Almond and Coconut Oil Body Scrub

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Today I share with you my Almond and Coconut Oil Cake body scrub. It exfoliates, adds moisture and smells so delicious, you’ll be tempted to eat it. It is simple to make and when you become comfortable with natural oils you can recreate this scrub to make it your own. This scrub is all natural and equally if not more effective than the $10, $20 or $30 body scrubs on the market. When you break down the cost of each ingredient, it is much more affordable.

 

Ingredients and Measurements:

1 1/4 Cup – White or Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup – Almond Oil

1/4 Cup – Coconut Oil

1/2 Teaspoon – Vitamin E Oil

1/8 Teaspoon – Lemon Essential Oil

1/4 Teaspoon – Vanilla Flavoring

1 Glass Container with Lid

The sugar in the scrub exfoliates dead skin cells leaving your body with a smooth and healthy glow. I prefer sugar over salt scrubs because sugar is more gentle on my skin. Exfoliating the skin makes way for the moisture and healing properties of Coconut, Almond, and Vitamin E oils. If you desire your scrub to be less abrasive, you can decrease the quantity of sugar.

Lemon essential oil is known for cleansing toxins from all parts of the body. It is all natural and chemical free. Lemon essential oil is affordable and can be found in your local health food or online.

And the vanilla flavor? Well that’s just for my aromatic pleasure. (Smile) The vanilla adds a sweet fragrance and blends beautifully with the natural aromas of lemon and coconut.

Vitamin E Oil is nourishing for the skin and also aids in adding moisture. It gives skin a beautiful glow. Many use vitamin E oil because of its anti aging properties.

And last but certainly not least are my carrier oils of choice. There are many carrier oils on the market that would work perfectly with this scrub. Some of my favorites are jojoba oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and coconut oil. Feel free to use whichever you can get your hands on.

While shopping for oils make sure you check the ingredients to make sure that what you are buying is 100% natural.

Almond oil is moisturizing and fights against aging. It can also be soothing to minor skin irritations. I use equal parts of almond and coconut oil but you 1/2 cup one oil or the other. If you have never used almond or coconut oil before, you’ll want to try the scrub on a small section of your body first. It seems to be very uncommon, but some may have an allergic reaction to an oil.

Coconut oil has the ability to sink deep into the skin and rehydrate. For the best results, purchase organic and unrefined coconut oil. Stay away from coconut oils that have been refined or have added chemicals or fragrances.

I am reusing a salsa jar for this batch of scrub. It is a glass container and comes with a twist on lid. You can also find reasonably prices containers at your local Dollar Tree or discount store.

I pour in the sugar and follow-up with my oils and vanilla flavoring. When I first showed this scrub to my husband, he said, “Mmmm, it smells like cake.” Hence the name, “Almond and Coconut Oil Cake Body Scrub”. 😉

After all of your ingredients are in the jar. Take a spoon and give your scrub a good stir.

If the consistency of the scrub is too oily, you can always add a bit more sugar. If the scrub is too dry, add more coconut oil a little at a time until you get the blend that you prefer.

I use my scrub at the end of my shower time. Using a scoop, I dig in my jar and apply the scrub from neck to toe exfoliating my skin thoroughly. I use a different scrub for my face and of course it contains coconut oil! That recipe is coming soon. 😉

I then rinse the scrub with water and my skin is left feeling moisturized, silky, and glowing! Even during the cold, dry winter months my skin feels great throughout the entire day.

If you use add much oil or you just go wild with your body scrub in the shower, it could possible leave the floor of your tub slippery. It hasn’t happened to me yet, but natural oils have a ton of slip.

If you plan on giving your scrub away as a gift, you can create a cute label to place on the outside of the jar.  Give you scrub a catchy name and be sure to list the ingredients inside. And don’t forget to include a scoop with your scrub. This will keep the scrub sanitary during application. I have made this for a few ladies in my family and they love it!

Essential oils are also a special treat to use when making a body scrub. I will write a full article on essentials oils soon.

I love using peppermint oil, lavender oil, and orange oil.

So here it is…..Almond and Coconut Oil Cake Body Scrub ~ Enjoy!

 

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