College O'Natural

My life as an earth-wise health-conscious college student. DIY, budgets, and the occasional rant!

Chai Body Scrub

So I used to use this:

photo 1-3

I really liked it aside from the weird brown balls in it. But, I was running low and not looking forward to paying for more. Then I looked at the ingredients:

photo 2-4

Other than the weird chemicals, it was a pretty basic recipe. I felt like I could do better. So after experimenting and thinking about what I wanted from a scrub I created this.

3 chai tea bag

1/3 cup sugar

1/8 cup raw honey

1/8 cup honey

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

The tea is full of antioxidants that help protect your cells and some say it helps to lower cancer risk.  Chai of course has many other spices in it as well. I don’t know of their particular benefits but they make it smell good ;). Sugar is a great exfoliant and raw honey is antimicrobial.  Cinnamon is good for complexion regulation, evening out the skin. Vanilla smells great and is anti-inflammatory. I added the regular honey to lower viscosity.

It’s not pretty but oh well.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s