What’s better on a hot summer day than a glass of lemonade? Why this yummy homemade raspberry lemonade sugar scrub recipe of course! It’s so easy to make and and contains nature’s natural moisturizer, coconut oil!
Raspberry Lemonade Sugar Scrub Recipe
If you live in a colder climate you may need to melt or soften the coconut oil before mixing. Simply weigh it first and heat until partially melted in the microwave, then weigh and add the other ingredients.
If you choose to use 92° melt point coconut oil – what they sell for cooking in grocery stores – you may need to decrease the amount of coconut oil slightly and increase the amount of sesame oil. You may also have some of the natural coconut smell come through in the end product as it’s generally unrefined so it still has it’s natural scent.
Why sesame and coconut oils?
Both sesame oil and coconut oil are two of nature’s great moisturizers. In addition to their moisturizing properties, they also offer a protective layer in products to help skin retain moisture. This makes them a great choice for dry skin. Coconut oil is also suitable for those who have skin sensitivities and is widely used throughout the soapmaking and cosmetics industry for this reason.
To learn more about the benefits of coconut oil I recommend the book, Coconut Oil: For Health and Beauty by Cynthia Holzapfel and Laura Holzapfel.
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