Ahhh….Summer. Time to show a little skin. Or a lot. Your choice, but you want your skin to be smooth, soft and glowing for the season. You don’t want to be using harsh or abrasive, unnatural scrubs. Make your own. It’s so easy and nothing you can possibly buy will make your skin feel as smooth or look as gorgeous.
This DIY coconut salt scrub will help exfoliate any of your dry skin left over from the cold winter and bring back its bright, youthful appearance.
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops of your favorite essential oil
Essential Oil Suggestions:
Grapefruit – its fresh, invigorating aroma is sure to uplift the mood and please the senses.
Geranium – it offers outstanding benefits for soothing skin and is a common ingredient in many skin care products. Geranium’s calming effects make it a popular choice
Wild Orange – excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrus aroma
Ylang Ylang – famed for its exquisite fragrance and long history as a component of perfumes, has many other benefits to offer. It is an effective mood uplifting agent as well as having calming properties.
Melt coconut oil in microwave or over double boiler.
Once melted, remove from heat.
Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan Salt to melted coconut oil.
Stir until combined.
Add essential oils.
Let sit until coconut oil solidifies, stirring every 10 minutes.
Stir until well combined and store in an airtight container.
To use, rub on skin and rinse with warm water.
Tip: Put your scrub in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.
Here’s to smoother, deliciously scented and glowing skin!
Recipe and image from mydoterra.com