Coconut and Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe

Summer is here, so that means it's time to get your skin ready for shorts and tank tops.  I like to use a sugar scrub about once a week in the summer so my skin stays healthy.  I made this coconut and calendula sugar scrub recipe because I just love my calendula soap recipe for my dry skin.  The calendula is a bright yellow, which just screams summer to me.  My skin gets a little sensitive when I'm in the sun, so I thought the calendula would be a great addition to a sugar scrub recipe.  

Coconut and Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe

Coconut and Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe

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The base of the recipe is coconut oil, which firms the sugar scrub.  It's also antifungal and antibacterial, making this a great scrub for your feet too.  I also added safflower oil because it removes dirt and oil from the skin while it traps moisture on your skin.  It's a lighter oil, so your skin won't be as greasy after using it.


The star of the scrub, calendula, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral. I used orange essential oil because it is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.  Grapefruit essential oil is also anti-inflammatory, and it is anti-fungal as well.


Ingredients

Directions

  1. Grind the calendula with a mortar and pestle.  You can turn it all into a powder or use some of the petals.  If you have large flowers, you'll want to grind those.
  2. Use a whisk attachment to whip the coconut oil until creamy.  Before you whip the oil, it should be firm.  If your oil has melted, pop it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to get it firm.
  3. Add the safflower oil and whip again.
  4. Add sugar, calendula, and essential oils and stir by hand until mixed.
To use this coconut and calendula sugar scrub recipe, use about 1/4 of a cup to gently slough off dead skin cells.


Since there isn't any water in this recipe, it will last for several months on the shelf.


Learn how to make 30 different body scrubs in my ebook, Body Scrubs!

If you liked this coconut and calendula sugar scrub recipe, then you'll love these:

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