Making your own scrubs at home is not a tough job. You just need to know the exact ingredients and their proportion that goes in. Many may ask why to take so much of hassle to prepare it at home when there are lots of them available in the market. Well, your homemade scrub will be chemical free which is the most remarkable thing about it.
There are other advantages too, you save money by not buying those expensive scrubs from market. And the best part is that you exactly know what is in the scrub which you are going to apply on your beautiful face. You can try number of natural ingredients to prepare scrub. Here we will discuss the process of making scrub using coconut oil and sugar.
Ingredients That You Should Keep Handy
Before preparing anything else, you need to gather the ingredients required for the preparation of the scrub. You will need simple ingredients that are easily found in any supermarket. As this is a sugar scrub, you need to take ¼ cup of granulated sugar (you can even use ½ cup of sugar if you want your scrub to be more coarse). The second important ingredient for this scrub is coconut. You need to take ½ cup of coconut oil. Now comes the ingredient that will provide a soothing smell to the scrub. You can either use 1 tablespoon of citrus fruit zest (grapefruit, lemon, or orange) or ½ tablespoon of citrus essential oil.
Procedure To Prepare Coconut And Sugar Scrub
Once you have all the ingredients handy, you don’t need to put in much effort to prepare the scrub. Take a small glass bowl and pour in all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Make sure that coconut oil is not hot. If you add hot coconut oil, it will dissolve the granulated sugar. Dissolved sugar will not give much-needed coarse texture to the scrub. Store the scrub in an air tight container to keep it fresh.
Things To Consider
Though citrus fruits make the scrub smell great, it has certain affects on skin that one should consider before using it for the scrub. As citrus fruits could burn eyes, the scrub should not be used on face. However, it works perfectly on hands, legs and feet. It has been found that citrus fruit increases the sensitivity of skin to the sun. So, you need to be careful after using it and need to apply sunscreen before stepping out.
Using Essential Oil
Essential oils are great for skin. Instead of citrus essential oil, you can use any other essential oil. But make sure that it suits your skin type. Essential oil are recommended as it increases the shelf life of scrub.
If you want to explore coconut and sugar scrub with other ingredients than just follow the given recipes.
Pumpkin Pie Scrub
For this scrub, you need to use 2 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spices instead of citrus fruits zest along with ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ coconut oil, and ½ tablespoon of vitamin E oil. Prepare it in the same way as the above recipe.
Vanilla And Coconut Sugar Scrub
This is another combination of coconut and sugar scrub in which you need to take the following ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup coconut oil, ½ tablespoon vitamin E oil, and 1 tablespoon of organic vanilla extract. Procedure is same as citrus fruit sugar scrub. Try these recipes at home and discover a fresh new glow on your skin like never before.