I know it's still winter, but it's going to be in the 70's this weekend here in California...what?...it's February! This is why I love California so. This got me thinking about wearing shorts and skirts already after having my legs covered up this winter! If you're on the east coast...this can help with dry skin that can come with the cold weather! I was in NYC last year at this time, so even though I'm a California girl...I remember that dry itchy skin that can be uncomfortable!
Every once in a while, I buy an exfoliating scrub and I'm always disappointed with the "beaded" kind...it just doesn't exfoliate enough. The only ones that really work are the sugar or salt varieties. Sure, you can buy some, but why not make your own with what you already have in your kitchen!? I decided to make my own yesterday and it was easy and FABULOUS! It worked so well. Exfoliated wonderfully, then left a coconut oil softness on your skin. Be warned though, it smelled so good...you kinda want to eat it;)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (if it's really hard, soften it a bit so it's "stirable"...is that a word?... but not melted completely)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- juice from one lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- lemon zest (optional, will make it smell even better!)
In a small bowl...I used a (2 cup) Pyrex measuring cup...mix the coconut oil with the sugar. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest and combine. That's it! You're done! How easy is that!?
This Lemon Coconut Body Scrub smelled so delicious, I tried it right away and put the rest in a small mason jar. In the shower, after washing, rub all over your body and rinse. Shave your legs, then reapply to your legs and rinse again. Your legs will be so silky soft! Remember...Valentine's Day is this weekend! Wink! It's the perfect time to get those legs super soft;)
Keep a small jar of this by your kitchen sink to use on your hands every so often to keep them moisturized.
Use it to exfoliate before self tanning! Just remember, it will leave a coconut oil residue, so some spray tans don't want any oils or lotions on the skin before tanning. Just use it, then wash it off if that's the case.
We are headed to Maui in less than a month...this is definitely going to help get my skin in great shape for that! :)
This would also make a wonderful gift! Put them in cute small mason jars and decorate them with pretty labels....your friends will love you;) Enjoy!