We love playing chemists in our kitchens and concocting new beauty elixirs. One of our fave ways to revive skin post-winter is by exfoliating and moisturizing with a homemade body scrub. Here’s our formula for creating the perfect potion for gorgeous skin.

Pick a Base. Choose the main ingredient in your scrub. We personally like oil-based scrubs (shocking, we know) made with Argan Oil or even Coconut Oil. The oil softens and protects your skin from over-exfoliation. But if you’re looking for something a little less rich, you can also use pure organic honey as a base. Use about ½ cup of base to create a full batch of scrub.

Choose a Scrubber. At the heart of any good scrub is something that will help slough off dead skin and impurities. The two easiest scrubbers that you’re sure to have on hand are sugar and sea salt. Sugar is great for a gentle, hydrating scrub. Sea salt is slightly more abrasive but contains beneficial minerals to help draw out impurities and toxins. Add ½ cup of your scrubber.

Add a Booster: Pick a booster based on your individual skin needs. If you’re oily or acne prone, try lemon oil or lemon juice. If your skin is prone to redness or irritation, add a few drops of calming lavender oil. If dryness is your problem, add some ground oats for an extra boost of skin-nurturing moisture.

Mix it all together and voila! The best way to invigorate your skin!

Images via: Social Graces, Larkspur Company, A Glimpse


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