09 July, 2014

LEMON SUGAR BODY SCRUB

Here's an incredibly summery recipe for a citrus body scrub that is so food-grade you could technically lick your fingers clean.

This recipe is ridiculously quick to throw together and smells divine. You could use grapefruit, orange, or lemon oils and zest. I've used lemon in this one.




Citrus Sugar Scrub via Coco's Well

1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup raw cane sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest from organic, unwaxed lemons

Melt coconut oil until liquid. In medium-sized bowl mix melted coconut oil, olive oil, sugar, and lemon zest. Add lemon oil and mix until well combined. Use liberally on body, avoiding face and eyes. Store in a glass jar.

(Remember to be cautious when using this scrub on skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight. The citrus oils cause skin to be more sensitive to sunlight and can increase your chances of burning. I'd recommend using this scrub at night or taking extra care to protect your skin if you've used the scrub in the last 12 hours and it's particularly sunny where you are).

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