This is not a traditional F&C post. It will not provide you with inspiration nor a recipe to make a delicious culinary treat. I’m sharing this here because I found the solution to my beauty dilemma in my kitchen…the center of the universe for any domestic goddess!
While watching football today, I noticed how dry and irritated my skin had become. Living in a cold-weather climate and swimming in a chlorinated pool regularly does nothing to help my complexion. I have been slathering my face and the rest of my body with shea butter (a trick from Kristi). However, at this point nothing was cutting through my scales. I needed a good exfoliator to scrub away my dry, flaky skin. Of course, I didn’t have any. I live in the middle of nowhere, and didn’t feel like schelpping out and driving around for over an hour to try to find some.
I hit the internet to search for anything that may help me rescue my skin. I didn’t find any one “recipe” for homemade exfoliator that impressed me. What I did find is a recurring list of items I had in my kitchen that sounded like they would help remove dead skin without breakouts or irritation. That list included organic coconut oil, sugar, honey, sea salt, baking soda, and lavender oil. All things I regularly have on hand!!!
I stirred up the concoction and hit the shower. Begin by washing with your normal cleansing products. Then, exfoliate! To use, wet your face and begin with a quarter-sized amount of the exfoliator. Rub it gently into you skin with circular motions. Do not rinse off for several minutes (at least 5) to let the oils and other ingredients to soak in and nourish your skin. You may even want to put on a bit more…I did. While you are letting it absorb, use it on the rest of your body. Again, I find circular motions work the best, but you can scrub a little more vigorously on your arms and legs. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your skin dry instead of rubbing. Viola!
The results were AMAZING! My skin looks refreshed and feels hydrated, without any feeling of irritation or stickiness. This is totally worth a try!
Do you have any beauty (or other domestic goddess) tricks that originate from your kitchen? If you do, please share below!
Facial Exfoliator from Your KitchenPrint Recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw because I wanted the larger granules)
- 1 teaspoon ground sea salt (I used the pink Himalayan sea salt I had in my salt grinder)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil
Stir all of the ingredients together in a small bowl or jar to make a creamy paste. You can adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more coconut oil or sugar.