The weather is feeling like summertime, and I’m feeling mighty fine! If you know me, you know I love to embrace my natural beauty so there is no guess that I love warm weather. Warm weather equals the beach and of course, beach bodies. I love to lavish my skin in DIY body scrubs to have my skin looking and feeling its best. Although I use body scrubs throughout the year, warmer climates allow me to show off my results.
A homemade sugar scrub will have your hands, lips, and body soft and super moisturized. A body scrub is a treatment that encourages the skin to remove dead skin cells from the body, opening pores and stimulating blood circulation. Its goal is to make our skin look and feel softer, younger, and more vital. To use it, simply massage the sugar scrub in small circular movements all over your body, focusing on rough patches such as elbows, feet, and hands. You may also use on your face, but please proceed with caution and make sure the essential oils you use are not irritating to your skin.
Shannon Smyth with A Girl's Gotta Spa swears by lavender infused scrubs for relaxing and de-stressing your mind and body. "Whether you use it in your shower or add a few scoops to your bath, it is guaranteed to provide a relaxing interlude to the outside world."
Lavender Lemongrass Sugar Scrub
- 1 tbsp dried lavender buds
- 1 cup cane sugar (or regular granulated sugar)
- 1/4 cup Argan Oil
- 1/4 cup solid Coconut Oil
- 5-6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 20 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Once you have all the ingredients on hand, mix them together. This sugar scrub literally takes less than 5 minutes to make, even in big batches. I recommend that you apply while in the shower so you can easily rinse it off when you are done.
This lavender lemongrass scrub is one of my favorite gifts to give friends and family. Not only is this a great homemade gift, but it will do wonders for your skin, no matter the season. I usually switch up the scents depending on the time of the year. I love eucalyptus and orange oil during the colder months, but my all-time favorite is this summery lemongrass sugar scrub. The amazing scent will instantly turn your shower into a tropical getaway!