As we bid a final farewell to winter and prepare to welcome the warmer weather with open arms, you may notice how the frigid cold winter has left your skin rough, dry and dull-looking. Using an exfoliant on your skin allows new skin to grow, and when combined with the moisturizing benefits from the coconut oil, this DIY scrub will leave your skin looking fresh and ready for shorts and flip flops!
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we wanted to share this natural (and equally beautiful) facial scrub. It only takes a few minutes to whip up and would make a practical and cute gift for the special momma in your life.
The scrub is made with organic coconut oil, sugar and a mixture of orange and grapefruit zest. You could also replace the real fruit ingredients with essential oils to extend the shelf life of the scrub.
½ C. white sugar (or baking soda for a gentler scrub)
Zest of ½ Grapefruit
Zest of ½ Orange
1 T. Grapefruit Juice OR approximately 25 drops of grapefruit oil
You can easily replace the sugar or baking soda with sea salt to make a foot scrub or interchange the scent by using different essential oils.
Have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations and coming up with your favorite. Store the scrub in a pretty mason jar (with a lid) and add it into a little gift basket with a pretty spring nail polish and a gift certificate to your mom’s favorite place to get a pedicure.