Over the past year I have changed my diet, gone are the days of processed food and eating out almost every day. Instead I only shop the outer isles of the grocery store, buy organic, and buy local whenever possible. My diet is 85% clean and my health has immensely improved. I have more energy and weigh less. The number on he scale no longer matters to me, its how I feel about the person in the mirror that matters. Since I have cleaned up my diet I started to wonder what else I could do to improve my health and decrease my impact on the planet.
Enter the bathroom, I like every other woman on this planet have a cabinet full of lotions, potions, and serums that I use to improve the look of my skin. I like you can barely pronounce the ingredient list on the back of the bottles. Lush is one of my favorite stores and their natural bath products smell amazing. Now I can pronounce every ingredient that’s in a Lush product and know that it is free of chemicals. So I thought to myself……..”could I make my own body scrub?”
Google told me that it was possible, the recipes for homemade body scrubs were endless. I wanted it to be simple, something that I could throw together in under ten minutes. I don’t do complicated and I wanted a scrub that was budget friendly. After doing a little research, trial and error I came up with my own scrub.
I call it: Put a Lime in the Coconut Body Scrub
You will need four simple ingredients: Sugar, Salt, Coconut Oil, and the zest of 1 Lime.
Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute.
Add 1/2 cup sugar to the melted coconut oil.
Add 1/2 cup salt to the sugar and coconut oil.
Add the zest of 1 lime to the salt, sugar, and coconut oil.
Stir the lime zest, salt, sugar, and coconut oil together.
Spoon the mixture into a jar, seal with an airtight lid, then store it in a cool dry place.
The sugar and salt smooth your rough spots, while the coconut oil hydrates your skin. I use the scrub about twice a week and it keeps my skin super soft. Plus the hit of lime will chase away the winter blues.