St. Patrick’s Day: Inspiration to Go Green

Green is a popular color these days, and it’s not just reserved for St. Patrick’s Day.
Everything from cleaning products to home building materials is getting greener. People are becoming more conscious of saving energy, protecting, the environment and living sustainably. On March 17, think about making your skin green. We’re not talking about color; we’re referring to using sustainable, eco-friendly beauty products.

Green skin care involves using products made as naturally as possible.  Eco-friendly skin care products are good for both your skin and the environment. In fact, making chemical-free green beauty products can be simple to inexpensive. You can adopt eco-friendly practices for skin care that come right from your own kitchen.

The following body scrub is perfect for making your St. Patrick’s Day a Little Greener.

What you need:
Sea salt or granulated sugar
Sweet almond oil
Mint essential oil

How to make it
Fill a container with salt or sugar, and pour about half as much oil into the container. We recommend using about twice as much of the salt or sugar as the oil. Stir the mixture until it’s combined, and add as much essential oil as you wish. If you store the body scrub in a glass jar with a screw-on lid, it will last approximately seven days.

How to use it:
After cleansing your skin in the shower, apply a generous amount of the body scrub.
Using a gentle circular motion, lightly work the scrub into your skin. You can apply it to rough areas like your feet and knees or use it to softly buff away dead skin cells on your arms or torso. Your hands will end up soft and smooth after using the body scrub. After massaging it into your skin, rinse the body scrub off and pat yourself dry.

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The sea salt or sugar will exfoliate dry patches and reveal glowing, revitalized skin. The oil will soften your skin and seal in moisture, while the minty fragrance will invigorate you.

This St. Patrick’s Day, you can get a little greener and feel a little cleaner. Save money, save the environment and give this body scrub a shot. After all, if you can eat it, you know it’s safe for your skin, and this body scrub will help make your skin brighter than any pot of gold.

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Michelle Pinois a guest contributor to EcoMom and has provided this article using her knowledge from Skana Spa where she works. Skana is located in central NY at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. When Michelle isn’t working she enjoys spending her time relaxing, catching up on her favorite TV shows or baking a yummy desert she found on Pinterest!

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