Despite what a large rodent says, we are just over halfway through winter. Only recently the temperature has dropped to frigid temperatures, but winter always leaves my skin is so dry and flaky! Ever since I made the body scrub as gifts, I’ve been testing out various body scrubs. Today here are the three that I’ve enjoyed the most so far. I’m new to the use of essential oils, and by no means an expert, I really go by what I think smells good and how it leaves my skin feeling.
Coffee, Cacao and Brown Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 cup of organic light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons of organic raw cacao powder
- 1/4-1/2 cup of avocado oil
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
This is the same recipe I used for my Christmas gifts. The recipe can be found over at The Rising Spoon. I loved the coffee, chocolate and peppermint flavor of Elaina’s original version. I wanted to change it up just a bit. Instead of peppermint essential oil, I added sweet orange essential oil. I love the smell of orange it’s such an uplifting smell. It reminds me of summer time. Who couldn’t use some warm thoughts to get through the last part of winter. The combination of the coffee, cacao and orange smells so delicious. It reminds me Terry’s Chocolate Oranges. You know the ones, they’re shaped like and orange, wrapped in orange foil and you smack in order to get the “orange pieces”.
Peppermint and Lavender Body Scrub
- Coconut Oil
- Organic Raw Sugar
- Epsom Salt
- Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils
- 1 Tablespoon Dried Lavender Buds
I like to use this body scrub at night, it’s very relaxing and I fund that it helps me sleep. The lavender buds give an extra burst of scent in the shower.
Eucalyptus and Lavender Foot Scrub
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
- Avocado Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil and Lavender Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Lavender Buds
How do guys deal with getting rid of the dry skin that winter brings? Do you have any favorite scent combinations? Share in the comments.