Honey-Coconut Sugar Scrub

The sharp lemon fragrance of this scrub will wake you up while you gently apply it to your face or decolletage.  Lemon essential oil is very effective at eliminating dull skin and equalizing oily skin.  You can use either white or brown sugar for this scrub with similar, silky-fresh results.  Raw honey adds a pleasing sweet scent to the scrub while unclogging pores and moisturizing for a pretty glow.  Honey is also a powerful antibacterial agent, which can cut down the frequency of breakouts and reduce the inflammation of existing blemishes.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

1 cup raw sugar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

10 drops lemon essential oil

2 tablespoons raw honey

 

  1.  In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, coconut oil, honey, and olive oil until well blended.  You should make sure that there are no large sugar clumps in the mixture.
  2. Add the lemon essential oil and mix until evenly blended.
  3. Spoon the scrub into a glass container with a lid, like a glass jar.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.

 

TIP:   Whenever possible, try to purchase steam-distilled lemon essential oil; unlike cold-pressed lemon oil, it is not phototoxic.  Read the label on the oil to learn the extraction process or look up the brand online for in the information you need.

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