Lavender Body Scrub

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Hello lovely readers!

Today I have a DIY beauty tip for you. As summer approaches, so do bare body parts, legs, shoulders, knees and toes… To help you get those parts ready, you need to exfoliate the skin and dead cell build up from winter.  I have a lovely body scrub recipe that you can whip up in no time using what you already have in your pantry!

Three simple ingredients make for a luxurious scrub leaving your skin nourished and moisturized for the summer season!

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Raw sugar is used as the exfoliant. If all you have is white granulated sugar go ahead and use that!

Olive Oil is the moisturizer. Again, use whatever oil you have! Canola oil or vegetable oil will work just fine.

Fresh Lavender not only provides an amazing and relaxing scent to this scrub, but its essential oils are used as an anti inflammatory and also helps purify the skin.

The word lavender stems from the latin word lavare which means “to wash” and is used regularly in a lot of beauty products.

Im currently in New Zealand and just down the block from us is a Lavender bush overtaking the side walk. I pass the lavender bush almost everyday when I bike to the market. The aroma which comes from this bush is truly to die for! Each time I pass it I say to myself I have got to do something with this Lavender! Thus came about the inspiration for todays post.

photo (2)2 TBSP of Raw Sugarphoto (7)Pluck the Lavender off the stem and into the bowl of sugar.photo (4)

photo (3)Using some sort of tool, you want to muddle the sugar and lavender. This step allows the essential oils from the lavender to infuse the sugar.photo (8)Add 1 cap full or 1 TBSP of olive oil. photo (5)Mix!photo (6)After desired exfoliation, rinse with warm water and you wont believe how soft your skin will feel!

Your skin will be prepped and ready for summer! Shorts and swim wear hear you come!

I hope you try this DIY beauty tip and that you love it as much as I did! My husband even noticed how much softer my skin felt, that my friends is proof in itself that this simple ingredient beauty tip is a sure win!

Happy tuesday and stay tasty ladies!

Alisha

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