Sweet Lemon Invigorating Body Scrub DIY
Shh, our little secret. This invigorating body scrub will remind you of summer in the middle of winter. Get down with the sweet aromas of lemongrass, grapefruit and bergamot while you polish your skin, leaving your bod soft and glowing.
Summer is our favorite season at Babe Cove. Goal; we try to keep it going all year long baby.
This scrub is super simple to make. I just used some brown sugar and almond oil I already had on hand, plus my favorite summery essential oils: bergamot, lemongrass and grapefruit.
Bergamot: If you haven't tried bergamot essential oil, you're totally missing out. This o-mazing oil with bring a smile to your gorgeous babe-face, because it smells like sunshine. As far as skincare benefits, bergamot is known for toning skin and reducing scarring.
Lemongrass: The essential essential oil. Lemongrass hails from Southeast Asia and has a funky-fresh-yet-relaxing lemon-citrus scent that us babes can't get enough of. Lemongrass gets down and dirty with its antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Grapefruit: The sensuous scent of grapefruit is all about summer, warm weather and the beach. This essential oil is known for being antibacterial and anti-fungal, and is used regularly to combat acne. Some say it even reduces cellulite. Winning.
Sweet Lemon Invigorating Body Scrub
Directions and Usage:
Use 1 to 2 times a week.
- Fill jar almost to the top (about 7/8) with brown sugar, then transfer to a bowl.
- Add 7 or 8 tablespoons of almond oil to the brown sugar and stir. How much oil you add depends on whether you like your scrubs more on the oily side or more like a paste.
- Once the brown sugar and oil is blended, add 6 drops of bergamot, 6 drops of grapefruit, and 3 drops of lemongrass, stir again.
- Transfer scrub back to jar and enjoy!
Note: I always sterilize my DIY beauty containers first by placing them in boiling water for about five minutes and then letting them air dry and cool down before using them.
I keep my scrub out of the shower to prevent bacteria from forming due to water getting in the scrub. I recommend scooping out a bit for one time use, putting it in a tiny cup or bowl and bringing that into the shower to use. That way you don't need to worry about bacteria forming and the scrub will last a lot longer.
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