It’s cold as a mo’ fo’ and so it’s a good time to make an extra luxurious body scrub to battle the ashies! Be warned: The use of olive oil and vitamin E makes this on the oily side, but once you finish sliding around your shower and towel off, I swear your skin will feel like a baby’s bottom for days! Just be careful in there! haha
Here’s the recipe and item’s you can choose to use, or not, to save on cost (* is next to everything you could leave out):
Chamomile & Lavender Body Scrub Ingredients
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil (can use 1/4 to cut cost and if you’re not infusing)
1/4 cup Olive Oil (can opt for a lighter oil if you prefer or if you’d like something odorless)
1 cup finely granulated Sea Salt (I used Atlantic Sea Salt brand from Whole Foods)
*1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1 dropper full Vitamin E or Evening Primrose Oil
*1 Vanilla Bean
1/4 cup Lavender Buds
1/4 cup Chamomile Flowers
* 10-15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (can skip if using the flowers OR use alone if you can’t get the flowers)
1/4 cup raw organic honey (can use regular honey)
1 sealable jar
Why chamomile? It is is known to brighten and even out the complexion. It’s an antioxidant and protects skin against free radicals. Plus, it’s great at adding moisture to the skin.
Why lavender? It’s a soothing anti-inflammatory that aids in fighting acne and helps with anxiety, fatigue, headaches and insomnia.
And vanilla? Besides smelling yummy, it’s also known to reduce inflammation, is a strong antioxidant, and can help to reduce stress.
I like to use this scrub twice a week. The essential oil allows this to have a good shelf life, lasting up to 4-6 months, just be sure to keep in a cool, dry place.
Hope ya dig and Happy Holidays!!