The recent shift in mindful consumption has lead to more people making their own products at home. If you're interested in getting started with DIY products, the easiest place is in the bathroom. There are many benefits of creating DIY products, in particular reducing waste and the toxic chemicals that can enter your body. The best thing about making your own body scrub is that you get to choose your preferred consistency and fragrance.
We've created a recipe for a DIY body scrub that is all natural and chemical free, better for you and the environment. We recommend starting with a small quantity and experimenting with the consistency before creating the full amount. You can also change fragrance depending on the time of the year, choosing more warming and hydrating oils in Winter; and opting for more uplifting and cooling oils in summer.
Here is our favourite recipe for a beautiful detoxifying and refreshing all natural body scrub.
Therapeutic benefits of each essential oil
Help treat acne, inflammation and alleviate stress & anxiety.
In a bowl, add the Epsom salts, raw sugar and coconut oil. Mix thoroughly.
Pick your favourite essential oils and add 20 drops in total to the mixture.
Mix together until homogeneous and transfer into a glass jar.
How to use
Using your hand or a spoon, apply a small amount of body scrub to the desired area to help detoxify and hydrate the skin.
Note: Mix before each use as the oil may accumulate on the top layer.
"It's great knowing what I am putting and using on my skin - peace of mind that it is healthy both for myself and the environment"
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Author: Elisabeth Lemieux Marketing Coordinator
Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.
Vetiver helps us to connect back to the earth and receive emotional healing and guidance. An extremely relaxing oil that can be useful to help with insomnia and support us during times of lowered immunity due to overactivity.
Skin can reflect our state of health. Feelings of stress, fatigue or even contentment readily show up on our faces. Essential oils are a part of a holistic skin care program because they not only have properties to improve and maintain skin they also support our emotional state.