Last month I had received the Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Scrub as one of the samples in the Vellvette Box. It was disappointing and I know that I am not going to spend that kind of money on something that was not really awesome. So I dug up my old diaries and found this recipe that makes an excellent body scrub. I had posted this one earlier!
I made it and I forgot to take pics of the ingredients. The pics will be up when I make the next batch. This is a really simple sugar scrub which works wonders on a dry, normal and a combination skin in winters. I use this scrub about once a fortnight in the rainy seasons and I avoid using it in summers. Since I have the ingredients at home most of the times, what I typically do is make the scrub just before heading for a shower. Did I mention that you can use this as a lip scrub also? 🙂
Here is my recipe:
Cinnamon, Cocoa and Sugar Body scrub
- One clean air tight container ( preferably glass)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder ( gives a nice fragrance)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon ( make this into a fine powder)
- 3 tbsp white sugar
Put all the ingredients in a clean and a dry bowl. Mix all the ingredients very well for at least 3-5 minutes. If you are using a hand blender, mix at a low speed for about a minute and a half. Use sugar that has fine granules because it exfoliates well.
The quantity mentioned in the list lasts for a minimum of two complete body scrubs. As mentioned above, I make enough to last just one use. The cocoa in this scrub gives a really awesome fragrance and the the benefits of cinnamon is that it invigorates making you feel nice and fresh! I grind the cinnamon to a fine powder because I already have the sugar that acts as a scrub.
To use: Wet your body and scrub all over your body when taking a shower or bath. You will need to store this in a sealed container so that the moisture does not seep in. Store it in your refrigerator. This has a shelf life of at least 4 months if stored correctly.
Cinnamon has a lot of beauty benefits and when combined with the right ingredients it can clear your skin really well.
Beauty Tip: Take 3 teaspoons of honey and add a pinch of cinnamon powder to it and whip it for about a minute. Apply this on the pimples and let it saty for at least an hour. Wash off with a mild body wash free from SLS and parabens.
Note: Your fingers need to be dry when you are scooping out this scrub. The other alternative is that you could use a clean and dry spoon to take out as much scrub as you want in a small bowl to use in the shower.
Do let me know if you try this! And I forgot to add this when I made this post, you can add another tablespoon of olive oil if you feel the oil in the scrub is less.