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DIY COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB | Check this out!

posted in Skin & Body
08/12/2016
  • DIY COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB | Ingredients

•1/4 cup granulated sugar (You can use up to 1/2 cup if you want your scrub to have a more coarse, sand-like texture.)
•1/2 cup coconut oil (I use Trader Joe’s organic virgin coconut oil.)
    DIY COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB | Ingredients

    •1/4 cup granulated sugar (You can use up to 1/2 cup if you want your scrub to have a more coarse, sand-like texture.)
    •1/2 cup coconut oil (I use Trader Joe’s organic virgin coconut oil.)
  • DIY COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB | Optional Ingredients 
• 1 tablespoon citrus fruit zest  (from one piece of fruit - I’ve tried grapefruit, lemon, and orange.) OR
•About 1/2 teaspoon of citrus essential oil (about 50 drops; I’ve tried certified organic grapefruit, lemon, and orangeessential oils.)
    DIY COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB | Optional Ingredients 
    • 1 tablespoon citrus fruit zest  (from one piece of fruit - I’ve tried grapefruit, lemon, and orange.) OR
    •About 1/2 teaspoon of citrus essential oil (about 50 drops; I’ve tried certified organic grapefruit, lemon, and orangeessential oils.)
  • DIRECTIONS |  Combine all ingredients. (I do not recommend heating the coconut oil prior to mixing, because hot oil will dissolve the sugar.)
    DIRECTIONS |  Combine all ingredients. (I do not recommend heating the coconut oil prior to mixing, because hot oil will dissolve the sugar.)
  • TO USE | On your face – Omit the citrus and use the basic scrub at the sink or in the shower. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. The oil will absorb immediately.
On your hands – Massage into your hands and fingernails for 30 seconds.  Rinse and pat dry.
    TO USE | On your face – Omit the citrus and use the basic scrub at the sink or in the shower. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. The oil will absorb immediately.
    On your hands – Massage into your hands and fingernails for 30 seconds.  Rinse and pat dry.
  • TO USE | On your legs and feet – Massage into your legs and feet while in the bath or sitting on the side of the bathtub.  Rinse and pat dry.  (Never use on your feet in the shower because the coconut oil is slippery and you risk falling.)
    TO USE | On your legs and feet – Massage into your legs and feet while in the bath or sitting on the side of the bathtub.  Rinse and pat dry.  (Never use on your feet in the shower because the coconut oil is slippery and you risk falling.)
  • PROS & CONS | Adding Citrus 

✅Pro: Adding any kind of citrus will make your scrub smell great.
✅Pro: Citrus can boost your mood and make you feel energized and refreshed.
❌Con: Citrus can burn your eyes, so it can’t be used on your face.  (Perfect for your hands, legs, and feet though!)
    PROS & CONS | Adding Citrus 

    ✅Pro: Adding any kind of citrus will make your scrub smell great.
    ✅Pro: Citrus can boost your mood and make you feel energized and refreshed.
    ❌Con: Citrus can burn your eyes, so it can’t be used on your face.  (Perfect for your hands, legs, and feet though!)
  • PROS & CONS | Adding Citrus 

❌Con: Citrus can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the to sun, so you’ll want to wear sunscreen after using citrus scrubs.  (Coconut oil acts as a natural sunscreen, but I’m not sure if it’s strong enough to cancel out the effects of the citrus.)
    PROS & CONS | Adding Citrus 

    Con: Citrus can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the to sun, so you’ll want to wear sunscreen after using citrus scrubs.  (Coconut oil acts as a natural sunscreen, but I’m not sure if it’s strong enough to cancel out the effects of the citrus.)
  • Citrus Fruit Zest vs Citrus Essential Oils | If you're new to the world of essential oils, citrus essential oils are all-natural oils extracted right from the fruit peels themselves.

Citrus essential oils will give your sugar scrub a longer shelf life than a sugar scrub made with zest.
    Citrus Fruit Zest vs Citrus Essential Oils | If you're new to the world of essential oils, citrus essential oils are all-natural oils extracted right from the fruit peels themselves.

    Citrus essential oils will give your sugar scrub a longer shelf life than a sugar scrub made with zest.
  • ZEST vs. OIL | Citrus fruit zest will add a pretty color to your scrub.  (Essential oils are colorless.)  Plus you can eat the fruit after zesting.  YUM.
    ZEST vs. OIL | Citrus fruit zest will add a pretty color to your scrub.  (Essential oils are colorless.)  Plus you can eat the fruit after zesting.  YUM.
  • Storing Your Coconut Oil Sugar Scrubs | 

Glass Jars – I use these 4.25oz airtight glass jars from Amazon.
Plastic Tubs – I use these 9.5oz food storage tubs from Amazon.
Plastic Travel Bottles – I use these GoToob travel bottles from Amazon.
    Storing Your Coconut Oil Sugar Scrubs | 

    Glass Jars – I use these 4.25oz airtight glass jars from Amazon.
    Plastic Tubs – I use these 9.5oz food storage tubs from Amazon.
    Plastic Travel Bottles – I use these GoToob travel bottles from Amazon.
  • GOTOOB | They’re BPA-free, easy to fill and clean (dishwasher-safe), and no-drip.  In person, they feel more like rubber than plastic.  My 3-pack is filled with homemade coconut oil sugar scrubs for my shower, bathroom sink, and kitchen sink.  Love!
    GOTOOB | They’re BPA-free, easy to fill and clean (dishwasher-safe), and no-drip.  In person, they feel more like rubber than plastic.  My 3-pack is filled with homemade coconut oil sugar scrubs for my shower, bathroom sink, and kitchen sink.  Love!

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