Saturday, 30 July 2011

Why my bathroom smells like a kitchen

My inner hippy loves to use all natural ingredients.  Natural products are cheap, plentiful and give amazing, unexpected results.  The other day I made some new tasty (well, probably not really) body scrubs that my skin is just eating up.

all natural, yummy smelling  home-made scrub

Coffee scrub
Coffee is said to be a great stimulant for your skin and apparently does good things for circulation... did you know most cellulite creams have caffeine in them?!  Plus that smell is great to kick start the day!

1/2 cup ground coffee
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet almond oil

Vanilla scrub
I pretty much want to eat anything that smells like vanilla.  Candles, lotions, creams... if it's vanilla I'll be sitting there smelling it all day!  Vanilla scents are also great for relaxing.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
2-3 drops vanilla essence

Lemony citrus scrub
Lemon smells are so refreshing and invigorating.  The vitamin C is great and lemon's another one that it's known for being a good circulation stimulant.

1 cup sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil
3-4 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp orange zest

The best thing is that it's so easy to make these with supplies you already have in your pantry and they smell and feel amazing on your body!  They're so easy and versatile... you can use sugar or salt for the scrub, most oils and experiment with all kinds of flavours and scents.  It's so much fun to come up with your own formulas or add a cute label to give as a pretty homemade gift.

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