I wish I cared more about what beauty products I used years ago instead of within the last year after my younger son was diagnosed with his allergies. I probably would be using this scrub all along. Last night, I melted a couple of the big spoons in your silverware drawer heaping full of extra virgin coconut oil on the stove over medium heat. I stirred it so that it melted faster. Patience is not one of my virtues.
Once I discovered that the oil was just warm, and not hot, I poured it into a container and added about 3/4 cup sugar. If you’re using exact measurements, most recipes call for 1 part oil to 2 parts sugar for this scrub.
I then let it cool. This wasn’t on purpose. Mom duties called and I just didn’t have a chance to get into the shower for another hour or so.
Before showering, I first scrubbed down my dry body, and THEN I turned on the water. Important since I read that scrubs work better on a dry body. It must be true because all I did then was wash my hair, shave my armpits (I skipped the legs this time), washed the bits that weren’t scrubbed, and made sure all the scrub was rinsed off.
The next morning, my skin that was so dry and ashy that it was flaking all over my clothes and catching on my sweaters, still feels soft and moisturized. If I were smart (or had made more scrub), I would have scrubbed my feet too. Their turn is coming.
I figure if this scrub works on my skin without irritating it, then it’s worth using. Since you’re using ingredients from the grocery store, it’s also no big deal if your kid accidentally eats it. There’s no real smell associated with it, so if you wanted to add essential oil, you could. That may also alter the edibility of your scrub too. I’ve also read that by using coconut oil versus other oils, there’s no need to worry about using it all up fast. You can just store it in a clean container and the scrub will keep without spoiling.