Face & Body Sugar Scrub
2 tsp honey
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp olive oil
Mix honey with sugar and olive oil. (I mix it with my fingers while I'm in the shower.) Rub lightly in a circular motion on your face and body to exfoliate.
Honey: Honey is really good for your skin. I've been using raw honey. Am I the only one that didn't know about raw honey until recently? I thought honey was honey but ohhh, was I wrong. Raw honey has the live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals left in so it's going to be more beneficial to your skin. You can check out Crunchy Betty's honey guide to learn more. I bought raw honey at my local health food store, but you can also find it on Amazon. If you don't have raw honey on hand, of course, just use what's in your cupboard.
Sugar: I've been using organic dark brown sugar. White granulated sugar also works well. Normal brown sugar won't work because it's too processed and soft and won't exfoliate as well.
Olive Oil: The olive oil makes this scrub Über moisturizing. I like to use extra virgin olive oil because it's less processed and contains more antioxidents; but again, just use what's in your cupboard. You could even use vegetable oil if that's what you have.
My scrub recipe is pretty thick, but that's how I like it so that it will stick to my skin and moisturize away. I use the scrub on my face first. After I'm done, I leave the scrub mixture on my face to moisturize while I'm using the scrub on my body. Then I rinse off with water. If you are going to use soap, lather up before you exfoliate so the oil can soak in until it can't soak in no mo'. If you want a less thick scrub, add a little yogurt (also moisturizing) or add more oil.
By switching to a homemade scrub, I save money AND stop worrying about all the chemicals in commercial scrubs.
$12/oz. Mary Kay Microdermabrasion ($30/2.5 oz.)
$.26/oz. Raw Honey ($6/14 oz), Organic Sugar ($3/32 oz.), & Olive Oil ($9/24 oz.)
Enough talking. Now go try it so you can have soft baby bum skin too!
How do you like to exfoliate?
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