Hi guys! Today I decided to realise a DIY exfoliating body scrub since my legs are drier than the Sahara desert! Unfortunately, I have seen my skin getting dried due to frequent showers at the gym. The use of a body cream was not enough to reduce this annoying skin imperfection so I stopped my activities and I thought about a remedy. For this reason I decided to create a new DIY exfoliating body scrub 100% natural to win this battle!!
The mean ingredient for this recipe is the clementine.
Clementines are seasonal fruits that we can found in each supermarket in autumn. In Europe, they are produced mainly in Italy, Spain, Egypt, Turkey and Greece and then exported in each corner of the word. They are high in nutrients. In particular, they are rich of potassium and magnesium and contain also antioxidants, vitamins A and C.
As you probably already known, my philosophy is to recycle as much as possible. Due to this I thought that the peel of clementines could be useful for beauty treatments so I didn’t through away the peels of clementines but I kept all in a jar for my next beauty idea. 😀 It is important to underline how to treat the peels before the storage. In order to avoid rancidity by the moisture or bacterial action, I put the peels in the oven at 100C for some minutes. This process enables to remove trapped water and dry them. Normally, I do this step after baking a cake or using the oven to prepare a dish. After turning off it, I leave the peels inside for a few minutes to exploit its warm temperatures. When they are completely dried, they can be stored or used for beauty recipes.
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Salt is a key ingredient for body scrubs. It is strongly used due to the benefits that gives to our skin.It acts as a natural exfoliant for our skin. By rubbing the skin with a scrub based of salts, the outermost layer of dead skin are gently removed reducing this annoying feeling of dryness. It is also used since it prevents ingrown hairs, improves the blood circulation and reduces water retention.For this recipe I used two different salts, cooking and table. I wanted to mix them to have a double exfoliation. More intensive using cooking salt and gentle by table salt.
Honey is absolutely a in my beauty recipes. I introduced it in this scrub because I wanted exploit its moisturising and soothing properties. Here another idea with Honey
Jojoba oil gives amazing benefits for the skin. Beside the exfoliating action of the salts, the soothing propriety of the honey, jojoba oil helps to remove excess sebum, it is an antibacterial, reduces skin inflammation, reduces the pore size and it is good against pimples or acne. I thought that jojoba oil could be my salvation since I have problems with ingrown hairs.
reduced in tiny pieces the peels of clementine.
in a jar, put 2 tablespoons of cooking salt and 3 tablespoons of table salt,
added 2 tablespoons of honey,
poured 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil,
mixed all the ingredients,
added chopped clementines peels.
In this recipe, I didn’t add any fragrance since the clementines emanate already a strong fragrance.
Of course, once prepared it I immediately tested and well.. it works!:)