If you have dry and/or itchy skin, here is a recipe I found online…I’m going to give it a try, how about you?
The sugar in this scrub gently exfoliates the skin, the cooling sensation of the peppermint oil helps to soothe itchiness, and the oil moisturizes. Plus, the citrus/peppermint combo is totally invigorating– it will definitely wake you up first thing in the morning!
This simple homemade scrub is fabulous for gifts (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc.). And if you don’t care for peppermint or citrus scents, there is a list of alternative oil options at the bottom of the recipe. The sky is the limit with this one!
Mix sugar, oil, zest, and vegetable glycerin (if using) together. Depending on what type of oil you use, you may need to add more or less to get the proper consistency. You are looking for enough oil to make the sugar stick together, but not so much that it is floating on top.
Gradually add in the essential oils until you’ve reached the desired scent. It may take more or less, depending on the type of oils you use.
Store your sugar scrub in a glass container (check thrift shops for cute glass bottles, or use canning jars). If giving it as a gift, decorate with ribbon, stickers, or scrapbook paper.
To Use: Rub a small amount of the scrub on your hands or body, rinse with warm water.
Here’s the recipe:
• 5 oz. Coconut Oil
• 2.5 oz. beeswax
• 1 Vitamin E capsule
• 7 Chocolate Chips or Cacao Chips
• 10 drops of Young Living’s Peppermint Essential Oil
Melt coconut oil and beeswax together. Break open the Vitamin E capsule and squirt into the oil mixture. Add the chocolate chips and stir until completely melted! Lastly, mix in 10 drops of YL’s Peppermint essential oil and pour into small round tins. Try out this recipe for yourself and adjust how many Cacao chips and how many drops of Peppermint essential oil you like!