I often make my own skin care products from items in my kitchen. It's more affordable (especially if you have the products on hand) and you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.
If you have allergies, like me, it's so important to know where your ingredient came from and what is in everything you use.
Body scrubs are really easy to make and require very few ingredients. This one smells really, really amazing and you will skin as soft as a baby afterward.
1-2 Tablespoons Organic, raw solid coconut oil
The juice of 1/2 a fresh squeezed organic lemon
2 teaspoonsOrganic sugar
a drizzle of Organic Californian olive oil**
Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to emulsify.
**Olive oil from Italy has been in the news recently for using other oils as fillers and not putting it on the label. They are using soybean and nut oils (like hazelnut) to cut the olive oil. I have heard the practice has stopped, but if you have an allergy to soy or nuts, I would recommend avoiding Italian olive oils and using organic oil oil from California.