DIY, Health & Wellness

Exfoliating Body Scrub

Body-Scrub-2615Using a body scrub once a week can really give you that healthy glow. Making the best DIY scrub that works for your skin is fairly easy and you can totally customize it with your favorite scent with the essential oil of your choice.

I’ve been spending the last year or so trying out scrubs, masks, and other beauty essentials to find out what works for me best. My skin is super sensitive and has to be kept really clean to avoid break-outs; so you could imagine how difficult it is to find something that works for my skin in a store full of synthetic and chemical beauty remedies.

The basic scrub is meant to exfoliate your skin and to bring out that young, fresh layer for everyone to see and admire. You don’t just want to tear off that old layer of dead skin either, it’s important that you remove it correctly while nourishing the new skin properly to avoid breaking out or damaging your skin. Use this very simple Sugar Scrub recipe to give the best care for your skin.

Sweet Orange Scrub
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
7-8 drops wild orange essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a glass jar, add a label and a ribbon, then enjoy!

This is such an easy foundation for customizing your scrub recipe. I use brown sugar because it’s more gentle on my sensitive skin. However, if you want something that’s more abrasive, switch it out for white sugar. For a recipe that really adds some vitamins and essential nutrients to your skin, add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture! Honey is so good for your skin. It acts as a moisturizer, exfoliant, and a cleanser and especially helps with the healing process after exfoliating. So if your skin needs that extra oomph, just add a bit of honey and take away a few drops of oil to compensate.

diy-citrus-body-scrubFinally, don’t forget to customize your scent! I love using the wild orange EO and I sometimes add a drop of Lemon EO in there for a really refreshing and invigorating scrub. For a more feminine scent, use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract with 5 drops of lavender. Mix and match your oils in this scrub recipe for a scent that really works for you.

I use this scrub every week and apply it on my face and body keep my skin young and healthy. I’ve loved how customizable it is! Post in the comments how you’ve customized your scrub!

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