Homemade coconut vanilla sugar body scrub
One of the best homemade body scrubs around that will leave your skin, soft, smooth and fragrant for an entire day has to be the coconut vanilla sugar body scrub.
You can forget all the unnecessary chemicals or preservatives in expensive store bought body scrubs and make your own, which is fast and easy and a coconut vanilla sugar body scrub requires simple ingredients, many which you may likely have in your pantry.
A DIY coconut vanilla sugar body scrub will not only exfoliate your skin, the coconut oil will hydrate and nourish it, while vanilla will give off aheady fragrance leaving you perfumed.
- 2 cups raw organic brown cane sugar
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of organic honey
- 10 drops vanilla essential oil
- 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil (this is an optional because it only makes the scrub more fragrant)
- 5 drops of tea tree oil (it has antiseptic proprieties and can help treat skin blemishes)
In a bowl, add the brown cane sugar and mix in the coconut oil and the honey until the mixture becomes consistent, then add in the essential oils and mix again.
Take a small amount of the mixture in the palm of your hand and start massaging in a circular motion for a few minutes on the area that you want to exfoliate, and then gently rinse off.
This scrub is delicate enough that it can be used every seven to ten days without irritating your skin, but if you want to make it less rough and scratchy, just wet your skin before applying, and you’ll have a lighter effect.
If you have some of the mixture leftover, you can put it in a clean reusable container and store it in a fresh, dry place and you can re-use it within six months.