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Body & Soul: Lavender-Soy Body Scrub

By Janice Cox
December/January 2011
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Try a scrub with the soothing power of lavender.


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Soy is great for the skin. It increases collagen production and helps keep skin tone even. This scrub also is soothing to dry skin because it uses sugar, which is less dehydrating than harsh chemical peels or salt rubs. The vegetable oil also helps moisturize, and dried lavender is naturally soothing and antiseptic to dry skin. 

• 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 tablespoons soy milk
• 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers or 1 to 2 drops lavender essential oil

1. Stir all ingredients together until smooth and pour into a clean container.

2. To use: standing in the tub or shower, gently massage the mixture all over your body to increase circulation and remove any dry or flaky skin. Rinse well, then follow with a light natural oil or rich body lotion.


Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home(Henry Holt and Company, 2002). 

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