Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to exfoliate and moisturize all in one step? With this sugar scrub, you can do just that! It only takes THREE ingredients to make, and it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.
Coconut Orange Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
10 drops of Orange Essential Oil (or more, depending on your preference)
Measure 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and place into a medium sized mixing bowl. Scoop 1/2 cup of shea butter into a smaller bowl.
Warm the shea butter for thirty seconds in the microwave. It won’t be completely melted, but it will be softer and easier to mix with the sugar. Pour the shea butter into the bowl with the coconut sugar, and mix well.
Add the essential oil, and mix again. To finish, spoon the mixture into a glass container. I like to use recycled jars that I have around the house.
Makes 1/2 cup of sugar scrub.
How to Use:
Start with a quarter-sized amount of scrub and massage onto skin in circular motions. The heat from your hands (or steam from the shower) will soften the shea butter. Rinse, and rub the remaining shea butter into the skin to lock in moisture.
*Coconut sugar is a little bigger than standard white sugar, and it is brown in color. It also has a stronger scent. The larger granules might be too harsh for sensitive skin. Always do a small patch test to avoid irritating skin. Do not use on facial skin.
*Make small batches to avoid fresh ingredients going rancid.
*Decorate jars with stickers and ribbons to give as gifts!
*Exfoliate before applying a self tanner for a more even tan.