I have loved body scrubs for years … I think it’s even safe to say that I’m OBSESSED with them. There’s just something about using scrubs that make me feel like I’m completely pampering myself … like a mini spa day, in the comfort of my own home! Now, having said that, I AM a bit picky about what kinds of scrubs I use … I’m not a huge fan of sugar scrubs because I feel like as SOON as you bring them into the shower they melt, so I typically like to stick to salt scrubs!
If I have an upcoming vacation booked I like to exfoliate in the weeks leading up to my vacation, I find that it helps my skin look fresh and dewy and it feels so soft and supple … I’m even certain it helps reduce the appearance of cellulite too!! I’m no Doctor but … scrubs also help with your lymphatic system, improving your circulation and unclogging pores! Also, I’m sure Jamie would agree that taking this “Me Time” in the shower is a HUGE plus for your Parasympathetic Nervous System (read about the importance of “Me Time” here!) …
Anyway … I have tested out a TON of scrubs in my day and I found one that not only smells insanely good but it also works wonders for my skin … the only downfall is it’s a WHOPPING $49 for 12oz and nobody’s got time for THAT! LOL!! So, I was determined to re-create this scrub on my own and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally scratched this off of my to-do list and can’t WAIT to share this little DIY with you so you can get scrubbin’ …
My Everyday Invigorating Scrub
- 2 cups of Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Young Living Canada Enhanced V6 Vegetable Oil Complex
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Glycerin
- 20 drops of Young Living Canada Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Young Living Canada Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Young Living Canada Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Young Living Canada Neroli Essential Oil (Just enough to soften the scent)
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Divide into desired containers.
- Get in the shower and get scrubbin!!
I’m so pleased with my little creation … it smells EXACTLY like my favourite scrub and it’s a fraction of the price!! Also, I’m super excited to have been able to test out the Young Living Canada essential oils in this DIY, I’ve been a big lover of essential oils ever since I can remember and I’ve been hearing SO MUCH about them lately so when they approached me to give them a try I was excited to include them in this little experiment of mine and so far I’m loving them!!
If you haven’t heard about Young Living Canada yet … (where have you been?? under a rock?? LOL … just kidding!!), let me give you a quick little run down! They own their own farms, and manage the entire cultivation process from planting, growing, and harvesting, to distilling AND bottling of their essential oil to ensure the highest level of quality and purity in their products. Actually, here’s a fun fact … they have a farm right here in CANADA!! It’s their Northern Lights Farm in Fort Nelson, BC and this farm, in particular, supplies their Northern Lights Black Spruce Essential Oil!! Cool hey?! This might call for a little field trip … lol!
Okay, back to the scrub … you can also get creative with this scrub and swap out the essential oils for a completely different scent … vanilla cinnamon, perhaps?? Also, this scrub is the perfect little homemade gift to giveaway this upcoming holiday season! All you need are some cute jars, and some string and labels to give them their finishing touch!
Alright … let’s move on to the other DIY!! Essential Oil Wipes!! Most wipes, EVEN the most gentle of them all still tend to have chemicals in them which I really dislike but I STILL use them, especially when we are on the go. However, there is an AWESOME (and ridiculously easy) way to make baby and household wipes that are chemical FREE!! Not only are they super cost effective but they also smell UNREAL thanks to the essential oils!!
Let’s take a look …
Essential Oil Wipes
- 1/2 roll of paper towels (cut a full roll in half)
- 1.5 cups of water
- 1/2 tablespoon Castile soap
- 1/2 tablespoon fractioned coconut oil
- 2 drops Young Living Canada Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Young Living Canada Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Place 1/2 roll of paper towel into a plastic Tupperware container.
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Pour mixture over the paper towel in Tupperware container.
- Let sit.
- Shake and use to clean hands and face!
How great are those DIYs?? I felt like I hit the jackpot with them! LOL! Also, when Leo is sick I like to add Thieves Essential Oil (a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils) to his diffuser or Eucalyptus Essential Oil. If he isn’t sick and I just want him to get a relaxing night’s sleep then I add Lavender Essential Oil to it. They seriously work wonders!!!
Do you use Young Living Canada essential oils?? If so, what are your favourite oils and how do you use them?? Comment below!
Thank you Young Living Canada for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.