A great habit that keeps your face clean and healthy are scrubs. Most of us wash our faces in the shower or at night with some standard facial wash or just plain soap. If you are looking for a simple, delicious and very relaxing mix to add into this beauty and wellness ritual, here is a lavender and coconut sugar scrub recipe:
-1/2 cup coconut oil
-2 cups coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
-1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil (20 to 25 drops approximately)
-2 teaspoons of lavender buds (optional)
Mix the coconut oil (warm and let it become a bit soft but not completely melted in microwave or stovetop) and the sugar in a bowl. Add lavender drops and buds. Mix everything. Keep in mason jars or glass jars that can be closed safely. Enjoy!
The scrub can also be used for exfoliating feet, hands or other body parts. The three ingredients are good for your skin, nerve tissue below and circulatory system too.
Coconut Sugar is one of the best scrubs because of its ‘abrasiveness’, which allows it to scratch and remove old, dead skin cells. It’s also gentle and effective. Sugar is very good for humidifying purposes. The molecular structure of sugar is shaped in a way that allows it to draw water from any environment and thus will hydrate skin when applied. It contains glycol acid, which will make your skin glow, prevent aging of skin cells and help if you have exceeded your time under the Sun. Last but not least, it’s very useful when exfoliating ingrown hairs.
Then we have coconut oil, which has a wide range of benefits for us. In the case of our skin, it makes it glow and feel very smooth once directly applied. It extends beyond the feeling and actually heals skin cells. With a high content of antioxidants, it reduces cell damage brought about by free radicals. It also stimulates collagen production, maintaining skin cells happy and young.
The word lavender in Latin means ‘to wash’. It makes reference to its fresh and clean aroma, which makes it a prime ingredient in cleaning and beauty products. It can also be associated with its anti-fungal and antiseptic capacities. Lavender oil can be used for eczema treatment and other skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, wrinkles, burns and cuts. Lavender can also reduce stress and anxiety. It can be used as a calming and sleep aid too. Including lavender in the mix adds a scent but can also help your skin heal and feel soother. Its calming aroma will make you relax right after you wash your face!