Body scrubs can turn your standard morning shower into an invigorating and rejuvenating spa experience. An exfoliating body scrub cleanses your skin while gently buffing away dead skin cells to reveal a radiant new layer of young, smooth skin. Most body scrubs are made of small, rough grains suspended in moisturising, gentle bases. The grains, which are sometimes salt or sugar crystals, flecks of walnut, or even sand, exfoliate your skin by helping to loosen dead skin cells so that they can be rinsed away. The base helps care for the live skin cells left behind by providing a gentle, protective layer of moisture that will help your skin glow with health and beauty. For a pampering and soothing bath time treat that will give your skin a radiantly fresh look at home, try making your own body scrub.
Coconut body scrub
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (0r 1 cup if not using the shea butter)
- 1/2 cup shea butter (optional)
- 3-6 drops mild essential oil such as lavender or even peppermint
If the butters are hard you can melt them in a bowl over hot water and let them cool. Mix then and as they revert to solid, add the sugar and essential oils if using and whip together till well mixed. Decant into a waterproof airtight container and enjoy!