5 DIY Body Scrubs That’ll Keep Your Skin Set for the Summer #home-made #summerskin #skinonfleek

5 DIY Body Scrubs That’ll Keep Your Skin Set for the Summer  #home-made #summerskin #skinonfleek


COFFEE BODY SCRUB


COFFEE BODY SCRUB

Benefits:
Coffee helps fight cellulite and helps hide stretch marks. Sugar is a great exfoliator. Vitamin E has anti-oxidant properties that repairs skin cells.

What you need:
¼th cup ground coffee
¼th cup sugar
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 vitamin E capsules

Instructions:
Mix sugar with coffee, olive oil and extracted oil from the capsules. Mix until it’s a paste.
Add 1 tbsp coconut oil for a smoother texture.
Transfer to convenient container.
Store and use.

 

GREEN TEA BODY SCRUB

Benefits:
Green tea is packed with anti-oxidants. They help reactivate cells, reduce sore skin and give a smoother feel. The honey used has anti-bacterial properties and prevents acne. Also helps to clean and nourish.

What you need:
1 green tea bag
Brewed green tea
1 cup of granulated sugar
Olive oil
2 tbsp honey

Instructions:
Brew one tea bag in ½ cup of water and let it cool.
Pour sugar into a bowl and mix with 2 tbsp olive oil. Once that is done, add in the contents of the un-brewed tea bag and honey. Mix until it’s a coarse paste.
Pour the cup of brewed tea and mix further.
Add cinnamon or vanilla for flavouring, if you’d like.
Transfer to a convenient container.

 

CHOCOLATE-COCONUT BODY SCRUB

Benefits:
Chocolate prevents early signs of ageing. Also protects skin from harsh UV rays. Coconut acts as an antiseptic and anti-bacterial that also makes your skin super smooth.

What you need:
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup coconut oil
1/3 cup almond oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
A few drops of coconut extract or any essential oil

Instructions:
Just mix all the ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste. Feel free to top the scrub with a few chocolate chips!

 

ROSE-SUGAR BODY SCRUB

What you need:
1 cup rose petals
1 cup organic sugar
¼ cup coconut oil/any other oil

Instructions:
Put the 3 ingredients into a blender. Blend until you reach the desired consistency (which is a coarse paste but you could add more oil if you want a smoother texture). Transfer to a jar and use whenever.

 

LEMON-HONEY BODY SCRUB

Benefits:
Lemon helps in skin lightening. Tightens pores, brightens complexion. Honey keeps your skin hydrated and has anti-bacterial properties that reduce acne.

What you need:
½ fresh lemon
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey

Instructions:
Put lemon juice and olive oil into a bowl. Mix.
Add honey and blend until it’s a medium-thick consistency. Add sugar to this and mix once more.    

 

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