VIVACIOUS SKIN: Skin Softening Exfoliating Scrub

Bottled Exfoliating Scrub
Some time ago, I shared my recipe for hair gel, and I bet some one out there was wondering, "What could I do with the leftover flax seeds?"...well you can freeze them and put them in smoothies, breads, or other desserts, or you can use them to make my Skin Softening Exfoliating Scrub!

Here's what you'll need:

  • remainder of the flaxseeds from the gel mix (or 2-3 tbsp of flaxseeds pre-soaked at least 6 hours in one cup of water)
  • 2 heaping tbsps of Avocado/Coconut Whipped Shea Butter
  • 2 Avocado Seeds (that's right! nothing goes to waste!)
  • 2-3 tbsp of black soap
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • essential scented oils (your choice of scent)
In a your Vitamix Dry Blender, grate the avocado seeds until its a powder.
Grated Avocado Seeds
Avocado Seeds in Vitamix

Then in your Vitamix Wet Blender, put all of the above-listed ingredients, including the grated powder avocado seeds. Blend. until smooth, creamy, slightly gratey, but not harsh. Depending on your skin type you can control how rough of a scrub you need. I tend to like mine very fine to where I almost don't feel anything.

Skin Softening Exfoliating Scrub
This can be used all over you body, including your face! It's non-harmful to your skin and gently moisturizes while cleaning and exfoliating. I love that it lathers while exfoliating. It leave your skin feeling smooth, clean, soft and moisturized! After showering or bathing, dry off and seal in that moisture with some coconut oil or one of my whipped shea butter recipes.

I love this scrub and I typically make a large batch and keep it in the fridge, refilling my little 3oz bottles when necessary. Hope you all enjoy this as I did...happy exfoliating!

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