Thursday, February 16, 2012

Make Your Own Coconut Honey Scrub

Time to start preparing your Winter dry skin for the warm, sun kissed skin that Spring and Summer will be bringing! Instead of heading out to the drug store or department store for your skin care products, turn to your pantry! Today we are honoring all grandmothers and their homespun beauty remedies for being priceless to our health and well being. With that said, take a look at the ingredients label on some of your favorite, pricey beauty products and see how many unpronounceable names there are and then look at a jar of homemade Coconut Honey Scrub: Organic Sugar, Organic Raw Honey, Organic Coconut Oil, Essential Oil. Now, which one do you want to use?!

Recipe for Coconut Honey Sugar Scrub {adapted from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs}
1/2 cup organic white granulated sugar
1/4 cup  plus 1-2 tablespoons organic coconut oil {solid}
1 tablespoon raw honey {warmed into a liquid}
essential oil {we used lemon about 5-6 drops}
{ This recipe filled two bottles shown below. Store at room temperature. Will keep for one month.}

Benefits of Coconut Oil externally on the skin
Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties. {source}

Benefits of Honey externally on the skin
Honey can be used as a mild antiseptic. When raw honey is mixed with water, it produces hydrogen peroxide. This is due to one of the enzymes found in raw honey. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic and can be used on cuts and abrasions. Honey promotes new tissue growth. Before pasteurization, honey contains bee pollen, propolis, and other components that stimulate the growth of new skin. Honey makes a great exfoliant. It contains mild alpha hydroxy acids, such as gluconic acid. These acids are very safe to use on skin and can loosen bonds between the dead skin cells, making it easier to shed this dead layer. These acids also increase elasticity, balance out oily skin, stimulate collagen production, and minimize lines and wrinkles. Honey helps the skin hold moisture in. Honey contains amino acids, which help the skin retain its essential moisture. In addition, the sugar content in honey makes it an excellent humectant. Honey can improve blood circulation. Improved blood circulation means beautiful skin. {source}

                                                       Add sugar to a mixing bowl.

                                                    Add coconut oil to the bowl.

                                          Add honey and essential oil to the bowl.

Mix all ingredients together. What you end up with is this, It looks like mashed potatoes! Adjust your essential oil preference if you prefer more at this point. This scrub is not a loose scrub. Meaning since there is no "carrier" oil added, it is more like a thick paste. However, if you scoop some out and hold in in your hand a couple of seconds, the coconut oil will start to soften. Apply it and the heat of your skin will help loosen up the mixture some.

Once mixed up you will want to place your new scrub into clean jars/bottles or containers. We used these cute little bottles from Michael's we bought during clearance. They are glass, so if you do use glass bottles, be careful around the tub.

Of course you are going to need something to scoop out your scrub with. We used wooden ice cream spoons we had and gave them a little personalization.

Now you are ready to add this Coconut Honey Sugar Scrub to your collection. These also make a welcoming gift for someone. Even men should appreciate this, depending on the scent of essential oil you add to the recipe.

We are hopeful you have made up your mind to do a little homemade beauty treatment session and reap the healthy benefits. Do it the natural Homespun way! Be inspired, get creative!

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Proverbs 12:4

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  1. Hi Kristin, You have a wonderful blog here! So much to see and so much creativity! I have had a great time perusing many of your posts and getting to know you a bit!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. This looks awesome and your little sticks are so cute!!! What a fun scrub! Thank you for linking up to my weekly party!!


  3. Just lovely! I need to ask where you got your wooden spoons? I love how you stamped right on them! Adorable!

  4. Stopping by from the Friday Favorites Blog Hop!

  5. This scrub looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe and tutorial!

  6. Wow! This is amazing! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

  7. Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty. This does seem awesome. Never made before but I might consider giving it a try since scrubs are so expensive in the store. I also love the smell of coconut. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My fingers are crossed that you will share this at Sunday's Best going on now.

  8. Love the sound of this scrub, I am close to running out of my current scrub which my sister made for me, and I just happen to have all the ingredients for this one! Bookmarked :)

  9. Thanks so much for linking up at the Project Party! I will be featuring this today!!! xoxo

  10. I want to try this!! I haven't heard of using coconut oil for skin. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I would love for you to stop by my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. Wonderful!! And, I love the cute wooden spoons. I have little letter stamps and I just adore them!

    Thanks so much for linking up your creativity this week! Your posts are always so inspiring to me!!

  13. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  14. Featuring on Bacon Time on Thursday :)

  15. I reread the "recipe" and it' very doable! Love the wooden spoon "labels". Wanted to say thanks because it great to learn how to make products like this for ourselves. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  16. Love this! I'm already thinking Mother's Day gift :)
    Thank you for sharing the recipe & linking up at my *Get Creative* party!

  17. So cute, and so easy! Thank you for linking up!

  18. The wooden spoon labels are so cute, the perfect touch.

    Thanks for linking up!

  19. sounds amazing! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

  20. What a divine scrub! Must smell heavenly!

  21. I love homemade scrubs! I have a lot of allergies so this all natural recipe sounds wonderful.

  22. What a great homemade beauty product, it must smell delicious too! Thank you so much for sharing your post on Girly Mondays link party :) Kind regards, Delhia x

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  25. LOVE the verse <3 And I will be making this, but with sea salt probably. :-) Thanks!

  26. Great article! Thank you for all the information.

  27. Hello Kristin! You have shared a wonderful blog here. I have had a great time persuing many of your posts. It looks awesome and little sticks are so cute. Thanks for sharing great info.