I’m Gabi and I have a strong passion about skin care and in particular, all those products that can be considered Bio and Eco compatible. I also pay much attention to topics like the respect of our environment and recycling. It is for these reasons that I have started to produce bio skin creams, solid shampoo bars and soaps for my family and me. I prefer to store them in recycled jars (recovered thanks to my mum, sisters, sister and mother in law, cousins..so basically half of my family tree ..ahaha).
My first DIY project in 2019
Spending Christmas time in Italy for me means only..eat, eat, and eat. Everyday is an opportunity to be together with relatives and friends preparing endless lunches and dinners. The atmosphere is amazing and I definitely love it but if you are not trained, it might become stressful. After 10 days of parties you are tired and you only want to start again with your usual lifestyle.
As my first DIY project in 2019, I thought of a choco scrub to take a rest and cuddle me. The preparation is easy and requires only ingredients that you have in your pantry.
What you will need
- 2 teaspoons sugar cane
- 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil (you could replace it with olive oil)
I formulated it thinking more about a body scrub, that means legs and arms above all. The skin in those zones has uneven textures with drier areas especially focused on elbows and knees. For this reason, I decided to use three kinds of sugar to obtain a threefold action from each of them. Due to their different sizes and shapes of the sugar crystals, the final scrub ensures both a gentle action and a nice exfoliation at the same time.
The entire process will take only 10 minutes and above all.. your kitchen will not get dirty! This is for me one of the most important factors in DIY projects!
- Pour 2 teaspoons of sugar cane into a bowl.
- Add 4 teaspoons granulated sugar.
- Add 2 teaspoons caster sugar.
- Add 2 teaspoons cocoa powder.
- Mix all the powders together.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.
I added only 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil because I personally love to use more granular scrubs. The texture of my scrub is shown below.
In case you prefer a more creamy texture, you should add more sweet almond oil. At this stage you have to just fill up your jar and your scrub is ready. In case your jar is too big and you need more scrub to fill it completely, you can repeat the entire procedure avoiding adding the cocoa powder this time. In this way you can create a nice pattern while filling the container. What do you think about mine?
You can find other interesting DIY scrub using kiwi (https://c6beauty.com/lip-scrub-kiwi/ ) or clementine (https://c6beauty.com/diy-exfoliating-body-scrub-clementines/ ) on my blog (https://c6beauty.com/)
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