A good body scrub is 100% the best thing on Earth! I mean, maybe not better than sex, but it comes pretty close! LOL! Body scrubs are beneficial to your skin in so many ways. They not only get rid of any dead cells you may have to reveal radiant, glowing skin but they also reduce excess toxins and cellulite with the massaging, circular motion by increasing blood flow and circulation.
I cannot recommend enough the importance of a implementing a body scrub in your weekly routine. There are so many on the market, and you can even DIY with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. It’s so easy too! Just hop in the shower and use your regular body wash like you normally do, then follow up with your body scrub while using a circular motion. Be careful not to over do it by scrubbing too hard, and make sure not to shave on the same day as your body scrub application. Avoid using if you are sun burnt, have an eczema flare up, or are experiencing any other skin irritation. After rinsing, apply a smooth moisturizer to give it the final touch. Your skin will thank you for it!
Here’s a great DIY recipe anyone can make from home:
- ½ cup brown sugar (can be substituted with, granulated apricot seed, or sea salt for a more aggressive scrub)
- ¼ cup coconut oil (can be substituted with olive oil or almond oil)
- ½ cup ground coffee (this is a good boost for circulation)
- 4-6 drops of any essential oil of your choice
Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar, or similar type of container. The essential oil is optional to add an aromatherapy element to your scrub, but personally the smell of the coffee and coconut oil together is already stimulating and pleasant. You can also add or reduce the amount of oil that you use to make your scrub the consistency that you prefer.
I use this scrub in the shower once or twice a week, and this recipe usually yields enough scrub to last me about a month to six weeks. I prefer not to make much more than that since I’m always concerned that the oil might start to get a little old if it’s left in the bathroom too long.