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Our skin is an absorptive barrier; it’s like a sponge that soaks up anything you put on it, and it also happens to be our largest organ that leads to our bloodstream. So don’t you agree that it is time to skip the artificial scents, toxic soaps, creams and lotions? You may think they’re helping you age more gracefully, but the damage they’re doing on the inside is just not worth it. They’re messing with our hormones and causing imbalances that can take weeks, months, or even years to reverse.
The good news is there are some amazing products available that are free of harsh chemicals and hormone disruptors. And if you’re a Pinterest lover, you’ll find plenty of recipes for homemade personal care products. It’s actually kinda fun to make your own products. Get the kids involved – they’ll love mixing and stirring and creating naturally scented potions of all kinds!
This Homemade Citrus Body Scrub is so easy to throw together and super kid-friendly to make. You could get your kiddies involved and have them make a batch for all the Mommas in your life; you know they deserve it! Heck, this recipe is even hubby-friendly so leave it with him and they can make you some too!
I like to use this scrub on my feet, but you could use it all over your body (minus the face). And the best part? It leaves your bathroom smelling amazing. I love orange essential oil, but you could use your favorite, or a combination of your faves. Lavender would make a great one too, even lavender-orange. The possibilities are endless.
Homemade Citrus Body Scrub
- 1 cup fine sugar – I use cane sugar
- ¼ cup grapeseed carrier oil (not the cooking kind)
- 5-10 drops of orange essential oil
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil (or buy fractioned coconut oil)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer to a cute container and label.
Don’t have time to make your own scrub? Trust me, I get it! Here are two of my favorite companies that are making safe and toxin-free body products.
And if you still need a present for one of the women in your life (or even yourself), check out Healthful Pursuit’s e-book and help your Momma glow from the inside out!