Hello everyone! Not sure about you but these winter months can really do a number on my skin if I am not vigilant about my skincare routine. Aside from using moisterizing body washes and lotions with thick consistencies, I like to use a scrub at least once a week on my body and at least every other week on my hands. This helps to sloth off any dead dry skin and rejuvenate the skin cells. As of late, Ive gotten into the habit of mixing oils and have grown quite fond of two in particular; coconut and peppermint! Coconut oil and peppermint oil mix so nicely together. Ive actually used coconut oil for years on my skin, hands, and hair. The peppermint oil is something Ive only just begun to try. I love how cooling it is for dry winterized skin. I’ve actually made a home made sugar scrub with these two oils being the main components. It leaves my skin so supple and soft. I have literally started using it on the daily on my hands to help combat dry flaky cuticles which Im prone to especially in the winter. My hands have never felt so soft and my cuticles so moisterized as they have been these last few weeks. After seeing these results I knew I had to share this sugar scrub recipe with you! Especially because it is super simple and only contains 3 ingredients that most households will have on hand.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (in liquid form)
- 22 drops of peppermint oil
What You’ll Do
- In a bowl mix your sugar and coconut oil. If your coconut oil is solid warm it up a bit into its consistency is liquid. Wait for the coconut oil to cool before adding it to the bowl of sugar. Mix well.
- Next add your peppermint oil and give it another mix. And done! I like to keep it in a pressure sealed glass jar. Note if you feel the scrub is too rough add more coconut oil a tsp at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Ive shared how Ive combated the winter blues and dry winterized skin. Anything in particular you do to help in these cold winter months? I’d love to hear!
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