One of the best things I do for my skin all year long is a coconut scrub. This easy to make scrub keeps for about a week or two in a glass jar and is totally customizable. Citrus is a favorite of mine and reminds me of sunny days. Here is my favorite sunshine bliss scrub recipe!
DIY COCONUT SCRUB SUNSHINE BLISS
What you need for your DIY coconut scrub:
A small glass jar… a jam jar works great
3 tablespoons of sugar
1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil ( I use the coconut oil I have in my kitchen but if you like a lighter/softer scrub try this one from Rocky Mountain Oils. It is scent-free for those who hate the smell of coconut.
15 drops of each of…
A bowl to blend and a spatula
What to do:
Mix oil and sugar together in a bowl. Add citrus oils after the oil and sugar are blended. If you are going to use the scrub that day just bring the bowl with you into the shower. I would use a plastic bowl to prevent broken dishes! For use later in the week put it in a small glass jar. It saves up to two weeks but I recommend using it within the week.
How to use your DIY Coconut Scrub:
Wet skin and then turn off the shower. Or if you have a steam shower just turn on the steam and let your skin get wet. It is ok to leave steam on during the scrub. Grab a handful of scrub and work in circular motions on the skin. Concentrate on rough areas like elbows and knees and areas of cellulite or fat. Grapefruit is great for these problem areas. I avoid the feet so I don’t slip in the shower… oil and water and all!!!
Let the scrub remain on the skin for 5-10 minutes and rinse off. Your skin will feel soft and hydrated after. The oil is a natural moisturizer.
Try doing double duty and throw on a face mask while you are waiting 5-10 minutes for the scrub to set up.
PS…These make amazing gifts!