As part of my Mother's Day gift this year, I made this DIY scrub and was thoroughly impressed with how easy it was. How had I never made my own before!?
This is funny too, I gave it to my mum before actual Mother's Day, because I happened to be seeing her before and I was too excited to hold onto it. After about a week I had texted her how she was liking the scrub / if she had tried it out yet and her response was pretty funny. . .
Me: Have you tried the scrub yet?
Mum: Yes, but it should come with a *warning* sign!
Me: Haha what, why?!
Mum: It was great until it got to the floor of the shower - it's sooo slippery!
Me: Haha omg! I didn't even think of that - it's the coconut oil :)
Soooo here's your WARNING sign --> USE CAUTION when scrubbing in the shower!
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Ever since I found a new found love of spray tanning in the Winter, I've been really into scrubs and exfoliations. Every few weeks, my skin loves a good exfoliation (and at the end of a spray tan's life span). I use two simple ingredients that can be found in almost any kitchen: coconut oil and sugar! Packed with vitamin E and saturated fats that are amazing at repairing your skin and keeping the moisture in, you can use this combination on your face and your body!
DIY Rose + Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub
5 Tbsp organic sugar
5 Tbsp coconut oil
- dried rose petals
- your favorite essential oils
(I used lavender for it's relaxing and calming affect!)
Step One: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Step Two: Softly apply to skin in circular motions to exfoliate and moisturize.
Step Three: Rinse with warm water and enjoy that fresh moisturized feeling!
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If you have scrub leftover, or if you're gifting to someone, store in a sealed glass container for future use.
If you're interested in the essential oils that I use, check out the Dr Axe store for his Ancient Nutrition aromatherapy products. I use their oils as well as diffuser, and it's a brand that I trust (because not all store-bought oils are GOOD quality). For a discount on your first purchase, use code: GIGIIKENT for 20% off!