5 SIMPLE D.I.Y HOME-MADE BODY SCRUB RECIPES

Exfoliation in your skin care routine can never be over estimated. Here are 5 simple home-made scrub recipes from your kitchen.

brown sugar

BROWN SUGAR AND ROSEMARY  SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • Steeped fresh or dried Rosemary leaves in essential or natural oil of choice (Coconut, Olive, Argan)

Directions: Mix ingredients together in air tight container and store in refrigerator. This mixture can last for 1 year.

OAT SCRUB

OATS/ YOGURT AND HONEY MOISTURIZING SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup of white oats
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened yogurt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup of essential or natural oil of choice (Coconut, Olive, Almond, Jojoba, Argan)

Directions: Mix ingredients together in air tight container  and store in refrigerator. This mixture can last for 3 months. Related Article: DIY Nourishing Honey Lavender Body Scrub

citrus-scrub

CITRUS BRIGHTENING SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup sea salt/ white sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice (jojoba, almond, olive, coconut)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon citrus zest (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or a mix)

Directions: Mix ingredients together in air tight container  and store in refrigerator. This mixture can last for 6 months.

GREEN TEA SCRUB

SALT AND GREEN TEA SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup of sea salt
  • Dried green tea (from used tea bags)
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup essential or natural oil of choice (jojoba, almond, olive, coconut)
  • Lemon Zest

Directions: Mix ingredients together in air tight container and store in refrigerator. This mixture can last for 1 year.

coffee scrub

COFFEE SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup Coffee Granules
  • 1/4 cup of Sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup essential or natural oil of choice (jojoba, almond, olive, coconut)

Directions: Mix ingredients together in air tight container and store in refrigerator. This mixture can last for 6 months.

Do you have any home-made scrub recipe you would love to share?

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DID YOU SAY COCONUT? THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

Hi guys, It’s another fine Wednesday and I hope you are having a great day. I have tried to think of a post to put up when I realized that I hadn’t done any write-up on the benefits of coconut oil which forms almost 15% of my beauty regimen. Yep!! A whooping 15%. Many of you might have coconut oil just sitting in your kitchen cabinets wondering what you can do with it so I have decided to give you a rundown of the top beautifying qualities of coconut oil.

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BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

HAIR CONDITIONER, HAIR MOISTURIZER AND SEALANT : Coconut oil which is rich in fatty acids is one of the few oils that can both double as a moisturizer and sealant as it penetrates deep within the shaft and provides conditioning properties to weak, damaged and overly processed hair. This oil can also be used as a daily moisturizer to strengthen all textures from straight to wavy, curly, coily and even kinky hair.

COCONUT OIL CONDITIONS, MOISTURISES, STRENGTHENS AND SEALS

COCONUT OIL CONDITIONS, MOISTURISES, STRENGTHENS AND SEALS

MANAGES FRIZZ: This is almost impossible to avoid especially for curly, coily and kinky hair and on humid days. Coconut oil helps to manage frizz on bad hair days.

COCONUT OIL CONTROLS FRIZZ

COCONUT OIL CONTROLS FRIZZ

MAKE UP REMOVER/CLEANSER: Coconut oil is a great option for make up removal as it is gentle on the skin and actually gets the dirt and grim off your face. I have also experimented with using coconut oil as a cleanser and I can swear by this method as it leaves my skin feeling moisturizer and balanced. Would you like to know how I cleanse my face with coconut oil? Send an email to viviannesblog@gmail.com and I will be more than delighted to guide you on application tips and product suggestions/buy.

COCONUT OIL FOR PERFECT SKIN

COCONUT OIL FOR PERFECT SKIN

SOOTHES SKIN CONDITIONS: Coconut is a great moisturizer for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is also known to rid the skin of acne and blackheads and is strongly advised to be used as a night cream over other chemical concoctions as it is known to slow down the aging process and prevent premature aging. Coconut oil can also be used in preventing stretch marks during and after pregnancy.

BEAUTY FLUID: Coconut oil can be used in place of lip balm to soften and moisturize lips and is great in manicure as it helps keep the cuticle soft therefore improving nail growth.

SCRUBS AND EXFOLIANTS: Coconut oil is a great addition to home-made scrubs as it increases exfoliation effectiveness while being gentle at the same time. It is also a wonderful additive to foot scrubs because it has anti-fungal properties. (New post coming soon on home-made scrubs recipes).

D.I.Y SPA OIL: Coconut oil is perfect for massaging the skin and good for aroma-therapy. It can also be used after shaving to soothe razor cuts and burns.

AT HOME SPA TREATMENTS

AT HOME SPA TREATMENTS

SUNSCREEN: The natural sunscreen properties of coconut oil prevents burns and injury before and after sun exposure  as it has SPF 13. This however doesn’t mean that you should skip sunscreen (yes, You!).

COOKING:  Coconut oil is great in cooking as an oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a diary free replacement to butter which lowers cholesterol and enables you keep up a healthy body weight. Coconut oil is also rich in Vitamin D and can be swallowed as a supplement.

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Do you have any more secret uses of coconut oil? We would love you to share.

Thank you.

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful,

Vivianne.

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