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Sugar Scrubs | Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar Scrubs | Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

One of the secrets for beautiful skin is routine gentle exfoliation. Sugar scrubs are a great way for your skin to go from looking dull to radiant by removing the dead skin cells that sit on top of your skin. They leave the skin feeling soft and moisturized. Sugar is a natural preservative and moisturizer with natural alpha hydroxy properties. There is no need to use a lotion after use.

Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup carrier oil
  • 3/4 cup- 1 cup sugar (If you want oil to sit on top, use 3/4 cup sugar)

Directions: Mix ingredients together. For a smoother and finer scrub, blend ingredients in a food processor.

Containers: It’s best to use plastic in the shower or bath. Glass can easily slip and break as the oils make the container slippery. An option is to leave the scrubs outside of the shower and use a small container to scoop your scrub into before getting into the bath or shower. Do not get water into the container with the scrub and store it away from sunlight and water and keep the lid on the product when storing it.

How to use: dampen your skin in the shower or bath and gently massage the salt or sugar scrub onto your skin. Rinse with warm water. Be careful, the tub or shower will be slippery after use. Try using no-slip mat.
After use: sprinkle the tub or floor of the shower with baking soda to absorb the oil and then rinse off with water.

Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

This revitalizing and moisturizing body scrub leaves the skin feeling soft with a fresh glow.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic raw cane sugar
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • ½ cup organic extra virgin coconut oil- melted

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon into 8 ounce container. Cap and Label.

How to Use: When in the shower or bath tub, in a circular motion, gently massage sugar scrub on your body, starting at the feet and massaging upward, avoiding the face. Rinse off. You will see and feel the difference!

Interested in more scrubs and other body care products? Check out the following:

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Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe

This body butter smooths so beautifully on the skin leaving it soft, supple, moisturized and a soft glow. It is not overly greasy and goes nicely into the skin. It is excellent for dry and chapped skin, the feet, hands and as an all-over skin moisturizer if applied onto damp skin. Try applying the butter after a shower or bath.

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe

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Batch Size: Fills 4, 8 ounce jars

2 cups shea butter (I used shea nilotica)
3/4 cup plant oil (I used avocado oil but sunflower, apricot or olive oil work)
1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons lavender essential oil or a blend of your choice
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch (optional-see note before using)

Directions

1. Add shea butter to mixing bowl. If using a firmer shea butter you may need to soften a little first depending on the type of mixer you have. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer whip for a few minutes and cream the butter.

2. If using arrowroot powder or cornstarch, first gently warm the plant oil, warm to touch and add arrowroot or cornstarch and stir into the oil. Make sure it is completely absorbed. Test a little of this oil on your skin and make sure you don’t feel any grittiness. If you do, you may need to warm the oil a little more until all grittiness is gone. If not using arrowroot or cornstarch move on to step 3.

3. Pour plant oil into the mixing bowl containing shea butter and mix together.

4. Pour essential oils into the butter and whip.

5. Whip until the butter has doubled in size. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

6. Scoop body butter into containers, cap and label.

Note: Important! If using arrowroot powder or cornstarch, warm the liquid plant oil up a little (warm to touch) before adding the powder.

This whipped body butter must be stored away from heat. Air is whipped into this butter. If the butter is exposed to heat, it will melt to half the volume. The butter is still good. Refrigerate to solidify. Re-whip if needed.

Shelf life for this butter is 2+ years.

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe - Joan Morais Naturals

Simple Whipped Body Butter Recipe - Joan Morais Naturals

joan morais Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.

Shiny Hair Tonic Recipe

shiny hair tonic recipe

Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural hair care beauty secret to promote healthy hair for both men and women. Some of the known benefits include its abilities to soothe, soften, brighten, remove build-up and create shiny hair. Apple cider vinegar restores pH balance of the scalp.

Shiny Hair Tonic Recipe

Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1/2 cup water.

Before washing your hair take a cotton ball and soak it with mixture and apply to your scalp. If you have the time leave the mixture on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Shampoo hair as usual.

Rosemary Infused Apple Cider Vinegar

Chop fresh rosemary into glass jar. Cover herbs with apple cider vinegar. Use a non-metal lid to cap jar. Let sit for one month. Strain rosemary out of vinegar.

Make hair tonic recipe above. This can be used as a hair rinse for extra shiny hair. Rosemary has an affinity with hair and the scalp. It helps to cleanse hair, darken hair naturally (to enhance light hair substitute rosemary with Chamomile) and stimulate circulation of the scalp.