Goodbye Dry Skin, Hello Glow!
It’s DIY Friday! once again (boy how time flies) - this week I’ve concocted a lovely, easy to make body scrub that will leave your skin soft, smooth, and smelling like the tropics – yummy.
Exfoliating your skin every now and then is a great way to keep it looking and feeling its best. When you slough off those dead skin cells, along with any excess oil or dirt, you’re helping to keep your pores clean, clear, and clog-free – and that can mean fewer breakouts.
The ingredients for this body scrub are probably items you already have in your kitchen pantry, and if not, you can easily purchase them from your local grocery or health food store.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (I use organic virgin coconut oil from Whole Foods – $6.99. The virgin coconut oil retains its lovely coconut scent since it is unrefined, whereas refined coconut oil has no more scent to it.) If the oil has solidified, simply put it into a pan with some warm water and allow it to sit for a few minutes until it becomes liquefied once again.
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Glass jar with lid to hold your body scrub (I used an empty 12 ounce jar from Whole Foods that once contained some vegan stuffed grape leaves. I love the jar’s shape.)
First, add the brown sugar to your glass jar.
Next, add the coconut oil to the brown sugar and stir until thoroughly combined. Add a little more oil if necessary to achieve your desired texture.
Finally, add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
Now go light some candles or incense (or both), hop into the shower and scrub-a-dub-dub. Just remember to be gentle when using any body scrub on your skin – you don’t want to cause any damage – and don’t over exfoliate either. Depending on your skin type, exfoliating once a week should suffice.
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