DIY Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub

With the joyous arrival of fall, we also get the appearance of cracked cuticles and dry extremities (if only my calluses could talk).

sugar scrub

While we can help replenish our skin with nutrients like essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamins E, C, and B’s, sometimes the seasonal wind chill prevents that supple skin glow.

The way we nourish our skin should be as healthy as what we put into our bodies, right?

Even though the conscious skincare movement has made leaps and bounds, the mainstream beauty aisle is still a startling place. Check out the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database for a full guide on how to make healthier choices.

A homemade body scrub can do wonders, from exfoliating dead skin cells to creating that blissful spa vibe. Not to mention intense hydration. Ain’t no need to leave the house.

I do love a good sea salt scrub. But what might someone with type 1 diabetes do with an old bag of brown sugar? Exfoliate!

Honestly, this simple blend is nothing short of luscious. After whipping it up, my hands were smooth as a baby’s clean derriere.

1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: jojoba, almond or any other essential oil you’re into

Mix into a jar, hop in the shower, apply a dollop to skin, rinse and repeat a week later.

Happy, healthy pores! ❤


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