23 December, 2009

Body Scrub

If you're anything like me, your skin dries out during the winter months. My hands always look chapped, or are so dry they feel papery. I was looking for a solution and stumbled across a recipe for a body scrub on Martha Stewart's site. (Check it out here: ( http://www.marthastewart.com/article/natural-beauties-body-scrub )
I love lavender, and did some research and found out that almond oil is incredibly good for your skin. So, to combine the best of everything, I looked up prices and did some ordering.
The lavender oil and almond oil are from Swanson Vitamins ( http://www.swansonvitamins.com ), and the purple coloring is from Brambleberry ( http://www.brambleberry.com/default.aspx ). Sugar courtesy of Hy-Vee food stores.

Mix it all together and store in a wide mouth jar.

This is incredibly moisturizing, so be sure and give your skin time to absorb the oil after using it.
As a side note, this is a slightly purple tint, but you can't really tell in the photo. You can omit coloring altogether, but I opted to use a natural colorant as opposed to food coloring. Using a colorant such as one from Brambleberry means you will need to use more, just fyi.

Make some and enjoy the luxurious feel of moisturized skin! Best part, it's great for your face too!


  1. Cool! I love homemade skin care stuff. I use olive oil for my face, and just started making my own shampoo and conditioner with lavender and tea tree oil. It's fun to get other ideas!!

  2. Sounds wonderful! That would be a great gift, too! Maybe next Christmas I will make more homemade gifts like I always hope to.

  3. I may need to try this, it looks excellent! Thanks for sharing.