Dry skin? Try this amazing DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub
We are experiencing our first snowfall in Minnesota today. I kinda love the first snow, and I really love a white Christmas, but come Januray, I’m ready for summer. #notgonnahappeninthisstate With the colder weather comes my battle with dry skin, so I thought I’d share this homemade lavender sugar scrub I made last year to help support and nourish my hands (and feet too 🙂 ).
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub
- Fractionated Coconut Oil– I used to make this recipe with melted coconut oil, but I would need to microwave it if it ever got too cool because it would solidify. Instead, use fractioned coconut oil, which will remain liquid at room temperature.
- Olive Oil
- Glass Mixing Bowl (Microwave Safe)
- Lavender Essential Oil– Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- Glass Jar with Lid for storage
- Wooden Scoop (Optional)
The olive and coconut oils help to hydrate the skin, sugar helps to exfoliate, and lavender essential oil is great for skin support.
Directions: How to Make A Sugar Scrub
Start by combining 1/3 cup fractionated coconut oil and 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil in a mixing bowl; then add 1 cup sugar. Stir until combined.
Then add in 15 drops of lavender essential oil and, again, stir to combine. (If you like a stronger lavender scent, you can certainly add a few more drops.)
If you find the mixture too runny, add a little more sugar. If it’s too course, add a bit more olive oil.
Apply a small scoop (approximately 1 Tablespoon) to dry hands and/or feet, and rub it in (like you’re applying soap). Continue to massage for a minute or two. (You can even wrap a warm, damp towel around your hands and/or feet for extra pampering; allowing the scrub to sit on the skin for awhile). Rinse off with warm water and dry hands and/or feet. They should feel silky and smooth.
Pour the remaining sugar scrub into an airtight glass container, and seal for storage. Add a little wooden scoop if you’d like 🙂
Please Note: When working with essential oils, it is always recommended to store in a glass container vs. plastic. Some essential oils will actually break down plastic, and no one wants plastic seeping into their sugar scrub 🙂
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