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Make your own facial scrub

There was a time when people couldn’t run to the local grocery store whenever they ran out of something they needed. They had to make do with what they had, and they made use of everything they could. With this in mind, don’t throw away those avocado pits because they can be used to make your own facial scrub.

You will need two or three well-rinsed avocado pits, making sure that all of the fruit is cleaned off of them. Place the pits in a resealable plastic bag and smash them with a hammer until they are about the size of peas. It is helpful to wrap the plastic bag in a dishtowel to avoid ripping the plastic, or accidentally damaging your work surface.

Spread your crushed avocado pits onto a clean plate or sheet pan for a few days so that they can dry thoroughly. When they are dry, grind them in a food processor or coffee grinder until they become a fine scrub the consistency of coffee grounds. Spread the avocado grounds out again for a few days to dry.

When completely dry, your avocado scrub can be placed in a clean, airtight container.

When you are ready to use, add some of the scrub to your favorite cream or liquid soap and massage gently into your skin to remove any dead skin or flakiness. Rinse with warm water and you are done.

This recipe makes approximately 3-4 ounces of avocado scrub.




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