I don’t know about you guys, but I have a thing for body scrubs. Especially when they take me away to the tropics with their smell. Mainstream body scrubs are a no go for obvious reasons-they’re filled with chemicals! Most of them are filled with artificial dyes and fragrances, which are endocrine disruptors. Not to mention, they’re drying because of all the chemicals in them.
Since going green I’ve tried a slew of natural body scrubs. I honestly was never disappointed with any of them, but I was taken back by the price. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind paying for green products. However, I like to invest in products that I can’t easily replicate. I would rather invest my money in a really amazing night cream, or mascara I can’t live without, then a body scrub I can easily re-create. It’s hard to pay for something when you can make it yourself, and all the ingredients are already lying around in your kitchen. Sounds like a no-brainer to me! So I started making my own body scrub, and haven’t looked back. Trust me, this stuff is so amazing, you may think you just went to Hawaii when you step out of the shower! Plus, it’s full of all organic ingredients, and moisturizing oils. Oh and it’s so easy to make… and did I mention cheap?! What are you waiting for?? Get to it!
Homemade Body Scrub Recipe:
- 1/4 Cup Organic Sugar
- 1/4 cup Organic Shredded Coconut
- 3 TBLS Jojoba Oil
- 2 TBLS Coconut Oil
- 2 TBLS Sesame Oil
- 8 Drops of Vitamin E Oil
- 10-15 drops of Lime Essential Oil (You can use any essential oil you like)
Step 1: Add the Organic Sugar and Organic Shredded Coconut to a bowl
Step 2: Add in the Jojoba oil, Coconut oil and Sesame oil
Step 3: Stir and combine the sugar, shredded coconut and oils together
Step 4: Once combined, add in the vitamin e oil
Step 5: Add in the Lime essential oil and stir together
Step 6: Put the scrub in mason jar or container for storage
*This also is a really great gift idea for family and friends. Just add a cute label and some string.
*If any oil settles at the bottom, just give it a good shake before use.