16 January 2014

DIY NATURAL SCRUB


Earlier this week, we paid a visit to my mother in law, and we never leave with empty hands. This time, she gave us like 20 lemons from her garden. You know, those are the best ones that truly smell amazing. When life give you so many lemons, you have to come up with us to make before they go bad! I started baking lemon tarts, lemon chewy cookies and my favourite scrub that i've been using since i was like 14. 


The brilliant thing about this scrub is that you need only 4 ingredients to make it, plus it's everything you already have in your fridge. I use it on my face, body and nails (perfect for cuticles). Only four but powerful ingredients, each super beneficial for your body.


Olive Oil
Suitable for  oily, and dry skin. Olive oil has antioxidants and good fats which help get rid of the free radicals and also heal the skin. For stretch marks, it improves the elasticity of the skin and its regenerative properties will help heal the affected skin.



Honey
Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention.  Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down ageing.  It is extremely moisturising and soothing, so it helps create a glow.  Honey is clarifying because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog. 



Sugar
If you use a scrub of brown sugar and olive oil, is it very helpful in keeping the skin soft and supple. Brown sugar removes dirt and unclogs the pores. One of the major benefits of sugar for your skin is that it maintains the oil balance. Sugar scrubs cleanse your skin and do not allow toxins to attack your skin cells.



Lemon
Using lemon juice on blackheads has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of blackheads. The discoloration caused by scars, certain skin disorders and age spots can be diminished by applying lemon juice to the discoloured area. Lemon juice has natural antibacterial properties that make it a good choice to help cure acne and prevent further breakouts. 


That could be probably the longest post i've ever written. You know me, i'm usually too short with my posts, but since the new year started, i've been very committed been more healthy. Eat better, fruits, vegetables, do my yoga, and take care of my skin and body overall. And it sure feels great. 

What you'll need: 
1/2 lemon juice
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey

Instructions
Whisk together all the liquid ingredients until the mixture has a thick consistency. Add sugar and mix with a spoon. You can add more or less sugar according on how thick you want your scrub to be. 




27 comments :

Adele Miller said...

The photography for this post is stunning!


I make my own scrubs too. I'm a big fan of the brown sugar body ones. If you haven't already, you should try out coconut oil in your scrubs. Lots of benefits.

Anna-Rosa said...

I'm going to try this for sure!!! Lovely photos!

Sarah Wheeler said...

I have been using this exact scrub for a while now + absolutely love it! The last time I made it I also added a few drops of lavender oil. Adds a nice, calming scent. Now that I know how good all the ingredients are for skin, I am going to keep on making this! xx

Jade Moat said...

Thanks Corina, this is just what I needed to brighten up my winter dull skin.

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

C! I love this! I can only imagine how amazing it smells! Mmmm :) Plus, I'm sure it's awesome - it includes such good-for-you ingredients! Must try making this - and it would make pretty gifts as well! xoxo

Miranti said...

This sounds fantastic! I love all-natural beauty recipes. Beautiful pics, too :)

Hyemi Oh said...

Stunning pictures! I can't wait to try this at home :)

Kate Amunrud said...

This is totally my kind of thing. I love it!

Laicie Heeley said...

Oh my gosh what a gorgeous diy!!

mary | millay vintage said...

A beautiful DIY! I love knowing each ingredient that is going in and I had no idea that both honey and lemon were naturally anti-bacterial! xo

Asia @ The Cracked Lens said...

Can't wait to try!!

Katerina said...

Great tips! I put the half used lemon cups to my dishwasher and it smells soo good!

Eleni | My Paradissi said...

I love this scrub! I do it since a little girl and, frankly, I still can't find a market scrub that works as well!
..and great photos as always sweetie =)
xoxo

Kyla said...

Oooh, I really have to try this! Unfortunately fresh lemons don't really grow in my region, but I can still try this out! I've used these other ingredients for other natural home remedies, so I can only imagine how amazing this must be.

Jessica H. said...

I usually have organic lemons in my fridge at all times. I buy them in bulk just because I love lemon so much. This scrub sounds so nice!

Milijana Ristić said...

Sounds awesome! :)

Allyssa | The Barn said...

This sounds amazing! I'm excited to give it a try!

Alecia Zasiebida said...

love it! I have been drinking hot lemon water everyday that is extremely beneficial for the skin, but have not used a lemon scrub before. Thanks for the recipe!

Peter Loves Jane said...

Definitely going to give this a try! Honey is one of those perfect foods. Did you also know that honey contains every nutrient that humans need to survive?

Quyen Nguyen said...

Wow, how luxurious! I've always wanted to try a homemade scrub. Thanks for the inspiration!

TheLacquerie said...

Beautiful photos, as always... And thanks for the great beauty tip - can't wait to try it out!

Jessica Emerson said...

I'm absolutely going to try this! as soon as I have some beautiful jars to put it in....

Emma Lock said...

Such lovely photos!! I'm going to have to try this out!

Ffion said...

Oooh... I'll have to try these! I recently stopped biting my nails (after 20 or so years) and am trying to give my hands some extra special care :D Deliciously gorgeous photos as usual - how do you do it?!

Carol said...

definitely going to try this.
Just wondering, do you use up everything you've just mixed? or can you keep half of it for another usage? And if you keep- how long can they last?

Danielle said...

I just whipped up a batch of this and it's excellent! I have what I would call argumentative skin that gets dry very easily. This screw works better than anything I've ever bought from a shop. It's left my skin feeling silky smooth and lovely. I'll definitely be using it again.

Aliza Rupert said...

This is amazing. Actually, YOU are amazing!! I'm so glad I found you via pinterest today!! Much Love! Aliza
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