Here’s a moisturizing face scrub recipe that’s all natural, vegan and most importantly, super easy to make. We hope you’ll love it!
Coconut oil is quickly becoming a popular skincare necessity and here’s why. It is comprised of many beneficial properties like medium chain fatty acids, vitamin E, and proteins. The fatty acids in coconut oil are thought to help skin retain moisture and they deposit under the skin making it soft and smooth and even reducing the appearance of pores (hooray!) These fatty acids also possess disinfecting properties. Vitamin E can help prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and uneven skin. And the proteins can help new skin cell growth which aids in repairing damaged skin and reducing scarring. Unrefined sea salt is also a wonderful skin care tool as it is packed with minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium and magnesium. All of which are believed to help skin to retain moisture. Salt is also really effective for scrubbing away dead skin and removing dirt from pores. Just be sure you’re using unrefined salt. The other stuff is basically just sodium chloride which, on it’s own, is majorly dehydrating (sort of defeats the whole purpose.) Aside from all that scientifically proven mumbo jumbo, this scrub smells wonderful, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, and it’s less expensive than store bought scrubs. Win, win, win.
- 2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Sea Salt
- Small bowl or cup for mixing
In a small bowl, mix together two tablespoons of room temperature virgin coconut oil with one and half tablespoons of finely ground sea salt. GENTLY, apply the mixture to clean, dry skin. Massage into skin using a circular motion for 30-60 seconds before wiping clean with a cool, wet washcloth. Pat dry with a soft towel.
Voila! Soft, moisturized skin. Enjoy.
*notes from drea: This stuff is great to get dead skin off your lips. Ew, I know, but sometimes a nice lip scrub is great! Also, how freaking talented is Emily? She’s the best.
edited to add: *notes from emily: yes, it’s called a scrub. But, salt is highly abrasive. So please don’t scrub scrub. I use it once a week and have zero complaints. However, everyone is different. This may not be suitable for all skin types. Ok, I’m done. Continue on!
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