Yum! So many of us love the smell of chocolate… And that is just what you will smell like when you rinse off this smoothing scrub. You can use this on your hands, feet, or body. But remember, body scrubs are not meant to be used on the face. Our skin on the face is so sensitive and the granules in a scrub like this would be too rough on the delicate tissues. But go ahead and exfoliate the rest of your beautiful self!
Scrubs are great for exfoliating. What is exfoliating? It's the process of removing dead skin cells from the body. This scrub would be a manual exfoliant, one that is done with the hands. It is great because you have more control over how much or little exfoliation you get.
When exfoliating, you get the best results if you do it 2-3 times a week. Any more and you would be hyper-exfoliating, a term that simply means you are taking too many of those healthy and new skin cells off. Exfoliation should be done in small even circles, lightly and not too rough. Don't exoliate until your skin is raw and red, or you will be very sore… That redness means your skin is shouting at you to stop!
Exfoliation is great to get your skin glowing! By removing all those dead skin cells, you are letting the new ones come up to the surface faster and get that glowing/smooth skinned look. It also helps prevent ingrown hairs, or dry patches of skin that have built up and are rough.
How to have a great exfoliation treatment:
1. Start exfoliating before you get into the shower, or turn the water on. Dry exfoliation helps you to get the best removal of those dead skin cells, and to keep yourself from hyper-exfoliating. Scrub in light, even, circular movements in a downwards motion (start at the top of the body and work your way down).
2. When you are done scrubbing down, step into the shower or tub. Rinse off the scrub, continuing with the circular movements as you wash off.
3. Since your skin is now fresh, finish off the treatment with a nice rich moisturizer or cream. This seals in the moisture into your open pores, leaving your skin dewy and soft.
In a bowl, melt your coconut oil in the microwave. An alternative to this would be to melt it on medium heat in a saucepan on the stove.
2. Mix together in the bowl your sugar, cocoa, essential oil, and coconut oil. Combine until well mixed.
3. Store in a clean, dry, air tight container.
NOTE: If you would like your scrub to be less abrasive, use 1-2 tbsp extra coconut oil in your batch.