Jun 1, 2015

Lemon-Grapefruit Body Scrub

Happy summer!!  June 1st is summer to me, whether or not my kiddos are out of school.  ;) The sun makes me happy.  Water makes me happy.  Being outside under the green trees makes me happy.  I love summertime!

This is officially my first DIY post on the new blog.  What better way to kick off summer than will that a fabulous scrub?  This scrub is super simple and costs way less than anything you would buy in the store.  And the bonus?  It moisturizes as well as exfoliates!  If you've never made a scrub before, you're in for a real treat!

1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup sugar, scant
12 drops each,
lemon and grapefruit essential oils
mason jars

Step 1:  Measure out the coconut oil in a glass bowl.  If the oils is hard, melt it briefly in the microwave (10 seconds or so).  Note: There are other options if you do not prefer coconut oil.  Refined coconut oil does not have the strong smell.  Jojoba, almond, and grapeseed oil are options as well.  I use coconut oil because it is hard at room temperature, making it easier to apply. 

Step 2:  Measure out the sugar and mix in with the oil until well combined, almost fluffy.

Step 3:  Add your essential oils for a great citrus scent.  Note:  You can add in any essential oils you prefer, or even more or less depending on how strong you like the scent.  However, please remember that not all essential oils are created equal.  Make sure that the oils you use are pure and therapeutic grade.  For more on this, click here.

Step 4:  Pour into a 4 oz. mason jar.

To use your scrub, scoop out a tablespoon sized amount in your palm.  Gently massage into skin and rinse with warm water until the sugar has been removed.  The coconut oil will be absorbed within a minute or so and you will be left will glowing skin!

Note:  I have used this scrub on my hands, feet, arms, legs, and even on my face!  This has replaced my expensive facial exfoliator and my skin is loving it.

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