Rafa Natural’s Detoxifying Seaweed Body Scrub A Simple Detox from the Ocean I just love anything from the ocean. Sea Salt, seaweed (kelp is a type of seaweed), sushi…oh great. Now I’m hungry. This scrub is super detoxifying due to the powered kelp and Dead Sea Salt. It will smell a little fishy due to the seaweed, but the essential oils will mask some of that. Be sure to use the fine grain salt to get the best scrubbing action. If you already have Dead Sea Salt on hand but it’s not fine, you can throw it into a coffee grinder and grind it. (I keep one just for making products, not coffee.) If you don’t have Jojoba oil on hand, any kind of light oil like Grape Seed or Apricot Kernel Oil. Before you begin, be sure to sterilize your working utensils and jar you are going to use for the scrub with isopropyl alcohol. Ingredients 1/4 cup powered kelp 1/4 cup Dead Sea Salt – Fine Grain 1/3 cup Jojoba Oil 5 drops Cypress Essential Oil 3 drops Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil 3 drops Fennel Essential Oil 8 oz. sterilized glass container (wide mouth mason jars are perfect). Just remember that glass in a bathroom can be hazardous, so you can use plastic if you feel that’s safer. Directions: - Mix the powered kelp and Dead Sea salt together in a sterilized bowl. - Add the Jojoba oil and mix well. - Then add the essential oils and mix very well. - Spoon into your prepared glass container and seal with a tight fitting lid. It should be good for 2-3 weeks. To use, scoop out desired amount and rub into skin in a circular motion. Do not use on face. Rinse well but try not to use soap afterwards. Instead, let the essential oils linger on your skin for greater detoxifying benefits. Pat skin dry. If making your own scrub is too much work for you, you can always try our Dead Sea Salt Detox Scrub. It doesn’t contain seaweed but it’s chocked full of amazing detoxifying ingredients and smells amazing. Visit us at Rafa Natural to place your order and to learn more about our many organic, vegan, and all natural products. Enjoy!
Making a DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub at home can be super easy. I especially love this recipe because it’s a cleanser and a scrub all rolled into one. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on the bottom of your shower either, a nice plus. This is the same basic recipe we use for our Champagne Sugar Scrub and our Lemon Sugar Scrub with only a couple of modifications. Recipe for DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub 1 cup (8 oz) Organic Fine Grain Sugar 1/4 cup (2 oz) Grape Seed Oil 1/4 cup (2 oz) Castile Soap (I love Dr. Bronners Mild) Food coloring (optional – can use natural colorants like Lemon Peel Powder) 1/2 tsp (5 grams) essential oil of choice (lemon, peppermint, or a relaxation blend is great) 1/4 tsp Grapefruit Seed Oil (optional as a preservative) Place sugar in stainless bowl, breaking up any lumps. Add color if using and blend into the sugar. Add essential oil into sugar and mix well so all sugar is coated with essential oils. If mixing with hands, it’s highly recommended you use gloves. Alternating between the Grape Seed Oil & the Castile Soap, slowly add to the sugar, mixing well. If you prefer a more liquid scrub, simply add more castile soap and Grapeseed oil in equal proportions. If using, add the Grapefruit Seed Oil. Mix well. Some ingredient tips: Sugar – Use the smallest grain you can. The smaller the granule, the better scrubbing action you’ll get. Try to find extra fine granulated organic or regular sugar. Oil – The recipe suggests using Grape Seed Oil, but you can use Sweet Almond or Jojoba. Grape Seed is recommended because it non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pores) and it has a low probability of irritating most skin types. It’s also a good choice for those with nut allergies or sensitivities. Castile Soap – We use Dr. Bonner’s Baby Mild Liquid Soap in our scrubs at the store. It’s organic and has almost no scent. A lot of castile soaps can have a strong scent that’s not very pleasant. Dr. Bonner’s also makes several nice scents like peppermint, almond, citrus and lavender. If you choose to use one of those, you won’t have to add an essential oils. They all smell great. Essential Oils – If you do decide to use an essential oil, remember that they are very powerful. I little goes a long way! Especially with peppermint. If using peppermint, 2-3 drops might be all you need. If you are looking for a more relaxing scrub, check out some relaxation blends available at your local health food store to find one you like. Peace & Calming essential oil blend from Young Living smells a-maz-ing and offers therapeutic value as well. Color – Who doesn’t like a little color, right? If you are trying to keep it simple and don’t care about keeping your recipe natural, food coloring will work. If you want to keep it natural, check with your health food store for natural colorants. Another option to is add seeds like cranberry seeds or blueberry seeds available at Michaels. Preservatives – The recipe uses Grapefruit Seed Oil as a natural preservative. This will keep your recipe good for a couple of weeks, but not much longer. Keep your scrub to the side of your shower and don’t allow it to come into contact with water to keep it fresher longer. DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub How to Video
As of this post, we have 6 different scrubs. And when I say different, I mean, they are all different from one another. They all offer their own benefits and our Coffee Scrub offers unique benefits that some of the others don’t. First of all, it’s made of coffee! I mean, does it get much better than that? So what’s the big deal with coffee? Glad you asked: Coffee has EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). Catechins are antioxidants that fight free radical damage and may even prevent cell damage. Caffeine. The number one drug in America. Well here’s another reason to indulge. Caffeine helps to plump up the skin. For years models have rubbed ground coffee over cellulite-prone areas just prior to photo shoots for the smoothest appearance of those areas. And I for one am thrilled to hear that even models have to fight what the rest of us do. Soft skin. The combination of coffee, turbinado sugar and sea salt all make wonderful little scrubbing buffers that help to get rid of dead, dried skin and reveal softer, fresher skin underneath. Plus, the avocado oil in this scrub is full of essential fatty acids that keep skin moisturized and healthy. Scent. This scrub smells A-MAZ-ING! A rich combination of espresso, rich cocoa & vanilla. Yum! To get yours, go to: http://rafanatural.com/coffee-salt-scrub