A New Year gives new impulses, ideas and freshness. So why not detox your skin with natural homemade body scrubs? Unfortunately, a lot of Scrubs you can buy (yes, also some expensive ones) contain micro plastics, also known as microbeads. What are microbeads? Microbeads are very small bits of plastic to supply scrubbing power to body washes, exfoliators, toothpastes, and other cleansing products. They look like tiny spheres and they are polluting our water and oceans. It has become a giant problem and that’s why we recommend to use natural scrubs instead. But once you know about it you are definitely going to avoid them in your everyday life.
For your DIY-Scrubs these are the basics:
the “scrubby” part: sugar and/or salt
the nurturing part: oil (olive or coconut)
the extras: essential oil, food coloring, blossoms, fruit … Try it out yourself and be creative!
To start with, try these 3 Body Scrubs. They are really easy and made within minutes! They make a great gift, too, just fill them in a beautiful jar and add a colorful ribbon, voila! Prefer organic ingredients.
Ocean Spirit – Sea Salt & Olive Oil Scrub
Refreshing and exfoliating
1 Cup of Sea Salt
1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
Some drops of pure essential oil, I used peppermint because of the fresh scent
Simply stir all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.
For a special look, add some blue food coloring – whoosh!
Sweet Coco Dream – Brown Sugar & Coconut Oil Scrub
Mild and nurturing for sensitive skin
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted in microwave or water bath
Gently stir the ingredients together until a paste-like structure. You can also use essential oils, but if you have a really sensitive skin, just stick to these 2 ingredients.
Wake-up Booster – Coffee and Sugar Scrub
Invigorating and purifying
1/2 cup ground coffee – the fresher – the more aromatic
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sea salt
The trending cosmetic ingredient caffeine stimulates the blood flow, enhancing the circulation, giving the skin an instant fresh look and sensation.
Scrub away old skin scales and sebum residues, you will get a glowing skin. Use it 2-3 times a week.
For your healthy skin you should also drink at least 2 liters water or tea per day, stay in motion, limit your sun exposure, use sun screen, avoid smoking and alcohol, eat and sleep healthy. See? It is so easy! 🙂