Monday, January 10, 2011

Coconut Lemon Body Scrub

Make your own delicious coconut lemon body scrub.  This is a scrumptious exfoliating and hydrating scrub for your body.  It is easy to make and costs a fraction of the body scrubs you can buy.  I've been making different recipes of these for months now and this is my favorite.  Feel free to take this as a starting point and alter your recipe as you like.  Add your favorite essential oils.

1 cup coconut oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup almond oil
2 T. coarse salt
1/8 t. lemon essential oil
Five 1/4-pint canning jars or other small containers

Put one cup of coconut oil in a stainless steel pot on the stove on low.  If you have a diffuser, use it.  If not, put it on your lowest setting.  You want to just barely melt the coconut oil.  Don't let it get too hot.  It has a very high melting temperature and thus will melt quickly.  

In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, salt, almond oil and lemon essential oil.

When the coconut oil has just melted, stir it into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.  Keep stirring while you pour into jars to make sure to get an even balance of ingredients in each jar.  You will be able to fill five 1/4-pint canning jars with this recipe (the itty-bitty jars).  When you open the jars, you may need to remix the ingredients, as the coconut oil will naturally rise to the top.

Make some labels and then get in the shower with your new scrub.  Share the others with friends.

Instructions for use: Bathe or shower normally.  Gently massage your skin with your coconut lemon body scrub.  Rinse.  Dry off.  Enjoy your silky smooth skin!

Caution: the oils from this scrub can leave your shower or bath floor oily, so please be careful.

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