Thursday, February 27, 2014

C O C O N U T O I L~ S U G A R S C R U B

I think everyone in the mid-west can agree that this has been one of the Worst Winters Ever.  Tons of snow and record lows. I know we have all had enough, enough of being cooped up, enough of the terrible roads, and if you're like me, enough of the dry skin and chapped lips.

Over Christmas I made a whipped coconut oil body butter to give as gifts. You can find tons of recipes for something like that on Pinterest. It's great, and I love it as a moisturizer. But the other day I was thinking that I would love it even more in the form of an exfoliant to combat my chronic chapped lips. And so I give you:

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

You will need:
coconut oil
vitamin E oil (if you want)
your favorite essential oil (also if you want)
A stand mixer with whisk attachment (I've read that it doesn't work as well with a hand mixer. Don't have a stand mixer but still want to make it? Come over and use mine!) 

We got our coconut oil at Costco.  Alex is very interested in coconut oil and did a lot of looking into who has the best deals on it and Costco came in #1. I found vitamin E oil and Trader Joe's and whole foods has a great selection of essential oils. 

To make the sugar scrub just put equals parts coconut oil and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer along with a 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and several drops of your favorite essential oil (I used sweet orange). Just note that the coconut oil should be solid when you start out, if its liquid it will not whip. My kitchen is freezing in the winter so my coconut oil was rock hard and took forever to chip out, but it whipped up great!

Beat on high with the whisk attachment until it looks like cream cheese frosting. About 5 minutes.

Then put in a mason jar or some other container. Use your hands to clean out the bowl of the stand mixer for a little sample of what you're about to enjoy! Also, you may have figured this out, but if you'd rather make the body butter just leave out the sugar.  Super easy! Super nice!

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to try this! I think I might give it a go this week. I only have peppermint and eucalyptus oil. I like the idea of peppermint for the summer, but I think I might give the sweet orange a shot.


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