This 3-ingredient body antioxidant scrub smells good enough to eat! Coconut oil, coconut sugar and real strawberries get blended to create a luxurious body scrub that moisturizes, exfoliates and improves circulation all in one.
A must-have product for any shower routine is a great body scrub. There is no need to spend big bucks to get glowing skin when you have all of the natural ingredients in your kitchen to make a potent antioxidant scrub. With your skin being the largest organ in your body, it is important that the products we use don’t contain harmful chemicals.
A great scrub gently sloughs away dead skin cells, increasing cell turnover and revealing glowing skin. An even better scrub adds hydration back into the skin for a dewy appearance that lasts all day. This antioxidant scrub checks all the boxes and leaves your skin feeling soft and revitalized from head to toe!
Antioxidant-rich strawberries make the base of this recipe. The alpha-hydroxy acid in strawberries, paired with the coconut sugar, creates a natural exfoliant. As a plus, strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, an acne-fighting ingredient found in many acne products. To keep your skin moisturized, coconut oil gets added and leaves your skin with a sweet, tropical scent.
Start by placing strawberries in a food processor with a little bit of water and blend until puréed. Combine the strawberry purée with coconut sugar and melted coconut oil. Coconut sugar makes a great scrub because the granules are small, great for gently and effectively exfoliating the delicate face area and body. The mixture should be moist but not liquidy. Store in the shower in an airtight container. When in the shower, dampen skin and slather on the scrub. Massage the scrub all over your body, paying special attention to trouble areas and spots where you want to increase blood flow, like the thigh area. Massage in a circular motion and allow the scrub to sit for a few minutes before rinsing off to allow the strawberries to go to work.
As with all topical products, be sure to first test a small spot of skin for adverse reactions.
3-Ingredient Berry Body Antioxidant Scrub
- Small mixing bowl
- Airtight container
- 2 cups coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup strawberries, halved and stems removed
- 2 t water
- Add strawberries and water to a blender; blend until puréed.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine coconut sugar, coconut oil and puréed strawberries. Stir to combine until sugar is evenly moistened. Store in an airtight container.
Tip: This scrub also makes for a terrific lip scrub, especially during the winter.
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