Winter is here and our skin is prone to getting dried out from this cold weather!
This would be a perfect gift for a loved one or you could use on yourself as well!
If you decide to gift these scrubs, I’d recommend buying small mason jars and decorating with a nice ribboned bow!
Here are the recipes below!
Ingredients Needed With Benefits Listed
-sea salt : exfoliant, stress reducer, detoxifier, increases circulation
-honey : antibacterial properties, slows down aging, antioxidant
-sugar : natural humectant, exfoliant
-coffee grounds : antioxidant,exfoliant, contains caffeine which’s tightens skin and reduces cellulite, reduces swelling and inflammation
-shea butter : promotes tissue cell regeneration and softening of skin, reduces wrinkles,
-olive oil : antioxidant, has antibacterial properties, and vitamin E
-coconut oil : antimicrobial and has healing properties
-tea tree oil : antibacterial, heals inflammation, removes odor
-peppermint essential oil : helps with odor, helps muscles relax
-lavender essential oil : provides deeps sense of relaxation, helps relieve aches and pains
1. Homemade Body Scrub
1/2 cup coarse sugar
1/4 cup sea salt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil (if allergic, substitute for olive oil)
5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
1/8 cup shea butter
Directions: place sea salt and sugar into a bowl and blend well with a spoon. Add coconut oil, honey, and Shea butter and blend well. Add drops of peppermint oil to mixture and blend one last time. Transfer mixture to small glass jar with a lid and label it. Store in the fridge to help preserve it.
To use: after you’ve cleansed your body, use fingers or washcloth to massage body scrub onto body for about 10-15 seconds. Rinse off scrub and pat dry to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft!
2. Homemade Foot Scrub
1 cup sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
5 drops tea tree oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: place sea salt in bowl and add olive oil and coconut oil. Blend mixture with a fork. Add the essential oils and blend with other ingredients.
To use: place small amount in your hand with a spoon. Do this treatment in the shower or tub to avoid a mess! Leave Scrub on for 10-15 minutes and just relax! Once done, rinse with warm water then pat dry and follow with a moisturizer. Store mixture in refrigerator after use.
3. Homemade Lip Scrub
1/4 cup coffee grounds
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil (if allergic do not add)
Directions: place coffee grounds into a bowl and blend with honey and olive oil and blend well with a fork.
To use: apply small amount with a soft toothbrush or washcloth to the lips. Gently massage in circular lotion, for about 20 seconds. Rinse and apply lip balm. Store in refrigerator to preserve mixture.
Try out these easy do-it-yourself body scrubs for smoother skin or turn into a gift for a loved one! 😊