Homemade Skin Care

If you've been searching for a great gift for your skin, look no further! These DIY exfoliating scrubs go great as a gift for yourself or others. So jump on the baby soft skin train and read on!

 

Why Exfoliate?

If you need a quick and simple answer, it's to renew! Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin revealing the newer, smoother skin cells below. This helps clean out your pores and remove makeup and other products that you've been caking on. Adding exfoliation to your skin routine a couple times a week is thought to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and as a plus, brightens your smiling faces! Exfoliating other areas such as your legs also helps prevents ingrown hairs and leaves your butt smooth as a baby's. 

Ready for it?

 

The Dirty Couple Scrub

Aka the icky hubby scrubby, the ingrown hair beware, the mud rub, or a nicer way to put it.. the vanilla latte scrub.  

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This super exfoliate-er is great for both him and her!  Coarsely ground coffee beans remove dead skin vigorously while a boost of vitamin E gently calms and smooths the skin. Disclaimer: not just for couples! 

The following recipe fills two smaller mason jars as gifts and leaves a nice sample size for you! For each recipe combine the ingredients so the mixture is consistent.

  • 3 cups Epsom salt

  • 1 tsp Vitamin E (bite the bullet and buy yourself some, Finest Nutrition has a newer topical skin oil out now with keratin too and it smells divine if you're interested.)

  • 3/4 cup coarse ground coffee

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 melted tbsp of coconut oil (or more to your liking, I prefer without excess)

 

Grinch Don't Kill My Vibe

An energizing green tea sugar scrub bound to make your heart grow three sizes.

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This scrub is a great gift and the color opens the door for holiday creativity. 

This recipe fills three small jars as seen above.

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tbsp matcha powder

  • 1 bag green tea (open that sucker up)

  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil (rules same as previous recipe)

  • 2 tbsp Vitamin E

 

The Hangover Hideout

Drop some in the tub and pretend last night didn't happen.

This one is by far my favorite for bath time. This mix is super easy to put together and hangover aside, is beyond relaxing. Okay, so it's more of a soak than a scrub, but I had to hide it in here somewhere. Try including this in someone's 21st birthday gift for the morning after. 

  • 2 cups Epsom salt

  • 1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap

  • **if you have Peppermint essential oil throw that shiz in there for a deeper relaxation

Anyone that knows me knows that I love Dr. Bronner's soap. You can also use any of their scents (TRY LAVENDAR OR ROSE) for this concoction. Also, if you don't have this castile soap on hand you need to get you some.  

Unicorn Skin

A great scrub for acne-prone skin. Helps break down the blemishes to reveal the unicorn within. 

Don't forget to read our August post, A Quick Fix for Acne! This zit buster has your back, but only a small amount is needed so don't overdo it! 

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  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 10-15 drops tea tree oil (or more if your skin is up to it, also depends on potency)

  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

  • A couple shakes of pink extra fine glitter (because we're unicorns, remember?)

  • **If you'd like some extra exfoliation grind some Himalayan pink salt in

 

Simple Sugar Scrub 

For those of us who have a minimal kitchen or are too lazy to go to the store.

This recipe is good for about a week's worth of uses. You can fancy it up too with some cinnamon and honey if your face needs it. Notice coming from personal experience: too much cinnamon burns. 

  • 1 & 1/2 cups brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (you can also use coconut or almond oil)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Now, get to scrubbin!

As always, if you have any suggestions please comment below! Also, we love to see finished products so tag us in an IG post and we may give you a shout out!

Xoxo