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DIY time: Make your own scrub

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Pure castile soap is a great multi-purpose product, so we’re sharing a few tips for making your own all-natural body scrub from it – it really does help your skin to become silky, soft, and supple.

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Creating your own tailored body scrub and achieving beautifully soft skin couldn’t be simpler with these three easy to follow steps.

Step 1: Choose your preferred exfoliator.

Sugar and coffee granules are ideal exfoliator options; both gently remove dead skin cells whilst improving circulation. Coffee granules not only aid in detoxifying the body, but they also help reduce varicose veins, whilst banishing cellulite (one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets!). In the same way, sugar granules gently soften dry, rough patches to smooth those hardened elbows, knees and heels.

Once you have selected your exfoliator, gently mix the granules into pure castile soap for an even consistency. We recommend Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Soap for an unscented formulation that’s suitable for all skin types, or there's also a range of scents to choose from.

Step 2: Prefer more oils?

If you are in need of calm and tranquility just add a two to three drops of ylang ylang or if your skin is looking lacklustre, add rosehip seed oil which is formulated to tighten, tone and brighten dull skin. Once you have chosen your favoured oil just add to the soap and gently mix for an even blend.

Step 3: Apply your bespoke body scrub and see the results!

While in the shower, evenly cover the entire body and with a hot cleansing cloth or flannel, work in small circular movements upwards for best results.

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Your soft, supple skin is now perfect for self-tanning, so you might like to check out our tips for a natural, sunless tan here.