A beauty treatment from the kitchen



A list of easy-to-make all-natural body scrubs

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Can’t get your fave body scrub right now? Maybe you just want to go all-natural. Either way, we chose some great DIY recipes from Simplyscrub.com just for you using the ingredients you have in your pantry. These recipes have no more than 4 ingredients and take minutes to make.

The SimplyScrub website has chosen three common ingredients to use: strawberries, bananas and cucumbers. With each ingredient they give you up to four recipes.  

Simplyscrub.com explains why these ingredients work to give you glowing skin:

  • Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is a beta hydroxy acid useful for problematic skin.
  • Bananas are an excellent natural ingredient you can use to maintain the freshness and softness of your skin on your face and body.
  • Cucumbers are a wonder in the beauty world, and they are often found in cosmetics, especially skincare. They can smooth fine lines and wrinkles while supplying the skin with B vitamins.

Choose the ingredient that works best for you based on your skin type. And then have a blast.

Strawberry Recipe

  • 6 strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar

Using a blender or food processor, blend the ingredients until the consistency is creamy and contains no big chunks of strawberry. Apply to wet skin in a circular massaging motion making sure to apply to areas that feel rough and dry. Rinse with warm water. This scrub is great for smoothing your complexion and adding a radiant glow to your skin.

Cucumber Recipe

  • 1 cucumber (chopped)
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 5 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons coconut oil (liquid)

Pulse ingredients in blender or food processor for 1 minute until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Light massage it on your wet skin, and rinse with warm water. This scrub exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, which can be done 2 times a week to maintain smoothness and elasticity. Enjoy the light and refreshing aroma of cucumbers as you scrub impurities away.

Banana recipe

  • 1 banana (pureed)
  • 3 Tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

Mix ingredients in a blender or food processer until smooth and massage lightly on wet skin for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

We have chosen three of the eleven recipes. Whip one up today and see how your skin glows.




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