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Did you know that avocado oil reduces inflammation and itching even on sensitive skin?
This DIY sugar scrub with essential oils features avocado oil to help heal your winter dry skin quickly and effectively. As the furnace comes on more and more frequently, keeping my skin moisturized becomes more difficult. If I’m not careful, my skin gets dry, flaky and irritated.
Easy DIY Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils
I generally use brown sugar or demerara sugar in my sugar scrubs because they have a slightly larger grain to them than white granulated sugar. These means that my skin gets a little bit more exfoliation. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and brings blood to the surface of your skin. This leads to new skin growth and a healthy glow. This is a definite plus when you’re dealing with aging skin. I also added in chia seeds for a bit more texture since winter is so rough on my skin. You could use any kind of small seed including poppy seeds. Chia just happens to be what I had on hand.
One of my favorite essential oils is lavender and when I’m relaxing at night, that’s the essential oil I choose. In this case, I chose peppermint essential oil because it wakes me up and it’s great for my sinuses. Peppermint essential oil is also great for muscle pain so this easy DIY sugar scrub with essential oils is perfect to use after a workout.
There are no exact measurements when making a sugar scrub. It’s not like baking. Just take some dark brown sugar, some chia seeds and some avocado oil and mix it together until it holds its shape if you squeeze it between your fingers. It should not be dripping oil. Then add a few drops of essential oil and stir. Store it in a glass jar with a lid between uses. A small canning jar works wonderfully for this.
For more fall beauty and photographs, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Easy DIY Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Must Do Fall Beauty List from Tools 2 Tiaras
- A Team of Avengers by Controlled Confusion
- My Makeup Drawer by Life with Lisa
- Views from the Window Seat by Champagne Living
- Poppin’ Tags: How to Be a Thrifty Gifter by Rajean Blomquist
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.