This first recipe, is a basic sugar scrub I made this afternoon after I'd done a lyrical dance class (at Sydney Dance Company) & came home exhausted. I wanted to make a scrub that would be moisturising as well as energising and uplifting. It's raining at the moment too, so it's always nice to take some time out to pamper yourself. And Sundays after all, are a perfect time.
Recipe: Energising Body Scrub
1/4 cup raw caster sugar
Glug of olive oil (don't use a fancy olive oil, any one will do)
1 teapsoon freshly grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 peppermint teabag or a few drops of peppermint essential oil
1. Mix ingredients together. As you can see in the picture below, I didn't use too much olive oil. Just enough to coat the sugar really. Other oils would work too, such as macadamia or grapeseed oil which are full of good fats.
2. On dry skin, gently massage the scrub in circular motions. Make sure to avoid your face though, as the skin on your face is too delicate for the sugar granules. I also tend to avoid my chest and neck.
3. Rinse off in the shower. I find using a loafer works well.
4. Moisturise afterwards for silky smooth skin!
Well this scrub is certainly energising & I feel quite refreshed! I always find peppermint or mint tea to be uplifting so it made sense to add it to the mixture. Feel free to play around with the recipe. You might want to use sea salt instead of sugar, or hemp seed oil instead of olive oil.
I hope you enjoyed the first post in my Sunday Beauty series :)
Do you like using a body scrub? If so, what's your favourite...whether it's a product or one you might whip up yourself!