This time of the year my hands and skin are so dry, they need all the TLC they can get! I’ve got a great solution for you to help soften your dry winter skin and get it ready for the warmer months that are ahead. Michelle Pino, who works at Skana, a spa in upstate New York, sent me some tips to share with you that will help you get the spa treatment and luxury at home for a fraction of the price!
I made this DIY lemon and rosemary body scrub this weekend, and I loved it! The lemon and rosemary smell was so refreshing, and this scrub really couldn’t be easier to make!
If your skin is dry and needs a little moisturizing, then this DIY body scrub is the perfect solution for you!
Lemon and Rosemary Body Scrub: 2 cups of white sugar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/8 cup rosemary essential oil 2 Tbsp. baking soda
Combine all of these ingredients until the mixture forms a paste-like substance. Place in a mason jar. Because of the olive oil ingredient, it is ideal to use this body scrub while showering, and to clean the tub thoroughly when you are finished to get rid of any oily or slippery residue. This body scrub may be used before shaving to leave your skin feeling soft and resilient.
Simple combinations of olive oil, fresh herbs (such as rosemary or basil), essential oils, and sugar or sea salt can easily create a very effective body scrub. Bananas may be mashed and combined with sea salt and citrus juice to make a luxurious body scrub that will leave your skin silky smooth and rejuvenated, just in time for spring!
I used a little less oil than the recipe called for, because I like my scrubs with a lot of texture and less oil, but you can make according to your preference. I also added some finely grated lemon peel and chopped fresh rosemary to add some extra color and texture. I love the way this scrub looks in the mason jar! The recipe fit perfectly in a wide-mouth pint size mason jar.
Making your own body scrub is the perfect way to repair your skin without spending a lot of money. There are so many different combinations of oils and natural ingredients you can use to create your own blends that are perfect for you. The great thing about making a DIY scrub is that the ingredients used are often inexpensive ingredients that you already have around your home. Body scrubs also make great gifts!!