It’s summer and it’s HOT outside making it the perfect time to mix up an at home exfoliant for your skin. Today I am going to show you how to make my famous Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub!
This scrub is super easy, very fast, and most importantly is made out of all natural ingredients that you can find in your own home! It also smells amazing! This scrub is great to use on your whole body, but my favorite way to use it is on my face. Below you will find step-by-step instructions and some goofy pictures so you can get more of a visual idea. As I get more familiar with my new computer I will upload videos, but for now, you get pictures of each product and each step :).
What you will need:
Citrus Juice (lemon or lime)
These ingredients are simple and healthy. Coconut oil is an all natural oil that moisturizes and softens skin. There are SO many benefits of coconut oil, but for this specific post we are using its skin softening and moisturizing properties. You can find coconut oil at your local grocery store near the olive oil and other oils in the cooking section. That’s right, you can also cook with coconut oil (more to come on that in future blogs). A 12 oz. jar should cost you around $6-$8. You can also find coconut oil at my favorite website www.vitacost.com. The gigantic jar I have cost $19 and was shipped right to my door for free! Make sure when you are buying coconut oil, that the label says “organic”, “pure”, “USDA Certified Organic”, and “Extra Virgin”. The Sugar in this scrub will act as our exfoliant. The sugar will buff off any dead skin cells leaving your skin looking and feeling dewy and fresh. It is important to exfoliate your face and body 2-3 times a week. Citrus Juice is full of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (ADA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). These acids will work as a mini-peel, sloughing off dead skin cells and treating the skin to help lighten and overtime remove, age spots, freckles, dry patches, and fine lines and wrinkles.
LETS GET STARTED!
First Step: Add 1/8 of a cup of coconut oil to a small mixing bowl.
Step Two: Add 1/8 of a cup of citrus juice (either lemon or lime, fresh or bottled) to mixing bowl with coconut oil.
Step Three: Add 1/2 cup of sugar to mixing bowl with oil and juice.
Step Four: Mix well with a spoon.
Step Five: Allow mixture to set for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the mixture will thicken up and should be the consistency of wet sand.
Step Six: The scrub is ready to use! Put a small amount in your hand and rub in a circular motion on a clean face. Do this for 2-5 minutes and make sure to scrub over your sink! The sugar has a tendency to fall off of your face and leave a tiny mess. When you are all scrubbed, rinse your face with warm water and pat dry. I promise you will have the softest, healthiest looking skin. You can do this on your entire body too. I make extra scrub and store it in an air tight container and leave it in my shower for use on my body…it is especially great for feet!
Now go make some Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub and enjoy the benefits of naturally beautiful skin!