You’ll want to eat this, but I don’t suggest it. I mean, you could, but that’d be weird. It is a recipe, technically…but a better idea is to rub a little on those dry lips to make them soft and lovely.
If you’ve been suffering from dry, itchy, flaky “winter” skin, stop wasting money on those pricey body scrubs and moisturizers and head to the kitchen to whip up a batch of Brown Sugar Body Scrub in just a few minutes.
It’s great to keep in the shower or next to the sink for a daily dose of pampering. It is a staple for me, and I use it about twice a week at the end of my shower for best results.
Ultra-moisturizing coconut oil forms the base of the scrub. Drizzling in a bit of honey increases the moisture factor and helps lock it in long after you step out of the shower.
Brown sugar works as a wonderful natural exfoliant to gently scrape away any flaky dead skin. This stuff works so well that I don’t even need to put on body lotion after my shower! I can’t get enough of this stuff! The scrub does a great job exfoliating and the oil leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and soft.
I add a few drops of lavender essential oil to mine for its relaxation properties. Call me crazy, but I can actually feel the stress washing away when I smell and use this scrub.
There is no reason not to try this out. Your skin will feel amazing AND you’ll smell like dessert. Yum. It also makes a great last minute Christmas gift!
If you keep the scrub in your shower all the time, the ingredients will begin to separate. It’s still OK to use, though; just mix it around with your finger. I store mine in a recycled, glass almond butter jar.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soft (but solid) coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2-4 drops of essential oil (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Store in a jar with a tight, secure lid.
- To use: apply to clean skin with a little bit of water and gently massage in small circles to exfoliate.
- Rinse with warm water.
- Can use olive oil in lieu of coconut oil.