Posted on March 21, 2023
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Thus, it isn't an exaggeration to say that its appearance is of great importance. How our skin looks and feels says a lot, not only about how we take care of it, but it can also reflect our inner health.
That being said, maintaining our skin's healthy and good appearance is much more than a beauty ritual. That is why paying attention to the products we use topically is essential because every product we apply to our skin eventually finds its way to our system.
Nowadays, many products, from lesser-known to more famous brands, are available on the market at the most varied prices. The large selection, as much as it can be helpful, can also confuse the regular consumer, especially when trust is shaken daily by falsely advertised products with unsafe ingredients and harsh chemicals that can harm the skin's protective barrier and cause breakouts.
Therefore, people are often advised to consult a dermatologist before choosing a particular skin product to avoid adverse reactions. But when there is no time or resources to visit a professional, the safest solution is to turn to organic cosmetics.
Regarding organic cosmetics, one way to ensure that what we put on our skin is safe is to make at least some products ourselves at home and in familiar conditions. That way, we will have complete control over our ingredients and know precisely what we expose our bodies to.
A body scrub is one of the most necessary skin products, especially when our skin feels dry and is peeling, or after shaving when the skin can get irritated. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and reveals fresh, glowing skin.
But do we actually need to spend a fortune on expensive body scrub brands, or can we make an organic version at home? Of course, we can!
This article will share a recipe for a DIY moisturizing natural body scrub based on Seven Minerals' Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil.
One popular natural skin care ingredient is almond oil, derived from the nuts of the almond tree.
Almond oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the skin. The vitamin E in almond oil helps to moisturize and nourish the skin, and the oleic acid protects the skin from damage caused by UV radiation.
It is also a natural emollient, which leaves the skin soft and smooth. Additionally, almond oil is non-comedogenic, so it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.
The Seven Minerals' Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil is pure, unrefined, and natural. Its formula has only one ingredient: Pure Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, and it doesn't include GMOs, added ingredients, and Hexane.
With its sustainably sourced ingredients, this eco-friendly product is stored in big 32oz bottles, saving you money and making you use less plastic.
This simple recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be customized to suit your skin's needs.
If desired, add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Some popular choices include lavender, peppermint, and lemon.
Mix the ingredients together until the essential oil is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Store the body scrub in an airtight container. You can use a glass jar or a plastic container with a lid.
How to Use:
Wet your skin in the shower or bath.
Scoop a small amount of the body scrub into your hand.
Gently massage the scrub onto your skin in circular motions. Pay extra attention to rough or dry areas.
Rinse the scrub off with warm water.
Pat your skin dry with a towel.
Apply your favorite moisturizer to lock in moisture.
Apart from exfoliation, almond oil body scrub offers various other benefits, such as moisturization, nourishment, and aromatherapy benefits. Here are just a few of its benefits:
Exfoliates dead skin cells: The granulated sugar in the body scrub acts as an exfoliant, which helps remove dead skin cells. This can help to reveal smoother, softer skin.
Moisturizes and nourishes: Almond oil is a natural moisturizer that can help to keep the skin hydrated. Additionally, it contains vitamins and minerals that can nourish and strengthen the skin.
Improves skin texture: Regular use can help improve the skin's texture. This is because exfoliating can help unclog pores and smooth rough patches.
Enhances skin tone: Almond oil contains fatty acids that can help to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes.
Relaxing and invigorating: Adding essential oils can make the body scrub a relaxing and refreshing experience. Lavender oil, for example, is known for its calming properties, while peppermint oil can help to energize and refresh the skin.
Bonus tip: When combined with other natural ingredients, almond oil can be used to create a luxurious body scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.
Creating a DIY moisturizing natural body scrub with Seven Mineral's cold-pressed sweet almond oil is a great way to take care of your skin and indulge in a bit of self-care.