Bring the spa to you and get that summer glow any time of year! Exfoliating the face and body is often overlooked, but it’s a necessary step in keeping your skin looking clear and healthy, and with this invigorating and moisturizing ginger lime sugar scrub you’ll be nourishing your skin with only good stuff. This combo of delightful foods works wonders on your skin. The antioxidants in ginger preserve skins youthful appearance, and combined with a pore tightening astringent like lime juice, will ward off bacteria that can cause blemishes and acne. Coconut oil is a luxurious moisturizer for the face and body and brown sugar not only gives it a sweet smell, but hydrates while getting rid of all the dead skin cells.
** makes 1/2 cup (enough for 2 uses)
ingredients: (organic is preferred)
1/8 C freshly grated ginger
1/2 a lime juiced
1/2 C wholesome sweeteners light or dark brown sugar
1/4 C virgin coconut oil (warmish/room temperature)
Peel the ginger
In a mixing bowl grate the ginger into a pulp using a fine grater or rasp
Add lime juice, brown sugar, and coconut oil
Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients together until smooth. You could also use a whisk by hand, but the beater get’s it nice and fluffy.
Transfer the mixture to a wide mouth, shallow jar or a small bowl you can take into the shower.
Refrigerate any leftovers and use it a second time during the week after 3-4 days. It will warm up in the shower or as you rub it into the skin.
tip: be very gentle when exfoliating. People tend to go nuts with scrubs, but the granules are doing the work with very little pressure. You may need to go over any rough skin patches on your body like knees, feet, and elbows a couple of times, but when it comes to your face you want to be extra sensitive. Add warm water to your face first, then using only 1-2 tsp of the mixture gently massage it into the skin in small gentle circles using only the ring and pinky fingers of each hand and very little pressure. You only need to go over your entire face once with this motion. Then rinse your face with warm water until smooth.