Yum Orange-Lavender Face Scrub

21 Jul

Lavender Water Drop

Exfoliating is a must for beautiful/healthy skin. Here’s a recipe you can do at home. Sugar and plant oils are boosted by the addition of orange and lavender essential oils. And it smells yummy.
Orange and lavender essential oils are great for all types of skin. Orange has vitamin C, which helps with collagen production and is rejuvenates skin cells. Lavender is calming and enhances blood circulation, which all skin types can benefit.
Exfoliate several times a week. If you’re prone to breakouts or have sensitive skin, grind the sugar in a blender or food processor. Another way is to blend all ingredients together for a few seconds.
One more thing, orange essential oil is photosensitive. So, avoid direct sunlight after exfoliating or use a good sunscreen.

Yum Scrub Organics Orange-Lavender Face Scrub Rind  of orange cutaway in spiral shape

1/2 cup organic sugar (If the sugar crystals are too large, grind them for 30 sec. or so in a blender).
1/2 cup organic plant oils (unrefined if possible) – Sunflower, safflower, avocado, olive – good for dry and mature skin. Jojoba is good for all skin types including oily and those prone to blemishes. So, is Argan but it’s a but pricey.
3 drops organic orange essential oil
3 drops organic lavender essential oil

Mix together.  Store in a jar.  Test on a small area of the face to make sure there isn’t a skin reaction to one of the ingredients.  Scoop some exfoliant into the palms, and massage over face and neck.  Rinse thoroughly with cool to cold water multiple times.  Apply moisturizer.

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