Wednesday, 10 July 2013

My favourite body scrubs: Neom, Organic Surge, Lulu & Boo, Chery Lin, Next and a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Scrub

I adore sugar scrubs and I can honestly say that they are the only body care product I use religiously. They are a hassle free way of exfoliating and moisturising at the same time and help to keep my skin in great condition. As you can see, my selection includes six different scrubs and most of them are natural and organic. I also make DIY scrubs regularly, but I will talk about it at the end of the post.

The most recent addition to my body care cabinet is the beautiful Neom Organics Real Luxury Scrub. My first ever Neom product was their Real Luxury Body Wash and I am still a big fan of the scent. It is a blend of Lavender, Jasmin and Brazilian Rosewood- very relaxing and soothing. The scrub is made with 97% certified organic ingredients, including an organic sugar base and Safflower & Jojoba Oils. With added Vitamin E to soften the skin, it is perfect as a deeply nourishing treat for the body. The sugar removes dead skin cells, improves circulation and reveals beautiful, glowing skin, without being irritating or scratchy. It feels very luxurious and the essential oils help to relax and de-stress. That's why I love Neom- their products never fail to make me feel better and create a perfect atmosphere for pampering.

Chery Lin Coconut Rose Sugar Body Scrub* £27.95

I reviewed this scrub in March and I am sad to be finishing the jar. I absolutely love the sweet coconut scent of this product, with notes of rose and jasmine. Perfect! It leaves my skin soft and nourished and the notes of coconut linger on my body for many hours! If I can find it on offer in the future, I will definitely repurchase it.

I finished my first jar of this luxurious scrub a while ago and I really enjoyed using it, so when  I noticed it in the Organic Surge sale, I couldn't resist placing an order. It is currently reduced to £8.00! What a bargain! You can read my full review of the Organic Surge Million Dollar Brown Sugar Body Polish here

I adore anything Vanilla and this scrub smells good enough to eat! It feels a bit scratchy, but I don't mind that feeling on my body. It contains organic brown sugar to exfoliate, coconut butter to soften and almond and jojoba oils to moisturise. I had a tiny amount left in the jar and I finished it yesterday :( Booo. I can't justify spending £27.00 on a replacement at the moment, because I have other scrubs to use up first, but I might treat myself  to more Lulu & Boo goodness in the future.

This beautiful golden scrub, was part of Next's Christmas Collection, so it is really hard to get, but... I managed to repurchase it on ebay recently. Yay!!! What is so different about it? The golden glow and a beautiful, unique scent. I love using it in summer, when I am showing more skin in dresses and shorts. It is a 3 in 1 wonder - it exfoliates, moisturises and adds subtle shimmer! If Next decides to bring it back for Christmas 2013, I will definitely stock up!

I also adore my DIY Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spice Scrub. It is incredible! I love making my own beauty products and I make body scrubs very often. I usually go for a sugar base, but sometimes I like to use sea salt or coffee. This one is made with organic brown sugar, extra virgin olive oil, raw coconut oil, ground cinnamon and a pumpkin spice blend. It smells absolutely amazing and  it is edible! I love using it as a lip scrub as well and I always eat some of it :) Ooops... I try to use up my DIY scrubs within 6-8 weeks and make them in small batches. 

What is your favourite scrub? Have you ever tried making your own?

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  1. Your DIY scrub looks and sounds amazing. Might need to look into making my own. Do you have a recipe that you swear by and can easily alter?

    AJ xx
    Writer’s block and broken lenses

  2. I would love to try & make my own scrub it would be so cool! I have just bought the Organic Surge Brown Sugar one and am looking forward to using it! I just wrote a review on their Super Smooth Salt Scrub over on my blog!


  3. Lulu & Boo one looks good enough to eat! I too love to make my own as body scrub is something that I wouldn't invest in much. I would rather buy more expensive body cream with that money :)
    Great post!

    Beauty Bubble Blog

  4. I adore sugar scrubs. My favourite is the Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub from Burts Bees - I'd highly recommend checking it out.

    Bamboozle Beauty

  5. I really want to try a sugar scrub but they can be so expensive so I'd love to try making my own! I don't really like the smell of pumpkin spice in beauty products but I'd love a vanilla scented one. I would love to see a post of the different ones you've made!
    Lovely Notions

  6. Omgosh, cinnamon and pumpkin spice scrub sounds delish!!! Might just have to try it sometime! ;)

    Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

  7. I so want to try the neom scrubs! The sound fab! Xx

  8. These all look freakin' amazing! Can I have them all? :)

    Makeup Pixi3

  9. I'm a massive fan of body scrubs! I love Rub Rub Rub by Lush and bomb cosmetics the blues body polish at the mo. Also liking the Ora Naturals Argan Scrub x

  10. For a gal who likes to pamper herself now and again, I'm quite surprised that I haven't tried any body scrub before. I have really sensitive skin because I have atopic dermatitis (a form of eczema) and my legs and my arms (back in the day) are the main sites for it so I've always been wary of using any form of exfoliator. The only product my dermatologist recommended for me to use on my body is a Dove bar soap.The last thing I would want to do is to further aggravate the flare ups of my eczema. But I love the sound of the Neom Real Luxury Organic Body Scrub. I love how it contains organic ingredients because I actually have a list of chemical ingredients I need to avoid if I want to prevent flare ups. I'm also digging the fact that it is formulated with Vitamin E to soften and nourish my skin (bec a dry skin will again induce a flare up) and the fact that it doesn't irritate your skin Sandra, is just the icing on the cake for me. If only it didn't come with a £32 price tag, I'll purchase it, in a heartbeat. :) But nevertheless thanks for the fab recommendation.


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