Monday, October 15, 2012

Scrubs from the pantry

Cocoa Mint Scrub

Invigorate your feet at the end of a tough day with this rich and
minty scrub. The raw sugar scrub will smooth and cleanse, while the
cocoa butter makes your feet super soft. Peppermint oil is a well-
known energizer. Use this scrub anytime your feet—and spirits—need a

• 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, grated
• 2 tablespoons almond oil
• ½ cup raw sugar
• 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil

1. Gently heat cocoa butter and almond oil until cocoa butter melts;
stir well.

2. Add sugar and peppermint oil and mix.

3. Massage into clean feet and rinse with warm water. If your feet
are extremely dry, massage in a bit more cocoa butter and cover your
feet with clean cotton socks for 15 to 20 minutes.


Comfrey Oatmeal scrub

This combination of comfrey and oats is quick and easy to prepare.
Comfrey soothes the skin, and the oats draw oil and cosmetic residues
out of the skin. This is a good blend for normal skin and a nice
alternative to moisture-robbing soap.

• 1/2 cup dried comfrey leaf
• 1/2 cup whole organic oats

Finely powder both ingredients and mix together. Use 1 heaping
tablespoon of the scrub to approximately 1 teaspoon pure water or
plain yogurt. Mix well to form a creamy paste. Apply to skin with a
soft, wet cloth or sponge. Gently scrub face. Rinse with water. Store
and use for 6 months.

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