This quick and easy sugar scrub is just in time for the cooler weather here in Australia. By all means give it a whirl if you are in the Northern Hemisphere or warmer climes! Have you tried the recipes and tips featured in previous posts? Check those out here and here. I made this recipe for my Mum who suffers from very dry and dehydrated skin.
I used apricot oil and a splash of extra virgin olive oil in this recipe. Apricot oil is very moisturising and quickly absorbs into the skin making it ideal for very dry skin. Olive oil has excellent nourishing properties. It is also very mild and non-irritating, rich in vitamin E and helps to repair and refresh tired and damaged skin.
Peppermint oil is cooling, can reduce redness and calm irritation. (Note: I adjusted this recipe slightly for my Mum by adding 10 drops peppermint and 2 drops frankincense oil.)
Gutsy & Ultra Rich Peppermint Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup Raw sugar
1/2 cup Apricot Kernel Oil / Olive Oil
10-12 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (or select another oil if you desire)
Measure out the raw sugar and place in a bowl.
Measure and pour the apricot oil (or your chosen base oil) into the bowl with the raw sugar.
Add the drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to the sugar and apricot oil. Stir until combined and place into a jar or container ready for use.
If you like it less rich, add more sugar for a firmer scrub consistency.
Use it as a hand scrub to rejuvenate skin and nails, use it as a body exfoliator or foot scrub. Enjoy!
This sugar scrub would make a lovely DIY gift too - with Mother's Day coming up in a few weeks.
Essential Oil Safety
It's really important to be aware and follow safety precautions regarding essential oils. Always dilute your essential oils - always - because they are potent plant medicine and can cause skin sensitivity and irritation. Be particularly careful when using essential oils for children.
Next week's post will cover correct dilution of essential oils. To learn more about doTERRA essential oils, please contact me to arrange an essential oils party or class (online via Skype is an option!). Check out my Work With Me page for more information.
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