I love simple home-made scrubs but I don’t make/use them as often as I would like to. After returning home from a 3 week trip I thought I would pamper my skin with some home-made goodness. This lemon scrub is just what I needed. The vanilla extract lends it such a pleasant scent while the lemon makes it refreshing. I made the following changes to the recipe:
- Used 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup olive oil instead of the 3/4 oil that the recipe calls for
- Added a few drops of jojoba oil
Body scrubs are great since they exfoliate, moisturize and depending on what scent you use have aromatherapy properties. I have only tried sugar as the exfoliant so far but would like to try oatmeal and almond meal too sometimes. Ground coffee can be used as exfoliant too and I guess being a coffee lover I would love that. Next on my list to try are essential oils like lavender, sandalwood (my favorite) and patchouli.