There are many ways to make a body scrub. Some use white sugar, brown sugar, sugar cane pieces, or sea salts. I prefer Epsom salts. At first it may seem a little rough on the skin but a lot of rubbing is not required.
I am a psoriasis suffering; therefore, I always must be careful about what’s in a scrub and the roughness. For me white sugar was not rough enough and brown sugar left a film behind. The film made me feel like I needed to shower again.
When applying my scrub I rub my skin gently in the shower. I do not ever-under any circumstance-rub my skin like it’s a sander. That is the #1 to incite a flare up. I use the scrub daily in the shower.
Check how my video below for step by step
1 Container with Lid (my container is 7.75 oz)
2/3 Epsom Salt
¼ Cup Olive Oil and 1/8 Cup of Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey
4 drops Tea Tree Oil Optional
- Place 2 tbls of Coconut in the container
- Add ¼ of Olive Oil
- Add 1 tbls of Honey
- Add 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil (optional)
- Add 2/3 cups of Epsom Salt
- Shake container to level off
- On top of the Epsom Salt add 1 tbls of Coconut Oil
- Add 1/8 Cup of Olive Oil
- Add 1 tbls of Honey
- Add 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil
- Pour more Epsom salt to top of container
Tea tree oil has very high antiseptic, germicidal, antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It speeds healing and because it absorbs so easily into skin it continues to block bacterial growth preventing the reoccurrence of skin ailments.
The constituents in coconut oil are saturated fats such as capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid. It contains high amounts of vitamin E, antioxidants, proteins and triglycerides. Capric acid and lauric acid are both anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. The antioxidants combat the effects of aging by hindering the free radicals that contribute to the hardening of the connective tissues in the skin. The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to penetrate the skin easily while the proteins and vitamin E soothe and rejuvenate the skin. http://www.ehow.com
Honey can be used as part of a dry skin regimen because its composition is described as s humectant. A humectant is an item or substance that attracts moisture and keeps in locked inside. http://www.livestrong.com