August 31, 2014

DIY: Easy to make spicy body polish

Spicy Body Polish

Exfoliation is a very good way to get rid of the dead skin and rejuvenate yourself.

For those who follow my blog, you are already pretty aware about how much I love scrubs! But did you know that you need different types of scrubs for different parts of your body? You cannot use a foot scrub to exfoliate for your face because your face has tender skin. Similarly a mild scrub used for your face will not really cleanse your feet and hands as effectively. These are easy ways to exfoliate your body and get rid of the dead skin. The first and foremost suggestion is to identify your skin type and then start with the process. In this post, I am sharing the recipe of a simple yet easy to make body polish. As the name suggests this one has spices. I like to make this body scrub instantly because I love the fresh spice fragrance.

What you need to make the scrub 

  • Two tablespoons of brown sugar
  • One teaspoon spoon of white sugar.
  • Grind together—one clove, quarter an inch of cinnamon, about four pinches of nutmeg and one green cardamom
  • One grated almond
  • Half a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
  • Pure coconut oil—according to the consistency
  • A clean bowl

I use a mortar and pestle to make the powder of the spices. I don’t prefer the blender because I like the roughness of the spices as I scrub. It leaves a nice warm and tingling feeling on the  body. Warm the coconut oil if its too hard, you need it to be a bit squishy to the touch. Combine all the ingredients together and mix for about a minute. If you are using a hand blender, use it in low for about a minute. Set it aside. Add the warm coconut oil and use it immediately. The warm oil is absolutely relaxing as you scrub your body. You can use this body polish for your entire body except the face. Once you’ve massaged your body with this, leave it in for at least three minutes and wash off with warm water. The spices in this homemade body scrub leaves a nice warm sensation. You can use either a mild soap or a SLS and paraben free body wash to clean yourself if your body feels oily. You are not likely to need a moisturizer after a bath, but yes, you will need to scrub the bathroom clean! If you liked this recipe and want to read more, you can download my e-book which has more recipes for you to try! You can also stop by my blog to read more DIY recipes.

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Arif Nov 26, 2014 7:35pm

Try to use Brown Sugar for your recipe…health and delicious

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Pratibha Pal

Pratibha is an eco & parenting blogger, who blogs at Pratsmusings, a blog that focuses on all natural and organic alternatives for everyday living and recommends eco-friendly brands available in India. She strongly advocates green living because she believes everyone must be more conscious about their surroundings and a healthy way of living. She is a mum to twin boys who have made her more aware of how beautiful green living is.

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