10 Homemade Bath Salts, Body and Lip Scrub

I’m totally addicted to scrubs now, they smelt amazing, are wonderful exfoliant, and is healing. Here’s a roundup of my favourite homemade salts, body and lip scrub.

1. Homemade Lavender Bath Salt: If you’ve been stressed out, make some lavender bath salt and melt away your troubles with these healing salts in the bath.

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(via Everything Etsy)

2. Mint mojito DIY bath salts: Bath salt made of cooling mint and lime, perfect for a bath in summer.

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(via Hello Natural)

3. Beach Cottage Beauty, honey, lemon & sugar DIY face scrub recipe: The sweet scent of lemon and honey is an absolutely perfect treat for your face.

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(via A Beach Cottage)

4. DIY! I Made That: Body Scrub: A beautifully crafted jar of pink and white body scrub, amazing to gift someone, and looks so great too! Check out Pink Paislee’s wonderful label collections.

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(via Pink Paislee)

5. Brown Sugar Lip Scrub: If you have chapped lips, use this brown sugar lip scrub to exfoliate.

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(via craftinge)

6. Vanilla Rose Sugar Scrub: With the fragrance of roses, vanilla bean and coconut, this makes such a heavenly scrub! Perfect for gifts as well.

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(via A Pumpkin And A Princess)

7. Organic Coffee Scrub: If you love the smell and taste of coffee, this is the scrub for you.

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(via 733 Blog)

8. Cherry Blossom Sugar Body Scrub: A delicate, sweet body scrub that’s got the soft pinkness of cherry blossoms, and will feel like heaven on your body!

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(via Le Zoe Musings)

9. Mint and Green Tea Body Scrub: Green tea is such a powerful antioxidant, and works amazingly on the skin too. This will give your skin a healthy makeover!

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(via Go Make Me)

10. Peppermint Sugar Scrub with Free Printable Labels: This is such a great idea for a Christmas gift, a peppermint scrub that comes with a candy cane.

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(via Mom 4 Real)

It all started when I was in the mall, and someone got me to try this dead sea salt scrub and my skin felt so nice afterwards that I decided to look up ways to make it, as it was much cheaper that way. I’ve mad a collection of my favourites online, so hope you check out these DIY tutorials and make some of them to pamper yourselves.

Dark Cocoa and Yoghurt Face Mask

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“I’m watching you…! Mwhahahha!”

What you will need:

2 tablespoons plain Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1/2 teaspoon honey

Dark cocoa powder is full of antioxidants, and I’ve already mentioned how awesome cumin, lemon juice are for acne and scars in my other articles, so I created this super antioxidant mask for acne prone skin.

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(Oops, forgot to include the matcha in this picture!)

Directions:

Put all the ingredients together.

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Now, use a spoon and mix them together.

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(Mmmm, looks like chocolate mousse, doesn’t it? Too bad the turmeric kind of makes it smell awful!)

Gently massage it on your face. (This mask can actually last two times!)

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Leave it on for about an hour while you do other things.

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When you take it off, you’ll feel that your skin is really soft and smooth. Also, I’ve noticed that acne marks tend to go down almost a day or two after I apply this and has really prevented more pimples from showing up even during the hormonal acne week where it’s usually horrendous. It also evens out the dark spots.

Green Tea Bag, Oatmeal and Honey Acne Mask

Ever since I was inspired by Bubzbeauty’s video about using green tea bags as an exfoliator, I’ve been going crazy with ideas on how to use this, and I created this new mask today.

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You will need:

4 tablespoons oat flour (feel free to add more)
1 used teabag
3 tablespoons green tea
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice

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Note: The amount here can be used two times.

Rather than using oats which doesn’t seem to melt unless you cook it, I decided to try out oat flour, and to my surprise, it worked it extremely well!

Get your used green tea bag ready:

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Remove all the small leaves inside the bag and put it in the bowl. (Some days, I get lazy and just use that directly on my face!)

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Next, add about 3 tablespoons of green tea that you just brewed. I always drink mine after a workout, then take a shower after.

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Add the lemon juice, honey and oat flour.

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(Yes, this is just one tablespoon, keep adding until it’s nice and thick!)

Now, you can use this mask on your face.

Firstly, rinse your face and use a soap (I love using my shea butter soap from Carley’s Clear and Smooth) or face washer to thoroughly wash your face.

Then, apply the mask all over and leave it on for about 20 minutes while you do something! Soon, you’ll feel that the mask will harden a little. Use this opportunity to also give yourself a face massage!

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Seriously, I can’t describe just how good it feels after you remove this mask… LIKE A BABY’S BUTT!! (Erm, maybe not the best way to describe it, but it’s true!)

Green Tea Bag and Yoghurt Facial Mask

This idea is from Bubzbeauty’s Green Tea Bag scrub tutorial.

What you need:

1 used green tea bag

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Green tea has lots of antioxidants and has known to help prevent acne, and you should never waste unused green tea leaves as there’s plenty of benefits still left in there.

2 tablespoons plain Greek yoghurt (I use Chobani)

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Greek yoghurt has enzymes called lactose, it can get rid of dirt and be a nourishment for your skin.

1 teaspoon lemon juice

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Lemon juice is brilliant for scar repairs, reduces oil and kills bacteria.

What you need to Do

Take the tea leaves out of the used teabag, then add yoghurt and lemon juice and mix everything until it’s all blended together.

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Apply it on your face for 20 minutes and wash off and you’ll feel just how refreshing it is.

DIY Cooling Cucumber and Green Tea Toner

Do you to make a toner that can easily sooth and soften your skin? If you’ve had a stressful day, feeling as if your face is a bit puffy, then use this toner.

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(Image Source: Angie Cao)

This recipe is a slightly modified version from Ecobeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends

What you’ll Need:

1/2 cucumber, chopped and unpeeled

3 tablespoons witch hazel

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Witch hazel comes from leaves of a plant and is a 100 natural astringent (contracts body tissues) to cleanse, sooth and treat skin.

2 tablespoons boiled sencha green tea (liquid)

Instructions

Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Use a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth to catch all those giant solids and put it in a BEAUTIFUL bottle (for added effect) and store it in the fridge. Apply this after you’ve washed your face either with a cotton ball or with clean hands.

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