11.18.2014

DIY: Frosted Cranberry Scrub

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And now back to the post:


In theory, the holidays are supposed to be a joyous, thankful, and holy time, but unfortunately it's not the case all of the time. Thanksgiving dinner has to be cooked (I am in charge of making ice! ha!), presents have to be wrapped for Christmas, and there's family to deal with. Ah, yes, a joyous time like I was saying. But seriously, all of that stress isn't a help for your skin. Today I've got a scrub that will give softer, glowing skin and takes a minute to make. Cranberries are a Thanksgiving staple, so take a few from the bag and make this gentle scrub.

You will need:
  • handful of frozen cranberries (I used organic)
  • handful of plain oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp sweet almond oil (or fave facial oil of your choosing)
  • blender and spoon
You will:
  • Place everything in the blender (I use a clean coffee grinder since this is such a small amount) and blend until a thick paste consistency. You might need to add more/less oatmeal.
  • Rub the scrub onto your face in circular motions for around a minute. Since the cranberries are frozen, this feels so cooling and wonderful.
  • Carefully rinse away and follow with your favorite moisturizer.

FYI:
  • Cranberries help give that glowing skin, the oil moisturizes, and the oatmeal is a gentle scrub.
  • Feel free to skip the oil if you'd like or replace it with honey.
  • If you don't have sensitive skin, I suggest cornmeal--this is what I usually choose (I know this isn't a staple in everyone's pantry, so oatmeal works). Sugar works well too, but I like that better on the body.
  • This is enough for a single serving, but feel free to make more and keep for up to a week or two in the fridge.
  • Avoid the eye area and avoid if allergic.
  • More ideas:

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52 comments:

  1. Excuse me? You mean I have to rub it on my face and that I can't eat it? Sorry, that is unacceptable ;-) It looks so delicious!

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  2. The smell alone might make me want to eat it!!!! Looks so tasty so happy to know it has good benefits for my face!!

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  3. Oh, this sounds lovely! Glowing skin = you have this girl hooked, haha. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. Ohh this sounds like such a good idea! I had no idea cranberry helped with glowing skin! I'm sold!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. This sounds perfect for my skin! I love cranberries too! You always have such great DIYs!!

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  6. This looks yummy... yes yummy. This is such a cool DIY skin idea :)

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  7. mmmm i bet this smells great too!! xo jillian

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  8. What a great idea! I've used other berries before, but never - cranberries... Will definitely try! x

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  9. This sounds amazing and I LOVE cranberries! Must try this during my time off next week!

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  10. I was so ready to eat this until I read that you should rub it on your face. lol.
    (^^,)

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  11. Oh! Will this not be too cold? Frozen cranberries? That scares me! ;-) Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  12. I bet this smells divine! Cranberries are my favorite thing around the holidays. I make my own cranberry sauce every year, and I love it!

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  13. This looks good enough to eat and I bet it smells yummy too.

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  14. This is a brilliant DIY using stuff that's usually in the kitchen, I don't have cranberries though, will have to pick it up the next time we go groceries shopping. Thanks, Elle!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  15. Oh this looks good enough to eat!! I could use some glow in my skin!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  16. I love cranberries bt they r nt easily available here.. i hv entered ur brush set giveaway :)

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  17. I love this idea!! I usually go for the basic sugar honey scrub so I'm excited to try this one out :)

    xoxo
    www.becksbabyy.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm going to try this one on the morning when my face and eyes could use a little cold to wake me up!

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  19. I love the smell of cranberry. Super easy. Pinning.

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  20. Yum! I bet this smells so yummy on. Cranberries are one of my favorite seasonal scents. Pinned for a weekend girls day! (:

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  21. Brilliant! I will have to try for sure. I love your DIY stuff!!

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  22. Sounds easy enough! All of your masks make me hungry lol

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  23. Omg, that looks AMAZING! I'm off to buy cranberries and try this. :)

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  24. Sounds awesome! I love the holidays, but agree that they can be stressful at times.

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  25. Oh fun!!! And I love the scent of cranberries. I have a really really stupid question though.....is the oatmeal cooked or is it dry oats? My guess is cooked?

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  26. I'd almost want to eat this it looks so pretty and good!

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  27. oh so easy! I have so many oats I need to get rid of, this is perfect!

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  28. Thanks for sharing, this looks good enough to eat lol!!

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  29. I love making scrubs, it's so easy and a perfect refresher. This looks good! :)
    The Darkest Days

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  30. Ooh I bet this smells really good too! Good luck making that ice, hehe :)

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  31. How can something so delicious looking also be good for the skin?! I love that you give the breakdown of HOW it will help my skin (plus this is way more appealing than cranberry sauce in a can :) ).

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  32. This sounds really good, isn't easy to find cranberries in my town but I will take a look till I find it! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  33. Ooo nice. I am a big fan of cranberries.

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  34. This sounds awesome! I actually have some of these in my freezer right now! May need to try this this weekend!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  35. Wow, what a great idea Elle! I can imagine this would be really nice and a good change from my regular exfoliating soap.

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. I love a good scrub! I've been wanting to switch it up a little and I love the idea of using cranberries!

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  37. I bet this smells amazing!! I'll need this in the coming months to keep my skin soft. Thanks!

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  38. Your scrubs always looks so yummy!

    Brooke
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  39. This scrub sounds wonderful and I know the smell would be amazing.

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  40. yeah the stress of the holidays is real! i will definitely need this! you're in charge of making ice?! thats hilarious. my mother in law trusts me with ZERO anything so I'm in charge of showing up, and I'm sure I'll somehow mess that up ;)

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  41. Mmm, that sounds yummy and useful:)

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  42. I adore the scent (and, of course, taste) of cranberries! This sounds like a great scrub! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  43. If I have any cranberries left over from my bread I will absolutely make some!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  44. Oooo... I like the idea of using frozen cranberries so that it's cooling!

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  45. This scrub sounds wonderful! And, I just got cranberries :)

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  46. Interesting! I've never heard of a scrub like this before. I've never seen actual cranberries before which seems surprising haha - but I'll keep a lookout in my grocery stores.

    becky ♡ star violet

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  47. It looks yummy :P I'm afraid i would eat it rather than applying it on my face :D

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  48. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us! I love cranberries and am excited to see how it goes incorporating it into my beauty routine.

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  49. Seems interesting. I will try it for sure. Thank you for sharing the DIY
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