DIY Body Scrubs

Like I mentioned, I love crafts and I love DIY and I have gotten away from that the past year or so.  My newest venture has been into the world of essential oils and beauty.  For Christmas, I made my mom, sister and aunts body scrubs and they loved it!  I tried different oils and different "scrub" material.

The essential oils I used were eucalyptus, lemon, orange, and lavender in various different combinations. They all have various benefits that are helpful for different people.  I chose the oils based on the person I was giving them to and the benefits.  Everyone ended up loving their scents so I was really happy. Here are the benefits of the oils in regards to the skin and mood:

(*I am not a doctor and I am not using these essential oils to help fight certain diseases, illnesses or conditions. If you actually have a medical condition please consult a doctor.*)

Lemon

  • Natural disinfectant
  • Improve complexion
  • Leave skin supple and soft
  • Uplift mood
  • Fight depression
  • Purification
  • Immune support

Eucalyptus

  • Natural antiseptic
  • Calm respiratory problems
  • Treat cuts, wounds, scrapes, etc.
  • More restful sleep
  • treat allergies

Lavender

  • Acne treatment
  • Ease Migraine Headache
  • Promote Restful Sleep
  • Treats Wounds and Cuts
  • Treats Sunburns
  • Relax Mind
  • Reduce Stress

Orange

  • Improve immunity
  • Natural antibacterial
  • Circulation booster
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Mood Booster
  • Acne Fighter
  • Protect Skin

Melaleuca

  • first aid oil
  • treats acne
  • treats skin conditions
  • natural cleanser

I used a few different types of the "scrub" portion.  I made half with Epsom Salt and half with Brown sugar.   I personally thought the Epsom Salt melted a little bit when I started putting it on in the shower.  The brown sugar was a little bit tougher and felt more like a scrub for the skin.

My newest recipe was a Brown Sugar Wild Orange Recipe:

  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup of coconut Oil
  • 2 teaspoons of JoJoba Oil
  • 20 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil
  • 20 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil.

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I used it in the shower tonight and it was amazing.  I love coconut oil on my skin after the shower-- it's so moisturizing and feels great on the skin. The brown sugar combination made my skin feel extra smooth and wonderful. Highly recommend it.

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Finished product-- obsessed-- my skin feels great!

More DIY beauty products to come!

Namaste!