To Make / Salt Scrub

 

      Good morning! Summer is encroaching swiftly, and that means limbs will be bared along with sandal-adorned feet. To prepare those limbs and feet, I concocted a new grapefruit + tea tree sea salt scrub! It smells amazing, and does the trick for getting those newly exposed areas ready for said exposure. Get the how-to below!

Materials / Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup of Himalayan pink sea salt

- 1/2 cup of sea salt

- 1/4 cup of olive oil (jojoba or sweet almond work as well!)

- 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil

- 15 drops of tea tree essential oil

Directions:

1. Grind up all of your salt however you like. For a more coarse scrub, I used a mortar and pestle.

2. Add in your olive oil and essential oils.

3. Stir to combine, and keep in an air tight jar. Enjoy!

To Make a Scrub

 

      Hi there! Winter means dry skin, and one of the best remedies for that is exfoliation. Coffee has an excellent amount of grit and nutrients for the skin, the most beneficial being circulatory stimulation. The caffeine of the coffee is absorbed into the skin, and literally speeds up the cells and blood flow. Not to mention that coffee also has great anti-inflammatory properties. Get the how-to for this coffee scrub below!

Materials:

- 1/2 cup of ground coffee

- 1/2 cup of brown sugar

- 1 tbs. of coconut oil

- 1 tbs. of olive oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy!

To Make a Scrub, Pt. 2

 
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      Good morning! I had an inner debate about posting this scrub. I was disappointed with how much the recipe I used ended up yielding. I won't share the original recipe because of this, and because the photo's are very misleading on the scrubs' amount and texture. Basically, it doesn't look anything like the photo's. I don't know if they didn't use coconut oil like they said, or if they doubled the size of the recipe just to take the photo's, but I was pretty let down. That being said, the scrub does work, and it smells amazing, so that's why I'm still sharing. Moral of the story though: remember a lot of what you see on the internet is inauthentic.

Ingredients: yields 1 oz. of scrub, so go ahead and at least double everything for a full jar

- 2 tbs. Himalayan pink sea salt

- 2 tbs. of coconut oil, room temperature

- grapefruit essential oil

- jar

Directions:

- Combine salt and coconut oil, and stir.

Step two - add in as much essential oils as you like, and stir. Pour into jar and keep at room temperature. Enjoy!

To Make a Lip Scrub

 

     One of the perks of winter is having dry lips, right? No, having dry lips is not fun. Come January, I am always dying from the dry air. It messes with my hair, skin, nails and lips. This is when staying hydrated becomes just as important as it is when it's 100 degrees out. Sadly though, even when I chug a gallon of water every day, it doesn't seem to cut it for my lips. They just come into contact with the cold wind too often. I had to find a remedy.

     Coconut oil is a fad for a reason, and one of it's many uses is being perfect for keeping your lips moisturized. I had seen a lot of organic lip scrubs using coconut oil and essential oils, so I figured that I should probably just make one instead of spending $20. I didn't have to purchase anything for this project. I even already had the containers, though I can't remember why. There are only three ingredients, and you'd be hard pressed to find that in any factory made scrub, organic or not. Now, my lips are nice and happy, and they can stay that way all year round, thanks to this cute little DIY. Check it out below!

Materials:

 - 1 tbs. coconut oil

- 1 tbs. sugar (brown or white, up to you)

- whatever essential oil you like! I chose lavender.

- a small, lip balm sized container. (Amazon is always a good bet)

Instructions:

- Mix your coconut oil and sugar together. Then, drop in a few drops of the essential oil and mix. Spoon into your container and you're done!