There’s something that many of our readers have emailed us on lately and that is do-it-yourself techniques. Especially around the holidays, it seems like people get extra creative with these things. In my personal opinion, it’s not individuals that are looking for techniques for themselves but instead, they’re looking to create their own DIY gifts for the holiday season.
One of the most popular DIY projects that people like to get knee deep in are homemade exfoliants. Doing your exfoliating on a consistent basis is extremely important. Having said that, people want to take advantage of the all natural and organic craze.
For those that want to create gifts for others using ingredients in their kitchen cabinet, here’s what you need to know.
Exfoliating Ingredients Commonly Stored In The Kitchen
If you’re looking to achieve perfectly smooth skin or you’re looking to create a great exfoliator to give as a Christmas gift, then all you need to do is keep reading this. Forget heading to Sephora and ULTA this year for your exfoliating products. Instead, all you need to do is make your own. These DIY exfoliating alternatives will likely compete head-to-head with these on-the-shelf products.
Many of the natural alternative ingredients that I’m about to share with you are cheap and perhaps already in your pantry or kitchen cabinet. They’ll help you remove your dead skin cells in a matter of seconds and in the most affordable approach too. Here are the ingredients that you need to know about to help exfoliate your skin or create the perfect exfoliating gift.
All-Natural Exfoliating Ingredients For Xmas Gift Creations
This is one of the most popular DIY exfoliating ingredients that people incorporate into their own exfoliator recipes. If someone has sensitive skin, then incorporating this ingredient will not harm but help! In fact, it’s got anti-inflammatory properties and helps boost moisturization as well. Mix this with honey or yogurt and you’ll be glad that you did.
Many people love using sea salt when it comes to exfoliating because it helps retain moisture, encourage skin cell growth and rejuvenate your skin overall. It’s the perfect ingredient for anyone dealing with dry skin. Many people opt to mix sea salt with a nice essential oil. These exfoliants can be personalized to your own desire or the person that you’re creating them for.
Applying fine sugar is quite common when it comes to exfoliating products are concerned. Many that can be purchased over the counter contain sugar as it’s an extremely common ingredient. Sugar is great because it has glycolic acid in it and helps remove dead skin cells from your skin. Mix some sugar with a nice natural oil, bottle it up and give it to someone as a gift this holiday season.
Another inexpensive and common ingredient used is baking soda. Many people make an exfoliating paste using water, baking soda, and a few other ingredients. It’s a common application that people use during their evening routine.
I love this ingredient and commonly include it in just about every all-natural exfoliator that I create. Honey is sweet, it’s antibacterial, it’s also an antifungal. If you’re looking to create an exfoliator that can reduce your inflammation as well as hydrate your skin, then incorporate honey into your exfoliant.
There are many other natural ingredients that people commonly incorporate but those mentioned above are used more often than others.
Good luck with creating your own all-natural exfoliant! Happy Holidays too!