So seeing that it is the season of giving, i thought that it would be the perfect time to share with all of you, two body scrub recipes that i have personally used and i find are a great gifts to yourself, your skin and all your friends. I love giving people gifts and making them smile i don’t know there is just something about making something with your own two hands and then giving that to someone. Last year i gifted all my friends coffee scrubs and they all loved it. I think that the perfect gift does not have to be the most expensive it should just be something that lets the other person know that you are thinking of them and that you cherish them.
So lets dive right into it.
Smooth ‘as a babies bottom’ Coffee Scrub
This is especially for those of us who have very dry skin, especially great in the winter months. This scrub leaves your skin silky smooth and smells so good. This is my favorite scrub!
1 cup of coconut oil in solid form ( should NOT be melted)
1 cup of roughly ground coffee ( the rougher = the more exfoliating)
1 tsp cocoa powder
5 drops of organic orange oil
2 teaspoons of vitamin E oil
a dash of salt ( the more salt the rougher the scrub will be)
dash of cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla ( not extract or aroma but actual ground up vanilla if its too expensive than omit vanilla)
Mix all the ingredients together transfer to a very clean glass jar seal well and store in a cool dry place. Keeps up-to 3 months just make sure to keep water out of the jar and store in a cool place. If it is very hot where you live then the fridge is a good place.
Lavender lemon Sugar or Salt Scrub/Balm
This is a great lip scrub if you make it with sugar. However if you make it with salt i would recommend you to use it on your skin only. It smells delicious and leaves your skin soft and fresh.
2 tbsp of coconut oil solid ( or olive oil if you prefer)
2 tsp of lavender seeds
3 tbsp of brown raw cane sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
pinch of lemon zest
dash of vanilla ( optional)
Mix all the ingredients and place in a clean well seal able glass jar. keep in a cool dry place.
1 cup of solid coconut oil
1/2 cup raw unrefined sea salt
1 tbsp lavender seeds
juice from 1 lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1 tbsp Vitamin E oil ( optional)
dash of ground vanilla
Mix all the ingredients together and place in a seal able glass jar.
Thats it! These recipes are supposed to be guidelines however they are not rules get creative. Add in more of something you like or subtract things that you do not like. Just like all my recipes make it your own! Please before scrubbing your whole body with the scrubs test a bit on your arm and see how your skin reacts, i have highly sensitive skin and these scrubs had no negative effect on me however what works for me may not work for you so please test them on yourself first. Yes they are filled with all kinds of goodness that you can read up on like the benefits of coconut and vitamin E ,however i am just someone that wants to inspire thoughts, i am not someone that wants to tell you what is good for you and what isn’t, because that we all have to figure out for ourselves.
All the pictures in this post were taken by my friend Victoria Sheremet, we had fun making these together. In fact make them with someone its a lot of fun 🙂