Thursday, April 25, 2013

Arcadia DIY: Coconut Oil & Ginger Body Scrub

The mercury is finally starting to rise, and with that, we shed all those unwelcome layers of clothing . Unfortunately, our skin may not be as ready as we are--so here's a recipe for an all natural body scrub that will have you ready for tank tops and short shorts in no time flat. 

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup cold-pressed oil (tea seed, grape seed, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 cup granulated or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1-4 drops essential oil (I used lemongrass)

In a small saucepan over low heat heat the coconut oil and ginger pieces. Continue heating for 5-10 minutes until ginger scent and juice has transferred into the oil. Remove from heat and press through a fine mesh sieve or through a coffee filter.

While the oil is still warm, mix together with cold-pressed oil. Stir to combine and allow to come to room temperature. Stir in sugar and salt. Scent with essential oils as desired. Pack into a container.

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.

Makes approximately 8 ounces sugar body scrub.

Show off your glowing skin in the Debralyn Dress from BB Dakota!

xx Arielle

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