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Make Your Own All Natural Body Scrub

This is my favorite recipe for an all natural body scrub. These scrubs sell for $20 or more at your favorite retail outlets, but here I will teach you to make one for about $1. You need: Olive Oil Honey Sugar and either your favorite essential oil or extract (like vanilla) for scent. Mix 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1/3 cup honey and 1/2 cup table sugar together. Then if the mixture is too runny you can add more sugar a tablespoon at a time until you get a nice consistency. You can leave it unscented, or add one teaspoon of extract or ONE drop of essential oil at a time until you get the scent you like. What does it do? Olive Oil--moisturizes naturally Honey--enzymes provide better exfoliation Sugar--exfoliates (you may also use salt--table or sea--salt provides a stronger exfoliation) Scent--makes you feel good Some suggested scents: Vanilla Extract--soothing Orange Extract--refreshing, wakes you up Peppermint Extract--invigorating, this also tingles sometimes, for those times orange isn't strong enough Lavender Essential Oil--calming, great for the shower right before bed Rose Essential Oil--calms you, clears your head Sandalwood Essential Oil--stimulates creativity Cinnamon or Ginger Essential Oils--stimulate brain function, increase appetite The ingredients wash away down the drain with no problem. The oil can make the tub slick, so take this into account when using it. An allergic reaction would be INCREDIBLY rare, but to test, put a small circle of product on your inner arm, leave for an hour and wash off with soap and water. If there is no reaction in 24 hours you will be fine. You can make this as a gift as well. My family jumps at the homemade scrubs I make. Just place the scrub in a quilted jelly jar and make a pretty label for the top. Mine say: ALL NATURAL VANILLA BODY SCRUB contains only: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pure Clover Honey Simple Sugar Pure Vanilla Extract patch test 24 hrs. before first use By labeling it this way, I make common ingredients sound special.

Bath and Body Tip #3

As well as soft fluffy towels, having PJs, slippers or a warm robe ready for when you hop out the bath saves you the trouble of trying to find clothes just when you're relaxed.

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