Body scrubs are ridiculously cheap and easy to make. You can use all sorts of things to make a body scrub: beans, grains, salt, sugar, herbs, flowers, or spices. A body scrub should be edible. If you can’t put it in your mouth, you probably shouldn’t put it on your skin.
If you are of the pitta persuasion, your skin is likely to be sensitive, especially during the summer. We’ll use a sugar scrub today. Sweetness pacifies pitta and is less abrasive than salt on the skin. Coconut is a great cooling oil for pitta. I chose chamomile flowers, rose petals, and jasmine oil for this scrub. These are all cooling and calming for the skin.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp chamomile flowers
- 3 tbsp rose petals
- 10 drops of jasmine essential oil
Mix the brown sugar and coconut oil together. Blend the chamomile and rose petals in a food processor, spice grinder, or high-powered blender until you have a fine powder. Combine the powder to the brown sugar and coconut oil. Add the jasmine essential oil and stir until well-combined. Store in an air-tight jar for up to 3 months.
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