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This combination of ginger, lime, Sucanat and coconut oil works wonders on your skin. The antioxidants in ginger help to preserve skin’s youthful appearance while lime juice acts as a pore-tightening astringent to ward off bacteria that can cause blemishes and acne. Coconut oil is a luxurious natural moisturizer, and Sucanat gives this scrub a sweet smell while sloughing dead skin cells.
Ginger Lime Sugar Scrub
Makes 1/2 cup
- Juice of half a lime
- 1/2 cup Sucanat (TRY: Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sucanat)
- 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, warmed or at room temperature
- 2 tbsp peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
*Organic ingredients preferred.
1. Add Ingredients
To a mixing bowl, add all ingredients.
2. Beat Ingredients Together
Using a hand mixer, beat ingredients together until smooth. (Alternatively, you can whisk by hand.)
Transfer to Bowl and Enjoy!
Transfer 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 to 4 days. It will warm up in the shower or as you rub it into your skin.
TIP: Be very gentle when exfoliating and don’t over scrub. You may need to go over any rough areas on your body like knees, feet and elbows a couple of times, but be extra sensitive when exfoliating your face. Wet your face with warm water, then gently massage 1 to 2 tsp of the scrub into the skin in small, gentle circles, using only the ring and pinky fingers of each hand and very little pressure. (TIP: You only need to go over your face once with this motion.) Rinse with warm water.