My skin has been feeling a little bit “blah” lately and I’ve been aching for a good facial. I’ve always wanted to make my own sugar scrubs because they look fun and easy to make so last night I pulled out my coconut oil and went to town. There are so many different recipes out there but I was really looking for something that was healing but also refreshing for my face. My skin has been breaking out like crazy for the last year (since I gave birth to Jase!) so I wanted to exfoliate it and give it a good clean. I woke up today and my face just felt SO soft and smooth. My skin even looks brighter! The air has been so dry here, to the point my nose bleeds, and this just helped get all the dead skin off of me. I’m excited to try this to my arms/legs and give them a good scrub too. I also re-washed my face with Orange Blossom Facial Wash afterwards to get some of the extra coconut oil residue off my face. If you haven’t tried Orange Blossom Facial wash yet, you’re missing out. It is one of those items that is frequently out of stock because it so awesome. I stock my cabinets every chance I get so I don’t ever run out!
Lavender Mint Body Scrub
- 1 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 40 drops of Lavender oil
- 20 drops of Peppermint oil
- Mix together (I used my kitchen blender)
- Store in glass container & Enjoy!
This batch makes about 16 oz, so I separated it into 4 small mason jars to give to a few girlfriends who are coming over this weekend. I am so excited to share it with them! I just love the soft lavender, peppermint & coconut smell together and hope they do too.
Stay tuned for more sugar scrub recipe. I have a feeling I will be making them more often… I might even make my husband scrub his face and body with one!!!!
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!
UPDATE: I used this on my arms & legs in the shower and OH MY! I am sooooo smooth everywhere! I then shaved my legs afterwards and the coconut oil was the perfect shaver protecter. The coconut oil tends to stay on your skin so it feels like you have instant lotion on when you step out of the shower, it’s great!