This exfoliating body scrub is a great way to keep your skin supple and soft with naturally moisturizing olive oil and honey. Sugar provides the abrasive agent that resurfaces the skin for a smoother texture and helps reduce the appearance of scars. Honey, a natural antibacterial, helps kill bacteria that causes body acne as well as blemishes on the face. Add some lemon for additional anti-bacterial properties and a gentle, natural way to even out your skin tone. Here's the recipe:

1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tblspn lemon juice
Approx 1 cup sugar
Essential oils (optional)

Mix wet ingredients then add sugar slowly. You may want to add more or less sugar according to your personal preference for scrub thickness. Massage over damp or wet skin for easy spreading and massage into the skin, spending extra time on high motion areas like the hands, feet, knees and elbows. When applying to the face avoid the sensitive eye area and hair line as the olive oil will cling to the hair, making your roots look oily. For extra moisturizing, wrap hands and feet with plastic wrap and cover with socks and gloves. Allow hands and feet to set for at least 10 minutes. When finished, regardless of your chosen application method, simply rinse off and pat dry. Cleansers can be used to remove excess oil left on the skin but this is not recommended, the oil left on the skin will shortly be absorbed into the skin or can be easily rubbed off while towel drying. 

A few drops of lavender, tea tree, myrrh, eucalyptus, or other skin friendly essential oils can be added to the mix for improved scent and antibacterial properties. Olive oil can be substituted for any carrier oil such as almond, coconut, or jojoba.

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