It’s May and the bikini season is about to start. That means showing your legs. For most of us that also means spending more time in the gym, eating healthier and using skin-tightening creams. For a quick but long lasting fix the best treatment are scrubs. They’re rubbing of dead skin cells and boost circulation while providing nourishment at the same time.
ALL INGREDIENTS CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR KITCHEN
Today I’m showing you some recipes for tasty and effectful DIY scrubs that are basically for free as you can find any ingredient in your kitchen pantry. If you cook, that is. My three recipes are suggestions and you’re welcome to mix and match the ingredients as you wish or upon availability.
COFFEE COCONUT BODY SCRUB
Coffee is my favorite base for a scrub as it is gentle but effective. If you have thin and sensitive skin, this one is for you. The caffeine is stimulating and skin-tightening while the (coco)nut oil nourishes with essential vitamins.
- (ideally freshly grated) coffee
- coconut oil (organic)
- If you don’t like the scent of coconut you can also use walnut or any other nut oil instead.
- cardamon or cinnamon
let coffee dry a bit before adding the oil. If you use walnut oil, a dash of cardamon or cinnamon give some nice scent and stimulation.
SUGAR MATCHA MINT SCRUB
This scrub is so tasty, you could run the risk of eating it before you get it into the shower. Sugar is an ideal scrub base, especially if you have open wounds that shouldn’t get into contact with salt. Instead of the coconut oil you can use canola oil which is rich in vitamine E and carotins. Matcha tea powder is packed with antioxidants and mint has refreshing essential oil.
- white or brown sugar
- canola or apricot kernel oil (organic)
- 1 TL Matcha powder
- dried or fresh mint
Mix the sugar with matcha powder 10:1. Add dried mint if you plan to keep the scrub for longer or fresh mint if you’re using it right away. Add the oil, mix it, done! 🙂
SALT GINGER BODY SCRUB
If your skin is prone to blemishes, this salt scrub is perfect for you. The salt as well as ginger and turmeric are antibakterial and anti-inflammatory.
- sea salt
- canola oil or argan oil (organic)
- ginger juice
- turmeric powder (or as juice from the turmeric root)
Mix salt with turmeric, add the oil and a dash of freshly pressed ginger juice – either from a juicer or if you don’t have one you can push it through a garlic press. Mix everything well.
NO TIME TO PREPARE YOUR OWN SCRUB? HERE ARE SOME GOOD ONES TO BUY:
This is for my US readers, everyone in Europe please check my German posts.
Archipelago Botanicals – Coconut Sugar Scrub“>Archipelago Botanicals Sugar Coconut Scrub