October 28, 2013 Sally Bjornsen


When I say the word Tree Hugger I am sure many images come to mind, and probably not an image more akin to bark than beautiful skin.  Visual aside, the site www.treehugger.com does a great job with reviews on skin care, fashion and beauty.  I recently found an article on the site for 8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs.  If you are a DIY kind of woman you will find this really interesting. Salt and sugar scrubs are one of easiest home treatments that truly deliver. “Not only is slathering sugar and oil all over your body wickedly pleasant, but the exfoliating factor leaves post-summer skin refreshed, vibrant, and as soft as a certain anatomical part of an infant,” says the author. The piece is a how-to guide for creating various homemade salt and sugar body scrubs including Banana Sugar Body Scrub, Rosemary Lemon Salt Scrub, Easy Peasy Peach Scrub, and many more. You get to customize your ingredients, be assured that there are no funky synthetic chemicals involved, skip the excess packaging, and have some glowing skin to show for your not-so-much efforts. Below is one recipe for a salt and sugar body scrub. To check out all eight of the formulas click here.

Banana Sugar Body Scrub


When the bananas are starting to brown, grab those beauties and put them to use. This one skips the oil and relies purely on the benefit of banana and the gently abrasive sugar.

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)

Smash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky goop. Don’t over-mash or it will become too thin. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar. In the shower, pat the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with warm water.




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