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DIY Vanilla Honey Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe
For the past year or so, I’ve been on a mission to remove as many processed ingredients from my family’s diet as possible. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I rarely looked at nutritional label in the past. When I did, it was usually to look at how much fat, protein and carbs something contained, there weren’t many times that I sat and read through the entire ingredient list. Honestly, now that I’m more aware, it’s scary to see what kinds of things can be hiding in the foods that we buy at the grocery store.
Same thing goes for skincare and beauty products. It recently occurred to me that if I don’t want to put something in my mouth and swallow it, why would I want to put it on my body. Our skin is our largest organ and covered in pores. Those pores absorb whatever we put on it. Anti-perspirant has been getting a lot of attention around this lately, with many health experts weighing in on how important it is for the armpits to be able to release toxins, and how clogging those pores can lead to cancer (our breasts are very close to our pits!) and how the aluminum in anti-perspirant can lead to alzheimer’s.
I remember when I was a kid that people used to tease my dad about how he used to be such a hippy because he didn’t wear deodorant in his early 20’s and how they were so glad he got past that phase. Well… I guess his daughter is turning into a hippy, because I ditched the anti-perspirant almost 2 years ago in favor of a salt water and essential oil spray.
My husband recently asked me what I use as a body wash now in the shower. I pointed to a container of coconut oil in the bathroom. “You use that as soap for your body?!?” he asked me surprised.
“Yep,” I replied “For my body, my face, for oil pulling, when I need extra moisture in my hair… basically for everything.”
All this is to say, that in my opinion, the world would be a healthier place if everyone paid closer attention to what they put in and on their bodies.
We should be able to eat our body product without fear of getting sick… and that’s EXACTLY what I’m giving you today! A DIY Vanilla Honey Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe that smells so good you’ll want to eat it! And guess what??? You can. Each and every ingredient in it is safe for consumption and will leave your skin glowing, moisturized and beautiful!
Read on for my DIY Vanilla Honey Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe!
DIY Vanilla Honey Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe
Filled with the moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil, olive oil and honey and the exfoliating effect of brown sugar, this DIY Vanilla Honey Chocolate Sugar Scrub will leave your skin moisturized, exfoliated and glowing! Use all over your body in the shower, on your hands and feet during manicures and pedicures and even on your face for a natural exfoliating face wash! Say bye bye micro-beads with this all natural DIY body product recipe!
-2 cups coconut sugar
-1/2 cup coconut oil
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-2 tablespoons honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-3 tablespoons raw cacao
1. In a large bowl combine all of your ingredients. Whisk with a hand-mixer or stand mixer. (Alternatively if you don’t have a mixer, melt your coconut oil first, then stir all of your ingredients together.)
2. Put your ingredients into an airtight container. Store until ready for use.
3. To use: Put a small amount of sugar scrub in your hands. Approximately a teaspoon for your face or a tablespoon for your body. Add some warm water, rub between your hands and then apply to whatever area of your body you are using on. Massage in slow circles then rinse away with warm water. Pat dry.
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DIY Honey Vanilla Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe
- -2 cups brown sugar
- -1/2 cup coconut oil
- -2 tablespoons olive oil
- -2 tablespoons honey
- -1 teaspoon vanilla
- -3 tablespoons raw cacao
- In a large bowl combine all of your ingredients. Whisk with a hand-mixer or stand mixer. (Alternatively if you don't have a mixer, melt your coconut oil first, then stir all of your ingredients together.)
- Put your ingredients into an airtight container. Store until ready for use.
- To use: Put a small amount of sugar scrub in your hands. Approximately a teaspoon for your face or a tablespoon for your body. Add some warm water, rub between your hands and then apply to whatever area of your body you are using on. Massage in slow circles then rinse away with warm water. Pat dry.
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