Hey everyone, I’m Zofia from ZF Beauty Blog and I’m here to guest post for Sophia. We first chatted with each other on a blogging Facebook group and when she asked if I would like to guest blog for her I was so excited. She is also doing a post for my blog so make sure to check that out!
This post is on a DIY coconut and lime sugar scrub which I have been dying to try out for a while now and it did not disappoint.
One of my favourite shower products is sugar scrubs as I love how soft and fresh I feel after using them. I usually use a salt scrub from Sanctuary but they can be pricey when you’re using them a few times a week so I wanted to give making my own a go. If you have never made sugar scrub before, I cannot recommend this one enough; it was cheap, easy and quick to make but the end results were better than ones I have purchased in the past.
Ingredients and effects:
113g solid coconut oil – skin softener, moisturising, anti ageing.
200g caster sugar – exfoliates, removes dead skin cells and cleans pores. (I used caster sugar and I found this was enough to exfoliate my skin, however if you preferred your scrub to be harsher then replace with granulated sugar).
5+ drops of lime essential oil; replace with any essential oil if you prefer – antiseptic, anti-viral, cures soreness. (Beware these can be pricey from large high street retailers. I purchased mine from a small health shop for £3.50)
Optional: Lime zest – I added this for aesthetic purpose as it turns the scrub slightly green with lime flecks, it also adds a natural lime smell.
Melt your coconut oil in this microwave, this took me around 40 seconds.
Add the sugar into the oil and stir them together well.
Add your drops of lime oil. I personally added around 10 but this stage is completely up to your personal preference, depending on how strongly of lime you want the scrub to smell.
Optional: grate your lime zest into the bowl and then mix it in well.
Place the scrub into an air-tight jar. You’re now ready to use your scrub three-four times a week for as long as it lasts you!
Note at this point the scrub is quite runny (see the picture below), I nearly made the mistake of adding more sugar however you just need to leave it to absorb the oil for a few hours. Occasionally stir the scrub at this stage as the oil can separate.
Don’t be alarmed at the consistency of the scrub after a few hours as it can seem quite solid, however as soon as it touches your skin it melts into a gorgeous oil. Use your (clean) hands or a spoon to scoop a generous portion out of the jar and massage into your skin.
I absolutely love this scrub and it is my favourite DIY by far. My skin felt so soft and clean after using this scrub and the smell followed me for the rest of the day. I will definitely be using this as part of my shower routine from now on as this was a great product.
I just wanted to add it is important not to use the lime juice to your scrub instead as the essential oil as they are not the same. Due to the acidic PH in the lime juice if you use this it will set the PH in your skin off balance and so it could cause negative effects.
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