All natural – plastic free beauty products are something I love. I want to only put healthy things on my skin and want the same for the environment.
If you only take one step to make your day to day products more earth friendly it should be this one.
Microbeads are those tiny little balls that you get in exfoliators, and face scrubs. These little beads can be found even in toothpaste and shampoo.
Scientists have been finding these micro-plastic-beads are making their way into our water ways and oceans.
These tiny pieces are small enough that they are being eaten by small invertebrates (think mussels or small worms in the ocean).
These are working their way up food chains and are now even being found in fish.
None of this is good.
What is more ridiculous is that you can make amazing body and face scrubs with common household foods.
Here are three different Body Scrub Recipes I love….
* use organic ingredients*
Simple and Gentle Face Scrub
1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
3/4 Tablespoon of Honey
a couple drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
rub on damp skin in circles and rinse off.
Wake me up Coffee Scrub!
2 tablespoons Ground Coffee ( make it as rough as you like if you ground it yourself.)
2 tablespoons of Raw Sugar
1-2 Tablespoons of melted coconut oil ( or other oils if you like)
A few drops of vanilla essence
Mix together and use as a body scrub in the shower from head to toe.
* you may experience a caffeine rush from this if you don’t drink coffee regularly!*
Lemon Sugar Salt Scrub
2 table spoons of rock salt
2 tablespoons of raw sugar
1/2 lemon squeezed
A little bit of oil ( coconut, olive, almond or jojoba)
Mix everything together, only add as much oil as you want.
I added more lemon juice instead to get a less oily scrub.
It takes two minutes to make these recipes before you have a shower or wash your face, and they leave your skin feeling beautiful!
Be creative, take anything with texture from your cupboards and use it as an exfoliate!
Who needs Microbeads anyways?!
Jamie Van Jones