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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Make Your Own Exfoliant

To make your own exfoliant or body scrub:
You will blend a dry exfoliate ingredient with a wet base ingredient to make a natural scrub. The wet base ingredient is either an oil or liquid soap. The best amount to make of a body scrub is just enough for immediate use. The fresher the ingredients, the more benefits they have to offer. A one-time use amounts to about two tablespoons. So use 1 Tbsp of the dry ingredient and 1 Tbsp of the oil ingredient. You can drops of essential oils as you like. Consider about 5 drops per cup of body scrub.

A bathroom is a humid and wet place, the introduction of water in the scrub will reduce its useful life. Fingers, also, should be kept out because of the presence of bacteria. Use an applicator or scoop, if you make a larger recipe.

Dry, Scrubbing Ingredients:
Ground walnuts or almonds
Ground apricot pits
Ground oatmeal
Corn meal
Coarse salt
Coarse raw sugar
Coffee grounds
Epsom salts

Oils:
Jojoba oil
Safflower oil
Apricot kernel oil
Grapeseed oil
Olive oil
Rice bran oil
Sweet almond oil
Do not use mineral oil (baby oil) because this will not penetrate into the skin like the other oils. Mineral oil is pore-clogging and once it evaporates, your skin may be left looking dryer than before you used it.

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