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« on: April 10, 2010 11:03:02 AM »

so yes Im pregnant and my skin is probably in the best shape ever, [this is the first time I have not had to worry about zits! yay!] but about once or twice a week it gets dry and itchy and I figure its time to exfoliate.

can anyone help me out with measurements for a recipe? Im a little limited on ingredients, Im thinking the base should be something very basic [fancy that!] like cornmeal, sugar, epsom salt.. I have a lot of herbs I could put in there as well as ingredients that come from fruit, and some cocoa butter to add.. but on the whole I dont have access to things like jojoba, red clay, sea salt, etc.. really fine ingredients basically.

Im just looking for something basic and not to harsh that will remove the dead cells.. I have a basic idea for ingredients but am not sure how to go about putting the whole thing together.

I would greatly appreciate any help.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010 11:49:43 AM »

Generally I do 1c. oil to 1c. salt. I'd say sweet almond oil, or even just olive oil works. Sunflower and safflower oils are nice, too. You want to make small amounts at a time because scrubs don't keep for very long. Store any unused scrub in the fridge for 4-5 days.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010 12:02:40 PM »

I'd recommend brown sugar for your face, it's less harsh than white sugar and less drying than salt.  I usually just do enough oil to moisten the sugar plus a little extra to make it easy to use/spread. And you might want to make small batches at a time, just to keep it fresh.

Oh, and just FYI, sea salt is now available in pretty much every grocery store, it's definitely no longer a fancy hard to find ingredient (thanks Food Network TV!) I can even get it in bulk in my cheap-o grocery store.
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