We <3 our readers! The other day on Facebook we asked what your winter-ready skin secret is, and Krysten Walker chimed in that she makes her own scrub recipes. Fun – so do we – and we had to get on our hands on them! Krysten was kind enough to share, and it just so happens she is an esthetician who does a lot of home spa parties. She said that it’s common at parties for people to not want facials, so she prepares hand scrubs and parfaffin dips as well. “I find that mostly everyone who does this ends up buying a jar of my scrub,” she says. She SWEARS by these recipes to help her skin survive the winter.  Not a master spa chef? No worries, these recipes only require you to mix the ingredients.

And here’s something interesting Krysten shares: “People who are diabetic cannot use a sugar scrub and people who have high blood pressure can not use a salt scrub, so always feel free to substitute sugar for salt and vice versa.”

Get your pens and paper ready! Wait, does anyone still use pens and paper?

Spa Deluxe Simple Sugar Scrub

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar, or sea salt
  • 3/4 grapeseed, coconut, almond or olive oil.
  • 1/4 tsp essential oils or fragrance oils (peppermint is great holiday scent)
  • 1/2 tbsp of Vitamin E oil

Mix all the ingredients. Feel free to add more or less based on your preference. Store in a tightly closed jar. Follow up with a good lotion to seal the moisture in your skin.

Spa Deluxe Mocha Latte Scrub

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Vitamin E

Coffee grounds are said to help with reduction of cellulite and chocolate is high in antioxidants. Store in a tight container and this will last you about 3 months.

Bonus tip: Store them in mason jars and give them as gifts this holiday season!

Do you have a fun Spa Foodie recipe to share? Email it to daily @ spaweekmedia.com and we just may feature your secrets too!

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