3 Simple Homemade Coconut Oil Body Scrubs
Coconut is one of nature’s greatest gifts for our hair and skin. The fact that it is a common star ingredient for many personal care products proves that its benefits extend to a vast variety of our health concerns. Coconut features exceptional antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and nourishing properties that work in complete synergy to give your body, skin, and hair the care it deserves.
The best way to let your skin enjoy the goodness of this fruit is to use it in its purest form. You will often see skin care products on beauty shelves claiming that they are made from coconut. However, as you really go through the ingredients list, you may see chemical names that are usually very difficult to read! This implies that, while this certain skincare product has coconut, it has been mixed with other synthetic ingredients that usually affect the natural nutrients the fruit contains.
Well, you no longer have to go through such ordeal! You can always make coconut scrubs in the comfort of your own home – easy, natural and at a very low cost! In this article, we will share you easy homemade coconut oil body scrub recipes that you can freely let your skin indulge in! Each recipe is exfoliating and will do wonders to make your face feel soft!
Lavender and Coconut oil scrub
Lavender is quite known for its aromatherapeutic properties. Its distinct, relaxing scent helps soothe your nerves and calm your thoughts. If you are planning to give yourself a relaxing ‘me time’ bath, this is a scrub that gives you a spa-worthy experience!
- One cup of sugar or salt
- A half cup of coconut oil
- Seven drops of lavender essential oil
To create the gritty texture for your scrub, take a cup of sugar or salt into a mixing bowl. You may gently press the sugar or salt down to create finer particles for your scrub. Add the oil and mix them thoroughly until it achieves a slightly creamy texture. Add two to three drops of lavender essential oil and mix.
Coconut and Himalayan Salt scrub
For this beautiful pink scrub, we will use a mix of rose essential oil and Himalayan salt. Not only does this scrub make a perfect Pinterest post, this is also a perfect choice for those who suffer from dull skin. Himalayan salt and rose extract are both known for their exceptional brightening properties so this scrub should solve your dull, uneven skin concerns.
- A half a cup of coconut oil
- A cup of pink Himalayan salt that has fine particles
- Seven drops of essential oil made from organic roses
Put the coconut oil into a mixing bowl and add the Himalayan salt. Mix the two thoroughly until it achieves a smooth texture. Add the drops of rose essential oil. Mix it in by stirring the ingredients together. You can add a few more drops of rose oil if you prefer a more prominent rose scent. Scoop out the mixture and use it as preferred.
Coconut and Coffee body scrub
There is a chance that you may not have essential oils in your house probably because you do not use them as much. However, we have another aromatherapeutic alternative for you that is surely available in your very own kitchen – Coffee! Coffee is very rich in antioxidants that protect your skin from damage, which is why it also makes a perfect detoxifying body scrub!
Here are the precise ingredients that you will need for this include.
- Half a cup of coffee ground
- A quarter cup of brown sugar
- A quarter cup of coconut oil
Put your coconut product into a mixing bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly until they are smooth. Scoop out the mixture and store it in a glass jar. Store the mixture in the fridge and keep using until it is finished. Let it last only for two weeks. The color of the mixture may be unpleasant, and it may lack the scent that lavender and rose offer, but it is effective.
How to properly use these homemade body scrubs?
For you to optimize the efficiency of these scrub, you need to wet your body for around ten minutes. We advise that you use it after taking a warm shower. Warm water opens up your pores making it easy for the coconut oil to be absorbed into the skin.
After the bath, scoop some of the scrubs, and gently massage it all over your body in circular motions. After applying it all over your body, let it sit for a minute before rinsing off. This will give the mixture some time to soften out the remaining dead skin cells for them to be washed off easily.
To wrap it all up
Feel free to enjoy these DIY body scrubs to give you that relaxing spa treatment you like! The beauty of these homemade natural body scrubs is that you are free to customize the ingredients to adjust your personal preference. You can switch up the oils you use to give you different scents to match your mood. You can also add more natural ingredients if you wish to target specific skin concerns.
Problems with uneven skin? Add a squeeze of lemon! Suffering from redness and irritation? Go toss some oatmeal in it!
You can also store them for as long as a month so you can freely use them anytime you want. Just note that you have to store them in a cool, dry place. Try to avoid places that have too much humidity, like your bathroom. The natural ingredients we used for these scrubs are excellent exfoliators and moisturizers so if you are battling against dry skin and dead skin cells, these natural body scrubs should be your perfect rescue.
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