A Body Scrub to fit your Mood

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Of all the homemade products that I make – by far my favorite is the body scrub. Here’s why: it’s one of the easiest to make, and gives the quickest results. Your skin will instantly feel better – and what I’ve found is that if you do it consistently – your skin will stay soft, hydrated and naturally glow.

I usually keep it simple – oil and sugar – but sometimes it’s fun to make it a little extra special. I have two ideas for you, depending on your mood: you can make an earthy, warming scrub – or a bright, fresh scrub. Both are beautiful!

What I’ve learned is that scrubbing is about more than just smooth skin!

Our skin naturally sheds every 28 days, but as we age this process slows down – causing dull, tired looking skin. The dead skin cells begin to form a layer, along with product build-up, and blocks our pores which can lead to blackheads, pimples and unhealthy skin. Scrubbing helps to remove this build-up.

When you scrub, do it in a circular motion towards your heart. It’s going to help get your blood circulating and activate your lymphatic system which helps to drain toxins. Take your time and get into it!

Let’s get personal

Two areas that are really good to scrub are your underarms and bikini line – but only before you shave. It may help to lighten your underarms, and what I’ve found is that by scrubbing these areas regularly, I get less shaving bumps.

If you don’t already scrub weekly, start today! I really think you’ll find it makes such a big difference. Give it a go and let me know how it works for you

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub Recipe - A Body Scrub to fit your Mood | littlegreendot.com

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub Recipe | littlegreendot.com

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub Recipe

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What makes this scrub special is the coffee grounds and pumpkin spice (cinnamon and ginger). The scent is rich and warm, but they also provide some great benefits too:

Coffee: caffeine perks up the skin! It's the main ingredient used in anti-cellulite creams and under-eye treatments. Coffee, even if only temporarily, leaves your skin feeling nice and taught. You may read recipes that say to use used coffee grounds - don't do that. We need the caffeine in its full concentration.

Pumpkin Spice: a blend that has ground cinnamon and ginger - two spices that help to get your blood flowing, help with circulation and give you that youthful, healthy glow. If you don't have pumpkin spice, then just use ground cinnamon and/or ground ginger.

Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice or ground cinnamon and ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or your favorite oil
Directions:
  • work in a large mixing bowl
  • blend the dry ingredients together
  • pour in the oil slowly, mix and pour more - until it reaches the consistency of wet sand - or the consistency that you like
Recipe Notes:

Choose your favorite oil from six favourite supermarket oils here.

Transfer your scrub into an air-tight jar - it will keep for months as long as you don't get it wet.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub

This scrub is bright and refreshing. This is what you want to start the day with! We’re working with lemon and lime peels and studding it with black poppy seeds. Lemon and lime have an invigorating scent, but also help to brighten and even out the skin tone.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub Recipe - A Body Scrub to fit your Mood | littlegreendot.com

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub | littlegreendot.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub

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This scrub is bright and refreshing. This is what you want to start the day with! We’re working with lemon and lime peels and studding it with black poppy seeds. Lemon and lime have an invigorating scent, but also help to brighten and even out the skin tone.
Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fine white sugar or fine salt
  • the peel of one lemon
  • the peel of one lime
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or your favorite oil
Directions:
  • work in a large mixing bowl
  • blend the dry ingredients together
  • pour in the oil slowly, mix and pour more – until it reaches the consistency of wet sand – or the consistency that you like
Recipe Notes:

Choose your favorite oil from six favourite supermarket oils here.

Transfer your scrub into an air-tight jar - it will keep for months as long as you don't get it wet.

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Comments (6)

  • Bajanwoman Reply

    This is the first time I am visiting your site… and I AM IN LOVE… your natural recipes are easy for me to make as I live in the Caribbean (Barbados) and most of these ingredients are easily available in the island. I love these scrubs and will be making the one with coffee and pumpkin spices.

    I am 44 and have been using natural ingredients to keep my skin youthful… your recipes have given me another level of natural treatment for my beauty regime. Thank you.. love from Barbados

  • anon Reply

    not everyone wants to keep their “down there’s” (or vulvas, if we’re being adults) smooth. please don’t presume!

    It does read a bit funny, in that context! But, in the context of shaving – this scrub helps to smooth bikini line bumps. Probably best not to scrub your vulva. But I’ll leave that up to the individual.

  • Dawn Reply

    Hi there,

    May I know how do you make the lime/lemon peel so fine? Do I grate it?

  • Danelle Reply

    Where did you get the poppy seeds? I thought they were banned in Singapore?

    Hi Danelle,

    You can substitute it with black chia seeds :)

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