Great Spring Skin - DIY
With Spring almost upon us - this means paying attention to those parts of your body that get exposure this time of year; hands and feet! Even our lips need a little love. We have added several DIY scrubs that will surely make your skin vibrant.
1. Coconut & Vanilla Sugar Scrub:
Coconut oil is subtly fragrant and slightly miraculous. This one is a super moisturizer, and can practically double as dessert.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower, massage, and rinse.
2. Citrus Salt or Sugar Scrub:
This will wake you up, great for the morning shower or after sports.
1/2 cup sea salt or sugar
1/2 cup oil of your choice (jojoba, almond, olive, whatever)
1 teaspoon citrus zest (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or a mix)
Mix ingredients together. Rub on skin while in the shower (avoiding eyes) and rinse off.
3. Sugary Minty Lip Scrub
For soft lips, this quick treatment is the ultimate treatment to make you a smooth kisser. Blend a bit jojoba or olive oil with caster sugar (also known as superfine sugar; you can also make your own by putting regular granulated sugar in the food processor for a minute) and a touch of peppermint or vanilla extract. Place some of the paste on your lips, massage and lick off.
4. Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe:
3 parts coarse sugar
1 part olive oil
15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil or oil blend
1 mason jar
Combine your ingredients in your jar, stirring well to combine.