Clutter and excess stuff generally makes me anxious. If my dressing table or bathroom counter is overcrowded with a lot of products, I feel overwhelmed and it disrupts my daily routine. Which is when I adopted the ‘KISS’ rule – ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid!‘.
Going by that principle, I chose to keep my personal care routine minimalistic and stick to the basics. I wanted the alternatives to be gentle on my skin, as natural as possible, and be low or zero-waste.
Keeping It Simple 🍋
A lot of us have go-to ingredients for a beauty treatment at home. Today, I am picking up three everyday ingredients from my kitchen to make a body scrub.
- Coconut Oil: Beyond being a delectable cooking ingredient, coconut oil also does wonders for our hair and skin. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of this natural moisturiser makes it a perfect ingredient for the body scrub.
- Sugar: A natural abrasive, sugar can help exfoliate, hydrate and smoothen skin. Also, it’s healthier to use them in DIY projects than adding it to your diet 😉
- Lemon: A dose of vitamin C in the body scrub can brighten up skin and promote skin tissue growth.
(Optional ingredient) Lemon Zest: To make full use of the antioxidants from the lemon 🍋
How to make:
For 1/2 cup granulated sugar, I used 1/4 cup melted coconut oil. The more sugar, the less runny. Mix it in a bowl according to your required consistency. Add half a lemon to the bowl and mix until well combined.
I love how my skin feels after using this scrub!
Let me know if you have ever tried a home-made sugar scrub in the comments below 🧖🏼♀️