This easy DIY moisturizing body scrub will leave your skin exfoliated, healed and uber hydrated. Why not make a double batch and tie a cute ribbon around the second mason jar to make a heartfelt, unique self-care gift for a friend?
Deep Moisturizing Body Scrub with Frankincense
1 cup organic brown sugar
4 tbsp fine himalayan pink salt
2 tbsp avocado oil
6 tbsp organic virgin olive oil
2 tbsp organic raw honey
1 tsp vitamin e oil
15 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops sandalwood essential oil
10 drops mandarin essential oil
1 pint mason jar
- In a glass mixing bowl, stir the brown sugar and pink salt until evenly distributed.
- Pour the liquid ingredients, including the essential oils in and mix well.
- Transfer to mason jar.
- To use, spoon out 2-3 teaspoons into damp hands and scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate, detox and deeply moisturize.
- Rinse well and enjoy your sweet smelling, silky soft and super smooth skin.
What's good about it?
Frankincense essential oil is the "king of oils" when it comes to skin care. Its a strong astringent which means it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne, shrink the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles and lift and tighten skin.
This ancient oil works as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent, It also has emollient (moisturizing) properties that help soothe skin, relieve inflammation and irritation, ease infections, and promote a fresh, cool feeling.
Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Its chock full of antioxidants which makes it great for slowing down the aging process. Raw honey is also extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a healthy, youthful glow.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It also acts as a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory making it great for troubled, acne prone skin.
About the Author: Jane Pitte
Jane founded Sheer Miracle Mineral Makeup in 2004 after a lifetime of searching for makeup and skincare that didn't irritate her ULTRA-sensitive skin. Sheer Miracle offers minimalist mineral makeup and organic skincare handmade weekly by real humans. When she's not playing with makeup, you'll find her sneaking off with her husband on weekend getaways, planting lots of flowers, making the hottest, tastiest pico de gallo with her kids or spoiling her two Japanese Chins - Rocco and Bailey - half to death.