That’s right. Ginger, Coconut oil and sugar… all combined to create one deliciously fragrant and homemade body scrub. Ginger is one of my favorite ingredients. First and most importantly, it’s delicious. It is also an incredible healing root, known particularly for its anti-nausea properties1, among many other things. I have been fanatical about trying different homemade beauty products lately, so I have been wanting to create a homemade body scrub using a few of my favorite ingredients.
Homemade Body Scrub
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup organic sugar cane
- 1/2 cup salt
- 5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
First, roughly chop your ginger. Grab a small saucepan and heat the coconut oil on low and add ginger. Cook for 5-10 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and strain the coconut oil using a sieve or coffee filter. I let it rest a few minutes to fully drain. While the oil is still warm, mix together with olive oil. Stir to combine and let cool to room temperature. Stir in sugar and salt. Add in essential oils, if using.
Pour into a container for future use!
After using this scrub, I was in heaven. The sugar gives it exfoliating properties, which felt incredible when I was massaging it into my legs. Once I rinsed it off, I was left with ridiculously moisturized skin.
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Have you made your own Homemade Body Scrub? What are your favorite essential oils to add?