Do It Yourself Scrub

1 part oil of choice
1 part abrasive (salt, fine sand, ground oatmeal, ground almonds, etc.)
3 to 5 drops of eo of choice.
You may also add 1 part liquid soap if desired.

Mix well with a fork. Apply gently to skin and shower or bath as usual.

Scrub Recipes

Honey, I'm soft!

2 cups honey
1 1/2 cups sugar
Large jar

Put the sugar in the jar, then add honey. Rub on hands for 1 minute and rinse.


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Corn And Oat Face Scrub

1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup corn flour
1/3 cup whole milk powder
1/2 cup corn meal

- grind milk powder in a mortar and pestle to get the lumps out.
- sift the dry ingredients together

Mix with water to get a thick paste and smooth on, splash off with water.

To make the misture astringent use WitchHazel
To make it soothing add Aloe Gel
To make it less drying for ageing or very dry skin add a few drops of Almond Oil and mix before adding final water.

Use extra fine corn meal for face scrubs and coarser grinds for body scrubs.
Do not premix with wet ingredients as this mixture will not keep if wet.
I use this mixture but exclude the meal for a daily face wash.

Ingrid 3/10/99

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Culture Scrub

1 tablespoon table salt
1 tablespoon flavored yogurt
3 tablespoons baby oil

Mix in small bowl. ingredient amounts can vary depending on your taste. this scrub is wonderful for winter dry skin especially where the legs are shaved repeatedly.this is not only a dead skin remover but a reconditioner as well. it works well on other body parts as well. enjoy!

Janet Barrow 12/20/98

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Pineapple-Cornmeal Face Scrub

Mix a half cup of any type cornmeal (blue is pretty) with one tablespoon of pineapple juice. Double this if you like, but use it all. Using your fingertips, take a few minutes to massage the mixture gently all over your face with circular motions.

Relax for about 10 minutes, then rinse off with tepid-to-cool water. Use only natural, unsweetened, unprocessed juice. To be sure, buy a small bottle of pure juice from a health-food store, or squeeze from fresh pineapple. Drink or eat whatever you don’t use for your facial. Or, keep any extra juice tightly capped & refrigerated. (Fresh whole/cut pineapple never seems to do well in the fridge for long, but the juice does a bit better.)

enjo 10/7/98

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Crystallized Honey Scrub, Green Tea Rinse

One use for that crystallized honey which no one will eat: Beforehand, boil 2 pints or so of water -- enough to use for rinsing your face well. Remove from heat, steep a few handsful of loose green tea for 10 minutes. Strain into a large bowl that will fit in your kitchen or bathroom sink and cool to WARM.

Then, scoop out honey from its container with a clean narrow spatula. Spread on face with spatula. Massage GENTLY: the crystallized honey "sloughs" or exfoliates beautifully but it can hurt if you're rough. Leave on 20 minutes. Put the large bowl of warm green tea in the sink and splash on to rinse well. Tea can stain your "good" pale towels, so pat dry with an "old" or dark one.

enjo 10/7/98

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Salt Glow

1 cup salt...any kind..the different sizes give a different feel.
1 cup veggie oil..any kind. A lighter one might rinse off more easily.
1 cup liquid soap.

Mix all the ingredients and massage into the skin...use a light touch until you are used to it. Shower as usual. You could scent/color it, but I never bother as my body oil I use afterward is scented.

Sandy Lemons

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Salt Glow Variation

1/4 cup almond oil
1/4 cup melt and pour glycerine soap
1/2 cup sea salt
Fragrance of choice
Place oil and soap in double boiler and melt gently. Stir well. I used my hand blender to *BRIEFLY* mix the two together so they would be well combined. Slowly stir in sea salt. Once all ingredients are combined well, remove from heat. Add fragrance of choice. It would look pretty colored if you wanted. I took a fork and fluffed up this mixture occasionally as it cooled. It looks like shaved ice and has not separated at all. You could always add instructions to your label that if the product separates to stir well. It is VERY thick and would need to go in wide mouthed jars.

Jennifer Lanza

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Beach Sand Foot Scrub

2 Tablespoons Canola oil
2 Tablespoons beach sand
3-5 drops rosemary oil
Combine and mix into a paste using a fork. Massage scrub onto feet, concentrating expecially on problem areas. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

From "Home Spa" by Manine Rosa Golden

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Almond Salt Scrub

1/4 cup almond oil
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup almond milk
approx. 1 1/2 oz. melted glycerine soap
almond fo

Susan Hancock

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Oatmeal and Almond Scrub

1/4 cup finely ground oatmeal
1/4 cup finely ground almonds
Stir well; place in clean dry container. To use place approx. 1 tbls of scrub in palm and add enough water to make a soft paste. Massage into skin. Rinse well.
From Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Contributed by Kathy

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Salt Scrub

1/2 cp Sea Salt
1/2 cp sweet almond oil
1/2 oz plain M&P soap
Mix first two ingredients
Melt M&P soap
Whisk into other ingredients while liquid.
Add fo/eos
Of course you can use whatever oils you want.

Rachel Leigh

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Salt Scrub 2

1 1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
1/8 cup liquid hand soap with aloe vera in it
5 200UI Viamin E capsules
.5 ml. peppermint EO
.5 ml lavender EO
.5 ml rosemary EO

I put it all in a squeeze bottle and shook it up. It's really great! I used a lot more salt that what the original recipe calls for so it would be more of a scrub and added a little more oil. This could be a best seller!!!

Contributed by Cheryl Bonner

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Honey Oatmeal Scrub

One of the best scrubs I ever made only had 2 ingredients: honey and ground blue corn meal. When I wanted to use it I'd take it out of the fridge, warm it up in the microwave and slather it on. It smells sooo good and the corn meal has just the right amount of abrasiveness.

Dena E. Brown 10/3/98

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Milk n Honey Oatmeal Scrub

2 T finely powdered whole milk (if needed, whir in a blender)
2T finely ground oatmeal
2 T powdered honey
1 vitamin e capsules

In coffee grinder, whir oatmeal and contents of the vitamin e capsule till finely blended. Add the finely powdered whole milk and powdered honey. Whir all ingredients for 10 seconds.

When ready to use, take 1-2 T of the mix and add enough WARM water to make paste. A very fine and refreshing scrub. A 1/8 tsp of powdered vanilla add a complementary scent for those wanting a natural scent.
Maria Skala 10/15/98

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Cleansing Body Polisher with Olive Oil

1 cup fine sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup melted M&P from Wal-Mart
1/2 tsp.. peppermint essential oil

This one I just mixed all together. It made a thick paste (when it set up) that I put in a wide mouth jar to dip out with your fingers. I think I would use this more as a foot scrub or a hand/body scrub, but not on my face.
Diana Pierce

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Cleansing Body Polisher with Jojoba Oil

1 cup fine sea salt
1/2 cup jojoba
1/2 cup liquid soap
1/2 tsp.. orange essential oil

I poured about 1 1/2 cups of boiling water over a bunch of grated homemade soap. I stirred it and smushed it until it cooled off enough to mush it with my hands. Then I poured it through one of those cone shaped colanders (used for canning) with the petistal (sp?) that comes to a point at the end. I pushed it through the strainer and then strained it again, this time removing most of the remaining soap particles. Then I measured 1/2 cup of the liquid to use in the Body Polisher recipe. This one came out liquidy and would work best in a plastic bottle with a flip top lid so you could pour it.
Diana Pierce

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Dr. Dee Dee's sugar and Honey Tea Scrub

Dr. Dee Dee's Sugar and Honey Tea Scrub
2 Cups of granulated sugar
1 cup of honey
2 tablesppons of chamomile tea
5 drops of herbal scented oil of your choice

Mix ingredients together in a clean wide mouth glass jar, shake well. Place ingredients on a body scubber and rubadubdub

Dr. Donia Gonzales-Copeland 11/5/02

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Eat My Face

Softessprincess Facemask*
1/4 cup of oatmeal (add wheatgerm or bran)
2 tbls plain yogurt
1 tbls honey
Sweetiepie Facemask*
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 tbls yogurt
chunk o pineapple/apple
1 tbls honey

Mix ingredients in blender until smooth, lather on face, sit back and relax. Full fat yogurt makes for a richer face mask. rinse with warm water over kitchen sink or in shower so as not to clog bahroom sink!

Crystal Morant 11/16/02

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Lime Body Smoother

4 tblsp castor sugar (or raw if you want more of a scrub)
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tblsp avocado oil (green if you can get it)
20 drops of lime essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in a jar. Massage over your skin while bathing.

This recipe was taken out of the Australian Nature & Health magazine (2003 special issue)

Anon 10/3/03

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Creamed Rice Face Exfoliant

1 tsp ground rice (comes in a box)
2 tsp natural yoghurt or cream

Mix together into a smooth paste and massage over a damp face. Rinse off with warm water.

This recipe was taken out of the Australian Nature & Health magazine (2003 special issue)

Anon 10/3/03

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