Wednesday, January 18, 2012

From the garden to your bathroom: Ingrid Callot teaches you how to make a body scrub from oranges

I was in my sunny kitchen this morning, making lunch for my little tyke Jacob and my handsome hubby Roger, when Edgardo Versoza called. “Ingrid Callot! I have a problem!” he shrieked on the other line. “I ran out of body scrub!”

Edgardo, my fabulous best friend, thinks that the world has ended. Not being able to use body scrub for a week is a thought that makes him go crazy. “Don’t worry,” I told him. “I can make you some homemade body scrub.”

In my home, helping save Mother Earth is a priority. My family and I abide by the three R’s and we even eat local produce. Even my beauty and make-up products are eco-friendly. I’m also known in the neighborhood as a domestic goddess so making homemade beauty products is a no-brainer. So to calm Edgardo down and prevent World War 3 from happening, I’ll make him a signature Ingrid Callot body scrub!

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All we need as ingredients are some cornmeal and half of an orange. I’m addicted to the scent of oranges and I always wear a citrus perfume. Confession: sometimes I even keep orange peels inside my bag so the inside will smell like oranges! Okay, back to the body scrub recipe. Just squeeze the orange juice, pulp it into a bowl, and add the cornmeal. Mix everything together to form a paste. Ta-dah! You now have a citrus body scrub! Apply the mixture on clean skin and scrub gently in a circular motion for two to three minutes. Afterwards, you can rinse, tone, and moisturize. Simple, isn’t it?

From Ingrid Callot

From Ingrid Callot

I’m sure Edgardo will gush over my all-natural body scrub creation. You can also make this and give as a gift -- just put them in cute glass jars and wrap in colorful ribbons!

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