DIY your own All Natural Moisturizing Face/Body Scrub

Coconut Oil from Trader Joe’s

I like mine a little oily but coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees.

For the past couple of months I’ve been leaving the store bought cleansers alone and replacing them with cheaper things that can be found around the house. A lot of products on the market are full of chemicals and silicones, not good for the face or the body. Here’s a simple recipe for a good face scrub that I use, it can also be used on the body. It’s moisturizes and exfoliates and leaves skin with a nice glow. You will need only three things for this,

  1. Organic virgin coconut oil (Olive oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, or jojoba oil) I use coconut oil because it’s what I have and it has so many different healing properties that I love to use it on my skin but if you have a favorite oil then use that instead.
  2. Sugar, dark brown organic sugar is best but regular white table sugar works good as well.
  3. (Optional) A jar if you’re making more for the week.

I made enough for the week and I didn’t measure anything it depends on if you want more moisture (add more oil) or if you want a harder exfoliate (add more sugar), the third option is to make a balanced cleanser (equal parts sugar and oil).

The steps are just as simple as the ingredients. Mix 1+2 into 3 or your hand if you make yours daily. After the first time your use it I promise you’ll notice a difference in the appearance of your skin. Also, ladies coconut oil is excellent as a makeup remover, even mascara.



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    • All natural oils (oils from plants or seeds) have healing properties. For your face most people use lighter oils because you could break out for the face the best are sweet almond oil or castor oil with jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. Never use castor oil by itself because the oil is so potent you have to dilute it with another oil but it’s an amazing cleanser. Jojoba oil is the oil that is the closest to the one we produce naturally. Does this help?

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