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Thursday, November 10, 2011

BEAUTY WITH NICOLE-- DIY AVOCADO/YOGURT BODY SCRUB

Beauty editor Nicole Emmerling whips up avocadoes and yogurt, but instead of eating it, she coats her body with it. Today she shares a recipe for a wonderful, natural body scrub that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. -- AP

DIY AVOCADO/YOGURT BODY SCRUB
Ingredients:
2 oz. Epsom salts
2 oz. wet coffee grounds
1 ripe, mashed avocado
2 oz. plain Greek yogurt
sunflower seed oil

Mix the avocado and yogurt in a bowl. Mix in the Epsom salts and coffee grounds. Stir in the oil a little at a time until the mixture is the consistency of paste. Step into the shower and get wet. Turn off the water. Vigorously rub the avocado/yogurt mixture all over your body from your neck down to your feet for several minutes. Rinse.

Anyone going to try this? Let's hear from you. -- AP

3 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds nice. Greek yogurt is what we use in cooking, as definitely thicker than others.

Jane R said...

This sounds so refreshing and given the ingredients, it would be really healthy for your skin - especially during the dry winter months. Thanks for sharing this!

Island Buzzy said...

Okay, this is another of your wonderful recipes that I have to try! I totally love making natural body and face treatments...especially with fresh, local culinary ingredients!
Thanks!