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How to Make your Own Exfoliating Body Scrub

Jun 11, 2008
With so many additives in today's beauty products it is no wonder that more and more people are learning how to make their own exfoliating body scrub at home. You can control what goes into it because you get to pick your own ingrediebecause

Many handcrafters have not only found that they enjoy making their own body scrubs, but that they can actually make a second income by marketing their own line of bath and body products.

It is quite simple to learn how to do this using a easy-to-obtain ingredients. Best of all, it can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Body scrubs energize your skin while removing dead skin cells. They also give your skin a healthy polished glow. The effect it will have on your skin depends on the ingredients you choose. Some people like the effect of olive and date seed powders as they gently take off the dead skin cells. Others prefer such things as essential oils that condition and moisturise your skin.

Here is a basic salt scrub recipe for you to have a go making at home.

Exfoliating Sea Salt Scrub

Ingredients:

* lb of sea salt (its best to use fine or medium grains)

* 1oz of sunflower oil

* 3oz jojoba oil

* 2 ounces unscented liquid soap base

* 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint essential oil

* 1/4 teaspoon blood orange essential oil

* 2 teaspoons of dried raspberry seeds

Mix all of the above in a bowl and then place in a suitable container.

Any of the listed essential oils can be replaced with other oils such as sandalwood, lavender, jasmine and grapefruit. By consulting guides such as "The Handcrafter's Companion", you'll find lots of other useful information. For example, by using different seeds you can change the exfoliating effect.

A wide selection of scrubs is available to you by simply changing the ingredients around. You are sure to have great fun with your friends trying out your own unique variations until you find the ones you like best.
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About the author: Jane L. Church can show you how to easily make your own spa products at home. See the "Handcrafters Companion" web site for more fantastic body scrub recipes you can make as a fun hobby or profitable side business.
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