DIY Scrub Gets Rid of Dry Winter Skin

recession guideEvery Thursday, I feature a new homemade beauty formula and this week I found one right in the comments when I asked you to share your favorite DIY recipe with me. And you all sure did!

CafeMom lilmamaxx's idea was perfect for right now -- it will slough away your winter skin to get it ready for the new season.

Dead skin beware. This sugared vanilla coconut salt body scrub is going to be like Kryptonite to Superman!

This recipe is great for elbows, knees, and feet to help remove dead skin, but also works well on legs, arms, and torso. Plus it smells delish! And it sure is more cost effective than buying a body scrub from the store.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

How to prepare:

Fill jar or bowl with all ingredients and mix well. This recipe will give you 3-6 uses depending on if you use it all over body or just in spots. Keep in an airtight mason jar or something similar. You may have to stir before each use.

Have you ever made your own body scrub?

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Peajewel Peajewel

Where do you get jojoba oil from?  I have never looked for it before.

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

Hi Peajewel! Jojoba oil can be found in vitamin shops, health food stores, and Whole Foods or similar grocery stores. It's one of those things I never looked for until recently and was suprised to find it. It's usually in the health/holistic aisle -- at least it is in stores near me. :)

Peajewel Peajewel

Thanks, I am going to try this....okay and another question, do you think you could do it without the vanilla for a version I can use on my hubby's feet?  He has really dry feet and I normally use a foot scrub by Oil of Olay (it's awesome) but I would love to try this because I am sure the price is so much better. 

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

Absolutely! You can add any essential oil if you want or none at all. Sounds like spa day at Peajewel's house!

Peajewel Peajewel

I want to get my daughter a new puppy because we had to put our other dog down in January and I also lost my Grandma in February.  My daughter was very close to both and has been having a hard time adjusting.  She never wants to let me and hubby out of her site (we both work outside of the home)   Any way, to make my short story even longer, he keeps telling me "no" so I am going to make this and offer to give him a pedicure, then during the pedicure, I will hit him up for the puppy! 

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Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

I am so sorry to hear that, Peajewel. I hope you get the puppy!

RanaA... RanaAurora

Can I ask what KIND of salt?  Iodized table salt, sea salt, epsom salt, kosher salt...?  The texture is going to be important.

Peajewel... did you comment on the wrong "Buzz" post by accident? :)

Peajewel Peajewel

No, why do you think I did? Because I am talking about puppies and death?  don't you see how they go together with body scrub?

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Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

Peajewel is luring her DH into buying her a puppy with the body scrub! I love it.

RanaAurora, the recipe I pulled from mentioned palin old table salt. I personally would use sea salt because I would want more texture, like you mentioned, and it's also what I have in the house readily available. So if you only have table salt, that should work fine and be a finer texture, but the raw sugar will also help with that texture too. So it's up to you.

Peajewel Peajewel

I sometimes will use epsom salt in place of regular salt  and it is coarse too.


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