Fall is our favorite season of the year but we don’t like how dry/itchy it makes our skin. Even though we apply moisturizer to our body everyday, our skin will still feel very dry. Alhamdulilah for scrubs. Using scrubs during this time of the year helps our skin to maintain its moisture and it’s very effective. Let’s just say it’s the best exfoliator for your body. Who doesn’t love to exfoliate ? Who doesn’t want to remove dead skin from their body and improve circulation?
Today we will be sharing an organic DIY body scrub. It’s super easy to prepare and best of all, it costs very little to make.The scrub is also a perfect gift for your family and friends. We made two different body scrubs.One with sweet orange essential oil and pure vanilla extract the other with lemon essential oil and pure vanilla extract. They both smell AMAZING.
How we use it:
Our favorite way to use body scrub is to let warm water run for about five minutes in the bathroom. When the room gets steamy from the warm water, we begin to apply the scrub to our body. Letting the room become steamy is also good a way to soft skin. Once the skin is soft and ready, we gently apply the scrub all over our body in a circular motion. Then, we simply rinse off and apply our favorite body wash. We guarantee you’ll feel very refreshed and relaxed once you are done.
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 teaspoon rganic pure vanilla extract
15-20 drops organic essential oil (Sweet orange and lemon)
3/4 cup organic coconut oil
This is super quick to make. You can substitute many of the ingredients with your favorites. Depending on your preference, you can increase or decrease some of the ingredients as well. Here we used coconut oil but you can use jojoba oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, or any other oil of your choice. You can use any essential oil of your choice as well (If you don’t have any clue of which essential oil to use we suggest you make a trip to your local health store and sniff them all). In a bowl, add the oil, pure vanilla extract and the essential oil. Then add the sugar. Mix all the ingredients together. Once everything is mixed well together, pour the mixture in a glass jar. We chose a tight lid jar because it will help avoid spills. That’s it, you are ready to use your body scrub.
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