I'm thinking of starting yet another monthly post category, Well, two to be exact. One where I test a natural personal care recipe of another blogger or company and let you know what I think and another where I share one of my own all-natural personal care recipes. I love trying out other peoples recipes, I probably do one more than once a month, but I also love trying to experiment and come up with my own recipes. So, I hope your looking forward to trying out some personal care recipes, because I will be bombarding you with natural care constantly!
If you are curious about what it means to be all-natural in your personal care items, I can't really send you to just one site that would explain it perfectly. But, basically its trying to get rid of any ingredients in our personal care products that contain carcinogens and irritants. Using items that are environmentally friendly and trying overall to be more conscious of what we are putting on our bodies and in our environment. And if your are at all wanting to pursue this with me, then please follow my blog, because I'm trying to do this everyday and will be sharing what I learn with you right here!
This recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs (whom I adore and order a lot of my supplies from) is so delicious! It not only taste's delicious (my daughter love nibbling on it while in the bathtub) but it smells delicious and feels delicious! I've been using it over my entire body and it leaves my skin silky smooth, moisturized, exfoliated and smelling delicious!
I think that this is a great body scrub for winter as well since the winter months leave my skin dry. Also, the smell of peppermint always leaves me thinking of candy canes and Christmas time! I think this scrub would make a lovely Christmas gift because its fairly inexpensive, easy to make and so pretty! But, you do need to consider the color of your ingredients if your wanting your's to turn out white as pictured above. I used a very dark colored honey and olive oil and got a much more yellow looking scrub.
You should only exfoliate once or twice a week, but I've been so itchy all over from my crazy hormonal problems, so I've been using it a little more often. I love using it before shaving as I then don't have to use shaving cream and any oil on your shaver will help make it last longer.
If you are looking to make this recipe with high quality organic materials, I have put links for each item below:
Hope you give this recipe a try!