Tuesday, June 18

Summer Countdown - 3: DIY Lime Lavender Body Scrub

Hey guys! Its Tuesday the 18th and in case you didn't know, Summer is only three days away! By way of a little celebration I thought it would be fun to do a short Summer Countdown, and I'll have a new sunshiny themed post every day for the rest of the week! To start it off today I'm sharing a really great Do-It-Yourself Body Scrub that is so much more than appropriate for this time of year! Take a look:
Every time summer comes around and my skin starts getting dry and itchy, I break out the body scrubs! I could never really rationalize buying those dead sea etc body exfoliates which are awesome, but mucho expensive), so as soon as I started mixing up my own for a teeny fraction of the normal cost (not to mention without any added chemicals), I was hooked!!
This is by far one of my favorite mixtures because it smells soo fantastic! I literally can't walk by it without taking off the lid and smelling the contents.haha It also leaves a long lingering sweet citrus scent on my skin which is to die for, and is incredibly refreshing and cleansing. I'm so excited for you to try it, so lets get to it!

DIY Lime Lavender Body Scrub
Ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- the green zest of 2 limes
- approx 16 drops lime essential oil
- approx 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 4-6 drops ylang ylang essential oil (optional)
- 2-4 drops grapfruit essential oil (optional)
- 1 cup white sugar
Steps: Heat your coconut oil by itself in a mixing bowl for approx. 3o seconds or till melted. Add in your essential oils and grate in your lime zest. mix a bit with a fork as you add in your sugar 1/4 cup at a time. Feel free to modify the amount of sugar as much as you want if you prefer a more oily scrub or like it more course. Once you're through mixing(2-4 minutes), store it in an airtight container and stir a bit before each use. Done and done!

To use: After a bath or shower or rinse even(you just want the parts you wish to exfoliate to be damp), take a teaspoon sized amount at a time and rube on your skin in circular motions. Rinse with warm water once you're done, pat dry, and enjoy your new smooth and soft summertime skin! 
Notes:
- The course sugar granules make this the ideal body exfoliate (especially for knees, elbows, etc), but make it too course for facial use in my opinion.
- I like to lotion up a bit after I've dried off to replenish my skins moisture.
- If you have sensitive skin just test a bit on a small area before taking on your whole body:) 

and that's all there is too it! this scrub makes the perfect addition to your at-home girls spa day, not to mention a great gift! Just stick it in a pretty little jar, add on a few ribbons or homemade content stickers and you're good to go! Perfect for birthday's, mother's day anniversaries, etc because as much as we love having smooth exposed skin during the summertime, its always a good idea:)

See you tomorrow for another fun summertime countdown post, and thanks for your visit!
xo, Emily

P.S. I'd love to post more scrub recipes, so if you're interested in other combinations, let me know! 
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10 comments:

  1. This looks so easy and not too difficult to make! Thanks for sharing! Hellloooooo summer :)

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  2. You are always full of such wonderful ideas - this was a great DIY!

    http://infinitehouseofillusions.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm gonna try this today, cause I really need it :) Thank you for this DIY

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  4. I bet this smells delicious! I really want to try it now! :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  5. This looks awesome! I need to give it a try! My skin is SO not used to this dry air...

    Christen
    feathers and ash

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  6. Oh, the idea of these scents together seems so lovely! Thanks for the tutorial - very cool :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  7. It's so cool to make biocomestics at home! This year I went to a workshop where I learned to make biocomestics at home :)
    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  8. That scrub must smell sooooo amazing , thanks for sharing .

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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