Dried out dull skin got you feeling blue this winter? Shed that top layer of dry winter dullness for radiant glowing skin with one of nature’s scrumptious DIY Body Scrubs.
During winter, we cover up to keep warm from the elements. In our efforts to keep warm we tend to neglect our skin, making it dry, itchy and sometimes even flaky. With summer right around the corner, we have found nature’s remedies to bring life back into your skin.
Making our own body scrubs is not only cost effective, it can be fun and educational. The best part about DIY is you know exactly what you are using right down to the last drop. You also decide on the scent and may even create your own, using ingredients like, coffee, fruit and/or essential oils, the opportunities are endless. Last but certainly not least, you do your part for the environment, by reusing the same organic (glass) container each time.
Budget friendly, natural, always fresh, absolutely chemical free – is there anything not to like?
My personal favourite is the Coconut and Sugar Scrub because it has coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many benefits for skin such as:
- It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal
- Acts as an excellent all over body moisturizer
- It can penetrate hair better than other oils
- Of course, it smells scrumptious
Coconut and Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 1/2 cup Organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup White or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon your choice of essential oil (optional)
- Glass jar or container
Simply combine all ingredients.
This amazing scrub can be used on all parts of your body including your face. Using this scrub weekly (do not use daily) will leave your skin feeling soft and also give it that glow that you are after.
Below are a few scrubs that you can make in the comfort of your own home. The good news is that they are as simple to make and use as the Coconut Sugar Scrub above.
- Coconut, lime and sugar
- Oatmeal and honey
- Coffee and honey
- Lemon and sugar
- Baking powder and coconut oil