There is always a difference between homemade and store bought. For you cannot trust what you cannot see. You certainly do not know what all have gone into making the beauty products that you buy so trustingly from the stores. They may contain artificial colours, added flavours, dangerous chemicals and allergic components. But, when you prepare your own beauty products at home, you will know what all has gone into it. It will be the most organic, natural and safe thing to use on your body.
While making all sorts of beauty products at home is certainly difficult, you can always make body scrubs at home. They are easy to make and very effective. Here are five body scrubs that you can make from the scratch and use them to have a natural glow on your skin:
Coffee and Coconut oil scrub
We all know that coffee is effective in reducing cellulite. It can be used in combination with coconut oil which will hydrate your skin and keep it moisturized. To make this inexpensive body scrub, take one cup of ground coffee and white sugar. Add two cups of lukewarm coconut oil into it. Mix it all well and apply on damp skin to massage for a good ten minutes. Leave it for half an hour before you wash it away. Your dead skin will be gone with no trace.
That is the prettiness of chocolate. You can eat it, as well as use it for beauty purpose. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate has many beauty benefits. The antioxidants present in it are good for the skin. To make a chocolate scrub, take one cup of cocoa powder with half cup of coconut oil. You can add half a cup of brown sugar to it. Apply it to your skin and massage slowly for ten minutes. Leave it for ten more minutes before you wash away. You will now have baby soft skin.
Thanks to its texture and components, there can be no other natural scrub than sugar. Make sure you have sugar of the right sized granules. Too big ones will just damage your skin. The sugar scrub can be made with any additional ingredients along with sugar as the main ingredient. You can add honey, lemon juice, olive oil or any such natural stuff that are beneficial for the skin.
Avocado and Oatmeal scrub
Avocado is a very valuable fruit when it comes to beauty and skin care. It keeps your skin healthy and moisturized. Take half an avocado and mash it well. To this add two spoons of finely ground oatmeal. You can also add one spoon of honey to this. Apply this all over your skin and massage gently. Leave it for a while before you wash it away and pat dry your skin.
Lavender and Sea salt scrub
This is one scrub that not just looks colourful, but also smells divine. You will need to add 7 spoons sweet almond oil into four spoons of coarse sea salt. Sprinkle in four drops of lavender essential oil to get the most relaxing body scrub.
These are some of the most beneficial and rejuvenating body scrubs that you can prepare at home in a jiffy and use as much as you please.