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    Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub!

    When it comes to DIY projects, there’s nothing we love more than making our own beauty products. Just think about all the money you spend on these items every year, and how difficult it can be to find brands that you trust and scents that you love. For a little effort (and a lot less money!) you can make your own products, customizing them to fit YOUR needs and likes. It’s a win-win! Though it may take some experimentation, most products aren’t too hard to create.

    Today, we want to share with you two of our favorite DIY recipes for making your own natural body scrubs. While you likely have a body wash you already love, scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin while boosting circulation.

    Pssst: Love DIY beauty products? Check out our posts on making your own face washlipstickdeodorantlip balmsoapeyes shadow and lotion

    LEMON BODY SCRUB

    martha stewart body scrub

    Ingredients:

    • Body oil
    • Epsom salt, sea salt or organic cane sugar (our favorite)
    • 12 oz. jar with cap
    • Lemon zest

    Directions:

    1. Combine 1 cup of body oil with 2 cups of Epsom or sea salt or organic cane sugar (depending on how fine a grain you like).
    2. Add lemon zest for color and fragrance. Package in a jar.

    Source: Martha Stewart

    ROSEMARY-LAVENDER SALT SCRUB

    rosemary-lavender salt scrub

    Ingredients:

    • 6 to 8 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon culinary grade lavender
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    • 1/2 cup kosher salt (or something equally coarse)

    Directions:

    1. In a container with tight-fitting cover, mix all ingredients.
    2. To use, place approximately 1 tablespoon scrub at a time on skin (avoid eye area). Scrub onto skin in a circular motion using washcloth or hands. Leave on 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry with towel.

    Source: Betty Crocker

    Want even more awesome body scrub DIYs? Head on over to Treehugger or Beauty Blunders. And as usual, Pinterest has tons of inspiration!

    Would you ever try making your own body scrub? Have you ever made your own beauty products? Do you try to buy natural beauty products? Let us know in the comments below! 

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    Project Inspired

    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

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