Lately, I have been loving making my own beauty products. They are so quick and easy to create and only take around 5 minutes to whip together. And, not only do I know EXACTLY what is going into my products, but as all the ingredients are fresh everything really does smell amazing! I mean, don’t you just hate it when you open a brand-new product and you get an overpowering whiff of chemicals?! And the best thing of all? It is so much cheaper to make your own beauty products! Once you start making your own products, and see just simple it is, you’ll never go back to buying shop bought products again.
It all started with my Christmas cookie body scrub, it smelt just like a freshly baked treat! Then, in spring, I couldn’t help but make a slightly lighter lemon and lavender version. These were great full body scrubs, and always left me feeling so soft and smooth. But with summer officially on its way, and by that, I mean that it hasn’t rained for about 3 days, I really wanted to focus on getting another part of my body ready for the warmer weather. My feet of course!
Match Made In Heaven!
The main ingredient of this scrub is coarse sea salt. Followed by olive oil, tea tree essential oil and fresh mint leaves. The exfoliating nature of the thick salt, combined with the deeply penetrating moisturising properties of olive oil is a match made in heaven! Whenever I use this scrub, I’m left with smooth heels and my silky soft feet.
I absolutely love the smell of this! I know that the scent of tea tree oil can be a bit overpowering for some people, but it’s one of my favourite smells. It just seems so clean and fresh, and combined with the mint really does remind me of summer. This isn’t the only reason I chose to add this essential oil. For centuries, tea tree oil has been known for it’s amazing healing properties. Studies have shown the oil can help treat a variety of ailments; including athletes foot (a fungal infection) and foot odour. Making the oil perfect for a cleansing foot scrub.
When To Use…
I would recommend using this roughly once a week to fortnightly. Pretty much as you would with any other body scrub. The coarse sea salt makes this exfoliator much rougher than the sugar-based versions. Because of this, I would recommend only using this on your feet; as the skin is much tougher on this part of your body. If you use this as an all over scrub, you might find the salt does more harm than good. Possibly leaving your more delicate skin feeling rather tender. If you’re looking for something to use on your body, then you should try one of my sugar-based body scrubs. One really important thing to remember is tea tree can be fatal if ingested. Please ensure you keep this scrub out of reach of small, curious hands.
It may be a little premature to say that it’s time to get summer ready, but is there ever an excuse to not have a pamper time?
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