The following is a guest post by Lindsey P., a personal trainer and freelance writer living in the Midwest. She’s writing on behalf of Colorado Technical University.
Now that I’m done with classes for the summer, I can concentrate on getting out and enjoying the heat and the sun. That means sundresses, shorts and halter tops—so I’ve got to make sure my skin is soft and glowing.
I’m a recovering product junkie—the cost of my books each semester cured me—and I’m always looking for skin care products I can make myself. The brown sugar body scrub recipe I got from a friend is awesome: it takes just a few minutes to make, it feels amazing and it works better than any store-bought body scrub I’ve used in the past.
What you need:
- 1/2 cup of sea salt
- 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- One or two drops of your favorite essential oils for scent (optional; I use basil oil for a cool, fresh scent)
You can double or triple this recipe and make enough for more than one application; just be sure that you store it in an airtight container.
Use this in the shower, after you’ve lathered up and rinsed. Apply to wet skin in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. You shouldn’t need moisturizer after this, since the olive oil works as a perfect moisturizer for skin.
Use it once a week for fabulous summer skin!