Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY organic winter scrub


In winter like in summer, it is important to keep your body exfoliated and hydrated and what better way to do this than to indulge in an organic homemade wintery scrub?

This week I tried out a DIY recipe by mixing together ingredients and scents that to me are the epitome of winter:

Ingredients:
1 Vanilla pod
1/2 an orange + orange zest
1 cup of fine brown sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Coconut oil

Method:
*In a bowl mix in the sugar, cinnamon powder and vanilla beans 
*Add a sprinkle of orange juice, the orange zest and the coconut oil, mix in all the ingredients with a spoon and adjust the consistency of the scrub as preferred (add more sugar to make it denser, add more orange juice to make it more liquid)  

Benefits:
*The sugar will gently exfoliate the dead skin cells 
*Orange has astringent properties and acts as a toner to make your skin glow
*Cinnamon simply smells delicious and is known to be used as an antibacterial and exfoliator 
*Vanilla beans are said to be anti-inflammatory as well as having soothing properties
*Coconut oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients and is sure to make your skin feel like the softest of all!










42 comments:

  1. I love your photos! Would like to try this out! Great DIY.

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  2. Very cool! I will try it!
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  3. wow have to try it ! looks stunning!

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  4. What a wonderful idea. It looks like an awesome scrub and has only great ingredients in it <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  5. I love this M.E! I bet it smells amazing too!
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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  6. It's a brillant idea and i really love your photos. I want to try it one day.

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  8. Sounds absolutely lovely! I'll have to give this one a try... great photos by the way!

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  9. really interesting, I'd love to try it too:) kisses! xo

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  10. great idea! thanks for sharing!!


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  11. That's so awesome! Thanks for sharing. I'll try it out!

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  12. oh my goodness, I bet this smells ammmmmazing. Have to try this. So awesome. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'm giving away a $375.00 handbag as a giant thank you. I'd love if you'd enter. xo

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  13. Thanks for the tip! My skin gets so ugly and dry during the winter!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  14. I love it,honey!Have a great weekend!;)
    xx
    B.
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  15. I must give this a good - it almost looks good enough to eat!
    x
    Melissah

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  16. Very nice post, i'm gonna try that one!
    Love, Melly
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  17. Wow, so inspiring post! I must try this! :)

    xoxo
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  18. Wow! Sounds really great and I bet it smells really nice as well :)

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  19. I will try it for sure!
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  20. want to try to make this scrub, look also tasty!!! ah ah ah
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  21. great post, and I am sure it smells amazing!:)
    xx Kate

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  22. I'm going to try this!!

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  23. This looks amazing will have to try it out!
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    xxx
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  24. Perfect !

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  25. I love it!!! It must smell delicious!!!

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    I really like your blog and your style..so nice!
    New follower there,
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  27. What a great tip! Thank you so much for sharing :) xx

    - Victoria
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  28. this looks delicous :D I wanna eat it!

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  29. Oh I need this! It looks so good, I can almost smell it through my computer screen.
    xo
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  30. We love your post, wonderful, we are always checking the news.
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  31. Wow, this looks AMAZING - will be trying this out as soon as we get to SG after our travels! I had no idea those ingredients were so full of goodness, great post.

    Have a fabulous week!

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  32. Very interesting! great idea!
    Have a good day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  33. I will try! :)

    Have a nice weekend dear!

    xoxo

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  34. Love organic scrubs!!! This one looks so nice !!

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  35. Nice Blog!*

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  37. def must try this out
    scrubs are the best!!

    -Bionica

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