Ugh its winter and Texas is doing the most with its weather. One day its cold the next day Im sweating from humidity; my skin being so temperamental is beginning to show its impatience for mother natures mood swings. So I decided to make a Seasonal Winter Body/Face Scrub that is great for both acne prone skin but versatile enough (insert chuckle here) for dry skin but didn’t smell like Christmas on crack. So I came up with this Winter Man Scrub which smells like a Sweet Cedar Forrest Sunset….No seriously lol Just close your eyes and try it!
Winter Man Scrub
1/4 cup Grape Seed oil (Great for all skin types, wont clog pores, astringent, + essential fatty acids for moisturizing)
2 Tables Spoons of Unrefined Coconut oil (Natural anti-fungal/bacterial properties, moisturizing)
1/4 cup Organic Brown Sugar (give or take a little more or less depends on the consistency you prefer)
3-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil (Natural disinfecting properties great for Acne)
3-5 drops of 100% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (Cinnamon is also a powerful anti-oxidant. It has an ORAC value of 131,420 (?mol/100g) making it the 7th most powerful anti oxidant; It is also germicidal, antiseptic, antifungal, anthelmintic, antidiarrheal, antidote, antimicrobal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiputrescent, aphrodisiac, astingent, parasticide…etc its pretty awesome stuff)
5 drops of 100% Cedar wood Essential Oil (Great for dry skin and non cystic acne Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious,Astringent)
For a fun citrus twist add a couple Squeezes from an orange.
Mix all ingredients together, if you’re not happy with the consistency add a bit more sugar or Grape Seed oil. You can tweak the fragrance strength by adding or withholding a few drops of essential oil. Make sure you are using 100% essential oil and I recommend that use spot test it on your skin some oils can be irritating depending on how sensitive your skin is. You can also spot test prior to even mixing anything.
Store in an airtight container. Use Once or twice per week.
As a face/neck scrub, I use it at night to let the oils do their work while I sleep. Avoid eye area, I actually prefer to wipe off face scrubs with a warm to hot facial towel. (It may feel a little oily when after you rinse…just pat dry and it soaks into your skin and your left with soft supple skin) you can follow with your normal facial routine but theres really no need …. You’ve covered all your bases with this scrub.
As a body scrub its great in the A.M. to keep your skin soft all day on those skin chapped winter days.
Perfect as a Night Time Hand/foot Rescue…. Just wear those funny old lady terry cloth gloves or socks lol
Enjoy it for yourself or as a gift!