DIY SUGAR SCRUB | DANIE O
The winter season is and has always been such a trying time for my skin. My skin is constantly tested year after year and fails for the most part, due to my negligence in giving it the much needed TLC it deserves.
For the past few years, I am proud to say that I have done much better, starting with me caring enough to take care of it, not only by applying lotion but by also going the extra mile by making my own mixes of body butters. I, now, added body scrubs into my routine, to help combat the dryness left behind by the harsh colds of these Canadian winters.
If you are interested and have not seen it yet, make sure to check out my DIY body butter video tutorial here.
Today's post, however, is for my DIY body sugar scrub tutorial. This DIY was inspired by two things actually. One. Being my current pregnancy and my attempt to keeping my skin smooth and pretty much stretch mark free. The other one, as stated, was to keep my skin moisturized. Sugar scrubs are the most natural way to soften, exfoliate and to freshen up the skin. They have moisturizing properties that prevents the skin from drying. I love it and I'm so glad to be sharing this recipe with you all!
Feel free to watch the brief tutorial here!
Here is what you need:
Mama's Life Products Natural Lemongrass Shea Butter (Optional and can be purchased here)
Here's what you do:
1. In a glass jar or container, pour about 1-2 tbsp of Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is similar to the sebum that we naturally secrete and helps to moisturize our skin.
2. Add in about 3 tbsp of brown sugar. Brown sugar is used to exfoliate and is gentle enough not to rip your skin off all the while removing dead skin!
3. Add a tbsp of honey, which is a humectant and will help absorb moisture and 1 tbsp of the lemongrass Shea butter (this is optional), which moisturizes as well and contains vit E, antibacterial properties, aids in tissue repair and so much more!
4. Mix it all together and your scrub is good to go!
Now, your scrub should have a shelf life of about 3 months but I use it in one. In any case, this is a great alternative to buying a scrub with all effective and accessible ingredients that you have right at home! So go ahead and get your smooth skin on!
I know I will!