Do-It-Yourself Virgin Coconut Oil Body Scrub
Virgin coconut oil has hundreds of uses, both in and out of the kitchen. One very popular use is to make a homemade body scrub. Not only does it exfoliate nicely, but it also leaves skin feeling so soft and smooth.
The basic recipe is easy. Combine virgin coconut oil with some sugar or salt, depending on your preference. You just want to make sure you are choosing something that has enough grit to exfoliate your skin. If your coconut oil is solid, heat it up briefly in the microwave for easier mixing.
From there, the possibilities are endless. Add a little bit of vitamin E oil for extra skin benefits, or add essential oils to change the scent. It is very easy to customize your body scrub the way you like it. Store it in a glass jar and it will keep for a long time.
When using your body scrub, gently massage a little bit onto your skin, and then rinse. The body scrub leaves a small amount of oil on your skin after rinsing. You can either work the oil into your skin for extra moisturizing, or wash it off with some soap.
A jar of homemade body scrub makes a beautiful gift. Buy a nice jar to present it in, or decorate a jar yourself using ribbon and other materials. Think about including a list of the ingredients you used, in case the recipient wants to make their own later.
Making your own body scrub with virgin coconut oil is very easy and will save you a lot of money. You do not have to worry about unnecessary ingredients, so it is gentle and safe for most skin types. Try it out and you may find you will never go back to buying it in the store.