DIY Detox Body and Face Scrubs
Why spend money on expensive scrubs to detoxify your skin when you can make your own at home with ingredients from your fridge and pantry?
These easy DIY recipes for body and facial scrubs are quick and cheap and work just like the store bought kind – perhaps even better, as you know exactly what they’re made from!
Proper exfoliation is important to overall healthy skin, but there are more benefits than just a brighter complexion. The scrubbing motion stimulates blood flow and increases circulation, which speeds up your body’s natural detoxification process and the sale and sugar clears away built up dead skin cells and unclogs pores preventing pimples, acne, blackheads and irritations caused by bacteria.
As none of these recipes contain preservatives, make sure you use all of the product within a 2 days and keep it refrigerated.
Now lets begin:
Coffee Bean Scrub – Perfect for acne, blackheads and whiteheads!
Coffee scrubs have become very popular over the past couple of years. And for good reason. Coffee beans make an highly effective exfoliate and the smell can become quite intoxicating! Coffee is also full of antioxidants, and is known to help stimulate blood flow and circulation.
This recipe also contains natural Greek yoghurt, a great source of probiotics, and leaves your skin feeling so silky smooth you wont want to go a day without it.
We recommend using freshly ground coffee beans.
2 tablespoons of ground coffee beans (grind the beans finer is planning to use on neck or face)
1 tablespoon of Greek yoghurt
1/2 tablespoon of Apricot Kernel Oil
Mix all ingredients together and apply to body, neck or face and gently exfoliate in small circular motions.
Green Tea and Ginger Sugar Scrub – Perfect for when you are coming down with a cold or flu!
Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants which can protect your skin from free radical damage. It can also help with wound healing and in slowing down the signs of skin aging. This scrub is especially good for when you are coming down with a pesky cold, as it stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems which helps to speed up the elimination of waste caused by the cold. Use it on the armpits and bottoms of the feet.
2 Green Tea bags
1 cup of castor sugar (for face and neck) or normal sugar for body scrubs
Fresh ginger grated (or bottled ginger if you’re desperate)
A few drops of eucalyptus oil
Steep the tea bags in hot water for 2 minutes and allow to cool. Open up the tea bags and scoop out the tea into a bowl. Add the sugar and ginger and slowly stir in the green tea water until you get the right consistency.
Fresh Papaya and Pineapple and Himalayan Pink Rock Salt Scrub – Perfect for eliminating aged, dead skin cells for a younger look!
Papaya (also known as paw paw) and pineapple both contain papain, which is a proteolytic enzyme that literally digests protein. This means it eats eliminates dead skin cells while beta carotene and vitamins A and C in the fruit replenishes and feeds the new skin cells underneath and leaves a fresh and polished look.
50g papaya (paw paw)
50g of finely ground Himalayan rock salt
1 tablespoon of Castor Oil
Blend the papaya (and its seeds) with the pineapple and oil in a food processor. While the food processor is on high speed, slowly add the rock salt until you have a fine paste. More oil can be added to get the consistency you like, but don’t make it too oily.
Gentle enough to use on the face and neck, rub gently with circular motions and leave on for up to 15 minutes for maximum benefit of the enzymes. Rinse off with warm water and finish with a high quality organic moisturiser.
Australian Bush Flower Scrub – Perfect for relieving blotchy skin and refreshing the face after a hot summer’s day!
Australia has some of the most unique native plants in the world with incredible healing properties. This simple sugar scrub contains coconut oil, eucalyptus, tea tree and Australian lemon myrtle essential oils for an invigorating and refreshing detoxing facial scrub.
Lemon Myrtle is an antiseptic and contains antibiotic properties. Its scent is very relaxing and helps to calm the nerves when restless or flustered.
Eucalyptus oil is one of the most used essential oils in the world due to its antiseptic and wound healing abilities. Its also great for insect bites and stings.
Tea tree oil is an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific (induces sweating) substance.
Combining these 3 powerful oils with the anti-aging and moisturising power of coconut oil gives a beautiful and gentle facial scrub that heals as well as relaxes.
100g castor sugar
2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
5 drops of eucalyptus oil
5 drops of tea tree oil
5 drops of lemon myrtle oil
Melt the coconut oil on low heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Add sugar and essential oils. Add further sugar if you desire a thicker consistency.