So, one of the things about living in Colorado (that I am not used to) is the dry air. My hair is flat and my skin is dry and dull. As someone who grew up in more humid conditions this is not my normal. Over the weekend I had enough and decided to do something about it.
Over the last few years I have become increasingly aware of all the chemicals in my favorite beauty products. I work hard to use things that are not tested on animals or laced with words I can’t pronounce. That means when I wanted a scrub for my dry skin I had to do some research. I realized that a sugar scrub is super simple and something I could make at home. I already had everything I needed and knew it wouldn’t take long.
I made a tea tree essential oil scrub. I love the scent of tea tree oil. Very refreshing. But, the best part is anytime you make a batch of sugar scrub you can switch it up. Make it more citrus scented for summer, add some vanilla for fall, or you can even leave it plain and simple.
You will need organic coconut oil (I get it from the baking section of my local grocery store), essential oil, extra virgin olive oil or EVOO, a measuring cup, a microwave safe bowl, and brown sugar.
Measure out 1/2 cup coconut oil and heat it up for about 15 seconds in the microwave. You want to be able to mix it with your other ingredients. Next add about 10 drops essential oil (or less depending on how sensitive you are to smell) and 1 teaspoon of EVOO. Mix all that together really well. Once that is done mix in 1/2 cup brown sugar. Mix evenly so there are no clumps. Then all you need to do is transfer it into a jar or container for safe keeping. You can keep it in the shower to use all over or by the sink to use when you wash your hands.
After I use the sugar scrub I make sure to put on a good moisturizing lotion. I always feel better and look brighter after I do this skin care regimen. Yes brighter! My dull dry skin always looks better after I buff away the dry, dead skin.