Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Healthy and HomeMade~

Here are Some Fabulous Homemade Recipes for Scrubs and Such!!! So take Some time, fill the tub and RELAX.... ( PS I would kill for a vintage claw foot bathtub!!!)
These are Great for Mothers Day gifts- for an extraordinary mom you know or for yourself!! And of course since they are homemade- NO chemicals or preservatives and that makes them even better!! Homemade is ALWAYS better! :) Have a great Mothers day!!!

Breakfast for your Skin - (Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub)

Exfoliates and is very moisturizing but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Before you turn off your shower scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand. Rub gently onto your skin. Rinse.

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant)

1/4 cup pure honey

3/4 to 1 cup (or to total saturation) Oil of choice- Jojoba, Sweet almond oil, olive, grapeseed, sunflower seed oil or avocado are great for ksin and also have their own healing properties...

1/4 tsp Essential or Fragrance oil of choice (optional) Vanilla works nicely. Though this smells great on it's own.

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil. A six or eight ounce wide-mouthed jar works nicely.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBS lemon zest (grated)
4-6 drops lemon essential oil

Yogurt Sugar Scrub

3 TBS oil

1 TBS yogurt

1 TBS white sugar

Because of the yogurt you only make this in small batches- enough for one use or you could make it a little bigger batch and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Honey Body Scrub

Honey 3/4 cup
sugar 1 cup
Sea salt 1 cup
Jojoba oil 2 TBS
Fragrance oil 3ml (orange & ylang ylang are wonderful combined with the honey)

Pour honey into medium sized bowl, then add sugar and stir to combine. Add the salt in increments, to adjust the consistency to your liking.. When all ingredients combine, add oils and stir well. This recipe is particularly long keeping as the lack of water discourages bacteria.

Honey and Lemon Sweet Sugar scrub

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey- unprocessed is best (

3 tbs jojoba oil- or oil of choice

lemon zest

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

3-4 drops lemon essential oil

A lot of people use this on their face- (and every where else) and claim it is great for getting rid of blackheads! open your pores first( with heat- hot wash cloth works great) then lightly rub in with finger tips- especially in t zone area. Leave it on your face for a couple of minutes then massage again in a circular motion while applying warm water and rinse off



  1. Kalani: These all seem so wonderful. I can't wait to try them out. Question - what is jojoba oil & where could I get some? Thanks!

  2. Jojoba oil is from the jojoba seed and is really great for your skin- you can get it at any health food stores. You can also use a good cold pressed olive oil in any of these recipes too- have fun!

  3. Oh my gosh I totally could have used these last week when I was making my mom and Sherrie's Mother's Day gifts!! These all look so wonderful!! I am going to link this from my blog for people to see these recipes if that's okay! Thanks!