During winter time the weather is so dry, that we kind of get used to see our skin a little flaky. If you want to pamper yourself and treat your skin right, this DIY is a great idea. Also, remember Spring is right around the corner, so it’s a good time to start preparing to show off your nice, smooth and glowing skin. This body scrub recipe will help you exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skin, bringing back its bright and youthful appearance
Why should’t you buy it in a store
Although exfoliating your skin is a great idea, when you do it with products with tons of chemicals, then it actually turns into a harmful idea. Most store brand scrubs will be filled with chemicals, fragances, parebens, to name just a few. Here’s a list of the specific chemicals you should avoid:
- 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt
- ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil. You can also use avocado, olive or jojoba oil
- 15 drops of your favorite essential oil. If you want an invigorating blend, you can use citruses and Peppermint; if you want something more relaxing, you can use Lavender or Cedarwood oils. Just get creative!
- Melt coconut oil in a small pot, then remove from heat
- Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan Salt
- Stir until combined and add essential oils. I used Lavender, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang because they are all flowers and they smell AMAZING together.
- Put in a stainless steel or glass container (it should be airtight)
- Let sit until coconut oil solidifies or you can put it in the fridge to speed up the process. I recommend you stir it every 10 or 15 minutes, otherwise, the salt will solidify in the bottom. Once it’s solid you can keep it at room
- To use, rub on skin and rinse with warm water. This is great if you do it in the middle of a shower, when your pores have opened already. Just keep in mind it could become a little watery from the bathroom’s steam
I hope you enjoy this simple and fun recipe. If you need help with getting essential oils, just send me a message. Once you make your scrub, tag me to see your results @thechangecomesfromwithin
If you wan to see how I made this scrub for the first time, check my Instagram page. For more DIY ideas, click the picture below: