DIY: Sugar Coconut Citrus Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a great way to brighten and soften your complexion!  I love mixing in my favorite oils, and fresh juice and pulp from seasonal fruits!  You can try this recipe, or mix your own!

Here’s what you’ll need!

{1 cup of raw cane sugar, fine grain}

{2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil, melted}

{2 tablespoons of blood orange juice/pulp; freshly squeezed

Ready to glow? 

Combine sugar with melted coconut oil and blood orange juice/pulp.  Mix well, and apply to wet skin in a gentle, circular motion. Leave for 2-3 mins, then rinse!  

Why this scrub is super awesome…

Sugar is an excellent natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that encourages cell turnover by breaking down dull, bonded skin cells.  Cell turnover is an important process that leaves your complexion looking fresh, bright and luminous!  The glycolic acid also protects skin from harmful toxins.  Sugar scrubs are ideal for dry skin because of the sugar’s natural humectant properties… this enables moisture to be drawn into your skin… sweeet!

Coconut Oil is one of my favorite natural skincare remedies!  It’s molecular structure makes it ideal for skincare because it’s super lightweight and absorbable.

Blood Oranges are my version of citrus super fruits!  They contain anthocyanins, which are vacuolar pigments that give the fruit their beautiful, bright coloring inside.  Anthocyanins are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that support healthy collagen, as well as blood vessel protection against oxidative damage.  Blood Oranges are also rich in Vitamins A & C; both essential for repairing issue and damaged skin cells for healthy, radiant looking skin! 

merci beaucoup

                   xxo,

                      Kelley