Sunday, April 3, 2011

Orange Sugar Body Scrub {DIY}

It has been so long since I have done some DIY and I have been lately indulging in some things so I shall share some experiments which were successful. So, today, I am sharing a simple body scrub you can make from oranges.

  • 1 complete orange mashed along with the pulp
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • sugar (in my case I used raw sugar called 'khandsari' in Hindi)
  • 2 tea spoons salt (I used rock salt or sendha namak)
  • apricot powder (optional)
Mash a complete orange removing its seeds. Add the honey. Now, the mixture would be extremely watery so add enough amount of sugar to create a scrubby texture. Sidewise, add the salt. The mixture would be still very watery so I used apricot powder to give some stiffness to it.

Now, scrub your body with the mixture. Keep it on the body for 5-10 minutes. Of course, do not forget your face or the feet. This scrub would be useful on all parts of your body. Make this scrub just before your bath because vitamin C in oranges breaks down soon after being exposed to air and becomes useless. So, the fresher your scrub and sooner it is used, the better the results you will get. And, let me add, the pulp in the orange will fall all over in the bathroom so make sure that you finish your shower before your maid cleans the bathroom or do this at night (which is my advise because vitamin C makes the skin photosensitive and also because I found my skin was looking much brighter and softer the next morning).

  • Use Jaggery powder or cane sugar in place of regular sugar.
  • You can also add cocoa powder, besan, multani mitti or anything else which you can think of. Even oats are a good choice.

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