Body scrubs are great for your skin. They make the surface of the skin look smoother and younger. Body scrubs work by sloughing off the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, leaving room for newer, healthier skin cells. The concept is very simple, but it is very effective. You will surely get a glow from using body scrubs. Your skin will look healthier and more supple. Using olive oil in body scrubs is very beneficial. It nourishes the skin so that it is moisturized after a rather rough scrub. This is why olive oil body scrubs are a great way to balance your skin. However, if you look for olive oil body scrubs in stores, you will notice that they are quite expensive. Thankfully, it is very easy to make olive oil body scrubs at home. The best part: all the ingredients you need is right in your pantry!
Here are some steps on how to make olive oil body scrub:
- Gather your ingredients. Preparing your ingredients ahead of time will save you the hassle of trying to find them later. Besides, it is very easy to prepare them because you will be using ingredients that you use for everyday cooking. Firstly, you will need extra virgin olive oil. Although you can use regular olive oil for your body scrub, extra virgin is still the best to use. It is purer, and is more fragrant than regular olive oil. The next ingredient is either salt or sugar. This will act as a gentle corrosive for your skin. Keep in mind that if you choose to use salt, it will be rougher on your skin. This is why people with more sensitive skin are advised to use sugar instead of salt. The last ingredient is optional: essential oils. Essential oils can be quite expensive. Also, for olive oil body scrubs, you will have to use top quality, skin-care quality essential oils to ensure that you don’t get any allergies or irritations. All they do is add a little fragrance to your body scrub.
- Assemble your ingredients. Now, all you’ll have to do is mix your olive oil and your sugar or salt together. Always remember the ratio of the oil to the corrosive: one is to two respectively. Following this ratio will ensure that your olive oil body scrub will have the right consistency. You don’t want a body scrub that is too runny, but you don’t want it too thick either. When it comes to adding the essential oils, you have to do it very carefully. Essential oils are very strong, concentrated fragrances, so you don’t want to put too much. It is good to gradually add drops and check if the scent is right.
- Store your olive oil body scrub wisely. You don’t want your olive oil body scrub to go bad. This is why you should always make sure that you place your olive oil body scrub in a plastic jar or container with minimal moisture at room temperature.
It is very easy to make an olive oil body scrub. Raid your pantry and try making an olive oil body scrub today!