A few days ago I came across this homemade scrub which looked amazing. The author of the states it is mainly to use prior to shaving legs. But I had other things in mind!
I usually buy scrubs from Boots but I am usually left disappointed- sometimes they are too greasy or other times just too rough on the skin and they are often too expensive and full of ingredients I can’t spell let alone say it without foaming at the mouth! So I was on the hunt for something natural, easily accessible ingredients i.e. from my kitchen and which I can make in small amounts to keep it fresh. Then I came across the scrub on One good thing by Jillie’s blog which had just 3 key ingredients! She calls it skin smoother for silky legs and I knew this would do the trick. Also I had bought lots of lemons from a local market and was struggling with ideas on what to do with them! 🙂
Ingredients (this is how its stated on One good thing by Jillie. I only made a few tweaks.)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any oil, coconut oil, baby oil, canola oil, etc.)
- 3 tablespoons citrus juice (lemon or lime, I used 4 1/2 tbsp).
Mix everthing together. I put mine in a glass jar and just shook it all up. If you take the glass jar into the bath or shower with you, please be extra careful.
I used the same measurements of ingredients as she has listed only I was looking for more a lemony smell so I added 1 1/2 tbsp more lemon juice and shook it up! After using this my arm especially my elbows feels so smooth! The lemon juice gives off a nice fragrance, the sugar acts as a nice and organic way to exfoliate and the olive oil does the trick as a moisturiser. I have noticed my skin does not feel dry and as it’s a natural scrub I don’t mind using it every few days and best of all it is not expensive at all!
Do you have any homemade beauty tricks that you cannot live without?