The older I get, the more I realize how dependent my mood is on the changing seasons. Winter always leaves me feeling bummed out and run down. The smell of firewood, peppermint, cinnamon, and cloves always makes me feel strangely nostalgic and sleepy all at once. I’m not complaining exactly. I kinda like the fact that my spirit goes into hibernation mode during the Winter months. It tends to make Spring and Summer that much more energizing. The smell of roses, citrus, mown grass, and the salty breeze from the Atlantic, always perk me up and make me want to live!
Over the weekend I made this amazing coconut lime sugar scrub just in time for Spring and Cinco de Mayo! This stuff is the real deal. The fresh scent of lime is totally energizing and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling super smooth. I use some variation of this sugar scrub every summer at least twice a week. This recipe makes a lot, so if you don’t need as much you can tweak the proportions to suit your needs. Happy Spring, you guys!
Homemade Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
- 1 c. coconut oil
- 1.5 c. sugar
- zest from one lime
- lime essential oil
- Combine coconut oil, sugar and lime zest. Mix until combined.
- Add 7 drops of lime oil and stir. If the smell isn’t strong enough, add more oil, 2 drops at a time.
- Store in an airtight glass jar (the jars pictured here are from Target).
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