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Hey friends! I’m just quickly popping in here today with a super simple recipe for a homemade body scrub. I think taking the time to pamper yourself is always important, but especially at times when life gets busy and there’s a lot going on. I’m a true lover of self-care but admit that it’s so easy to forget ourselves and focus on other things instead. But having just a couple minutes to yourself and doing something that feels truly nourishing makes a great difference.
I have a few self-care routines in my daily life that I try to hold on to, as they make me feel so good, and also help to live in the moment instead of always rushing on to the next thing on my agenda. In the mornings I sit down for my morning meditation, take a few (usually 10 to 20) deep breaths and do some gentle stretching. It takes me about 5 to 10 minutes to do that and it’s become a habit I truly value. My second routine actually also involves some stretching (I feel like stiff muscles = a stuffy mind), as I tend to do some gentle stretching in bed before I go to sleep at night. Just a few simple moves to relax my body and shift from doing to just being.
When I’m in the mood for some additional self-care, I’ll do a body / face scrub or mask to give my skin some extra nourishment. And this were these homemade beauty treatments come into the picture. I try not to have too many beauty products in my shelves but rather focus on a few great ones, so I really like to make my own scrubs or masks every now and then. And this simple body scrub is made of just three ingredients: coconut oil, honey, and salt. I love to use honey in homemade beauty treatments as it makes my skin unbelievably soft (you can look here)and very moisturized. This is a very gentle scrub so you can use it on your face too and it’s super quick and easy to make. I love to do this especially in the summertime and step into the sauna for a few minutes to let it really sink in, but it works perfectly with just a warm shower as well :)
Homemade Body Scrub with Coconut Oil & Honey
makes one portion
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tbsp salt (I actually prefer fine salt, but sea salt is fine too)
Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Apply the scrub to a damp skin while massaging gently. You can use the scrub for the whole body. If possible, step into a sauna for a moment and allow the scrub to soften. Wash the scrub carefully and finish the treatment with a good moisturizing cream and/or skin oil.