Rub-a-dub-dub, an Organic Sugar Scrub
Now that the sun is (intermittently) peaking out from behind the clouds and scaring the rain away, your legs are all of sudden taken out of their protective cocoon of tights and trousers and thrust into daylight, squinting and looking, well, a little unloved. But this simple, homemade citrus sugar scrub will buff away the winter residue and return your body to its full, moisturised glory.
1 small organic lemon
1 small organic lime
1 cup organic pure cane sugar
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon organic peppermint essential oil/extract
And if you like, you can add some mint leaves and lemon & lime peels
Preparing the sugar scrub is simple. Mix the coconut oil, the peppermint oil and the juice from both the lemon and lime. Then pour in the sugar and mix it up well. If you want to add the mint leaves and citrus peels then stir them in at the end. Transfer the mixture to a clean, dry container like an old jam jar and you're ready to scrub.
Exfoliating is great for polishing off dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to take their place. The oil in this recipe adds a beautiful moisturing quality - essential after any exfoliating sesson.
Don't exfoliate more than once or twice a week as you can damage your skin. And don't do it after shaving as you will be left with red lumps and bumbs and not the smooth silkiness you were after.
For some more great, natural beauty treatments, check out my Pampered Perfection Love List