Summer is creeping up on us fast, which means many of us are using several beauty care products to help get our skin and body looking hot. Although, if you are smart like me, you wont go out and purchase any beauty care products at drugstores. Instead, you will save your money and make your very own tropical mango olive oil exfoliating shower gel.
Natural Pampering Ingredients Needed
The natural ingredients you will need to create this luxurious exfoliating shower gel are cup of e xtra virgin olive oil , half cup of liquid castile soap, 20-drops of mango essential oil, cup of ground almonds and forth cup of white sugar cane. I use these ingredients because they cleanse and exfoliate the skin well while hydrating, nourishing and softening up the skin naturally.
Now, I know in my household I have these ingredients on hand, but if you do not, you can find them at your local organic grocery store, herbal shop or organic skin care store. The ingredients can be expensive, but once you have them on hand, you can make several batches of the bathing product.
Creating the Homemade Pampering Shower Product
To create the mango shower gel you will need to combine all the ingredients in a large glass bowl using a wooden spoon until you get a gritty oily frothy thick mixture. After, scoop the mixture into a wide mouth jar or funnel it into a squeezable container, which is what I do because I find the exfoliating wash is easier to use this way. Then, I place the shower gel in my shower to access and use with ease when I want to cleanse and pamper my skin from head to toe.
Using the Body Cleanser
I find the best way to use the homemade exfoliating body cleanser is by getting into the shower and soaking down with hot comfortable water. This helps soften up the skin so it is easier to exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate with the homemade product. Then, I take a handful of the gritty mango shower gel and massage and lather it into my skin using small circular motions with my hands. You will notice as you use cleanse your skin and body with this product the lovely gritty texture it has that rubs away dead skin cells and the heavenly tropical mango scent it has that helps uplift your mood and gets you ready for summer. Once the entire body is exfoliated and cleansed well, it is best to rinse off with tons of warm water, pat the skin dry and apply your favorite tropical skin cream or body lotion. Mine is the mango body butter from the Body Shop. After all this pampering, my skin is soft, glowing and smelling just like summertime and most importantly it is ready to be exposed during summertime so I can catch some sun.
To help keep your skin and body looking and feeling good for summertime, use the mango shower gel at least twice a week or whenever you want. I prefer to use it whenever my skin is dry, flaky and dull appearing, but again, you make and use this homemade pampering skin product whenever you like and enjoy.