• Anita Vandyke

My 'no plastic microbeads' sugar scrub

Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Did you know that most commercial body and face scrubs contain microbeads?


Microbeads are tiny balls of plastic used in body scrubs that act as the exfoliant. They scrub the dead skin of your body to leave your skin silky smooth but then are washed away into our waterways and into our oceans. These microbeads are then eaten by marine life and end up back in our food chain. They are highly toxic to the environment and completely unnecessary. I've chosen to replace all my exfoliants with a DIY sugar scrub that costs pennies and works a treat!


Here is a recipe for a festive lemon and bergamot sugar scrub.

You need: - 1/3 cup brown sugar (the finer the better) - a squeeze of lemon juice and grind some of the lemon rind into the sugar - 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil - 1/3 cup of olive oil - add a few drops of bergamot essential oils

Mix this all together in a large bowl and decant into a container of your choice! I decorate it with a ribbon or a homemade gift tag. It smells so luxurious and doesn’t have any micro beads like store bought body scrubs!


Also, DIY beauty products make the best stocking stuffers and hostess gifts!


© 2018 by Anita Vandyke. Proudly created with Wix.com