Posted by Olivia on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Looking for ways to get your skin shining for summer? We have the inside scoop on an easy but luxurious make-at-home extra virgin olive oil scrub from Laura Anderson of Lace Herbal Products – the producer of our Healing Salve.
What we love about making your own skin care products is (a) you get to choose the quality of the ingredients (b) you can customize it to your skin type and senses, and (c) there aren’t any mystery ingredients. We’re picky about what we put inside our bodies, why not on our skin as well?
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Olive Oil Scrub:
1 part oil
2 part sugar/salt
1 teaspoon essential oil
Fresh herbs like rosemary or lavender
1) Choose the right EVOO for you, we recommend a robust olive oil, rich in polyphenols, like Certified Organic Tuscan Blend, Italian Blend, or Koroneiki. Pour the amount of oil you decide to use into a jar, keeping in mind the 1 part oil to 2 part sugar or salt ratio.
2) If this is for your body we recommend a course Himalayan Pink Salt. If you have sensitive skin, use an immersion blender to soften the salt, or use a fine sugar. If this is for your face, definitely use a fine sugar. Pour the two parts of sugar or salt into the one part of oil, and mix with the immersion blender if you want to soften the grain.
3) Add a teaspoon, or even a mixture of your favorite essential oils. You can also add a touch of your favorite fresh herbs like rosemary, lavender, or citrus flowers. This will add an aesthetically pleasing accent and the olive oil will help extract some of the natural oils in the herb, giving it an extra hint of fresh fragrance.
Recommendation: After scrubbing, we like to moisturize with our Olive Oil Healing Salve, especially on hands and feet.
We have a few more trusted brands of our own in our Bath & Spa section where you can find moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and salves – all made with olive oil!