What’s up wild child? Long time, no bloggie.
Summer is finally here and it’s time to shake off those pants and flaunt what ya’ mamma gave ya’. We’re talking legs here.
Every girl wants smooth, glowing skin year round, but especially in the summer when God turns the heat up and tanks tops and shorts become the only things keeping us from dying of heat stroke. Either way, girls’ gotta keep the skin looking good.
What better way to prep your skin for those sunny days at the beach than to exfoliate it?
Scrub that dry winter skin away once and for all, while keeping skin primed and prepped for optimal summer glow, with a fresh-scented all natural DIY sugar scrub.
I am a huge fan of natural products where the less chemicals and scary words I can’t pronounce – the better. So naturally, this sugar scrub recipe is so natural you can (almost) eat it!
Anywho, Listen Up Ladies!
Want to make your skin shine and hold that glowy summer tan? Check the recipe below for my DIY Sugar Scrub.
- 3/4 cups coconut oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp vitamin E oil (add more if you like)
- scent(s) of your choosing
- glass jars
S t e p O n e : Whip that Coco
With a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the coconut oil for approximately 1 – 2 minutes, or until slightly fluffy.
S t e p T w o: Pour some sugar, bb
Add in the sugar until incorporated completely.
S t e p T h r e e: Don’t forget to take your vitamin E
While mixing, add in the Vitamin E oil.
S t e p F o u r : Take it to flavor town
At this point, you have the base for any sugar scrub. From here you can decide what flavor/scent you want to add. Personally, for this batch I wanted something fresh and lemon scented. I used a mix of a few drops of lemon oil mixed with one drop of eucalyptus, and the tiniest bit of almond oil. (Yeah, Idk what I was doing either, but it smells good! )
Simply add in your essential oils (making sure they are okay for use on your skin!) and mix in until well incorporated.
Add in as little or as much as you want – it’s all up to YOU.
S t e p F i v e : Time for the finishing touches!
Scoop out the scrub into either an icing bag (or a plastic ziploc bag with a small whole cut in the corner) and squeeze it into your jars.
I found that trying to do this with a spoon proved to be difficult as you wouldn’t be able to fill it up all of the way.
S t e p S i x: Scrub Away Your Worries (and dry skin)
Enjoy, you wild child.
I usually keep a jar of sugar scrub by the kitchen sink for my hands, and in the shower for my body. I don’t recommend using it to exfoliate your face since the skin there is thin and sensitive.
Let me know if you enjoyed the recipe and what scents you used to make your own! As always, feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, etc.