One question that I am often asked by readers is about my beauty routine and what products I use. The older I get the more I have simplified things. I also have started realizing the value of making my own products when I can. Not only to save money, but because they are better for you and often only take a few minutes out of your month to prepare.
With that said, one beauty product I rely upon is my homemade coconut oil sugar scrub. I use it in the shower and it replaces shaving gels or creams. It also keeps my skin moisturized for days and exfoliates. If you have ever been hesitant to make your own beauty products before, this is the one to give a try because it is simple and will take you only a minute or less to have it ready. Don’t believe me? Check it out!
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT OIL SUGAR SCRUB IN A MINUTE
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sugar (you can use 1/4 cup if you would like less exfoliation)
- a few drops of your favorite essential oil (I use lavender or peppermint oil. Sometimes I use nothing because I love the smell of the coconut.) I also was a big supporter of a major MLM essential oil company. However, my budget couldn’t afford it anymore. It was doing wonders for everyone, but I knew there had to be a better way. After a lot of research, I found Edens Garden who has the same level of 100% pure essential oils. The difference is that I can buy it for so much less because I am not paying the overhead for marketing. So, I am extremely happy. Not to mention, it is a woman owned and run company which is pretty cool.
Mix together all of the ingredients well. You do not need to heat up the coconut oil. Once it it mixed completely, store in an air tight jar. Each time you use the sugar scrub you may need to mix it a little with your finger. Coconut oil has a tendency to solidify over time but is easily loosened up.
Like I said, I use mine in the shower. I scoop out a quarter sized amount and cover my body, gently scrubbing. I do make sure to cover the areas I am going to shave because this scrub acts as an excellent moisturizer for shaving. Keep in mind that you will need to really clean out your razor once you are finished each time because it has a tendency to “gunk” it up more than standard shaving cream.
What are your go-to beauty products? I’d love to know if you make any of your own!