My skin has not been my best friend these past five months or so (redness, breakouts, and a lot of painful dry skin/flakiness around my nose and chin), and I was really struggling to find a scrub or mask that was both natural and effective. Sometimes I use coconut oil as a moisturizer or a hair mask. So I added some sugar to an almost-empty jar and made a face scrub.
This is not a fancy natural beauty remedy loaded with essential oils. This is sugar and coconut oil, but it works wonders.
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- Microwave the coconut oil slightly so it becomes more liquid than solid.
- Add the sugar. Give it a stir.
- Keep the mixture in your shower or by your sink and use on your face (and hands!) 2-3 times per week.
That's it! If you want to add your favorite essential oils or experiment with other ingredients you can go for it, but this very basic and easy to make scrub has been such a lifesaver for me recently and I really look forward to using it every few days.