It's no secret that lemons provide many wonderful health benefits. They are an excellent source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which helps the body's resistance against many infectious agents in the environment. Additionally, lemon juice is also known to be effective skin antiseptics and help improve the skin's ability to slough off dead skin cells and heal. No wonder, lemons are one of the most popular natural ingredients found in many skin care products today.
So I'm glad to share this super easy Lemon Sugar Scrub recipe that I recently found while looking for a DIY lemon-inspired skin care. I love sugar body scrubs and the idea of lemon as an ingredient to nourish my skin.. why not? My skin gets so dry around this winter time and this is just the perfect treat to dry, flaky and tired skin!
For this wonderful DIY skin care recipe, all you need are these three skin-benefiting ingredients:
two cups of white granulated Sugar
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (or Coconut Oil if you prefer)
a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Directions: Put the sugar in a mixing bowl and slowly add the almond oil until you achieve a nice consistency that is soft but not too oily. Then add a few drops of lemon oil. That's it! I can't wait to make this! :)
Photo and Recipe Credits: Amy from The Idea Room
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