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Make Your Own Body Scrub

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Dry skin on your arms and legs can make you feel, well, all dried up! You can buy a commercial exfoliant to help your skin look and feel better—but these can be expensive and often have harsh chemicals that can cause allergic reactions. And you may not like the smell…or how the store-bought stuff feels. Solution: Here’s a homemade version of a body scrub that smells fresh, feels great and saves you money. Create a paste by mixing together one-quarter cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and one-quarter cup of extra-virgin olive oil along with one-half cup of kosher (coarse) salt. Massage the paste onto the parts of your body that need exfoliating. Then rinse off the mixture with warm water and feel how smooth it leaves your skin. Note: Never use this scrub on your face. It’s too strong and coarse for delicate facial skin.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: June 29, 2010 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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