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Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

I suffer from terribly dry and irritated skin during the colder months of the year. As soon as I hop out of the shower, I have to slather on lotion to keep my skin from feeling painfully dried out. In addition to lotion, I also love using moisturizing body scrubs in the shower, which helps me not need to use quite as much lotion. After receiving a Simply Earth Essential Oil Box last fall, I started experimenting with my own skin care recipes. I first made some super moisturizing body butter and lip balm with the help of my daughter. My daughter and I had a blast mixing up our favorite scents together!

My recipe for DIY body butter and lip balm is quite simple. I used 1/4 cup of beeswax, 1/2 cup of shea butter, and 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Depending on your desired scent, you can add as many or few drops of essential oils as you want. To make my own moisturizing sugar scrub, I used a similar recipe. In addition to the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil, I also added some cocoa butter and, of course, cane sugar.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine the beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a microwave-safe glass container.
  2. Heat the ingredients in the microwave for 30-second intervals until melted.
  3. Carefully remove the melted mixture from the microwave.
  4. Add essential oil to desired scent.
  5. Stir the mixture gently for approximately one minute.
  6. Stir in the cane sugar.
  7. Pour the mixture into a container.
  8. Carefully place the container in the refrigerator.
  9. Allow the moisturizing sugar scrub to solidify. Stir occasionally to prevent the sugar from settling to the bottom.
  10. Enjoy your homemade moisturizing sugar scrub!

Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe Measured Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

Melted Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe Finished Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

Have you ever made your own moisturizing sugar scrub?

Image Credits

Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson
Measured Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson
Melted Ingredients for Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson
Finished Easy DIY Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson

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