Green Beauty Recipe: Exfoliating Scrub to Use Before Tanning
This is a luxurious body treatment to try before you leave for a vacation or head for the beach. Ascorbic acid and AHAs from lemon will help fade any skin discolorations, while sugar will exfoliate and nurture your skin. Add as much oil as you like to make the blend easy to apply and minimally messy.
1 cup jojoba or grape seed oil
1 cup brown raw sugar
1 large lemon
3 drops of peppermint essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
10 mg vitamin C crystals
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
Apply using gentle circular movements on clean skin. Concentrate on rough areas such as knees and elbows. Rinse and pat skin dry.
You can store the scrub in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.