Ready to reveal glowing summer skin? Whip together your own natural scrub with the same stuff you sprinkle in your coffee

"Exfoliants like sugar remove old, dry, dead skin cells and allow new skin cells to surface and accept moisture," says Lauren Burger, creator of DressGreen, a line of natural skin care products.

Here's her easy recipe for a luxurious summer scrub you can make in minutes:

You'll need:
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. sweet almond oil
1/2 cup white cane sugar
1-3 drops lavender essential oil
Whisk together the olive oil, sweet almond oil (find it at health food stores), sugar and essential oil. Pour into a container with an airtight lid. It should last 2-3 weeks if kept away from water (it dissolves the sugar).
Use a tablespoon scoop to dish out a few dollops once or twice a week, scrub, and rinse.

The olive oil is full of vitamins and minerals that can help firm and moisturize (no worries--the smell rinses away). The lavender is great for healing damaged skin like cuts and burns, and regenerating skin cells.
Treat your feet: Swap the sugar for salt for a coarser callous-worthy foot scrub.
Wake-up call: For an invigorating blend, skip the lavender and replace the 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup sugar and1/4 cup unused, finely-ground coffee grinds. Choose an organic coffee free from flavors and syrups to avoid aggravating you skin.

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