Summer is almost here, which means it's time to start thinking about how you're going to keep your skin looking its best. One great way to do that is by using a body scrub. Body scrubs can help remove dead skin cells and improve circulation, leaving your skin looking refreshed and radiant.
Today, we're going to show you how to make your own Toxin free and Natural, Citrus and Green Tea body scrub. It's simple, easy, and affordable! Plus, the ingredients are all natural, which is perfect for those of us who prefer to go green. So let's get started!
Orange essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils used in body scrubs. Its fresh, citrusy scent is invigorating and uplifting, making it ideal for use in a body scrub. Orange essential oil is also known for its ability to boost circulation and promote healthy skin cell turnover. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin.
Lemon essential oil is a refreshing and uplifting addition to any body scrub. Its fresh, citrusy scent invigorates the senses and its natural antiseptic properties help to cleanse and purify the skin. Lemon essential oil also has astringent properties that can help to tone and tighten the skin. Adding lemon essential oil to your body scrub will leave your skin feeling refreshed, cleansed and invigorated.
One of the benefits of using granulated sugar in a body scrub is that it can help to exfoliate the skin. Sugar scrubs are a type of mechanical exfoliation, which means they work by physically removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This can leave your skin feeling softer and smoother.
Sugar scrubs can also be helpful in unclogging pores. When used regularly, sugar scrubs can help to decrease the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. Sugar scrubs can also help to reduce the severity of acne breakouts.
If you have sensitive skin, granulated sugar may be a gentler option than some other scrubs that contain harsher ingredients. Sugar scrubs are also typically less expensive than scrubs that contain other exfoliating agents, such as beads or salt.
The mix of citrus and green tea makes this a perfect wake up call for the body. This scrub is coarse so is perfect for use on dry feet, keratosis, or any areas that need a little bit of extra love.
- 300g Granulated Sugar
- 100g Oil of your choice (we recommend Grape Seed Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil)
- 20 drops (1ml) Orange Essential Oil
- 20 drops (1ml) Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 Green Tea Bag (contents)
- 1 Tea Spoon Lime Zest
- Airtight Container
- Combine all of the ingredients into your bowl and mix thoroughly.
- If you feel as though the mixture is too wet, add more sugar for a coarser scrub. If you want to make the mixture less harsh, add more of the oil of your choice.
- To store the mixture keep it in an airtight container such as a mason jar. Use within 1 month.
Citrus essential oils are phototoxic, meaning they can cause skin irritation when exposed to sunlight. If you use these oils topically, be sure to apply them only at night or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid using them during the day or when you'll be spending time outdoors.