The Best Body Scrub!

My best body scrub experience ever was at Grand Lido Sans Souci Hotel in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I was led down a winding, flower-filled path to a private cabana on the cliffs where an expert therapist was waiting. It was sense overload in the best way possible. I could hear the sound of the ocean below, smell the tropical blooms and feel the gentle breeze on my skin…all while being massaged and scrubbed from head to toe. Perfection!

Since a flight to Jamaica isn’t on my schedule anytime soon, it looks like I’ll have to do the dirty work myself. After being covered up for most of fall and winter I have extra dry elbows, knees, heels and even my shins look like they could use a good scrubbing. Obviously, I haven’t been exfoliating as religiously as I should be (2-3 times per week is recommended) and I’ve paid the price. But, softer, more radiant skin is just a scrub away. Here, some of my favorite picks:

  1. My absolute favorite is Lamas Botanicals Pumpkin Spice Polish, $17.99. I discovered it over 10 years ago and never plan on switching. I keep it in the shower and use it on my face but it’s great on the body, too.There’s just something so special about the delicious scent and the texture of the grainy buffing beads.
  2. Origins Incredible Spreadable Smoothing Ginger Body Scrub, $28, has an irresistible ginger fragrance that lingers.
  3. Bliss Lemon+Sage Body Scrub, $36, is a spa-strength scrub that smoothes even the roughest elbows and knees.

*Always follow with a rich body cream.

5 Responses to "The Best Body Scrub!"

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  1. Jazzy J

    March 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Can you recommend something more organic like kosher salt from the kitchen?

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    • Nancy

      March 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Jazzy J!
      Yes…if you’d like to make your own scrub here is a basic recipe I like to use:
      Ingredients:
      1 cup of kosher salt (you can also use brown or white sugar which is a little gentler on the skin)
      1/3 cup of a carrier oil (I like sweet almond oil but you can also use sunflower or grape seed oil)
      20 drops of and essential oil blend (I love peppermint and lemon but feel free to use your favorites like lavender, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, etc.)
      to do:
      Add the essential oil to the salt (or sugar) and mix well. Slowly add in the oil continually mixing until it’s the consistency of wet sand. Step into the shower and use.
      Have fun creating your own recipes. Let me know how it goes. Nancy

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