really won't regret it!

What type of skin is it for: Very appropriate for normal to dry skin.
Advantages: Leaves the skin silky, shinny and smooth. Olive oil contains natural antioxidant properties, and will help protect your skin from external damages like low temperatures.
Difficulty: Very easy!


INGREDIENTS:

- Sugar (the regular powder one)
- Olive Oil (is very important that it is olive oil)
- A tablespoon
- A small bowl
- A few drops of scential oil (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pour a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of olive oil inside the bowl. For each tablespoon of sugar you add, you'll also need to add a tablespoon of oil (that's the right proportion). Use the spoon to mix both products, until you get a paste, and that's it! You can also add a few drops of your favorite scential oil if you want.

Depending on the quantity you need or the area of your body you want to scrub, you'll need more or less. It can be kept up to two weeks (not more because the oil will separate), but because it's so easy and fast to do the most practical thing is to quickly do it when you want to use it.


Happy scrubbing!



10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe, I'm definitely gonna try it soon. Scrubs can indeed be either super expensive or super crappy (in some case both) while that one seems very easy.

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  2. Thanks for sharing!! My skin is starting to get really dry and definitely need a scrub.

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    1. I'm sure it will help, I find it reallyuseful! :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing! Seems super easy and with olive oil it has to be very nurturing.

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    1. It really is! You can't go wrong with olive oil :)

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  4. Jo... és que tiro pel dret, passo de tot i no em poso res a la cara :-( després porto un careto pel món!! A veure si m'aplico el conte!! ;-o) Thanks for sharing this nice recipe!

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    1. A mi també em fa una mica de mandra, però la veritat és que quan t'hi acostumes ja és com una rutina més. Si ho proves t'agradarà!

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  5. Perfect timing! I'm almost out of my regular scrub, and of course I forgot to buy some at the store the other day. This would also be a nice gift.

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    1. Yes it would :) If made for a gift then you should add honey to the mix, otherwise the sugar and oil will separate after a while.

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