Even though winter has been pretty mild this year my hands are still feeling it. I’ve always suffered from dry hands in the winter, sometimes so bad that I end up with cuts, and boy they hurt. I got tired of spending a bunch of money on different lotions and scrubs to help my dry skin so I decided to start making my own. Since diving into essential oils I’ve been obsessed with making my own beauty products that I would normally spend a ton of money on.
First of all by making them myself I know exactly what’s in them, they are healthier, and I save lots of money. I’ve been using this dry skin balm on my lips, hands and any other dry spot I have but I needed something else to help after doing a ton of dishes or cleaning. I came up with this little winter sugar scrub with essential oils that I just adore. I leave it near my kitchen sink so at night after dishes are done I scrub my hands with it. It’s truly been a lifesaver, plus my hands smell amazing.
Please don’t judge, I need a manicure…big time!
The Main Ingredients
Geranium helps speed up the healing process of cuts, helps fading of scars and spots and increases blood circulation.
Rosemary has astringent properties which make it beneficial for the skin care. It also contains iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants.
Sugar helps exfoliate the skin. When all the dead skin is off it circulates more efficiently and is able to breathe in good nourishment while expelling toxins.
Your skin will begin to glow, become tighter and softer too. Who wouldn’t like that? This winter sugar scrub with essential oils can be made in minutes and stored in a glass 4 oz mason jar. Put one in the kitchen and one in your bathroom so you can easily use the scrub daily. MATERIALS NEEDED
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon almond oil
5 drops of Geranium essential oil
5 drops of Rosemary essential oil
Baggie for mixing
4 oz mason jar for storing
HOW TO FIRST: Place both sugars in a zip lock baggie SECOND: Add the olive and almond oils THIRD: Add the Rosemary and Geranium essential oils FOURTH: Seal the bag and smash together until everything is incorporated. FIFTH: Pour into a 4 oz glass container That’s it, pretty simple huh? Looking for other DIY Essential oil ideas? Head over to my “How to Use Essential Oils” Pinterest board. Now, if you are looking for a way to purchase Young Living oils, you’ve come to the right place, and the Premium Starter Kits are on sale throughout the month of February. Whoo Hoo!