Beauty

DIY Beauty: Body Treatments

By Sophie Parsons
28.05.19

Do-it-yourself beauty recipes are both great for the soul and for the environment. Our selfcare recipes aim to inspire a moment of calm at the end of a busy day; combining plastic-free, natural ingredients and investing some time in yourself to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. These DIY body treatments are designed to scrub, smoothe and soften your skin and leave you smelling delicious. 

 

Lemon & Honey Sugar Scrub

As jumpers and jeans begin to be regular features in our wardrobes, don't forget to take some time to care for your skin. This lemon and honey sugar scrub is best applied to damp and clean skin. Simply mix together all the ingredients and scrub. It can be kept in the fridge in between uses and used regularly throughout the week - just don't forget to moisturise afterwards!

Almond & Orange Blossom Hand Cream

This DIY hand cream is great for softening your hands and leaving them smelling of sweet almond and citrus. Simply heat and mix the carrier oils together until melted, then add in the essential oils and leave to cool. 

DIY Body Butter

Make your own zero-waste body butter from all natural ingredients. This recipe makes enough to fill an eight ounce jar and is perfect post dry brush.

Rejuvenating Foot Scrub

If, like us, you take any opportunity to swap into sandals or go barefoot in the summer, your feet may need a little extra nourishment. This simple scrub will rejuvenate your feet with the refreshing combination of tea tree and peppermint. 

Simply mix together one cup of salt, a cup of sugar, one cup of melted coconut oil and five drops of both peppermint and tea tree essential oil. Massage onto tired feet for several minutes before moisturising. 

The Ritual of Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is a great morning ritual to do before you shower to exfoliate, stimulate the lymphatic system, increase circulation and leave you feeling energised. All you need is a wooden brush with medium-soft natural bristles. Start at the feet and work your way up always brushing towards the heart using small strokes or circular motions, whatever feels best. Brush in a circular motion on the chest. 

Coconut Oil Coffee Scrub

Conventional body scrubs often contain microplastics, but there is an easy, natural and cost-effective way to exfoliate. Try making your own body scrub with ground coffee, coarse salt and melted coconut oil. You can store the mixture in a jar and use twice-weekly to remove dead skin cells and boost your blood circulation.

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DIY Beauty: Body Treatments