1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup sugar (and add a little more to achieve desired scrub texture)
few drops of essential oil**
1 tbsp water
Whip the coconut oil with a stick blender until creamy. If it is cool or firm, you might have to heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave first.
Scrubbing away dead skin cells helps remove toxins from your system, and helps to keep you healthy.
Salt is a detoxifying natural that is both therapeutic and restorative, Sugar is gentle enough to use every day but strong enough to soften the skin. Whichever you choose, I would suggest not using the scrub on your face or genitals.
Whipped Sugar Scrub:
Add in water while it’s being whipped. This will actually help make it fluffy.
Pour in sugar (or salt) as you continue to whip, until you have the desired consistency.
Add a few drops of essential oil.
You’re done; enjoy!
Note: if you’re using the stick blender that you also use for food, you should probably mix in the essential oil by hand.
** you can use peppermint essential oil for an invigorating scrub
** you can use lemon essential oil for an energizing scrub
** you can use sweet almond essential oil for an exfoliating scrub
** you can use rosemary essential oil for a pick-me-up scrub
** you can use sweet orange essential oil for an uplifting scrub ***** NOTE: do not use just before sun exposure; may cause photo-sensitivity and sunburn.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Never use essential oils undiluted; except for lavender and tea tree because they are considered safe to use undiluted on the skin. You should properly dilute the oils in an appropriate carrier; for example, Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil.
Suggestion – 1-2 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil for children and for others use 1 drop of oil per 10 drops of carrier oil.