Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Particularly effective for Oily Skin, Wrinkles, and Blemishes.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup finely ground dry coffee
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons castor oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Place the coffee and sugar in a medium size bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add the oils and stir with a fork or the back of a spoon until well mixed and moistened.
  4. Store in an air-tight container and use as desired for soft skin. Especially good on legs for helping with cellulite.

Benefits:

Coffee is a great exfoliant, in that it helps remove dead skin cells and other impurities which end up clogging the pores. Caffeine is a well known diuretic and removes cellulite from the skin thus making it more firm and giving it a youthful appearance. Coffee is also a strong antioxidant and helps combat the free radicals which are generated on exposure to the UV rays of the sun.

Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid which has potent anti-acne capabilities. Castor oil is also effective as an anti-ageing ingredient in that is aids in the production of collagen and elastin, which firm up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a very nourishing moisturiser because of its concentrated fatty acids content. Fatty acids also help in countering blemishes as they penetrate deep into the scar tissue and encourages the growth of healthy skin around it.

Sugar is a natural exfoliator, and creates a gentle abrasion to even out the skin tone. It removes dead or damaged skin cells caused by pollution or sun exposure. It enhances blood circulation thereby increasing collagen production and skin cell regeneration. Sugar has glycolic acid which rejuvenates and helps keep the skin looking youthful and fresh. Sugar is also rich in alpha hydroxy acids, which are a potent anti-ageing compound.

Coconut oil increases the antioxidant activity in the body and increases skin’s self healing ability, thereby being very potent for sensitive skin. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial thereby making it great for treatment of atopic dermatitis. Coconut oil is highly moisturizing although people with adult acne should use it with caution because of its comedogenic attributes.

Vanilla extract contains vanillin and eugenol which have potent antibacterial properties thus helping in combating acne and a multitude of other infections and inflammations. Vanilla extract is also a strong antioxidant with a high ORAC ( oxigen radical absorption capacity ) score.

 

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Neem-Sandalwood Scrub

Particularly effective for Sensitive Skin, Blemishes, and Acne.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of neem leaves
  • 1/2 cup of sandalwood powder
  • 2 teaspoons of rose water

Instructions:

  1. Use a blender to get a thick paste of neem leaves, add drinking water as needed.
  2. Add sandalwood powder and rose water to the paste to achieve an acceptable consistency

Benefits:

Neem contains Azadirachtin and Nimbin which are credited with its antiseptic, antifungal and antipyretic qualities. These qualities help treat a multitude of skin problems such as acne, rashes, psoriasis and eczema. It also contains high levels of antioxidants which protects the skin against sun damage and delays the signs of ageing. It also helps remove dead and damaged skin cells and therefore acts as a good exfoliant by helping rejuvenate the skin and enhance cellular turnover.

Sandalwood finds innumerable uses in any natural beauty regimen. At the heart of which lies its anti-tanning property, in that it helps clear skin tanning soothe sunburns. It is also strongly antibacterial and helps combat acne and other skin ailments. Sandalwood also helps in shrinking skin pores and giving the skin a more youthful look.

Rose water is a great toner and cleanser since it helps in unclogging pores of excess dirt and oil. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin.

 

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Lemon-Tomato Exfoliant

Particularly effective for Acne, Oily Skin, Sun Damage and Blemishes

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a Tomato
  • 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Cut tomato in two pieces.
  2. Take a lemon and cut it into half, squeeze lemon juice in a small plate.
  3. Add little sugar to the lemon juice.

Benefits:

Tomato has high levels of Vitamin C which restores skin’s youthful glow and helps in skin brightening. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant which acts as a natural sunscreen and thus helps prevent sun damage. Tomatoes also help the skin absorb more oxygen thereby keeping skin radicals at bay. They have natural oil reducing and astringent properties.

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C which helps in the synthesis of collagen thereby helping get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Lemon juice also has strong anti-bacterial properties which helps reduce acne and blackheads. Citric acid present in lemon juice helps in reducing enlarged pores and smoothening the skin. Its bleaching properties make it an effective solution to reduce sun damage/tan and lighten the skin.

Sugar is a natural exfoliator, and creates a gentle abrasion to even out the skin tone. It removes dead or damaged skin cells caused by pollution or sun exposure. It enhances blood circulation thereby increasing collagen production and skin cell regeneration. Sugar has glycolic acid which rejuvenates and helps keep the skin looking youthful and fresh. Sugar is also rich in alpha hydroxy acids, which are a potent anti-ageing compound.

 

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Papaya Jojoba Oil Scrub

Particularly effective for Sensitive Skin, Blemishes, and Acne.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw papaya
  • 2 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoon rose water

Instructions:

  1. Use a blender to mash up and create a smooth paste out of the raw papaya (use small amount of rose water as required)
  2. With the paste ready add Jojoba oil and blend further

Benefits:

Jojoba oil closely resembles the human sebum, therefore its uses in skin care are innumerable. It helps in removing excess oil from the skin and unclogging the pores. It has natural moisturizing and emollient properties, thereby preventing dry patches and irritations. When used regularly it helps in controlling acne because of its vitamin A and E content.

Papaya is rich in vitamin A and Papain enzyme, which help remove dead and damaged skin cells and increase cellular rejuvenation. Papain enzyme reduces wrinkles by controlling the collagen and elastic fibres in the skin dermis. Papaya has other strong antioxidants as well like Flavanoids, vitamin A and vitamin C which neutralize free radicals and help keep the skin looking young.

Rose water is a great toner and cleanser since it helps in unclogging pores of excess dirt and oil. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin.

 

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Besan Turmeric Scrub

Particularly effective for Dry Skin, Sun Damage, Tired Skin, and Blemishes

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Besan-Turmeric-Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Bengal Gram Flour(Besan)
  • 2 tablespoons of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 cup of Milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine Bengal Gram (Besan), Turmeric Powder, Milk in a bowl and mix until smooth, adding a little water if necessary.
  2. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes after mixing.

Benefits:

Gram Flour or Besan is a potent scrub as well as a cleanser. It helps in restoring the oil balance to the skin, this way it is effective for both oily skin – where it helps in absorbing excess oil from the skin and for dry skin where it provides nourishment and a deep moisturising effect to the skin. Besan also helps tighten pores and gives the skin a youthful look. It helps fight against acne as well by unclogging pores and removing the impurities.

Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help in fighting against acne breakouts, while at the same time controlling oil secretion by sebaceous glands. Studies have revealed turmeric’s antioxidant abilities wherein it can scavenge free radicals and increase antioxidant enzymes. It also gives the skin a healthy glow and makes the skin more youthful.

Milk is a very effective as an exfoliant and a cleanser. It helps remove dead skin cells with the help of lactic acid, protein based impurities with protease and oil soluble impurities with fat soluble enzyme lipase. Milk is rich in fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals and therein lies its anti-ageing ability. It also provides much needed nourishment to the skin and is a very effective moisturizer.

 

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Apple Chia Honey Scrub

Particularly effective for Sensitive Skin, Blemishes, and Acne.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of chopped Raw Green Apple
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey

Instructions:

  1. Combine apple, chia seeds, and honey in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding a little water if necessary.
  2. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes after blending.

Benefits:

Green Apples are rich in potent antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Phenols which play a major role in delaying premature ageing by fighting free radicals which are chief culprits behind wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. It boosts the collagen and elastin proteins in the skin thereby improving the firmness and youthfulness of the skin. Green apples help remove dead and damaged skin cells and enhance cellular turnover.

Chia seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and helps combat skin inflammation and wrinkles. Chia seeds also have abundant quantities of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and zinc which enables skin combat acne, inflammation and other skin ailments.

Honey has natural anti-aging properties as it is a good source of anti-oxidants. It is moisturizing and soothing thus helpful in calming flared or sensitive skin. Moreover, its antibacterial attributes make it particularly effective against acne.

 

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