Huge apologies everyone for this weeks edition of Beauty Bites being a day late! But I am now back at home and have this weeks easy, do-it-yourself recipe from the kitchen cupboards. And I'd be lying if I said I'm not more than a little excited about this one. Possibly the best yet, in fact I'm thinking of whipping a few up as Christmas presents a bit sooner to the time! Anyway I hope you enjoy!
You will need -
- A small tub/jar to hold the finished product
- A tablespoon
- Fine Sea Salt - ~35g
- Cocoa Powder - 1tbsp
- Olive Oil - 1-2 tbsp
- Peppermint Essential Oil - 4 drops (I got mine here - link)
This homemade scrub is very very simple to make. It took me around 5 minutes, which included stopping to take pictures. Anyway the first thing you'll need to do is to mix the salt, cocoa powder and oil together. It's best to start with the dry ingredients and then add the wet ones.
Now you can add in your minty scent to make the product have a beautiful and refreshing smell in the shower. You only need a small amount as essential oil is rather potent stuff, a few drops should do the job! If mint's not your thing try orange essential oil instead to make it more citrusy. Then mix it all up and you're done!
What do the ingredients do for the skin?
Salt - Acts as an exfoliator to remove dead skin.
Olive Oil - Moisturizes and softens the skin.
Cocoa Powder - Pretty much just there for scent and to add a more interesting colour!
Peppermint Essential Oil - Primarily there for the scent. But Peppermint Oil is said to relieve skin irritation as well as making you feel more refreshed!
Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients so if your worried it's probably best to swap something else for it instead! I wouldn't suggest using this on the face or during pregnancy due to the Peppermint Oil.
Do let me know how you get on with this if you try it. Personally I can't get enough of it and will definitely be remaking it for sure! I still haven't quite decided what to make for next week, so if you have any requests then by all means let me know. Thank you everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah