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Dec
06

Lemon Peel Benefits


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Lemon Peel BenefitsLemon Peel Benefits

There are many lemon peel benefits that you can use to benefit your body. Both the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and the Lemon Peel Powder from Natures Garden are perfect for nourishing your body inside and outside. You will love all the ways that you can use this bright citrus herb in your life. Not only can use this herb to enhance your food recipes, but you can use this herb to create lovely bath and body recipes. So, let’s get into all the benefits and properties of lemon peel.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsLemon Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

Lemon trees require a warm climate and are quite sensitive to the cold. The tree will become inactive below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the fruit dies after being exposed to lower than 28 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. So, they will need protection from frost, which can be helped by ensuring that your tree has enough water. Additionally, lemon trees should be provided with full sunlight. While these trees are temperature sensitive, they are able to tolerate many different types of soils. However, these trees will prefer soil that is slightly acidic and well-draining. Further, you should plant your tree in a hole that is slightly shorter than the root ball. Then, replace the dirt and tamp firmly. 

For those in the United States, anyone that doesn’t live in a climate like Florida or California may want to plant your lemon tree indoors. As long as the pot is fairly large and the soil is well draining, the tree should be comfortable as an indoor plant. However, a typical lemon tree has the potential to grow to be 20 feet tall, so you will likely want to prune your tree as it gets too large.

However, the lemons require hot summers to develop the fruit. So, it may be less likely for an indoor tree to produce fruit if you don’t bring your plant outside in the summer. Luckily, there are dwarf lemon tree options, like the Meyer lemon, that are more likely to bear fruit. Since your plant will be inside, it is unlikely that pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and other bugs, can get to your plant. Instead, you can use a paintbrush or cotton swab to rub pollen within the flower. This increase your chance of fruit and lead to a better harvest.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Industry Uses

There are many different ways that you can use the lemon peel herb in your daily life. First, you can add lemons to your diet to enhance the flavor of everything from water to dinner recipes. Further, adding more lemon in your food will provide you with some awesome health benefits. Also, your cosmetic recipes can benefit from the addition of lemon peel powder. Not only will your products pick up a lovely lemon aroma, but there will be able to provide you body with all kinds of benefits. So, let’s get into some of the wonderful properties of this botanical herb.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

There are some beneficial properties that you can gain from adding more lemon peel powder to your diet. This herb can be added to tonics or teas that you can use to provide all kinds of benefits to your body. Plus, the peel has a pleasant taste that isn’t too overpowering. So, let’s get into how this herb can benefit your body.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use lemon peel powder to help promote good digestion. Many people have found that this herb can be used to reduce the symptoms of gas, heart burn, and indigestion. Also, the high fiber content can be useful for treating both diarrhea and constipation. Further, lemon peel is able to help your body eliminate toxins, as it promotes kidney function. In fact, this herb acts like a diuretic and has been known to be useful against kidney stones. Furthermore, it is thought that lemon peel can be used to detox the liver. Since this is the organ that filters and breaks down toxins in your body, helping flush these out will help your liver to preform at its best.

A study on fighting skin cancer shows that drinking lemon peels in your tea may be beneficial in preventing this disease. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body. This lower cholesterol will be helpful for improving heart health and reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Also, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that are thought to help relieve inflammation in the walls of veins. So, this herb may be useful for varicose veins or hemorrhoids. 

Also, you can use lemon peels to help promote healthy bones, as it contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the bones. Both the calcium and vitamin C are important for maintaining and building healthy bones. Additionally, this high level of vitamin C is useful for promoting a healthy immune system. So, adding more lemon peel to your diet may be useful for preventing a cold or other inconvenient illness.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic Uses

There are quite a few benefits that you can utilize in your bath and body products. This botanical herb can be used to nourish the skin and hair in your natural products. So, you can produce products that are beautiful, all natural, and great for your body.

You can use the lemon peel herb nourish and enhance the appearance of your skin. First, this cosmetic herb can be used to cleanse the skin and help to break down dead skin cells. Further, this herb will help detoxify the skin with it’s abundance of antioxidants. Plus, lemon peel can provide rough, dry skin with nutrients that can rejuvenate and soften your skin. So, this herb would be perfect for creating a lotion recipe or even a nourishing conditioner recipe.

Also, you can use lemon peel to help even and brighten your skin tone as well as lighten your complexion. Further, this herb can be useful for promoting healthy skin growth. Plus, this herb can be useful in helping to prevent signs of aging. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to your lotion and soap recipes to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Also, you can use this herb to help reduce dark spots, like circles under the eyes or even acne scars. Also, the astringent and antimicrobial properties in this herb can be useful for reducing acne. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for adding to your typical soap making supplies.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesLemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We created a tea with the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and included it in our Hair Conditioner Recipe For Blondes. We made this recipe to create a product that will nourish and care for your hair. Lemon peel powder is a wonderful herb for your hair that will leave your locks looking healthy and shiny. Furthermore, this herb will help restore your hair and scalp’s natural pH balance. So, this herb can be useful for balancing an oily or dry scalp, reducing dandruff and helping manage hair loss.  

Since this herb has many benefits for the skin, it is a perfect ingredient for many bath and body recipes. First, we used the lemon peel powder to create the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. We included this herb with our other body scrub supplies to create a scrub that can exfoliate as well as brighten and nourish the skin. So, this product will provide you with glowing, youthful  skin. Additionally, we created many other bath and body recipes with this cosmetic recipe that you can find under the recipe tab of the Lemon Peel Powder.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesLemon Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

There are many ways that you can use lemon peels to benefit your drinks and food recipes. Since this botanical herb is full of vitamins and minerals, it is able to provide the building blocks that your body can use to its benefit. Further, the lemon peels contain about 5 times more vitamins than the center or juice.

First, you can incorporate lemon peels with other tea herbs to create a tea that it fantastic for your body. Alternatively, you could just boil lemon peels to create a simple lemon peel tea, which you can drink plain or even with a touch of honey. This is an easy way to add more nutrients to your diet and begin to feel the benefits of this herb.

Additionally, you can add lemon zest to your dessert or meal recipes. While many cooks will refer to this herb differently in the kitchen, it is still just lemon peels that are grated a bit finer. So, lemon peels are actually utilized pretty well by good cooks, as this herb tastes good and is good for you! Check out Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels by Bon Appetit for tips on zesting and recipes that you can create with your zest!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Other UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Other Uses

There are some other uses of lemon peels that you can utilize in your daily life. In addition to the various health and cosmetic benefits that this herb can provide, you can find a few other useful ways to include this herb in your life.

Also, this herb can be used to help whiten your teeth. Although you could use whitening strips, this method is less expensive and natural. If you are interested, then check out How To Use Lemon For Teeth Whitening by WiseShe. Plus, you can use lemon peels to help promote stronger bones. The vitamin C in this herb can be useful for preventing bleeding gums, scurvy, and even gingivitis. Further, the citric acid in this herb can be used to reduce your chance of having issues with your gums.

Another use of lemon peel is that you can add it to a bag of brown sugar to help keep it fresh. Adding this herb will help keep the sugar moist and prevent it from getting hard. Just make sure that you only add the peel without any of the pulp or juice. Also, you can use this herb to use this botanical herb to freshen your fridge. Lemon peel is known to be able to absorb scent, so it can be useful for reducing the scent of your fridge. Plus, you can use this herb to create natural cleaners for the home. It is thought that lemon peel can be useful for polishing chrome surfaces.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your QuestionsLemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning about all the lemon peel benefits that you can gain from this delightful herb. If you have anymore questions about this herb or another others, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available in the store, on the phone, and online. Anyone that wants to find us online, may want to try one of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page as well as both a Twitter and an Instagram that uses @ngscents. Not only can use use this platform to ask your questions, but you can share your own personal opinions and homemade recipes, too. Hope to hear from you soon!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and Lemon Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Further, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
07

Argan Oil Benefits


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Argan Oil BenefitsArgan Oil Benefits

There are all kinds of Argan Oil Benefits that you can utilize in your bath and body recipes. This wholesale carrier oil is full of nutrients that provide it with some wonderful properties. These various properties are great for both hair care and skin care. You can use this oil to create some Natures Garden cosmetic and soap recipes. Also, you can include this oil in your own recipes that are perfectly formulated for a certain issue, like frizzy hair. So, check out this blog to learn about the different recipes we have for this oil as well as what argan oil can do in your recipes.

Argan Oil Benefits for Your Products

In places like Europe, argan oil is actually referred to as “liquid gold” due to its amazingly beneficial properties. These properties come from the abundance of nutrients that the oil provides to your skin and body. A great cosmetic ingredient for creating rejuvenating recipes for your hair and skin. So, you know that this cosmetic oil is going to be an amazing one for your various bath and body recipes.

Argan Oil Benefits for Making Soap from ScratchArgan Oil Benefits for Making Soap from Scratch

One great way to use this wonderful oil is to create homemade soaps. Adding this oil will provide your soap with all kinds of skin-loving properties. This will create a conditioning bar of soap that is kind to the skin. Plus, it gives your bars a rich, stable lather that you are sure to love. We included this lovely oil in our own cold process soap recipe. The Argan Soap Recipe blends luscious oils and butters that create a cp soap recipe that will really care for the skin. Plus, this recipe uses the luxurious spa fragrance of our Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. You will love everything about this wonderful soap recipe!

Argan Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionArgan Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, argan oil would be a perfect choice to include in your lotion making supplies. This cosmetic oil is light and allows your skin to breath. However, it is able to sink down and to provide deep conditioning moisture. Further, this oil could be perfectly formulated in a facial cream, as it is light and is often included in acne-fighting formulas. We used this lovely oil in our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe to add to the deeply conditioning properties. This thick cream benefits from a light lotion because it is able to skin in quickly as the thicker oils and butters remain on the skin longer. Plus, this recipe uses the warm cookie butter aroma of our Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil to add to this fantastic scent.

Argan Oil Benefits for Home Made Scrubs Argan Oil Benefits for Home Made Scrubs

Another great product we created using argan oil is the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. This cosmetic oil was perfect for helping nourish the skin as the scrub worked to remove dead skin. Not only will this product rejuvenate your skin, but it has a fantastic scent! We used our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in this recipe, which smells like delicious sour watermelon candy!

Argan Oil Benefits for DIY Bath BombsArgan Oil Benefits for DIY Bath Bombs

Additionally, we have used this cosmetic oil perfectly in our bath bomb recipes. Adding this oil to recipes like our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe allows the body to soak in these magnificent oils while enjoying a nice, relaxing bath. Plus, this bath bomb recipe uses the delightful Happy and Free Fragrance Oil, which is a refreshing blend of floral scents that are as light and lovely as the oils nurturing your skin.

Argan Oil Benefits for Your Body

Since the best products are the ones that are able to take care of the body, you need ingredients that are going to nourish and rejuvenate your skin and hair. But, different needs and times may influence what kind of oil will care for your body best. So, we are going to talk about all the benefits that this cosmetic oil has for the body. This will allow you to see what makes it different from other oils and whether this is the best oil to perform in the products you want to create.

Argan Oil Benefits for Dry and Damaged SkinArgan Oil Benefits for Dry and Damaged Skin

Dry skin can be irritating and rough or cracked and painful, but either way dried out skin is a nuisance. Luckily, argan oil is a perfect solution! This oil is light and is easily absorbed by the skin. This allows for quick relief and your skin can begin to feel renewed almost immediately. In fact, we would recommend using this carrier oil wholesale in foot balm recipes. Dry and cracking heels are difficult to deal with. So, adding an oil that will sink in quickly to a thicker cream of salve may be beneficial to getting your feet smooth and moisturized.

Argan Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your FaceArgan Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Face

One fantastic benefit of argan oil is that it can be used for facial creams without clogging pores. Obviously, this oil is great for nourishing and moisturizing dry skin. It will sink into your skin to condition your skin, but won’t be too think for your skin to handle. However, adding this oil to facials for oily skin is highly beneficial. Argan oil has the ability to help balance the production of your natural oils. So, this oil provides nutrients, like vitamin E, as it cares for your skin, which will reduce the need for your skin to produce oils. This leads to less oily skin that is healthy and radiant!

Argan Oil Benefits for Reducing AcneArgan Oil Benefits for Reducing Acne

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for reducing oily skin, but it is useful for acne sufferers, too Actually, this is part of the reason why it’s so effective at preventing break outs. The oily skin results from an over production of sebum. While some of your natural oils are important to keep your skin healthy, too much of these oils can lead to clogged pores and break outs! So, utilizing this oil as a great way to reduce break outs by balancing your natural oil production. Furthermore, the nutrients in this cosmetic oil have been known to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration.

Argan Oil Benefits for Fading ScarsArgan Oil Benefits for Fading Scars

Whether you have acne scars, had surgery, or had been in an accident, you probably aren’t too fond of the memories your scars bring to mind. So, it makes sense that you’d want to reduce their appearance. The vitamins and nutrients in this carrier oil are amazing for boosting your skin’s natural healing ability and many have found that it has dramatically reduced the appearance of their scars. Also, some people have found that argan oil is useful for helping your skin repair and fade stretch marks.

Argan Oil Benefits for Chicken Pox and Other Skin DiseasesArgan Oil Benefits for Chicken Pox and Other Skin Diseases

Another benefit of argan oil is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. These amazing properties are perfect for providing your skin with the vitamins and minerals that it needs to heal. So, this oil is useful to include in a regimen for reducing conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or chicken pox.  For reducing chicken pox, it has been found that the active triterpenoids substances in argan oil are effective for chicken pox home remedies. These substances will help to reduce symptoms and lead to healing in your skin. Also, the oil is able to sink into condition and effectively eliminate dry, itchy eczema. Plus, this carrier oil is able to ward off bacteria and infection while rejuvenating the skin. So, it can be useful for those dealing with psoriasis.

Argan Oil Benefits for Dry LipsArgan Oil Benefits for Dry Lips

Another great way to use this carrier oil is to incorporate it with your typical lip balm supplies. Including this oil in your lip balm recipes is a great way to increase the conditioning power of your recipe. This oil is able to sink into your lip to relieve dry cracked lips by conditioning and nourishing. This will leave your lips feeling soft and rejuvenated. Also, you can combine this oil with thicker ones for a dry winter or when your lips are excessively dry. This way the argan oil can sink down for immediate relief and the thicker oils can remain on top longer to increase the amount of time your lips are protected,

Argan Oil Benefits for Treating Razor BurnArgan Oil Benefits for Treating Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs

Also, this wholesale carrier oil is wonderful for soothing razor burns. This nurturing oil has high levels of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for the skin. So, this light, nutrient rich oil is absorbed by the skin and use to soothe and promote healing for your skin. This will reduce any irritation caused by razor burn and help to protect your skin. Further, this oil is perfect for helping your skin reduce the irritation of ingrown hairs.

Argan Oil Benefits for Taming Your HairArgan Oil Benefits for Taming Your Hair

Plus, Argan Oil is perfect for creating conditioning hair care products! This carrier oil is light and won’t leave you feeling greasy, as it won’t just stay on the outside of the hair. Instead, this oil will be used pulled in to strengthen and nourish the hair. So, it is perfect for adding to conditioner recipes or even a leave in conditioner recipe. This oil would be perfect for helping your tame frizzy hair while protecting and nourishing your luscious locks at the same time!

Argan Oil Benefits for Conditioning Oily HairArgan Oil Benefits for Conditioning Oily Hair

While this oil can this oil be used as a leave in conditioner in all hair types, those with oily hair are really going to love this cosmetic oil! Argan oil is a light, non-greasy oil that is perfect for providing the moisture you need without leaving you feeling like a grease ball. Plus, this oil can be useful for reducing the amount of oil your scalp produces. Since the carrier oil is able to balance your oils, using argan oil will actually help you to get your scalp to produce less oils naturally. So, you can bring your production levels down to where you need them.

Argan Oil Benefits for Nail and Cuticle HealthArgan Oil Benefits for Nail and Cuticle Health

Also, you can use this nourishing cosmetic oil to improve the health of your nails and the cuticle bed. After removing nail polish, cleaning, and drying your nails, you can apply this lovely oil directly on each of your nails. For each nail, add a drop of oil and rub it into the top, nail bead, and cuticle. The conditioning properties will help to prevent hangnails and lead to healthier future nail growth.

Argan Oil Benefits: What is Argan Oil Made of?

The skin loving argan oil is made by pressing argan nuts, which are inside of a fruit. These trees grow on trees in Morocco. Further, these trees take a long time to start producing fruit and they only grow in this area of the world. Further, the nuts can be hard and difficult to crack. Interestingly, the Tamri goats, which eat these Moroccan fruits, would be used to help Argan Oil producers break down the hard shell of the argan nut. Now, factories can break down the nut without the help of goats, but there are some people still producing Argan Oil in this traditional way. If you want to learn more, then check out this article we found. The Argan Oil Beauty Benefits for Skin, Hair, and Body talks about where argan oil comes from as well as some more benefits of using this cosmetic oil.

Argan Oil Benefits: Reach Out to UsArgan Oil Benefits: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed all the benefits that argan oil has to offer. You can ask us any questions about this cosmetic oil or our free recipes, as the Natures Garden team is here to help. You can chat with us in the store, on the phone, or online. We have a Facebook page. Also, we are on both Twitter and Instagram (@ngscents). Can’t wait to hear from you and we wish you the best with your homemade bath and body products.

Jun
05

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?


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What Type of Scrub Should I Use?What Type of Scrub Should I Use?

What type of scrub should I use? There are many different ways to create a homemade scrub. So, it all depends on what you are looking to exfoliate. In tough, damaged areas you may want a more exfoliating agent. But, you are going to want a gentle exfoliant for sensitive areas, like the face. Further, there are many different kinds of herbs that you can include in your scrub recipes to tailor the scrub to match your needs. For example, you may want to use poppy seeds or salt for a foot scrub for feet with dry, callused skin. If you have less dead skin on your feet, however, then you may want to use sugar or another herb. Plus, there are scrubs that are emulsified and scrubs that are not.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified vs Not Emulsified ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified vs Not Emulsified Scrubs

First of all, there are two main types of body scrubs. One type is called an emulsified scrub. This uses an emulsifying ingredient that combines the oils with the other ingredients in the recipe. So, there are no oils seeping out of the recipe. However, there is another type that is not emulsified. While the oils and scrubbing ingredient are still mixed together, the oils aren’t connected to the rest of the recipe. So, you may have to mix the scrub again sometimes as the oils will seep out of the loose mixture and make it more difficult to grab all the ingredients.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Emulsified Homemade Salt ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified Homemade Salt Scrub

First, you can create some fantastic emulsified salt scrubs. The emulsified scrub blends the ingredients together to make sure that the oils and salt don’t separate. This will ensure that you don’t have oil collected on the top or the bottom of your salt mixture. Also, this scrub, due to the salt, is slightly more abrasive than sugar scrubs and can be used on areas of the body that have a lot of dry skin. So, anyone looking for a tough exfoliant will love this scrub. This scrub would create one of the best hand scrubs and a fantastic salt foot scrub! If you want a good salt scrub recipe, then the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe would be perfect. This dead sea salt scrub recipe is amazing for exfoliation and is tough on dry, callused skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Emulsified Sugar ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Another great way to create an emulsified scrub is with sugar! Again, the recipe includes an emulsifying agent to keep all the ingredients together. The Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe perfectly blends oils, sugar, and beetroot powder to create a perfect emulsified scrub. Our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is another great recipe that combines cosmetic oils and white sugar. Another added benefit of creating an emulsified sugar scrub is that you can create layers like we did to create a watermelon appearance in the jar.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Un-emulsified ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Not Emulsified Scrubs

Plus, you can create scrubs without an emulsifying agent. These scrubs have all the oils that nourish the skin and a strong exfoliator. The only difference is that all of these ingredients don’t contain an emulsifying agent. This means that even though everything is mixed, the oils aren’t bonded to the exfoliant. Our Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe is a scrumptious salt scrub recipe with oils and powdered herbs that truly care for the skin. Also, the Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe combines lovely ingredients like nourishing oils and pink salt to create a fantastic scrub! Also, we have a more gentle scrub recipe, the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe, that will care for your skin with lovely oils and feel less abrasive than a salt scrub.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Different Types of ExfoliantsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Different Types of Exfoliants

While sugar and salt are some of the most common natural exfoliants, there are many other herbs that you can use in your scrub recipes. In fact, there are many herbs that can be used to exfoliate your skin. Another benefits of using these herbs is that there are all kinds of different levels of exfoliation. Some are tougher exfoliants than salt and others are more gentle than sugar. So, using some of the Herbs and Spices available on the NG site can provide you with a great range of option for your scrubs!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Body Coffee ScrubWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Body Coffee Scrub

Another great ingredient for providing some scrubbing power to your recipes is real ground coffee. The coffee grounds provide light exfoliation that is great for a body scrub. One recipe that uses coffee as an exfoliant is our Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub combines luscious oils and butters with real coffee to create a magnificent scrub! The grounds provide a softer exfoliation than either sugar or salt. Plus, the grounds have an authentic coffee aroma that goes well on its own or blends perfectly with a coffee fragrance, like our Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Poppy Seed Scrub RecipeWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Poppy Seed Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use some poppy seeds in your homemade scrub recipe. Our Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe uses this cosmetic herb among other wonderful herbs and oils that will care for the skin. Since poppy seeds are hard and are great for exfoliating, we decided to create a foot recipe that will both defoliate as well as care for the skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Variations of Body ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Variations of Body Scrubs

While these ingredients are not the main exfoliant in the scrub recipes, they are extremely useful when added to a scrub recipe! Some of these ingredients will add to the cleansing ability of the product, add a bit more gentle exfoliation to the exfoliant, or add skin nourishing vitamins and minerals to envelop the skin in luscious nourishment. If you want to learn about these ingredients, then check below for some of the herbs, butters, and oils that you can use in your own recipes.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Charcoal ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Charcoal Scrubs

Although this scrub recipe uses white sugar as an exfoliant, the activated charcoal helps to cleanse the skin. Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe. This herb adsorbs toxins and will pick up anything that is bad for the skin. Then, the activates charcoal will take these toxins away when it is wiped or rinsed off. So, you will have bright, beautiful skin that is clean and healthy.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use Diy Spa RecipesWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use Diy Spa Recipes

This lovely spa recipe uses dead sea salt for exfoliation as the herbs and oils work to do their magic. These ingredients would perfectly remove any dead skin as well as use these fantastic herbs to nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals. This spa quality scrub is hard to resist after you see the effect it has on your skin!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Honey Sugar Scrub RecipeWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another great recipe that you can try out is the Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe uses both white sugar and brown sugar to create a sweet blend of exfoliants. Plus, the organic cocoa powder and raw honey are perfect for nourishing the skin along with the lovely cosmetic oils, which include olive oil. So, this is a perfect recipe for anyone looking for a sugar scrub with sugar scrub recipe with olive oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Foaming Body ScrubsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Foaming Body Scrubs

Another alternative type of scrub you can create is a foaming body scrub. These recipes include a foaming agent, SCI, that will provide your body scrub with a fun, foaming lather. Both the Foaming Body Scrub Recipe For Men Recipe and the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe contain this wonderful bath enhancing ingredient.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Solid Scrub Recipe

Another different way to create your own scrubs is a solid sugar soap scrub recipe! These recipes include melt and pour soap to create a cleansing scrub recipe that is perfect for the bath.  So, you can create a bath scrub like our Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe. This recipe cleans, exfoliates, and nourished the skin with oils. Additionally, you can create a solid salt scrub recipe, like our Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe, which uses a tougher exfoliant and is packaged in a clamshell container.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: How to Make Lip Scrub

If your lips are cracked, dry, and just begging for some exfoliation, then this is the perfect product to create. These sugary scrubs will gently remove your weathered, dead skin and reveal the vibrant lips hidden underneath. Plus, the sugar is a perfect way to naturally flavor your homemade lip care recipes. Further, the oils and butters included in these recipes will care for the newly emerged skin, This will keep your lips looking and feeling soft, healthy, and rejuvenated.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Lip Scrub with Brown SugarWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Lip Scrub with Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a great exfoliant for your lips! This sugar is softer than white sugar but is still yummy and sweet. So, you can lightly exfoliate your lips to remove dry, damaged skin and have the added bonus of naturally sweetened lip balm. Our Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe and our Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe are both delicious and perfect for lip care. Not only are these lip scrubs sweet and cute, but they contain ingredients that will nourish and care for the newly revealed skin.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Diy Lip Scrub with White SugarWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Diy Lip Scrub with White Sugar

Not only is sugar great for body scrubs, but it can be used in lip care products, too! This type of scrub is a bit more abrasive than brown sugar, so it is perfect for very dry lips with a bunch of dead skin. One quick and easy way to make a white sugar lip balm scrub is our Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe. Also, our Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe is just like our other recipe, but it adds an extra oil to care for the skin. Since these lip scrubs use a lip balm base it is very easy to create and could be a fun idea for mommy and me crafts!

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Homemade Scrubs for FaceWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Homemade Scrubs for Face

Another great idea for homemade body scrubs is a recipe for a face scrub. If you create a face scrub recipe, then you need to make sure that you are aware of what shouldn’t be in it. Firstly, make sure that you don’t choose a tough exfoliant like salt. Instead, try brown sugar, Kaolin Clay, or lavender buds.  Also, be cautious with your scent. Since fragrance oils may irritate the skin, I would suggest choosing a fragrant herb or leaving it unscented. Also, be sure to include oils that won’t clog pores, like Argan Oil or Sweet Almond Oil.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Why Use Natural Exfoliants?

Not only are these scrubs great for your body, but they are a better alternative for protecting the environment, too. Many commercial scrubs will use plastic beads instead of an exfoliating herb or mineral. While it may exfoliate, there are other products that work just as well, if not better, that won’t use plastic. So, buy more natural scrubs or make your own to protect our oceans. The article Scrubbing Out Sea Life on Slate to learn more and see more alternatives to plastic exfoliants.

What Type of Scrub Should I Use: Reach Out to UsWhat Type of Scrub Should I Use?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning about different scrub recipes! If you want to check out more, then go to out Scrub Recipes page on the website. Also, you can reach out to us with any questions that you may have about homemade scrubs. There are a few different ways to get a hold of us, one of which is social media. We have a Facebook page, an Instagram (@ngscents), and a Twitter (@ngscents). Can’t wait to hear from you!