I love all kinds of crafts and DIY projects. One of the things I really like is making beauty products. I recently found this great recipe for Chocolate Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub from Celebrity Manicurist and Owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley.
This sweet and tasty scrub is perfect to revive dry hands and feet! The cocoa in this scrub is rich in antioxidants which are very beneficial to your skin. Skin is very absorbent and will draw the antioxidants from the cocoa, helping to battle free radical damage that makes it look dehydrated and dull. I even have all the ingredients at home now. I think I will make some tonight!
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (in solid form)
1/3 cup almond oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
a few drops of coconut extract or essential oil
Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined. Make sure to mix enough so there are no chunks remaining. To use the scrub, simply rub it all over your hands and feet and let sit for about 5 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water.
Make sure to follow up with a hydrating moisturizer such as Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream! As I have talked about before I love products that have Argan Oil in them. I bet this would really make your hands soft. The scent sounds great too – Vanilla Apricot!
Also always apply a cuticle oil to keep nails looking fresh. I like to use Lauren B.’s Nail and Cuticle Balm because it’s so easy to use and doesn’t leave my nails oily! I really need to use this product. I really do not take very good care of my hands or nails.
This weekend – make sure you do something special for yourself. I am going to give my hands and feet the attention they need by using the Chocolate Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub!
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