Sweet Sticky Thang! Coconut Oil and Sugar Body Scrub

I love to moisturize to keep my skin soft and silky.

I strongly prefer sugar scrubs to salt scrubs.  It just seems to me that salt would dry my skin out and be counter productive.  I have used L’Occitane’s Honey and Lemon, Bliss’, Freeman Hot Green Apple–I really like the get down grittiness of these scrubs because, I’m sorry the ones with the little beads just don’t do me.

Never ever use abrasive scrubs on your face! Bad bad bad!  What is the difference from using a piece of sandpaper on your face?

I digress. Back to….

I was looking in the all-purpose Long’s for the Freeman Hot Green Apple product I used to use not that long ago.  I loved it because the product actually would heat up a little bit.  The salesclerk said they stopped carrying it.

Thinking back to a conversation I had with Hillary J-who does my shiny shiny glossy hair-Hillary suggested using coconut oil for hair and skin.  Super green and no chemicals what’s not to like?

Most of the scrubs you might get in a fancy resort or spa, have a base of exotic oils like macadamia or whatever.  I love the smell of coconut oil so….

I mixed up about a 1/3 cup of coconut oil and added about 1 cup of basic everyday granulated sugar.  Got in the shower/bath tub without the water on and went to work.  I did add a teeny bit of water to get the mix more spreadable.  

Be careful when you rinse.  The oil is going to make the tub slippery, and of course clean the tub after yourself!  By far this was not as messy as Fresh’ brown sugar scrub that is mixed with macadamia nut oil.

My skin, I can’t tell you how silky it is, plus just a hint of coconut smell.MMMMM!

Try it before a hot date, or date night–or any night!  Yay!!!

k

PS

Guys you can do this too!  I knew someone a looooonnnnnnnggggg time ago and he gave me a hug- his skin rubbed on mine and I couldn’t believe his skin. Rasp is the best word that comes to mind. It still stands out in my mine 25+ years ago, so that couldn’t be good!