|Homemade Coconut Oil Scrub|
The gentle properties of sugar granules and the healthy benefits of coconut oil combine to form a wonderful tonic for the face and other parts of the body that may be experiencing inflammation, irritation, dryness or high levels of acidity.
How Do You Make A Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub?You can make a coconut oil sugar scrub with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of softened coconut oil; simply blend the two together at room temperature to form a gritty paste, which you can then apply anywhere on your skin.
Some people choose to use larger amount of sugar, as this can give the scrub a more coarse feel, and thus help with exfoliation a bit more, in addition to the moisturizing and cleansing power of the coconut oil.
Additionally, you can spice up your coconut oil sugar scrub with other ingredients, such as essential oils or citrus zest. You can add the citrus zest from a grapefruit, lemon, orange or lime to add
You should use carefully controlled amounts of essential oils, such as orange or lemon, as they can be far more potent than the other base ingredients. No more than 1/2 teaspoon of essential oils should be used, which will be plenty in terms of their pleasant aroma and the concentrated health benefits they can deliver.
A coconut oil scrub like this can last for more than a year, although the more extra ingredients you add, such as citrus zest, the shorter the shelf life will be. Also, if you use citrus essential oils in the mixture, it is not suggested to use on the face, as the essential oils can be very irritating to the eyes.
How Do You Use A Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub?Using a coconut oil sugar scrub for your face consists of gently massaging the scrub into your face in slow circular motions. The coconut oil should dissolve within 30 seconds to 1 minute, leaving your face feeling a bit grainy, but also stimulated and rosy in the cheeks. You can then rinse the area and pat the skin dry, which will allow any excess oil to continue soaking into the skin.
For your hands or feet, massage the coconut oil scrub firmly into the skin, particularly the fingertips, between your toes and any other areas that may fee dry or are commonly neglected by your lotion regimen. The effects are quite quick, and you can typically rinse off the mixture within a minute or two without compromising the benefits.