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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cantaloupe Body Scrub

Melons are full of water and nutrients, which make a perfect treat for your skin. Now is the perfect time to try making this do-it-yourself body scrub that stars cantaloupe. Okay, before you get nervous at the sight of the word cantaloupe just remember that the melons in your local grocery store right now are not part of the recall. If you see it in your produce department, it is safe to use.

Cantaloupes are vitamin rich, especially in vitamin A, which is vital for skin and cells. It is also full of body beneficial antioxidants which help fight free radicals, which in turn help your skin look younger, healthier, and more vibrant.

What you need:

  • ¼ cantaloupe
  • ½ cup oatmeal

(If you want to make a facial scrub using these ingredients, just mix in less oatmeal. You'll want only a couple of tablespoons, for less exfoliation.)

Make sure the cantaloupe is seeded and then mash with a fork until there are no big chunks remaining. You can also use a hand blender, a regular blender, or a food processor for this step. You will also need to chop the oats in the food processor, because they need to be a finer texture. Mix the ingredients together until you are happy with the consistency.

Apply to your body and rub in small, circular motions. Rinse with warm water until the mixture is gone, and apply your favorite moisturizer to slighty damp skin afterwards. I suggest doing this in the bathtub or shower since it can get pretty messy. I hope you enjoy this scrub recipe! See you tomorrow!

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