As much as we all love the summer - being in the sun, going to the beach, the mountains and generally enjoying being outside. After periods of long sun-exposure skin often tends to feels quite dry and dehydrated. This fantastic all natural body scrub will revitalise your skin leaving it soft and beautifully hydrated. The grains of sea salt work to exfoliate dead skin cells and the coconut oil soothes and moisturises. Coconut oil is also good for acne due to its high lauric acid content which has amazing natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. This is scrub is too harsh to use on the face but I'll post a recipe for an amazing, natural face scrub soon. It's so easy to make and so inexpensive yet your skin will feel amazing and smell delicious! This is also a lovely gift idea: Put in a jar, tie on a beautiful ribbon and give it to someone you love! It will keep for a couple of weeks in an air-tight container.
Live Life Beautifully.
COCONUT & SEA SALT BODY SCRUB
1/2 Cup Coconut oil, preferably organic, extra virgin
1 cup of fine or medium grade sea salt
1 Bell Mason jar
Spoon or wooden stirring stick to stir
Simply place all the ingredients in the jar and stir well.
To make the body scrub even more luxurious add a two or three drops of your favourite essential oils.
My favourites include:
Lavender and Rose: to calm the mind and soothe the senses
Lime and Grapefruit: to revitalise and refresh
Honey and vanilla: to restore and nurture (use: 1 tsp of runny (raw, if possible) honey and a few drops of alcohol-free vanilla essence)