Use body scrubs to exfoliate the winter wear as a way to shed dead skin cells and rejuvenate your skin.
Why ginger? Ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to decrease redness and aid sensitive skin. It works to energize your skin, making it tighter and more youthful.
Coconut oil helps create a creamy - rather than runny - consistency.
As stated by Food For My Family, oil does not cause your face to be greasy. On the contrary, healthy oils help dissolve the dirty oils that collect on your skin, leaving you with clean, clear and moisturized skin.
1/4 C. coconut oil
1 Tbsp ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 C. cold-pressed oil (tea seed, grape seed, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C. kosher salt
4 drops essential oil (I used chamomile so that it wouldn't overpower the natural ginger scent)
- In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the coconut oil and ginger pieces. Continue heating for 5-10 minutes until oil has adopted the ginger scent.
- Remove from heat and pour through a screen or infuser.
- While the oil is still warm, stir in cold-pressed oil until mixture is thick and creamy. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Stir in sugar and salt.
- Add essential oils as desired.
- Pack into a container.
Makes approximately 8 ounces sugar body scrub.
To Use: Massage into damp skin and allow to sit 2-4 minutes. Using a washcloth covered in warm water, steam over face or stand in a steamy shower for a minute. Using the wet washcloth, wipe excess from skin. Rinse and repeat until oil is washed away.
Pat face with Peppermint Moisturizer.