Vanilla Rose Body Scrub with Mango Butter and Vitamin C

 

Probably the most impressive part of this DIY scrub is the vitamin C, and also how pink it is. I have kind of a pattern with these pink scrubs. This one is made with some dried rose petals, although I have a ton of hibiscus that could’ve made it in here too. Basically if you have flowers growing at home and they’re edible (make sure to check) you can throw them into a DIY body scrub. To add in the vitamin C, which helps with the reproduction of collagen in skin, I added it in crystalized form also known as, L-Ascorbic Acid. One half of a teaspoon of this form has over 4,000% of your daily vitamin C. So, putting a full tablespoon in should go along way in maintaining the health of your skin. It’s not hard to find articles that support the pretty impressive claims of vitamin C (see below). Whether it be skin firming, anti-aging, brightening or healing scar tissue, it seems like vitamin C does a little bit of everything. As far as hydrators, this scrub has mango butter, coconut oil, and a little bit of almond oil high in vitamin E, to hydrate skin as it scrubs. I’ve been using the blender for most of my scrubs because it just makes a nicer texture. You can always mix by hand, but I just feel like this way makes life a little bit easier.

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As far as your skin is concerned, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. "Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells." - Allure

 
 

Vitamin C helps counteract the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals by neutralizing damaging molecules. But - here's the really exciting part - the latest research also shows that Vitamin C actually enhances your skin's natural defense system, helping it to protect itself from oxidative stress. - Dermalogica

 
 

“Free radicals are unstable electrons that attack our healthy cells, causing signs of aging to appear. "It is widely believed by scientists around the world that one of the main reasons we age is because unstable electrons in molecules (called free radicals) attack healthy cells and change their composition, which causes them to no longer function the way normal, younger cells do," she explains. So in order to stave off aging, we need to stave off those villainous free radicals.” - Byrdie

 

“Vitamin C is highly acidic and very bitter, so when applied to the skin, the skin is triggered to ‘heal’ itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is the protein fibers that make skin plump and prevent sagging; elastin are also protein fibers that help skin bounce back.” - HuffPost

 
 
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Here’s what you’ll need:

Vanilla Rose Body Scrub with Mango Butter and Vitamin C

Directions:

  • Blend or mix vitamin C and rose petals with the sugar until Well-blended.

  • Add in all three oils and blend again until fully mixed. It should make a sort of crumbly texture that you can pack down if you want to.

  • Can be stored on the counter or in the shower with a lid on for up to a month.

  • To use: Take a small handful Scrub in circular motions all over on damp skin while in the bath or shower. Rinse well and moisturize when done.

 
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