Monday, November 10, 2014

Coconut & Lemon Sugar Scrub

When it comes to skin care, the best products to use are those that are safe enough to eat.  After all your skin is your biggest organ, it's just as important to put safe stuff on it than it is to ingest. The best part is that it's easier and cheaper to create your own food-grade skin care products at home than it is to run out to the store to buy them.

Coconut & Lemon Sugar Scrub For Radiant Skin

Delicious, hydrating and refreshing, this scrub is perfect for achieving that luxurious glow. Transport yourself to summertime at the beach with this coconut scent. The lemon does a great job of toning your skin, and it's anti-bacterial. The coconut oil softens the skin, as does the sugar that gently scrubs away the dead skin cells. Finally a healthy use for sugar :)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Melt the coconut oil by putting the jar in a bowl of hot doesn't take much heat to melt coconut oil.

Stir in coconut milk and sugar, mixing until the sugar is thoroughly coated. Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest until all ingredients are combined. Transfer to a glass jar. 

To use, massage all over dry skin before showing. Rinse thoroughly, and cleanse. 

Recipe adapted from Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made From All-Natural Ingredients by Annie Strole.