I would like to introduce you to this fun little book called “Clean Body” by Michael DeJong. It’s chock-full of natural body cleaning techniques using homemade remedies out of olive oil, lemons, baking soda, salt, and vinegar. It’s a very quick and entertaining read but makes a great case for leaving your traditional store bought, chemical-laden, body products behind claiming that all you need for a truly clean body can be found in a handful of products right in your kitchen.
Here is excerpts from the book to give you a taste of some of the quick and easy recipes you will find:
- Mix together equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and salt to create a wonderful skin softener. Mix the two, so that the salt soaks up the olive oil, and then scrub your entire body, head to toe. Expect to be energized as well as exfoliated. Massage the mixture into your body and wash off thoroughly. You’d pay good money for this treatment if you were at a spa!
- Liberate yourself of dead skin cells with this awesome all-over exfoliator. Blend three quarters of a cup of sea salt or coarse kosher salt, three tablespoons of baking soda, and one-quarter cup of olive oil in a bowl. Jump into a warm-to-hot shower, douse yourself down, dip a washcloth into the mixture, and scrub everything you can reach with the all-over exfoliator. Rinse well. Find your newly revealed, stunningly soft skin sparkling fresh and re-energized.
Reprinted with permission from Clean Body, copyright 2009 by Michael DeJong, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
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