This recipe is so yummy! Just remember: Lime essential oil is photosensitive so if you know you’ll be in direct sunlight during the day, use it the night before instead of in the morning. Lime is my favorite citrus oil to use when I want to make a diffuser blend, add it to water and in food like guacamole. Lime essential oil is known for being excellent for the lymphatic system!
This sugar scrub takes minutes and makes fantastic gifts!
3-Ingredient Coconut-Lime Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups organic sugar
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
- 10 drops YL Lime essential oil
- Melt the coconut oil just enough to make it liquid. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store in 4 or 8 oz. glass mason jars. Use as needed!
- Store in glass, not plastic.
- If you want it more oily, just add a bit of monounsaturated carrier oil: almond, grapeseed, jojoba, or olive.
- Disclaimer: Citrus oils are photosensitive. When using Lime EO on exposed skin, avoid sun exposure for 12 hours afterward. When in doubt, just use it at night!
Lime Essential Oil = refreshing, uplifts mood and cleans out the lymphatic system, so it is really good for stubborn cellulite. Scrub away! You can also add a drop or two in your daily water!
Organic Sugar = light, natural exfoliant to sweep away dead skin cells. Use all over the body and if it doesn’t feel too harsh for you, you can use it as a facial exfoliant as well.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain-fatty acids or triglcerides (MCTs). Fifty-percent of coconut oil’s MCTs are made up of lauric acid, which is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. This is perfect for those trying to kill external fungus like athlete’s foot and yeast like candida.
A 2013 study in the Journal of International Dermatology found that virgin coconut oil calmed inflammation and healed skin in patients with atopic dermatitis [source].
The Huffington Post gives us some reasons on why coconut oil is better than the average facial moisturizer.
Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture.
If you cannot use coconut oil for this recipe, just sub it out for 1/4th cup of jojoba, rose hip, or argan oil.
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