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 🙂 ).
What You 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.
How to Make Homemade Sugar Scrub
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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