With shorts and T-shirt season (slowly) approaching, it is a great time to whip up some DIY body scrub for smooth, moisturized arms and legs. The great thing about creating your own body scrub is the ability to customize it. This body scrub can even be modified for people with sensitive skin. It is also very flexible, allowing you to swap one type of oil for another or use salt instead of sugar. Just start out with this basic recipe and adjust where needed!
The first ingredient is oil, preferably organic extra virgin coconut oil, which smells nice and is extremely versatile. The leftovers can be used as natural hair conditioner or for cooking and baking. Coconut oil is a great moisturizing agent for skin because it penetrates deeply. It naturally clears away dirt and oil, as well as harmful bacteria.
The second ingredient is brown sugar (or salt). The rough granules help exfoliate, removing dead skin cells.
The last ingredient is your favorite essential oil. Lavender is my choice. It not only smells great, it’s an excellent at reducing anxiety and stress. Lavender has also been proven to relieve headaches and boost circulation.
To make this nurturing body scrub, mix 1-cup sugar and ½ cup coconut oil together until smooth. After you’ve reached a smooth consistency, add 5-7 drops of essential oil and mix. Just transfer the scrub into whatever container you want to use and voilà! You’re ready to show off that beautiful skin!