Sunday, May 15, 2011

Homemade Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

If you like lemons you may want to try this Homemade Body Scrub which appears in the March 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living. The ingredients you need for this recipe are Burt's Bees Body Oil; Epsom salt, sea salt, or organic cane sugar; lemon zest and a 12 oz pet plastic jar.

There are two items that I find really interesting about this recipe. The first thing is the Burt's Bees Body Oil. According to the website, the body oil nourishes your skin combines energizing Lemon Oil to refresh and Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil to soothe and moisturize, leaving you with soft, supple, beautiful skin, naturally. The product is 100% natural and contains the following ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil. If you prefer not to use a combination of canola, wheat germ oil and almond oil, you can probably select one of these oils individually instead. And if you like to have the lemon aroma, then you can add lemon essential to your oil. Plus you may want to vitamin E (tocopherol) and rosemary leaf extract to assist with slowing down the rancidity of the oil.

Second of all is the lemon zest. Since this is a fresh item, you may want watch your creation to make sure that it does not go moldy. If you are afraid that it will, you can omit it and just replace it with lemon essential oil. Just a reminder that lemon essential oil is photosensitive which means that it could cause rashes or sunburn if you go immediately out in the daylight. If you have to go out immediately then make sure to cover up.

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