DIY Olive Oil and Brown Sugar Exfoliating Treatment

Smooth and moisturize your skin with brown sugar and olive, sugar!

Spring is in the air! And I’m so glad!
Soon it will be time to peel off all of the cold weather layers and expose more skin.
To me that means it’s time to smooth, soften and exfoliate my dry winter skin now! How about you?
But what products should we use?
According to the Environmental Working Group, most of the commercial cosmetic products on the market include some type of toxic chemical or detergent. When this is washed off your skin or thrown in the trash, these chemicals and toxins can get into the water supply. Making our own natural beauty products out of common household items is a much greener solution. By learning how to make our own natural beauty products, we’ll protect and pamper our bodies, and save money too.
There are a many natural beauty product recipes you can prepare with just a few items you may already have in your kitchen. Not only are these products easy to make, but they are also healthier than using many of the commercial products — and you’ll  know exactly what you are putting on your skin!
Want to know how to make your own natural skin exfoliating treatment at home?  Olive oil is a veryversatile home remedy that can be used for a number of natural beauty purposes.

The Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil

*Olive oil will moisturize the dry skin of your elbows, cuticles, knees, and feet.
*It can be added to a warm bath for even more moisture and softness.
*For dry hair or scalp, simply massage the oil directly into your hair and scalp with your hands.
*You can make your own natural beauty treatments with olive oil in seconds!
Baby your skin with this brown sugar and olive oil exfoliating treatment, and you’ll feel sweeter all over!

Olive Oil & Brown Sugar Exfoliating Treatment

You’ll need:
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup brown sugar
A small bowl
A wooden spoon
Mix the oil in a bowl with twice as much brown sugar to create a thick paste.
Use this paste as a pre-shower skin treatment by rubbing it gently into your skin, all over your body —  except your face.
Rinse thoroughly in the shower to remove all of the paste and any dead skin cells that may have been scraped off.
Brown sugar is a natural, non-drying, abrasive and exfoliant and the olive oil moisturizes — making this the perfect pair to smooth your skin for pennies.
What are your favorite ways to use olive oil or brown sugar for natural beauty?
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