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It’s official, we bid farewell to sunny days and blue skies and it will be a while until we can see flowers poking up through the earth. In the meantime, we’re trapped beneath layers of clothes and boots – longing for the days where we can wear sandals and those pretty little summer dresses again.

We don’t have to let the cold weather cause chaos on our entire body though! This is where the importance of body scrubs comes in. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating as they eliminate the dead skin cells and nourish the new skin beneath, leaving your skin soft and glowing all over.

Below are just a few ideas for DIY scrubs you can make at home, instead of spending a ridiculous amount of money on them at the specialty shops. I know I will be making some of these this winter!

Sea Salt Scrub

To create a simple salt scrub, you basically just need coarse sea salt or Epsom salts, a carrier liquid (like an oil, glycerin  or some honey) and a scent. Feel free to experiment with different oils, salts and essential oils to see which you like the most and which work best for your skin.

Citrus Morning Scrub

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a lidded jar. Wet your skin in the shower and gently massage the scrub all over yourself—preferably in gentle, circular motions—to exfoliate it. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and moisturize if necessary.Mediterranean Olive Oil Scrub

  • 1/2 cup of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of  olive oil
  • A couple of drops of orange essential oil

Blend all the ingredients together and then rub over damp skin in the shower. Rinse thoroughly. You shouldn’t need to moisturize afterwards since the olive oil will leave your skin dewy-soft.

Coconut, Brown Sugar and Vanilla Scrub

This is a basic, simple sugar scrub that can be whipped together in minutes.

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together. Dampen skin in the shower, rub the body scrub all over in firm, circular motions and then rinse clean.

I hope you found this post useful and that it helps you combat the winter skin struggles!

Till next time,


Kelly D

(feel free to follow me on Instagram @theekellydee or like my Facebook page Kelly D Professional Makeup Artistry for tips, inspiration and latest work)

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