DIY Citrus, Coconut and Brown Sugar Scrub
I can’t stop school from starting or keep the days from getting shorter, but I can make it smell like summer all year long with this citrus, coconut and brown sugar scrub. The sugar and coconut oil make skin feel super soft and moisturized and combined with the bright scent of lemon and grapefruit, this scrub is basically the next best thing to lounging on a tropical beach.Supplies:
–Organic brown sugar
–Organic cold-pressed coconut oil
-Lemon and grapefruit essential oils (I used these from Oui Fresh)
–Airtight glass containerMeasure out 2 1/4 cups of brown sugar and 3/4 cup of softened coconut oil (warm it up in the microwave in 10-second intervals if it’s too hard to scoop). This amount filled a 17-ounce container. For more or less scrub, just follow a 3:1 ratio of brown sugar to coconut oil.Stir together until the coconut oil disappears. Add 4-5 drops of each essential oil and stir to combine.Scoop into a clean, dry container. The scrub should last several weeks stored in a cool location. I recommend scooping a little out with a spoon, rather than using your hands, to avoid introducing bacteria. Discard if the scrub looks or smells funny.My skin feels and smells amazing after exfoliating with this scrub and I know I’m going to keep reaching for it into the colder months when I need a little reminder of sun and warmth. I hope it does the same for you! xo Kayleigh
Credits // Author and Photography: Kayleigh Kosmas. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.