Does your face need an invigorating morning pick-me-up? Try this facial scrub. The lemongrass essential oil has a light, fresh, citrus aroma, while the lavender flowers offer a calming yet floral-herbal kick. You can read about the properties and benefits of essential oils by visiting Mountain Rose Herbs website. The essential oils offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are 100% pure steam distilled plant oils with an unsurpassable fragrance, exceptional depth, magnificent keynote, and are free of carriers, diluents and other inputs.
You can use sugar or salt for this facial scrub. Sugar is a natural glycolic acid which is used to exfoliate dead skin cells to stimulate the growth of new cells. Sea salt scrubs, however, are more abrasive, and are recommended for oily skin. They may be a bit harsh for sensitive skin. You may want to consider using it as a body or foot scrub. This particular scrub has both exfoliating and moisturizing components. The sea salt dries out excess oils and the coconut oil moisturizes, so your skin won’t dry out. You may want to take a warm shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores before using the facial scrub. Following is a list of ingredients and supplies you will need.
- 1 cup Organic Raw Cane Sugar or Fine Sea Salt
- 3 tbsp. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 6 drops Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 1-2 tbsp. Organic Lavender Flowers (crushed)
- Glass jar (or another container)
- Homemade Tag (for gift-giving)
- Twine (or ribbon) to attach the tag
Measure the sugar and place it in a mixing bowl. With a pestle and mortar, crush the lavender flowers. This will release more of the aroma of the lavender. Add the flowers, the coconut oil, and the lemongrass essential oil to the sugar or salt and stir it until the mixture is thoroughly moistened. Place the mixture in a jar. The coconut oil will settle some at the bottom of the jar, so it’s always a good idea to remix it or invert the jar for a while before each use.
If you use the mixture fairly quickly, you can keep it out in room temperature. However, if you prefer, you can keep it refrigerated.
The coconut oil I used in this recipe is made by Tropical Traditions. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is produced by hand, using the wet-milling process of extracting the oil from fresh coconuts. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are handpicked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
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