This truly is the easiest sugar scrub, it is just two ingredients. You can add essential oils for scent but it smells delicious on its own. The sweet coconut smell makes me think of the tropics.
I like to use cold pressed coconut oil, it might seem a bit extravagant until you check the price of beauty products these days. Sugar scrubs can run between $10-$20 and it only cost pennies on the dollar to make your own. Simply mix together the sugar and coconut oil and place in a container with a lid for storage. I mixed mine right in the jar, it was really quick, in just a few minutes and I had sugar scrub for months to come.
I love how soft my skin is when I use this sugar scrub, especially mid-winter when my skin is starting to get really dry. I first started using this recipe when we were living in Calgary. The cold + the lack of moisture = really dry skin. I found this recipe helped to keep my skin from being dry and itchy. It exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. Two for one!
Today is the perfect day for this sort of thing. It’s raining, IN JANUARY ??? – and melting away all the snow into muck-iness. I’m just going to stay inside and make hot chocolate.
- 2 cups organic cane sugar
- ½ cup cold pressed coconut oil, room temperature
- Essential oils as desired
- Mix together the sugar and coconut oil until thoroughly combined. I mixed mine right in the jar that I store it in.
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