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January 20th, 2011

Organic Facial Scrub

Going through the beauty aisle can be a daunting thing, especially if you’re looking for something organic and natural. Some people feel like when they go to a health food store, anything they pick up is “safe”. Unfortunately, this is not the case. While yes, there are some great all natural products, others have a long list of ingredients, that you don’t know what they are. Just because something says “natural” on the label, doesn’t mean you get to skip doing your homework and investigate the ingredients.

If one of the ingredients is methlyparaben, or any type of paraben, put it down. This is a common ingredient in beauty products that has harmful effects on your health. Parabens mimic estrogen in the body and can disrupt hormon balance. It’s used a a cheap preservative. A common natural preservative is vitamin E.

This is why I prefer to make my own facial scrubs. It couldn’t be easier and you know exactly what’s in it. You can put as much organic ingredients as you want with out compromise. I really do feel like buying facial scrubs is a waste of money when it’s so easy to make yourself. This is far superior than any scrubs I’ve ever bought. This will keep your skin fresh, renewed and moisturized. I do this once a week.

Organic Sugar Scrub

2 T of organic sugar (not the chunky raw sugar)
1 t organic extra virgin olive oil

Mix the sugar and oil together in a small bowl until the sugar is moist, not soupy.

Take a handful and massage your skin gently. This is best done in the shower.