Home Made Monday - Gingerbread Body Scrub

Sunday, April 28, 2013

You will need...
Add the sugar and the oil
Add the ginger, cinnamon and honey.
If you wanted you could add a few drops of tea tree oil for an antiseptic 
Et VoilĂ !
Home Made Monday - Gingerbread Body Scrub

I know it doesn't look all pink and pretty but trust me you need to try this!
I use body scrub like there’s no tomorrow. I'm overly generous with the rather ridiculous amount I smother over my body and by the end of the week the once full tub is nearing the end of its life. This is why I never tend to splurge on the grainy stuff because not only do you smother it on and wash it straight down the drain but I know that I probably waste at least a quarter of the product. And is it me or is it super tricky to find a tub of scrub the size of your head that smells amazing and costs under £10.  

Until I realised if you scrap the aqua, crazy chemicals and attractive packaging you've got yourself an au natural recipe for a home-made body scrub. I was contemplating adding a mint, orange or vanilla scent but I wanted a body scrub that did a little more than just smooth away the dead skin. So taking a little inspiration from my favourite sweet toothed flavour I opted for this almost edible recipe!

You Will Need:

100g Honey (natural antioxidant – rehydrates skin)
500g Light Brown Soft Sugar (less harsh on skin)
2 Heap TSP Ginger (anti-ageing properties – rids toxins)
3 Heap TSP Cinnamon (increase blood flow and stimulates new cells)
150ml Olive Oil (softens the skin)
8 drops of Tea Tree Oil (natural anti-bacteria)

Preparation Method
  • Add the brown sugar to a jar or bowl and pour in the olive oil. Stir until mixed.
  • Add the honey, cinnamon and ginger and continue to stir until the ingredients have evenly formed together.
  • To test the consistency you should be able to scoop some of the product into your hand without any oil dripping nor sugar crumbling.
  • If the formula is too thick add more oil same as if the formula is too watery add more sugar.
  • To finish off you can add a little tea tree oil as an antiseptic to help aid any cuts and grazes.

And voilĂ  your own home made Gingerbread Body Scrub. It smells like baked gingerbread crisping in the oven and smooths over the skin lightly ex foliating whilst you massage in those helpful spices. It's almost too tempting to take a nibble but I doubt it taste as divine as it smells. Which is another thing the smell sticks around after you've washed it off and the scrub leaves you with super soft clean feeling skin.
Let me know if you try the recipe!

Beki Xo

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  1. I have to try this! I LOVE gingerbread.

    Sally x

  2. I'm suddenly hungry...
    Defo trying this! :)
    Karen x

    1. Cannot guarantee gum drop buttons and icing! x

  3. Ooh this sounds as though it would smell delicious! I'm about to try making my first body scrub actually.
    Also, I just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for one of my Liebster Blog Awards as I always enjoy reading your blog posts! http://englishrosefrommanchester.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/2550/
    It's quite a nice one to carry on!
    Jen xx