Exfoliation is an important part of skincare because it is a process that effectively removes dead skin cells, in order to reveal new and vibrant skin. Body scrubs are a safe choice for exfoliating your whole body due to their coarse texture and moisturizing ingredients. Most body scrubs contain granulated sugar as the primary exfoliant, while others have salt granules.
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Natural body scrubs with plant oils and essences are the best, but they happen to have a short shelf life. I remember tossing out jars of body scrubs lately because they started to smell bad. Altogether, I stopped buying store brand body scrubs and decided to start making my own.
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There are several kinds of body scrubs mainly prepared with a combination of fruit blends, herbs, and essential oils. They include mango, orange, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, green tea, honey, aloe vera, lavender oil, tea tree oil, lemongrass oil, charcoal, coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil scrub, to mention but a few. Green tea scrub is my favorite because it is packed with antioxidants and it is ideal for sensitive skin. See my previous post about the benefits of green tea to learn more.
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Here’s how I prepare my signature 100% vegan Green Tea Scrub
Glass bowl or jar with lid
Metallic fork or spoon
⏰Duration: 5 minutes
Granulated Sugar (1 cup )
Honey ( 3 tablespoons )
Oatmeal (3 tablespoons – ground)
Matcha green tea (1 teaspoon)
Lemon (1 teaspoon)
Olive oil (1 teaspoon)
Note: You can create any kind of body scrub by substituting the ingredients with other natural oils, fruit blends, and herbal essences.
Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl with a fork or spoon.
Application: During bath time wet skin from the neck down and apply the scrub to all parts of your body except your face and under feet*. Then rinse and wash off with soap.
* do not apply under feet to avoid slipping and falling while taking a shower
Storage: Store in a cool dry place