Piggies, I don't know about you, but I don't put anything on my skin that I wouldn't put in my mouth. I am a huge supporter of natural organic food grade skin care, but an even bigger fan of making my own homemade skin care with organic food and food grade products in my kitchen. This way, I know the exact source of the ingredients, how fresh they are, and in what ratios and quantities they have been mixed together. I can also muscle-test the ingredients and test them against my skin as I make up my potions to know if they are a good fit for my skin from week to week, and season to season. I also like to be in complete control of the essential oils I add to home made lotions and potions in order to get my blend just right depending on my mood.
Homemade skin care products are super easy to make and SO much fun! Those of you who have tried my home made organic moisturiser and were inspired to host your own homemade skin care making parties (I loved getting your emails) know how easy and economical it is to blend up your own organic skincare recipes with friends and family. Homemade skin care products save you money, are better for the environment, healthier for your body, and make fantastic gifts!
After being overwhelmed with email requests for more homemade skin care recipes over the last couple of months, I realized that the homemade skin care section of the site was embarrassingly sparse. Piggies, I apologise for not sharing some of these quick easy natural skin care recipes sooner. To be honest, I make so many little concoctions every week that I just take them for granted. But your emails and Facebook messages helped me see that I must share these organic skin care recipes with my fellow discerning pigs! After all, healthy blender recipes are not just for food. A vegetarian recipe blog can include organic skin care recipes!
So, today I decided to post one of my favourite homemade skin care recipes that literally takes seconds to make, and is gloriously decadent and effective. I almost skipped over this little gem because I make it so often! This homemade almond scrub was born out of my obsession with waste, or more specifically, the desire to reduce waste. You see, I make homemade almond milk every second day; and after soaking, blending and straining the almonds, I am always left with a huge amount of delicious organic activated almond pulp that is just too good to waste. There are a ton of fantastic uses for almond pulp such as dehydrated cookies and crusts (I will share some of those quick easy recipes in the coming months) but my favourite use for almond pulp is this insanely easy homemade almond body scrub which is fantastic for removing dead skin cells and gently adding moisture to your skin.
I like to use this homemade almond scrub in the bath and then just soak in the water and oil to give my skin a good almond infusion. My skin feels like silk when I hop out of the tub. I like to use lavender oil as it is so relaxing. But you can add any essential oils that tickle your fancy. Just remember that pure essential oils are extremely powerful, and a little goes a long way!
Please note that this homemade skin care recipe only keeps fresh in the fridge for a couple of days. So it is not really suitable for a gift, unless it is one of those "further invitation" presents that requires an immediate demonstration and instant gratification. If you are planning "that" type of a gift, then this little blend is puuuurfect, Sorry, perhaps too much information for some of you. But I swear, if I had an hour to live I would dive into a vat of raw homemade almond milk and scrub my body senseless. Or perhaps a vat of homemade avocado mask. Oops, that is another post…and I fear I have already shared too much. A letter of apology for my piggy indiscretions!
Enjoy! From my kitchen bath tub to yours! This homemade almond body scrub is a winner! Your nutty skin will sing, and you will never waste that gorgeous almond pulp again.