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How to Make a Simple Lavender Body Scrub

lavender scrubOne of my favorite things about having essential oils on hand is that it enables me to make simple, natural body care products at a moments notice.

Not only can I make things quickly and easily, I am also able to customize the scent to suit my personal taste.
Sugar scrubs are some of the easiest body care items to make and they are fairly inexpensive, too. (Especially if you compare them to store bought products.)

Today I’d like to share how to make a simple lavender body scrub.

Lavender body scrub is great for the skin as the sugar removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and smooth. The addition of lavender essential oil makes applying the body scrub a luxurious, relaxing experience.

Lavender essential oil is also helpful in boosting mood, relieving headaches, reducing stress, and promoting sleep.

How to Make Lavender Body Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted (One in the link is fractionated so it is previously melted for you)
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed or sweet almond oil
  • 10-15 drops lavender essential oil

Method

Pour sugar unto a clean mixing bowl. Add oils and stir to combine.

Add essential oils then stir to distribute throughout.

Pour into a clean jar and label.

Sugar scrub will last for at least 6 months.
To use: Apply scrub to damp skin using circular motions. Wash off with warm water. Follow with moisturizer.
Caution: Don’t use body scrub on broken skin, or skin that is sun-burned or wind-burned.
Customize this sugar scrub by replacing the lavender essential oil with lemon or sweet orange. Or try creating my favorite lemon-lime sugar scrub.
What’s your favorite scent of body scrub?
Top image credit: ADelightfulHome.com
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